December 2011

The SHTF Is Here – Hurray (NOT!!)

by ST December 27, 2011 Economy
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That title caught your attention for sure! But believe it or not, there are people out there who actually want and hope for a massive, national SHTF event! You can see it in the way many people on a large number of prepper sites write or the videos they produce. They are outright gitty at […]

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Of Leadership, Reliability, Responsibility – and Preparedness

by ST December 20, 2011 General
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Reality check: Some people are just more prepared for events of life than others. “Events” can be anything from a personal emergency to an unexpected home expense to a family emergency to a natural disaster to something good like a great job or investment or trip opportunity when it presents itself. “Prepared” can be anything […]

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2011 Urban Farming in Review

by ST December 13, 2011 Gardening
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2011 was a pretty good year farming wise at home. For an urban (I do consider myself urban) backyard container farm we did pretty good. And more importantly, we learned a lot to apply for next year. Starting out we added several new containers to our farm. I was surprised my wife went along with […]

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Thoughts on Budget Guns for Survival, Part One

by suburban December 7, 2011 Guns / Weapons
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Recently, I have been making it a point to frequent gun shows in my home state.  I’m looking fora new carbine, and thought it might be a good way to get a broader view of what is out there, and what I might want.   I have a very good idea of what I want, […]

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Endless Fall – Part 6: Trouble Comes For Dinner (Alternate Ending)

by ST December 6, 2011 Civil Unrest
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Note: The following is the sixth installment of a series that represents a first-hand chronicle of a fictional economic collapse in the United States. This series is to be viewed as only one possible scenario. Contains explicit language.   May 2 – 195 days after Black Swan Day My Dearest Children – April showers might […]

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Taser vs. Pepper Spray, by ShaneTheNurse

by suburban December 5, 2011 Medical
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Over the course of my career as an ER nurse I have had many occasions to treat people who have been on the receiving end of one of these. I can tell you honestly that if I was to be on the receiving end I would rather be tasered than pepper sprayed. In fact I […]

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Book Review: The Frugal Survivalist, Disaster Preparedness Under $500.00, by James Dakin

by suburban December 1, 2011 Books
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For those of you that do not know him, James Dakin, authors, Bison Survival Blog, is rather outspoken Prepper Survivalist that has STRONG opinions about preppers in urban and suburban areas.  In fact, he calls us “Yuppie Preppers.”  I find his blog full of entertainment, interesting paranoia, frugal prepper and survivalist information, and touches of […]

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