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Endless Fall – Part 6: Trouble Comes For Dinner

by ST November 29, 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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Endless Fall – Part 5: Hell Comes To Frog Town

by ST November 15, 2011 Civil Unrest
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Note: The following is the fifth 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.   April 2 – 165 days after Black Swan Day My Dearest Children – Spring has sprung. Unfortunately the warmer […]

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Book Review: Surviving the Economic Collapse

by Prepperjim November 9, 2011 Barter
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I recently heard of a man called Fernando “Ferfal” Aguirre from Jack Spirko over at The Survival Podcast. Ferfal is from Argentina and has lived through their economic crash from December 2001 until today. He wrote a booked about his experience called Surviving The Economic Collapse. He also has a blog called The Modern Survivalist. I […]

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It’s All About the Jobs

by Prepperjim November 2, 2011 Civil Unrest
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I read this article and became really concerned, frightened even. The figures from payroll taxes reported to the Social Security Administration on jobs and pay are, in a word, awful. Even more alarming is this graph with the title “Fewer Jobs, Less Pay”: http://www.flickr.com/photos/61336135@N06/6273282342/ And from the rest of the article: More significantly, the number of people […]

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Suburban’s Updated Travel EDC

by suburban August 25, 2011 Crime
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As promised, this is my post about my expanded Travel EDC.  It seems the more I travel, the more I think I need when on the road.  I am finding there is a fine balance between having what you think you might need in an emergency, and just packing your whole Get Home Bag in […]

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Cover vs. Concealment: Know The Difference!

by ST July 19, 2011 Civil Unrest
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“Take cover!” A common and clichéd line from everything from old westerns to sci-fi television shows and movies to even some cartoons. But while entertaining, it is a tactical issue to be understood in the event of an SHTF event that leads to WROL. Even without this it’s just possible to be caught in the […]

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Would YOU be a shelter? (Remembering Anne Frank)

by ST June 21, 2011 Crime
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Everyone loves a scapegoat. Throughout history whenever something terrible happens either for reasons too complex for the common person to grasp or just the culmination of many other events people as a whole try to seek out someone, some group of people, to blame for the problem. Rarely do they see themselves as a cause […]

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Bad Situation

by Prepperjim April 27, 2011 Crime
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I always leave my gas tank with enough gas to allow me to drive 100 miles or more should I need to escape the region quickly. I know that my tank holds enough to drive 320-350 miles when full. Thus, when 200 miles rolls around, I fill up, period. This is usually on the way […]

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Car Broken Into In Front Of My Place, a Mini SHTF for Somebody

by suburban September 17, 2010 Crime
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Living in the suburbs can be tedious at times.  I don’t have a driveway, which means I have to part on the street.  Which means that a minimum of twice a week sometime three, I am moving my car first thing in the morning for alternate side street cleaning rules.  A personal pain in the […]

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