Psychology

Look Who’s Coming to Dinner

by ST January 31, 2012 Civil Unrest
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(Note: This article is both a stand-alone piece as well as a response to the article “Who would you bug out with?” that appeared recently on this site.) ”If I am not for myself, who will be for me? And if not now, when?” – Rabbi Hillel (Jewish scholar & theologian, 30 BCE – 9 […]

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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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A Question of Education?

by ST August 23, 2011 General
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It is a common theme on many prepper sites and in prepping videos that all that needs to be done is to educate your family and friends as to why they need to prep. Once they see the light they too will take the responsible road and make at least some level of preparation for […]

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Fears of A Prepper

by ST August 9, 2011 Economy
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(With the economic events of the past few days I feel it is important to get this though out now instead of a couple of months from now when I first planned to publish it.) I am that dreadful, blighting thing, Like rat holes to the flood. Like rust that gnaws the faultless blade, Like […]

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Doomsday Blues

by Prepperjim July 20, 2011 Civil Unrest
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Just like generations past, there are plenty of issues on the horizon that present a challenge to our day and age. Almost every day someone predicts doom is around the corner, mostly so they can point to their YouTube video or blog and say “I told you so.”  We are continually hearing that: The Rapture […]

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Higher Standards

by ST July 5, 2011 General
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Survivalists/preppers have never been portrayed well in the modern media and entertainment fields.  At best, they are portrayed in as a comical cliché like in the 1983 movie “The Survivors” (Walter Matthau, Robin Williams, Jerry Reed – very funny actually!). But most often, preppers are portrayed as camo-wearing gun-toting pickup-truck-driving back country no-education nut cases […]

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It’s the Small Stuff

by Prepperjim June 22, 2011 Health
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When thrust into a survival situation, it is often the small things that make the difference between success (survival) and failure (death). Often, having a sense of comfort makes all the difference in your mental attitude. With so many prepper words devoted to guns, knives and bags, I started to think of some small things […]

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All Prepping, All the Time

by Prepperjim May 4, 2011 Gear
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“All Prepping and No Play, Makes Jim a Dull Boy” One downside to being a prepper is there is always something that needs doing to prepare for possible emergencies. People in your life may not share the same sense of urgency, to the point of being annoyed at your prepping behavior. Not only that, looking […]

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Les Stroud, “Will To Live, Dispatches From The Edge Of Survival”

by suburban February 2, 2011 Books
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Well, this review comes one day after his new book was released.  I actually had an advance copy of it from the publisher, and struggled to get through it; but not why you might think.  I have been super busy with work and at the end of the day it has just been hard to […]

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I’m Failing My 2011 Fitness Goals Already

by suburban January 27, 2011 Health
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Yes, it’s true.  I am already failing to accomplish my 2011 fitness goals.  I blame part of it on my new job.  I am out of the house before 7:00 a.m. each morning.  Big deal, right?  A lot of you reading this could be out the door at 5:00 a.m., I am sure.  I also […]

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