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The Modular Survival Kit, Cache Valley Prepper

by Mr-Jones August 1, 2012 Bug In
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The Modular Survival Kit is a fairly simple concept.  And one that I know that the military is familiar with, but not one that I’ve heard get much attention in the prepping community.  Once I had built up my kit, as any aspiring survivalist would do, I did a few practice bug-outs in the form […]

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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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The Final Preparation – Part 3: Trust Worthy

by ST January 24, 2012 General
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 In the first two parts of this series I discussed many of the misconceptions and blatant head-in-the-sand reasons people offer for not doing any estate planning and we discussed an overview use of a Will (Last Will & Testament). In the final part of the series I want to discuss one of the most misunderstood […]

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The Final Preparation – Part 2: Where There Is A Will…

by ST January 17, 2012 General
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In the first part of this series it was pointed out many of the ridiculous and frankly lame excuses people often give for not preparing (“getting their affairs in order” as the old saying goes) for their ultimate demise. Regardless of a disaster, we are all going to meet the same fate in the end. […]

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The Final Preparation – Part 1: Dare to Consider

by ST January 10, 2012 General
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Death and taxes. The two things the old joke says can’t be avoided (and these days I often think the order of those two should be reversed!). No matter how fit we are, how healthy a life style we live, no matter how great our healthcare is, it doesn’t matter. Sooner or later, as the […]

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National Traffic System – A Good Resource to Know!

by ST January 3, 2012 Civil Unrest
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No, this isn’t about driving or getting from A to B. The National Traffic System (NTS) is a network of amateur radio operators around the country (there is similar operations internationally but with different rules) that in times of emergencies can rely brief messages into and out of a disaster location. Organizations such as the […]

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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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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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