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16 Signs That Most Americans Are NOT PREPARED For The Coming Economic Collapse

by Guest Blogger - April 9, 2014 • 43 comments

By Michael Snyder – Economic Collapse Blog Sometimes I think that I sound like a broken record.  I am constantly using phrases such as “get prepared while you still can” and “time is running out”.  In fact, I use them so often that people are starting to criticize me for it.  But the truth is […]

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Mental Health in a Catastrophe – Will You Fall apart?

by Guest Blogger - March 10, 2014 • 81 comments

This is a guest post by Happy Camper and entry for our non-fiction writing contest. Planning ahead Preppers have secured themselves in the knowledge that they intend for themselves and their families to be safe in a catastrophic event. Do you have a bunker, a bug out location or a bug in plan? The food, medication and sanitation […]

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Is the Police Officer Your Friend?

by Guest Blogger - February 28, 2014 • 210 comments
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When I emailed MD and asked if he would even publish an article on this subject, he said yes, but asked me to be fair and include things that cops had done to help me. I was certain I could think of something. I’ve sat hear idle and thinking for 20 minutes going back through the jasmine in my mind (sorry seals and croft), and I cant find a single solitary time, that I came away from an encounter with a cop, a better person or befitting from the encounter in any way.

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Poll : Do you think that the 2nd Amendment has protected us from losing the others?

by M.D. Creekmore - February 27, 2014 • 221 comments

The Second Amendment to the Bill of Rights protects us from losing all of the others –  if we lose the Second Amendment loss of others will quickly follow…. Don’t Tread on Me… Come and Take Them… Molon Labe… We have all heard those things or similar words countless times, but do those words hold […]

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You Know You’re a Prepper if . . .

by Guest Blogger - February 24, 2014 • 207 comments
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By Bam Bam What if Jeff Foxworthy were a prepper? Well, you’d probably get something like the following. You know you’re a prepper when your weekly date night consists of hanging out at Walmart to see if they got in any shipments of ammo. You know you’re a prepper if your idea of a second […]

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We Are Called

by Guest Blogger - February 5, 2014 • 77 comments
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I suppose I should have been more aware. But I teach at the college level and I work with young adults, full of hope.

I also teach night classes at the local technical college. We have three kinds of students: (1) welfare moms who are scamming the system, (2) people who have no clue what they want to do with their lives and got talked into college by business savvy recruiters, and (3) people who have seen the hard side of life and realize that a technical degree will earn them a better life. It was a student in the latter category that struck me.

She was young, maybe 25. My first impression was that she had it all together. She is Asian, well kept, polite. Intelligent.

I was going over an essay she had written on food insecurity. Her essay took on a personal tone. She claimed that she knew what she was writing about—that she fell into the category of absolute poverty.

My initial reaction was one of doubt. I remarked, “We don’t have absolute poverty in this country.”

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32 Statistics That Obama Neglected To Mention During The State Of The Union Address

by Guest Blogger - January 31, 2014 • 26 comments

By Michael Snyder – Economic Collapse Blog Show this article to anyone that believes that the economy has actually improved under Barack Obama.  On Tuesday evening, Barack Obama once again attempted to convince all of us that things have gotten better while he has been in the White House.  He quoted a few figures, used […]

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Top Ten List of America’s Stupidity

by Guest Blogger - January 24, 2014 • 14 comments

This “Top Ten List of America’s Stupidity” was sent to me recently by a reader (Linda W). 10) Only in America … could Politicians talk about the greed of the rich at a $35,000.00 a plate campaign fund-raising event. 9) Only in America … could people claim that the federal government still discriminates against black Americans […]

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Event Phases : Understanding The Progression to Collapse

by Guest Blogger - January 22, 2014 • 18 comments
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My proof reader, harshest critic, and prepping partner (my bride of 45 years) read my first cut of this article and told me that it was interesting …….. but boring! She may be right, but I still think it’s worthy of a few minutes of your time to read. The points I make may be intuitively obvious to the most casual observer but, even if that’s the case, they just might offer some guidance to help us better understand the timeline of how things might shake out ……….. and how that will affect our actions. If we understand the structure of an Event cycle it might help us to prepare more effectively. In this post I have used the word “Event” to describe anything we would otherwise refer to as “SHTF” or “TEOTWAWKI”. The term “Phase” describes distinct (although variable) blocks of time before, during, and after an “Event”.

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Is America About To Reach A Breaking Point? Anger Grows As Unemployment Benefits Get Cut

by M.D. Creekmore - January 1, 2014 • 45 comments

Written by Michael Snyder – and reprinted here by permission. In America today, there are close to 50 million people living in poverty and there are more than 100 million people that get money from the federal government every month.  As the middle class disintegrates, poverty is climbing to unprecedented levels.  Even though the stock […]

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Paul Harvey – Freedom to chains

by M.D. Creekmore - December 25, 2013 • 4 comments

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A Mind Blowing Analysis of Obscure End Time Prophecies

by M.D. Creekmore - December 23, 2013 • 59 comments

This is a guest post by Scott G and entry for our non-fiction writing contest. First off, this is NOT an attempt to convert anyone to any particular religion. It isn’t meant as an attempt to bash any particular religion. It is simply an analysis of obscure end time prophecies. I’ve been doing a great deal of study on […]

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Survival strategies for middle-aged & single preppers

by M.D. Creekmore - December 20, 2013 • 49 comments

This is a guest post by Dare T and entry for our non-fiction writing contest. First of all, not every survival scenario is going to fit everyone’s needs. There is no “one size fits all” strategy. Much depends on your age, if you are raising a family, your occupation, where you work and your income. Being single means […]

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Thoughts on some prepper issues for your consideration

by M.D. Creekmore - December 16, 2013 • 22 comments

by Neal I am a person that is trying to learn how to “see” from the many perspectives on preparedness planning and the many ways that set off an SHTF situation. So I have devoted a lot of thought to the following ideas that may or may not have found traction in the prepper community. Let […]

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Conflicted Tuesday

by M.D. Creekmore - December 10, 2013 • 144 comments

We have worked out an exclusive deal with the publishers of the survival card game “Conflicted” where we will be posting one question per week from the deck for open discussion here on You can buy your own Conflicted Deck here and play it with your friends and family… Okay here we go… You see […]

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Warning: Do You Recognize these Five Common Piles of Prepper BS

by M.D. Creekmore - December 9, 2013 • 208 comments
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The golden horde The golden horde theory has been portrayed for years by survival authors, bloggers and fiction writers, but will the golden horde of hopeless refugees swarm like hundreds of thousands of locust from the cities to the countryside after an economic collapse? No they won’t, not after an economic collapse anyways, in fact, I look for […]

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37 Reasons Why “The Economic Recovery Of 2013″ Is A Giant Lie

by M.D. Creekmore - December 9, 2013 • 14 comments

Written by Michael Snyder – and reprinted here by permission. “If you repeat a lie often enough, people will believe it.”  Sadly, that appears to be the approach that the Obama administration and the mainstream media are taking with the U.S. economy.  They seem to believe that if they just keep telling the American people over […]

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Choosing to Be Broke: How I Do it and You Can Too

by M.D. Creekmore - December 6, 2013 • 62 comments

This is a guest post by KR Prepper and entry for our non-fiction writing contest. I’m a freelance musician, and producer. I work as a pianist at local churches for $1000 per month. This is my budget, and I’ve lived happily this way since 18. Here’s how I do it. Shelter: For me, Living with rent is not […]

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The Chinese Want To Spend Billions Constructing A 600 Acre “China City” In New York State

by M.D. Creekmore - December 6, 2013 • 23 comments

Written by Michael Snyder The Chinese have made trillions of dollars flooding our shores with super cheap products, and now they are using some of that money to buy land and property all over America.  For example, there is now a proposal to construct a multibillion dollar “China City” that would span approximately 600 acres in a […]

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50 Shocking Questions That You Should Ask To Anyone That Is Not A Prepper Yet

by M.D. Creekmore - December 4, 2013 • 43 comments

Written by Michael Snyder Share this list of shocking questions with everyone you know that needs to wake up.  Sometimes asking good questions is the best way to get someone that you care about to understand something.  When I attended law school, I became very familiar with something called “the Socratic method”.  It is a method […]

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