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DC/AC Power Distribution Panel Part 4

by Guest Blogger - April 9, 2014 • 17 comments

This is an entry in our current non-fiction writing contest  By DanW As I built this project there were many little details that had to be worked out. Stuff like laying out all the components, figuring out where they would best be situated, how the wiring might be affected, etc. I didn’t want to put this info into […]

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DC/AC Power Distribution Panel Part 3

by Guest Blogger - April 7, 2014 • 26 comments

This is an entry in our current non-fiction writing contest  By DanW Intro: Thanks in advance for your patience ………. I told you that this was a long article! In this part I’ve summarized the project, provided a parts list, and a component functional description to assist you in understanding what each part does. Part 4 is my […]

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Questions and answers with The Wolf Pack : Why invest in Gold and Silver?

by M.D. Creekmore - April 7, 2014 • 110 comments

I have been told to invest in gold due to the dollar losing value. I would like your opinion…. If I invest in gold, and everybody else around me has had their dollars devalued, who is going to want to buy my gold? When people are starving or wet and cold, a few bricks of […]

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Prepping for the Weather – What You Need to Know to Keep Your Family Safe

by Guest Blogger - March 31, 2014 • 38 comments

This is an entry in our current non-fiction writing contest by Petnumber1 “In the spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours.” –Mark Twain My paternal grandpa was a good ol’ boy of Scottish descent who grew up in the mountains of North Carolina. When they needed meat, he and his brothers […]

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How to find a “Prepper Job” that’s right for you

by Guest Blogger - March 28, 2014 • 20 comments

This is an entry in our current non-fiction writing contest by Oldalaskan What kind of jobs are available for “Preppers?”  This is a very broad statement but I will narrow this down to some of the small business I have created in the years past and maybe you can adapt them towards your needs or likes. One […]

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Mudslide Survival

by Guest Blogger - March 26, 2014 • 15 comments

by Joe Alton, M.D., aka Dr. Bones of www.doomandbloom.net With the grim news of at least 14 dead in the mudslide that occurred in the state of Washington, I realized that I had never written about mudslide survival.  This surprised me, as I, myself, could easily be a victim of one.  We’re part-time residents of […]

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Rethinking homesteading, prepping and self-reliance issues – 40 points to consider before the SHTF

by Guest Blogger - February 21, 2014 • 123 comments

Or how reading SHTF fiction could get you killed …

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Questions and Answers with The Wolf Pack

by Guest Blogger - February 17, 2014 • 18 comments

Question from Frank M I am pretty new to all the EMP stuff. We live on a ranch in SW NM, the toe of the Rockies as it were. I am planning on buying and installing a 17K Generic Generator for pumping water and running the headquarters in event of power failures. We are the place […]

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How to survive interstate driving

by Guest Blogger - February 12, 2014 • 113 comments

This is a guest post by BCtruck and entry for our non-fiction writing contest. Hi folks, I’m going to give writing an article,another try. While reading the rules for the writing contest I noticed where MD was encouraging people to submit articles, the words “we all have something to offer” struck a chord with me. I spent the […]

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Self-Employment for Anyone

by Guest Blogger - January 31, 2014 • 68 comments

This is a guest post by Seeuncourt and entry for our non-fiction writing contest. “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” – Thomas A. Edison Whether you want to leave the rat race, get off the grid, retreat from the city, enjoy a simpler life, or become self-sufficient, whatever […]

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Penny Pincher’s Adventures in Decluttering for Preppers

by Guest Blogger - January 20, 2014 • 60 comments

This is a guest post by Penny Pincher and entry for our non-fiction writing contest. I’m like Oscar the Grouch – I love trash! My garden structures, kitchen, bathroom and “entertainment center” are all at least partly made from salvaged stuff from the trash. Also I’m a landlord and I have scrap wood, electric wire, plumbing fixtures, […]

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Sew – a needle pulling thread

by M.D. Creekmore - January 10, 2014 • 60 comments

This is a guest post by Vicki C  and entry for our non-fiction writing contest. When I am cleaning house or doing the laundry my mind roams but eventually comes around to a SHTF scenario. When I consider the most common immediate needs, to me the order of importance would be — water, food, weapons, fuel, tools, medications and […]

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Real-Life Ways To Survive The Future Hunger Games

by M.D. Creekmore - November 29, 2013 • 20 comments

Guest post by Emily H After watching the movie “Catching Fire,” you are probably  thinking about how you can possibly survive the Hunger Games. If you  are Batman, you don’t really have that much to worry about. But let’s  face it; you are not. Human actions and technological advances are swiftly shifting, causing  some experts to […]

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Check out swap meets and flea markets for a truck-load of survival gear

by M.D. Creekmore - November 18, 2013 • 10 comments

This is a guest post by Tom B and entry for our non-fiction writing contest. I realized I was a tightwad when I walked into a local Goodwill and was outraged by the prices they were charging. I had been spoiled by the local swap meets. Swap meets can be a great place to pick up prepper stuff, […]

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Recreation Post SHTF: It’s Not Just for Kid’s

by M.D. Creekmore - October 23, 2013 • 21 comments

This is a guest post by Julius K  and entry for our non-fiction writing contest. I have been preparing and following this website for just over 9 months now, yet I haven’t commented or written in until now. Since graduating with my Master’s degree in May (and being unable to find work in this economy) I have free […]

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Keeping your guns Dry and SAFE on the Cheap

by M.D. Creekmore - October 21, 2013 • 21 comments

Tip from John in New Hampshire Hello MD , my name is John from the Beautiful state of New Hampshire. I wanted to share a tip for you and your readers that I have been using in my gun safe(or a closet) for years, Quite Cheap and works wonderfully!! Up here we get quite humid summers […]

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Money saving tips from Scarecrow1989

by M.D. Creekmore - October 14, 2013 • 6 comments

Scarecrow1989 Hope you are doing well. I just wanted to pass along a few quick ideas for saving some money based on my experiences over the years. I’ve never wrote up something for a blog like this before, but if you see that it might be of interest to your readers please consider it an […]

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3 helpful ideas that will knock your socks off

by M.D. Creekmore - October 9, 2013 • 32 comments

by Hawkeyes, in the Pacific  North-west After reading a few dozen articles (posts) on thesurvivalistblog website, and the responses to said articles (posts), I have decided to respond with a few items that I have learned over time to be helpful in a out-in-the-boonies situation. Not saying that I am an expert at anything but I […]

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How to dispose of your stuff on eBay so you can buy more preps!

by M.D. Creekmore - September 20, 2013 • 9 comments
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The first thing you need to do is identify what you want to sell and see if it’s worth the bother of dealing with eBay to get rid of it. There are a lot of things that don’t sell well or don’t sell for much on eBay.

The easiest thing to do is to pile up the things you want to get rid of and start looking up the past performance of those items on eBay. Handily, eBay allows you to search for “completed listings”. First, you enter the item, with as much specifics as you can give, in the “search” box at the top.

Say you have a book titled “Hunger Signs in Crops” and it was published in 1949. You want the most information possible, so you would search for “Hunger Signs in Crops 1949″ in the search box. Ebay will return a listing of things that match that. To find the completed listings – you need to look on the left side column – there is a section with a heading “Show only” – click the “completed listings” box there and it will show you the listings for the last month that ended, and what they sold for. You do that for all the items you’re thinking of selling, and any items that are not good sellers or that are not bringing close to the amount you would like to receive you would put aside and not sell.

Okay, so you’ve determined that you can indeed sell the item on eBay for good money. Next, you need to decide if you want to auction it off or sell it for a fixed price.

You need to set up what sort of policies your “store” will have. Will you accept returns? Do you ship internationally? Do you ship to Canada? Will you charge a handling fee? Will you charge shipping or ship for free? All of these will affect your bottom line.

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Questions and Answers With The Wolf Pack : Will EMP disable solar panels?

by M.D. Creekmore - September 13, 2013 • 33 comments

Question from Brenda I have a question that I would like to ask the pack. One of my big goals is to transition over to solar power, however after reading the book “One Second After” I am concerned that an EMP would disable the solar panels. First, would an emp affect solar panels or some […]

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