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Questions and Answers With The Wolf Pack : Where to get survival training?

by M.D. Creekmore - September 9, 2013 • 30 comments

A question from Victoria I’ve been silently following your blog for three years. Based upon your wisdom, and that of the delightful Pack…there has been a good amount of progress made in my personal preparation. You have many wise people here. Recently I’ve felt the need to break my silence and ask a few questions […]

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Planning on Surviving a Nuclear, Large-Scale EMP. Here’s How.

by M.D. Creekmore - September 4, 2013 • 89 comments

Hello fellow survivalists, this is Seamus Finn, writing to you from the beautiful, French-speaking province of Québec, Canada. Some of you might already have considered the risks of a large-scale EMP attack over North-America. To the few of you who have not, this is but a small amount of information that might help you survive […]

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How to Find Bargains and Deals on Survival Preps and Other Stuff at Swap Meets and Flea Markets

by M.D. Creekmore - August 29, 2013 • 35 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, as […]

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Common Items Anyone Can Use or Barter During a SHTF Situation

by M.D. Creekmore - August 29, 2013 • 14 comments

Guest post by Jason R Being a survivalist means so much more than having  the latest gadgets or a really nifty gun. After all, the best weapon  you can have is a sharp brain and an edge for creativity. With a little  bit of ingenuity, even the simplest of household items can make the  difference […]

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Prepper tips to help YOU survive and thrive!

by M.D. Creekmore - August 12, 2013 • 25 comments

This is a guest post by DanW and entry for our non-fiction writing contest. Following is a mixture of philosophical comment and several practical tips that I hope will help you to fill in some of the blanks in your prepping. It’s a bit long but I hope you find it all informative. No matter what advice […]

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How to Make Saving Money Fun!

by M.D. Creekmore - August 7, 2013 • 69 comments

This is a guest post by Karen D and entry for our non-fiction writing contest. Saving Money Okay so many people in America are economically challenged but being unable to speak for them I’ll speak for me personally. I’m 59 will be 60 late this year 2013. I have a 401K with a modest balance, if Social […]

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Prepper Tips for Bartering Post Collapse

by M.D. Creekmore - July 12, 2013 • 60 comments

This is a guest post by William P and entry for our non-fiction writing contest. Before modern society standardized the monetary system of cash for goods, many cultures around the world heavily practiced the barter system of trade up until the industrial revolution. It was during the mid to late nineteenth century when most families switched from […]

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Prepping For Smart People are You an Intellectual Prepper?

by M.D. Creekmore - June 28, 2013 • 40 comments

Have you ever heard this expression? “If you fail to plan then you plan to fail.” Planning is one of the most essential elements of any effective strategy. The art and science of survival planning involves strategically stockpiling gear, learning skills and using what you’ve learned, testing your abilities and to see what works under […]

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Prepping Points – What YOU need to know NOW before the SHTF

by M.D. Creekmore - June 21, 2013 • 16 comments

This is a guest post by “Dan W” and entry in our non-fiction writing contest. The answers to all the questions listed below need to be answered with brutally honesty if you are to be able to determine what you will need to survive any catastrophe, event, civil unrest, etc. The more accurate your answers the better you will […]

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Survival through a home business or cottage industry

by M.D. Creekmore - June 19, 2013 • 40 comments

We survivalist / preppers spend a lot of time worrying about a national or worldwide collapse scenario, giving little thought to collapse on an individual level. The fact is many things can happen to YOU personally, sending your life into turmoil creating a personal collapse. You can be laid off from your job or fired. Your […]

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Mining pennies for copper – what you need to know to make a profit… maybe

by M.D. Creekmore - June 12, 2013 • 42 comments

This is a guest post by Sirius and entry in our non-fiction writing contest. Hello Wolf Pack, I’ve never formally introduced myself. I’m Steve AKA Sirius. I lurked for a bit then started posting. I finally came across something that might be of interest that I could churn out fairly quickly, so I decided to submit it. I’ve […]

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Post disaster sanitation. Here’s How.

by M.D. Creekmore - May 29, 2013 • 57 comments

I think sanitation may be the least sexy but most overlooked portion of being prepared. In a grid down scenario running water and therefore toilets may not work. As water begins to be rationed basic sanitation will start to suffer. Here are some ideas I have on the subject. I have geared this towards bugging.

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It’s not a matter of if it will happen but when it will happen…

by M.D. Creekmore - May 24, 2013 • 13 comments




EMP experts say that such a catastrophic event could wipe out America’s critical infrastructures for electricity, communications, food and water delivery, oil and gas, transportation, automated banking and financial institutions and even emergency services.

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Arc Welding with 3 Car Batteries (Tutorial & Demo)

by M.D. Creekmore - May 22, 2013 • 3 comments

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The Price Of Copper And 11 Other Recession Indicators That Are Flashing Red

by M.D. Creekmore - May 8, 2013 • 31 comments

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There are a dozen significant economic indicators that are warning that the U.S. economy is heading into a recession. The Dow may have soared past the 15,000 mark, but the economic fundamentals are telling an entirely different story. If historical patterns hold up, the economy is heading for a very rocky stretch. For example, the price of copper is called “Dr. Copper” by many economists because it so accurately forecasts the future direction of the U.S. economy. And so far this year the price of copper is way down.

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The Top 50 Things to Disappear from Store Shelves during an Emergency

by M.D. Creekmore - April 19, 2013 • 12 comments

By Tom Sciacca Have you ever noticed how, whenever a big storm is predicted, people start rushing to stores to clean them out of ever food item and supply they have on the shelves? In one sense, it’s probably good that they are trying to anticipate the emergency, despite being last-minute about it. It sure […]

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Is Prepping Keeping You Poor?

by M.D. Creekmore - April 10, 2013 • 127 comments

Face it, you probably don’t have the financial resources of the fictional survivalist  character ‘Burt Gummer’. Most of us don’t, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be prepared for disaster, but I’ll admit, it would be nice to have all the toys and survival gear the character has on the Tremors movies and television series… The underground bunker with […]

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Mylar Bags can be reused – don’t throw out those potato chip bags!

by M.D. Creekmore - April 5, 2013 • 19 comments

Survival tip contributed by Kuli L I was about to toss some old snack bags that had an aluminized inside, and as I looked at them I noticed the top seal was originally melted shut.  So being of a thrifty nature, I thought these might be reusable.  So I got out an electric hair straightener […]

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Action plan: To prepare for economic collapse.

by M.D. Creekmore - April 5, 2013 • 78 comments

Quick tips how to prepare for economic collapse contributed by John O Based on all the information that I have received from a large number of sources, I believe a global economic collapse could take place sometime between May 2013 and October 2015, with the objective of introducing a one world currency. So what can […]

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We get email: Questions from Doris J

by M.D. Creekmore - April 2, 2013 • 204 comments

Note: my answers are in maroon… Your website is the best survivalist and informational website I have found. While I am a type of survivalist and have a “bug out bag” etc. I see some areas that are not being covered or receiving attention that could greatly conflict with ACTUAL survival. Please note the items […]

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