Science-Backed Tips to Survive Natural Disasters

Science-Backed Tips to Survive Natural Disasters

By Roger Gallager Science-Backed Tips to Survive Natural Disasters Have you been seeing tsunamis, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, devastating hurricanes and other natural disasters in the news more often? Have natural calamities become more frequent? According to a report released by the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED), there had been 385 disasters recorded […]

A few underground economy examples to start your day

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by Mayberry As the price of life continues to blow past the threshold of bearability, I’ve noticed some really interesting things going on. For instance, a guy who owns (well, occupies anyway) a home on the “main drag” has started selling refurbished washers and dryers. Of course he has a sign up soliciting your broken […]

Questions and answers with The Wolf Pack : Turning a closet into a Faraday cage

Question from Kathleen K I’m about to turn a closet into a Faraday cage and am planning to put down a layer of heavy duty aluminum foil, then a layer of aluminum screen, followed by a layer of plastic, and then finally covering the floor with plywood. I am wondering if I can attach the […]

Lessons from Tacloban, Phillipines – November 8, 2013, Hurricane Yolanda (aka Typhoon Haiyan)

Typhoon Haiyan Storm Surge

On November 8, 2013, Hurricane Yolanda (aka Typhoon Haiyan) became the strongest storm to ever hit land with wind speeds nearing 200 MPH. Around the world people saw the images of the devastation centered in the city of Tacloban, Philippines and numerous countries responded with aid relief. I have visited that city before the storm and have a friend who lives there who survived the hurricane. She is “prep minded”, but was not as prepared as well as she could have been. After speaking with her I am sharing some insights about what we can all learn from the experience.

Beginners Guide To Knife Sharpening

By our friend BC Truck – be sure to visit his YouTube Chanel

Stay Prepped and Debt Free

Although we see things for what they are, preppers aren’t immune to many of the problems that regular Americans find themselves in. Even though we “seem” to be coming out of the great recession, too many of us are still suffering from large amounts of debt. And the problem keeps growing. Among these numbers are certainly many preppers.

Protect The Edges of Your Tools!

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By James Ballou

If you’re like me you always seem to have more sharp tools around the house than proper fitting protective covers for them. A large number of the bargain knives I routinely find at yard sales and flea markets are purchased without sheathes, and other common cutting tools like scissors and chisels rarely wear point or edge protectors, anyway. Even so, I always feel better when my sharp tools have their blades or bits protected one way or another, so I usually end up fashioning something suitable for this purpose.

The Ugly Truth About Electromagnetic Pulse (EMPs) – Part 1, An Introduction

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By Dr. Arthur Bradley author of Disaster Preparedness for EMP Attacks and Solar Storms

There is a great deal of confusion about what an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) is and how best to protect against them. This three-part tutorial is meant to help clear up some of this confusion as well as dispel a few myths that frequently circulate the internet. This first part will be a general introduction. The second will discuss building an effective Faraday cage. And the third part will answer questions that I am frequently asked on this topic.

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

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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 be able to prepare…

Soap Thieves, A Surprising Lesson About Prepping

Soap thieves, who knew?

by Jeff from LPC Survival Image from Priceonomics Blog The other day, we found a news story that taught us a lesson every prepper should know and follow. If you live in a city, you may have seen local drugstores lock up items like soap and shampoo. This sounds odd: why would low-value items like […]

DC/AC Power Distribution Panel Part 4

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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 […]

DC/AC Power Distribution Panel Part 3

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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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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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 […]

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

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 […]

Mudslide Survival

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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 […]

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

Or how reading SHTF fiction could get you killed …