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Opinion

9/11 Reflections – The Day America Lost Its Innocence

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It has been 18 years since America and everyone privileged to live in this great land, was forever changed. I recall hearing adults talk about where they were and what they were doing when JFK was shot, and during the attack on Pearl Harbor Having not been born during either shocking national incident, I never really fully understood how watching…

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Opinion

Politics is Offensive…

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Hey everyone, I don’t typically comment about politics, but I just had to share this mind-blowing email I got today from a reader. She says: Could you just stick to prepping topics and stay out of politics on your blog? I find value in your articles but the politics are offensive., Not all preppers are right wing zealots. Your picture…

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Opinion

The Real Truth About Executive Order 13603

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last decade, you’ve probably heard a ton of news reports and people talking about Presidential executive orders, especially executive order 13603, signed by Barack Obama in 2012. But what is an executive order (EO) and is it different than a law? How often do executive orders happen? And if an executive…

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Opinion

Memorial Day 2019

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Memorial Day weekend is finally upon us. The unofficial start to summer is always filled with BBQs, gatherings of family and friends, adult beverages, and outdoor fun. While all of that is fine, “Decoration Day” as my grandmother always called it, should be about so much more than frollicking in the sun. It has to be, if our republic has…

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Opinion, Survival

Surviving the Hard Times in Life

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If you are reading this article, and are on this site, you are probably more than awake to the fact that life can throw some pretty nasty curveballs your way. Sometimes it seems random, bad luck, and other times you’d swear that God had it in for you personally. That’s why we are all here, and all do what we…

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Opinion

Why You Should Stop Watching The Walking Dead

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The Walking Dead has been one of the biggest smash-hit shows of the last decade. Based on the comics of the same name, The Walking Dead quickly amassed fans way back when it premiered on October 31st of 2010 for its gut-wrenching gore, motley cast of characters and incredibly bleak setting. All elements that made the comic popular and infamous…

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Opinion

Stand Your Ground Laws in Various States

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Anyone even tangentially interested in guns, gun control and self-defense has likely heard much fevered discussion and clutching of pearls over the “Stand Your Ground Law” that seems to be sweeping the nation. Gun advocates cheer for it, and cite it as the chief defense of citizens’ use of force in response to an attack. Detractors label them “shoot first…

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Opinion

Preppers versus Survivalists: What’s the Difference?

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When it comes to the world of prepping and survival, there are a lot of different strategies and concepts to learn. Although often used interchangeably by beginners, this article will primarily discuss preppers versus survivalists: what’s the difference? In order to do that, we’ll first define each term as we see it and provide some examples of each type throughout…

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Opinion

How the Mainstream Media Makes Preppers Look Bad

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If you were to move away from the circles you normally run in and ask Joe and Jane Public on the street what they thought of preppers and prepping, you’d likely get some responses that will sting your ego, if you care about such things. Their opinions would range from lighthearted mockery to outright character assassination and perhaps even fearful…

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