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45 Essential Tools for Living Off the Grid

2017-08-21T02:06:39+00:00 By |Categories: General Survival|

Don't forget to like us on Facebook and follow us on Pinterest so you won't miss any of our latest articles on emergency preparedness and survival! If you’re like most preppers, your day-to-day life is probably very similar to that of a non-prepper’s. You have electricity, running water, and a vehicle that you drive to work. You probably even spend a good portion of your spare time watching TV or browsing the Internet. The only difference is that you spend some of your time gathering emergency supplies and practicing survival skills. " + "" + "

Physical Preparedness: Run Like Your Life Depends On It; One Day Soon… It Just Might

2017-08-21T01:25:05+00:00 By |Categories: Featured, General Survival|

When TSHTF and bugging out is your only option, how far do you think you’ll get if you find yourself out of breath after climbing a single flight of stairs? It’s no secret that I feel that physical preparedness is one of, if not the most, overlooked skill set needed for survival. Most that are focussed on emergency preparedness devote a great deal of time and expense to getting prepared. Their food, water, and shelter needs are all addressed and good to go. Unfortunately, when it comes to the ability to move out on varied terrain, with a 50 pound backpack, most survivalists come up short. Physical Preparedness: Run As If Your Life Depended On It I completely understand that life and packed schedules tend to get in the way of devoting time to physical fitness. But you need to keep in mind what that may cost you and your family in an actual crisis. The ability to travel on foot, at a relatively fast pace, may mean the difference between getting to safety or just becoming a statistic. L..

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2017-08-19T11:05:00+00:00 By |Categories: General Survival, Prepping|

You are here: HomeAll 0 comments August 19, 2017 All Sometimes, you don’t need a crystal ball to see the future. Sometimes, the future says, “Hey, I’m planning for all hell to break loose on this date.” And then you know. Today, groups of people who intend to overthrow the United States government will be meeting in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Austin for “regional conferences,” which makes it sound like they’re a bunch of dentists of something. But they’re not. Their stated goal is to end the Trump/Pence “regime.” “Over the summer and into the Fall we must ACT, AGITATE and ORGANIZE and build the capacity and the momentum “working with all our creativity and determination toward the time when millions of people can be moved to fill the streets of cities and towns day after day and night after night, declaring this whole regime illegitimate – Demanding, and Not Stopping, Until the Trump/Pence Regime Is Driven from Pow..

“Refuse Fascism” Communists Meet to Plan November Sedition, Riots to End Trump-Pence “Regime”

2017-08-21T01:52:54+00:00 By |Categories: General Survival, Prepping|

You are here: HomeCurrent Events“Refuse Fascism” Communists Meet to Plan November Sedition, Riots to End Trump-Pence “Regime” “Refuse Fascism” Communists Meet to Plan November Sedition, Riots to End Trump-Pence “Regime” 27 comments August 19, 2017 Current Events Featured Posts Sometimes, you don’t need a crystal ball to see the future. Sometimes, the future says, “Hey, I’m planning for all hell to break loose on this date.” And then you know. The future is telling us right now that on November 4th, there will be sedition and riots across the country to end the Trump-Pence “regime.” Today, groups of people with communist leanings who intend to overthrow the United States government will be meeting in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Austin for “regional conferences,” which makes it sound like they’re a bunch of dentists of something. But they’re not. The group, called Refuse Fascism, plans to use any mean..

The History of Rationing in the US

2017-08-20T22:25:10+00:00 By |Categories: General Survival, Prepping|

Written by Guest Contributor on The Prepper Journal. Editors Note: A guest entry from Z to The Prepper Journal. A lesson learned should NOT be an oxymoron. As always, if you have information for Preppers that you would like to share and possibly receive a $25 cash award like Z. And, as always Z will be entered into the Prepper Writing Contest AND have a chance to win one of three Amazon Gift Cards with the top prize being a $300 card to purchase your own prepping supplies, enter today. What is the history of government-mandated rationing within the U.S.? Since WWI, here is how things have played out: World War 1 Though rationing was not mandated by the government in this war, the government did strongly encourage American citizens to self-regulate their consumption of certain goods. Slogans such as “Food Will Win the War” dominated war posters which were plastered in highly traveled areas. “Meatless Tuesdays” and “Wheatless Wednesdays” and similar ration-themed days were advocat..

20 Signs You Might Be A Cheapskate

2017-08-21T01:52:56+00:00 By |Categories: General Survival, Prepping|

You are here: HomeFrugality20 Signs You Might Be A Cheapskate 20 Signs You Might Be A Cheapskate 13 comments August 18, 2017 Featured Posts Frugality Do you enjoy saving a buck more than most people? Do you have a black belt in frugality? Around here, most of us consider “cheapskate” to be a positive word! Here are 20 surefire signs that you are embracing your cheap side. How many things on this list apply to you? You take it as a personal challenge to see how long you can go without spending money. The game is even better if you have a spouse or friend with whom you can compete. You don’t let food go to waste. You have an ice cream tub in your freezer nearly full of odd bits of leftovers, awaiting their reincarnation into “leftover casserole” or “leftover soup”. It’s physically impossible for you to drive past an interesting-looking garbage pile at the curb during somebody else’s spring cleaning frenzy, much to the disma..

OUCH? Dealing with Splinters!

2017-08-20T22:25:11+00:00 By |Categories: General Survival, Prepping|

Written by John Hertig on The Prepper Journal. Editors Note: THIS article is from John Hertig. As always, if you have information for Preppers that you would like to share and possibly receive a $25 cash award as well as being entered into the Prepper Writing Contest AND have a chance to win one of three Amazon Gift Cards with the top prize being a $300 card to purchase your own prepping supplies, enter today. When out in the wilderness (as at home), splinters happen. This is often from wood for fire or building shelter, or various man-made materials encountered. In the southwest, we on occasion have close encounters with various spiny plants resulting in a similar condition. As we all know, splinters are painful when you get them, and while they are embedded, and if not addressed, can work their way deeper and become more of a nuisance. Removing splinters as soon as practical is the best course of action. Thus, having splinter removal capability as part of your pocket or at least r..

Reader’s Choice: High Value Knives Our Readers Recommend

2017-08-21T02:01:18+00:00 By |Categories: General Survival|

A few weeks back, Thomas asked you guys which knives you found to be some of the highest value on the market. This article is the result of that question post. In it, I’ve taken the time to compile your responses, grouping your specific knife recommendations into fixed blade & folder categories. Knife value is a tricky subject. As Thomas pointed out, to get a feel for the value of a knife, you’ll always be doing something of a balancing act between the knife’s price and its performance. You guys put your feelings about knife value into better terms than we did, I feel, especially with these two remarks in particular: From John: “Value comes in the form of feeling disgusted at thinking about anything less than what you have now become accustomed too. Anyone whose had a great tool, lost it, and had to use a crappy standby until the good one could be replaced knows exactly what I mean here.” & from Jack Fallin: “It’s not always the knife maker. Find what you like, what you can afford a..

Storage-Friendly Survival Gardening

2017-08-20T22:25:13+00:00 By |Categories: General Survival, Prepping|

Written by R. Ann Parris on The Prepper Journal. Editors Apology: My bad as the article is from R. Ann Parris, it looks like her work, but was part of a set of articles that came bundled from Pat that I put in the wrong directory. Editors Note: As always, if you have information for Preppers that you would like to share and possibly receive a $25 cash award like R. Ann Parris as well as being entered into the Prepper Writing Contest AND have a chance to win one of three Amazon Gift Cards with the top prize being a $300 card to purchase your own prepping supplies, enter today. When we sit down with the goal to be prepared and self-sufficient, we have to balance a lot. We already walk tightropes between work and home life in many cases. Adding a pursuit that could really be its own full-time job only makes things harder. The self-sufficiency arm alone could occupy a full work week, and for some, the future looms as a period when we may have to increase our physical vigilance on top ..

How Can We Learn from the Past If We Erase History?

2017-08-19T08:01:32+00:00 By |Categories: General Survival, Prepping|

You are here: HomeCurrent EventsHow Can We Learn from the Past If We Erase History? How Can We Learn from the Past If We Erase History? 42 comments August 17, 2017 Current Events Featured Posts Removing monuments from the Civil War to erase history is a mistake. This won’t be a popular opinion, and I’m okay with that. Because for now, we still have freedom of speech. While I can understand why some people would strongly disagree, I’d like to respectfully offer a different perspective. My opinion that those monuments should be left alone isn’t because I support the horrible things that have been done in our history. It’s exactly the opposite. Every country’s history has a dark spot in it. More than one, if we’re being honest. But the fact that we aren’t still mired in those dark places means that we have made strides toward becoming better. Erasing history, though, is a dangerous path because it means that the truth becom..