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Economic Problems and Advice from an Old Man

Today I am watching what is going on in Greece and looking for the lessons we can learn from it.  I think that the economic problems they are having is just the tip of the iceberg.  They are the canary … Continue reading

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Rodent Control Problems After TEOTWAWKI

I have always been under the impression that after a major disaster that involved large scale loss of life and building damage there would be an immediate increase in rodent problems.  In fact, according to the Center for Disease Control … Continue reading

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Three Common Food Storage Mistakes

  I spend a fair amount of time helping people with food storage and I am seeing three common problems.  The first problem is that many people have no concept of what a one year’s supply of food looks like.  … Continue reading

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How to Survive an Economic Collapse

This is a guest post submitted by Rebecca on the subject of economic collapse, which is one of the most likely scenarios that I envision happening Howard Most people are familiar with natural disasters and how to be prepared for them. We … Continue reading

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Solar storm to hit today

I just received this message and am sending it out for your information. Howard This is an important message from the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG) Regional Incident Communication and Coordination System (RICCS). Location(s): Global A severe geomagnetic storm … Continue reading

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Strategic vs Tactical Radios for Defensive Use

In any type of serious emergency, be it a major national disaster, a nuclear attack or major civil disruptions you need to be able to communicate with your friends and family.  In addition, you need intelligence, to know how to … Continue reading

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Getting the Most from Your Personal Radio, MURS or FRS/GMRS

Here is an excellent article on the advantages of MURS radios for people who do not want to obtain a license for ham radios. It was sent to me by a friend from RACES. MURS stands for Multi-Use Radio Service.  After … Continue reading

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Some Tips on Using Herbal Teas

The other day I was in the grocery store and took a good look at the herbal tea section.  Everything is now in tea bags and is quite expensive.  Now I am old enough to remember a world where tea … Continue reading

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A Good Whole Wheat Bread Recipe

Everytime I go to visit my daughter I look forward to eating her good homemade whole wheat bread.  She makes it from scratch, starting with whole wheat and grinding it herself. This is my daughter’s favorite bread recipe.  It is … Continue reading

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Civilian or Military Gear, What Attracts attention

Lately I have been seeing quite a controversy on whether or not to wear or use military gear if you have to evacuate or bug out from your home.  The argument runs along these lines. 1 Military gear will make … Continue reading

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