Category Archives: Self sufficiency

Poor Broke College Students and Preps

This post is the result of a question one of my grandchildren asked me.  He is going to college in Idaho. Here is his question “If you are a poor college student living in an apartment in what ways can … Continue reading

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Taking Advantage of Other Peoples Knowledge.

  We all should be taking advantage of other peoples knowledge, but many of us miss one of the best sources of information on prepping. The other day I got into a conversation with an older gentleman, who is in … Continue reading

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Family and Friends, Why We Need Them

The older I get the more I realize that many of us in our attempts to maintain operational secrecy ignore what may turn out to be our most important prep.  Most of us stock, food, water, medical kits and all … Continue reading

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So what is the Best Equipment for the Job?

I am a self-admitted gear nut; I have one of almost everything when it comes to preparedness.  By no stretch of the imagination could I carry everything I have.  Scrounging just comes naturally to me; I find stuff in garage … Continue reading

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Do You Really Need a One-Year Supply of Food?

In reading different blogs and posts on the internet one thing, I have been noticing is how many people feel that they only need to stock food for the short term.  By that, I mean six months or less.  Personally, … Continue reading

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Alternate Uses of MRE Components

While MRE’s are normally used for food, that are several components that do have other uses than their intended ones. MRE toilet paper can be used to start a fire. Tabasco Sauce – A friend, who spent several tours overseas … Continue reading

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Duct Tape and it’s Many Uses

I have written about duct tape before and why you need to store it, but we recently came up with a few more reasons, so here is another blog.  There are so many uses there is even a book written … Continue reading

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Common Mistakes Made by Preppers.

I was first introduced to the idea of prepping in my youth and today I am over seventy years old.  Prepping has been a part of my entire adult life.  In recent years, my wife and I made the decision … Continue reading

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Self-Employment for Survival

Here is a post from Joe on the subject of self-employment. Howard From time to time, I have been forced to work in an office. It’s not been a pleasant experience. The longest I’ve lasted was four years, each day … Continue reading

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Prepping Begins with You

This is the first articles being posted in our current writing contest. It is from Joe on the subject of moving to the country and prepping. Howard We live on a four acre property in the middle of Amish country on the … Continue reading

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