Category Archives: Self sufficiency

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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Cutting Firewood Without Power Tools

The grid is down and you are out of fuel for your chainsaw and it is time for cutting firewood.  Hopefully you have stocked a few simple hand tools that will make your life a lot easier. Anyway you look … Continue reading

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Dollar Store Preps can be a Bargain

I don’t like to shop, but my wife dragged me into a dollar store the other day.  So since I was already there I decided to amuse myself by making a list of all the different items that were being … Continue reading

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Your Most Important Prep

I have been thinking about what is your most important prep.  In talking with people, the most common answer that I have received is water or food.  Amongst the other answers that I have received are shelter, knives, fire starters … Continue reading

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Things New Preppers Need to Know

For new preppers the subject often seems to be overwhelming, but in reality it can be broke down in five areas.  These same five subjects work whether your bugging in or bugging out.  To survive you need to be prepared … Continue reading

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Ten Non-Food Items That will be in Short Supply After TEOTWAWKI

The following is a list of ten non-food items that are currently inexpensive and easy to get, but will be in demand after TEOTWAWKI. Matches – You cannot have enough of these.  They are cheap and easy to get. Stock … Continue reading

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Why Some Individuals and Groups will fail to survive.

Why Some Individuals and Groups will fail to survive.When confronted with survival situations people have the potential to overcome challenges, beat incredible odds, and come out a survivor.  However, in survival situations, many people fail to survive not from lack of … Continue reading

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Desiccant Packs, What They are and Why You Need Them

I live in a fairly dry climate and have not had problems with preps rusting from the humidity.  However, I know that it is a big problem in parts of this country that are subject to high humidity, so I … Continue reading

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Preppers Need to Think About Recycling Bad Ideas

About 30 years or so ago a company named Notox put out a water filter that consisted of a funnel made of a “Unique Charcoal Filled Paper”, needless to say it was a bad idea and useless.  However, they sold … Continue reading

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