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The Prepper's Guide to Rechargeable Batteries (Video)

Monday, 24 September 2012 23:05 Written by
Published in Alternative Energy
Any good prepper knows the importance of having a large quantity of AA, AAA, C, D, and 9 volt batteries stored, waiting for that need to use them. Why? Because, batteries are used as the primary or secondary means to power most of our small electronic devices, especially portable radios,…

You Can’t Eat Gold?

Wednesday, 12 September 2012 18:17 Written by
Published in Financial
Often, when one party expresses an opinion in favor of the benefits of acquiring gold, the opposing side will express disapproval with the glib retort: “You can’t eat gold.” Intended to convey a practical perspective, this flippant response betrays a breathtaking level of historic economic ignorance, and I would argue,…

Cooking with Food Storage - Featuring Dinner is in the Jar

Saturday, 08 September 2012 03:29 Written by
Published in Food
So, you have cases of #10 cans filled with dehydrated vegetables, Textured Vegetable Protein (TVP), dairy products, and 5 gallon buckets full of grains, beans, and sugar. But, have you ever prepared a meal with your food storage items? If you currently live the self-sufficiency lifestyle or already prepare foods…
If you are new to prepping or a veteran, you have likely come across articles that recommend using a flash drive, a memory card, or an external hard drive to store important documents and reference materials. Some sources will recommend having hard copies of important documents, sealed in a waterproof…

The Collapse of the Modern Social Welfare State

Friday, 31 August 2012 09:41 Written by
Published in Financial
The problem is simple to identify: a politician’s primary purpose in life is not to represent his constituents or pass laws or social engineer (though he does these things to various degrees), but rather, it is to get re-elected and augment his power.  Barring the occasional exception which does not…
In our last solar article, we discussed building a Small Solar Power Solution, With a Budget of $150. If you didn’t read the article, please take a moment to look at it now. The original system is capable of running small 12 volt devices, LED lights, and charging electronics. While…

Storm Preparedness Guide

Thursday, 12 September 2013 00:00 Written by
Published in Getting Started
Although most of us believe we are prepared for anything, or are working to reach that self-sustainability level, sometimes we are caught off guard. In the Spring of 2012, a wind storm left the D.C./Capital area helpless, as high winds and broken tree limbs crippled the electrical system. This violent,…
Solar power is one of the most reliable forms of alternative energy. That is why it is at the top of most Prepper’s equipment purchase lists. The problem is; it remains at the top of our purchase list and is continually skipped over. This is because getting started in solar…

Where Would You Draw the Line?

Sunday, 19 August 2012 01:47 Written by
Published in Preparedness
If you are an active Prepper, then you likely spend several hours a week, if not each day, preparing for some possible event that may take place. We are often mocked, ridiculed, and viewed as an outcast of the modern day, grid tied – society. Our friends, co-workers, and family…

Prepping On A Budget - Buy a Mora

Thursday, 23 August 2012 00:00 Written by
Published in On a Budget
Staying with the theme of prepping on a dime, we'd be remiss not to do a review of the fixed-blade Companion MG by Mora of Sweden. Whether you’re a seasoned outdoorsman, a collector, or new to knives altogether, we believe the Mora Companion MG has a place in your arsenal.

Dehydrating: A Beginner's Guide

Monday, 30 July 2012 22:43 Written by
Published in Food
If you are interested in dehydrating fruits and vegetables for long-term storage, please continue reading. If not, purchase prepared meals, freeze dried fruits and vegetables, and Meals Ready to Eat (MREs), at a much higher cost. By purchasing a dehydrator, you can save a ton of money. That is, if…

On Trust

Friday, 27 July 2012 15:25 Written by
Published in Financial
The unseen glue which holds the credit system and the Western World together is trust. We take it for granted and do not consider how it affects every aspect of our lives. What has traditionally separated the West (particularly the English-speaking World) from the Third World is the strength of…

Top 10 Things to Accomplish - Before It's Too Late

Sunday, 22 July 2012 22:27 Written by
Published in Getting Started
You are reading this article because you have a feeling that something is just not right. Everywhere you turn, you can see the signs. But, as you try to grasp what your fears are, you feel the walls closing even tighter. The pressures of determining what to expect, is not…

Sins of Proportion

Monday, 16 July 2012 13:43 Written by
Published in Financial
There is a primal and inevitable force at play in the World Economy that is much larger than any politician or government can deal with effectively. I have often commented that regardless of who won the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election, this Primal Force would work itself out to its final…

POAB Series: 3 - Fire Kit

Monday, 16 July 2012 01:22 Written by
Published in On a Budget
For this Prepping on a Budget, we will discuss the fire kit. Harnessing fire was early humans’ single most important achievement. Think about it. Before easy fire, humans were food gathers and consumed whatever they could find. Even if a hunt was successful, the meat remained fresh for about a…
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