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Getting Past the Basics: Retreats

retreat-cabin

 

I’ve been mulling an article of some sort about how things are changing so fast, and that the center can’t hold against pressure like this forever, but Remus surely beat me to it.

It doesn’t really matter, though; it’s not like you really needed to hear it from me (or him). Take any number of recent headlines and tell me your thoughts: Planes being shot down, planes disappearing altogether, a new

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Bugging out? Don’t leave the bicycle behind……

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YouTube is an absolutely incredible source of information on almost anything you can think of. Every week we feature a new video related to a variety of topics such as firearms, first aid, gardening, security, food storage, water filtration….and current events.

 

 

 

From the Supply House: Here are a few popular survival & preparedness items available at deep discounts on Amazon. Many items are available with Free

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INCH BAG

after-disaster

 

We have all heard of “BOB” bug out bag, “GHB” get home bag, “GOOD” get out of dodge bag, and about a dozen”other” types of bag. Each member of my family has a “INCH” bag, (I’m Never Coming Home).

Why an INCH bag, when I live in a rural area, on top of a mountain with a good water source? Our bug out location is our home, family members from other states will be

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Seasoned Preppers “Bug Out Bag”

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The following post was originally published over at SeasonedCitizenPrepper.com. It can be scene in its original format HERE.

by “The Coach”

I am not ashamed to say that I am 63 years old. I have been a prepping since I have been 17 years old. This is a long time before “Prepping” was fashionable. I was in the U.S. Military, Law Enforcement and worked for a number

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(Ultra) Lighting Up Your BOB

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The following is a guest post entry into our Survival & Preparedness Writing Contest.

 

(Ultra) Lighting Up Your BOB by Lou Levy

Today’s typicle BOBs can weigh between forty and seventy pounds. For many of us that’s just to much weight to haul. Happily, significant backpack weight reduction is possible without giving up the necessities, and even some of the comforts.

For our growing population of aging, and with our

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Long term homestead, survival property and/or retreat location for sale

Interested in non-domestic retreat property? This looks interesting…… Rourke

 

View terrace restaurant View terrace restaurant View Tempus from 2 tucanes View Tempus from 2 tucanes WE REACH THE WATERFALL WE REACH THE WATERFALL road to spa area Road to spa area Road to facilities Road to facilities

 

Ideal long term homestead, survival property and/or retreat location!

 

By owner – This land has the ideal features of a survival property and at the

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7 days and 3,055 miles in a 1968 13.5’ single axle “Canned Ham” travel trailer

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The following is a guest post entry into our Survival & Preparedness Writing Contest.

 

Considering the nuances of bugging out from town to my off grid rural cabin I had an epiphany. I would be better off if I could take my “home” with me in the event that it would be impossible to get to my cabin or other circumstances made it impractical to do so.

I recently acquired a 1968

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Long term homestead, survival property and/or retreat location for sale

Interested in non-domestic retreat property? This looks interesting…… Rourke

 

View terrace restaurant View terrace restaurant View Tempus from 2 tucanes View Tempus from 2 tucanes WE REACH THE WATERFALL WE REACH THE WATERFALL road to spa area Road to spa area Road to facilities Road to facilities

 

Ideal long term homestead, survival property and/or retreat location!

 

By owner – This land has the ideal features of a survival property and at the

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Ideal long term homestead, survival property and/or retreat location for sale

View terrace restaurant

Interested in non-domestic retreat property? This looks interesting…… Rourke

 

Ideal long term homestead, survival property and/or retreat location!

By owner – This land has the ideal features of a survival property and at the same time is the ultimate home and/or retreat location, in a socially and financially stable country such as Costa Rica, in a sought -after and dreamed-of location such as the Caribbean.

Seclusion, food production, plenty of water from its own

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Excellent portable survival shelter you already have….and don’t even realize it

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A huge topic on many preparedness sites and forums revolves around shelter. Obviously if you are bugging in your house is your preferred shelter. If heading to a retreat then that is your planned shelter. When considering shelter a wide array of types are considered from wilderness lean-to, hammocks, tarps, tents, and sometimes nothing but a military poncho.

I was thinking the other day, “What would make the ultimate expedient shelter?“. What characteristics would

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Part 7: To Flee or Not To Flee….That is the Question

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To Flee or Not To Flee….That is the Question…PART 7

by M.B.

Part 1 – Part 2 – Part 3 – Part 4 – Part 5 – Part 6

This is a good spot to briefly discuss bartering. Bartering for life saving resources is a lot different than haggling over a used car or something at a garage sale. Give it some thought. You

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Part 6: To Flee or Not To Flee….That is the Question

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To Flee or Not To Flee….That is the Question…PART 6

by M.B.

Part 1 – Part 2 – Part 3 – Part 4 – Part 5

Where – If we have to go on foot and we make it to the wilderness, how will we survive? We have to be able to make Shelter and Fire, get Food and Water and SECURE ourselves. I say again:

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Part 5: To Flee or Not To Flee….That is the Question

camping-fire

To Flee or Not To Flee….That is the Question…PART 5

by M.B.

Part 1 – Part 2 – Part 3 – Part 4

Other clothing:

Long johns are always good to have no matter what the season. It can get chilly at night. You should have a good pair of pants with multiple pockets in your bag. Carpenter type work jeans or military clothing would be

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Part 4: To Flee or Not To Flee….That is the Question

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To Flee or Not To Flee….That is the Question…PART 4

by M.B.

Part 1 – Part 2 – Part 3

Where – Where will we meet if separated before, during and after an event? A minimum of two Rendezvous Points (R.P.’s) per time period would be good (a main & an alternate), remember that it’s always a good idea to have a backup plan. So 2

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Ideal long term homestead, survival property and/or retreat location for sale

Road to facilities

Interested in non-domestic retreat property? This looks interesting…… Rourke

 

Ideal long term homestead, survival property and/or retreat location!

 

By owner – This land has the ideal features of a survival property and at the same time is the ultimate home and/or retreat location, in a socially and financially stable country such as Costa Rica, in a sought -after and dreamed-of location such as the Caribbean.

Seclusion, food production, plenty of water from its

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Part 3: To Flee or Not To Flee….That is the Question…

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To Flee or Not To Flee….That is the Question…PART 3

by M.B.

Part 1 – Part 2

Where – If the ‘where’ is close there may not be time to flee. Bug-In and fortification become priorities. If the ‘where’ is away from us but at some point we will have to leave anyway, driving may be an option. However, man-made catastrophes tend to spread quickly and

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To Flee or Not To Flee……Weapons: Part 2

Part 1 can be read HERE.

 

To Flee or Not To Flee

That is the Question…

PART TWO

(…Well one of them anyway)

A (Short) Beginners Guide to Preparing for Emergencies

Proverbs 19:20

by M.B.

Now onto some other weapons.

Knives are good. They’re quiet, concealable, never run out of ammo & are easy to maintain. However, an issue with knives is the proximity you have to

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To Flee or Not To Flee……That is the Question Part 1

The following is Part 1(of 7) in a series of guest posts that will be running over the next week or so.

To Flee or Not To Flee

That is the Question…

(…Well one of them anyway)

A (Short) Beginners Guide to Preparing for Emergencies

Proverbs 19:20

by M.B.

Introduction

I would like

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RAMBLINGS and MUSINGS of a TRAVELING PREPPER

The following is another entry into the ModernSurvivalOnline Preparedness Guest Post Contest running through the end of July. Prizes include:

First Place winner will receive – The Power Pot V Thermoelecric Generator from Directive21.com, a Deadwood Cook Stove from Deadwood Stove Company, a Paladin Go Bag provided by SurvivalGearBags.com, CampingSurvival.com is providing the following: eGear Ready Kit 300 Survival Kit , one eGear Jolt USB Mini-Light , and an eGear 10 Day Lantern. Total value

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LIFE’S LESSONS: A Little Exercise In Emergency Bugging Out

The following article originally appeared over at SeasonedCitizenPrepper.com. It can be seen in its original form HERE.

– – – Rourke

Woods in Winter

By Harold, Editor-At-Large

SeasonedCitizenPrepper.com

July 4th every tenth year, we have a family reunion on my Dad’s side of the family. This year, I happened to be the oldest survivor, (There were a couple of cousins-in-law that were a couple of years older

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Call to Action: June ’13 – Shelter

This is the second (and very late) installment of a new monthly series called “Call to Action”. Call to Action (CTA) is a monthly reminder to review one part of your prep’s and strengthen it.

This month is looking at what I consider an often overlooked prep…..shelter.

Full disclosure here….this is one of the preparations that I lack most. Like many others – I have a roof over my head and forget just how delicate

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And we arrived in Costa Rica………

Many of us have grown accustomed to not sleeping well at night. We worry… we fear for our future… and we know… beyond doubt… that the “worst” will inevitably happen.

But most of us don’t really know what to do.

So we don’t do anything… except continue to worry.

Because it is human nature not to deal with problems… and to deny them.

There are literally hundreds of

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Guest Post: Fashion for the apocalypse

Fashion for the Apocalypse

by AniOre

 

Ah ha ~ those that know me, will say, ‘oh that’s so her’, because in my previous, lah de dah lifestyle, I was all about fashion ~ and still am in a fashion (pun intended); so I can’t pass up this opportunity of talking about fashion in the reference to packing for emergency situations. And in my research so far, for ‘emergency preparedness’,

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Guest Post: Bug Out Vehicles

Bug Out Vehicles

There are an almost infinite number of choices when it comes to bug out vehicle options. You have your 4×4 trucks and SUVs, retired military vehicles, ATVs, Track/Trail bikes, and even mountain bikes. Rather than make any recommendations I am simply going to tell you about my choice for a BOV and my reasoning for that choice.

 

Rather than choosing a traditional BOV I have gone with the original SUV, a

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