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Wanna workout? No gym membership? No problem!


Being fit continues to be an aspect of preparedness that is mostly ignored. I guess it is not as cool as a “tactified” AR or a Benchmade Nimravus knife. In a survival situation the ability to perform physically (and mentally) could very well mean the difference between life and death – or maybe not. Who knows?

The vast majority of us sit in the comfort of our warmly heated homes, being transported here there via petroleum-powered vehicles over great distances. We make our way through the drive-thru to get instant nourishment or walk into the local grocery store and walk

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Candida Yeast Infections


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


Candida Yeast Infections by servantheart

The subject ain’t pretty…but you need to know this!

Skin fungus. We’d like to think we’d never have them. But, the truth is, I currently DO have one. I live in a part of the world that stays hot and humid more often than not. And post-IHTF, these nuisance skin conditions may very well become even more common, most likely in the form of foot fungus, i.e., athlete’s foot, etc. Why? Because people will be walking more; their footwear and socks

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Three Medicinal Plants to Consider for Your Survival Garden


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



The beauty of Echinacea is equal to its value medicinally. The intense purple daisy-like flowers outshine most flowers in the herb garden. Even the Monarch butterflies find it attractive. Tall and impressive, this perennial plant’s natural habitats are the prairies and dry plains of North America, mainly in the U.S.A., from southern Saskatchewan and Manitoba, down into Texas. At one time, the untouched meadows that covered much of America, were carpeted with Echinacea, commonly called Purple Coneflower, Black Sampson or Kansas Snakeroot. The Native Americans

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Supplements as part of your food storage program

Back in the late 80′s I was big into bodybuilding. No ‘roids here – but I tried numerous nutritional supplements trying to get that “edge” to build more muscle – faster. Back then like a typical teenager I really didn’t think about health so much as my looks. Today at almost 44, I Crossfit and run for health reasons and all the while HOPING that looking better will be a benefit as well. 

I have a few select supplements that I use to assist in workout recovery and solidifying an environment that my body can build muscle

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Exercise and health….recommitted

A while back I talked about fitness, nutrition, and preparedness. Far too often people – even me sometimes – do an awful lot of talking and planning and not enough doing. Fitness is something that people always put of ’till tomorrow. It’s the “I’ll start my diet Monday” routine, while I eat like a pig all weekend. Monday comes and nothing changes.

Last year I had lost about 15 pounds at one point and was working out hard doing Crossfit. If you do not know what Crossfit is check out my other posts following the links above.

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YouTube Video: What is crossfit?

I have been doing Crossfit for almost a year and a half. When it comes to preparing your body for the challenges of a survival situation - I think Crossfit is the absolute best method.

Many people have emailed me and asked about Crossfit. This video does a great job of explaining.



Health and preparedness……..

push ups.....lots of push ups

Over the past few months I have been taking health and exercise much more seriously.  Sylvester Stallone wrote a fitness book several years ago and in it he made a statement – Once you hit age 40 it is decision time. After age 40 things can go downhill pretty fast.

I am 42.

In a survival situation good overall health could provide the edge needed. Many armchair preppers out there stock up on some extra food, have the shotgun in the closet, and have a backpack in the trunk and feel they are ready. Try putting that backpack on and carrying that shotgun

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