This was was originally published over at the excellent website – The Economic Collapse.
by Michael Snyder
If you make more than $27,520 a year at your job, you are doing better than half the country is. But you don’t have to take my word for it, you can check out the latest wage statistics from the Social Security administration right here. But of course $27,520 a year will
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The latest ModernSurvivalOnline Survival & Preparedness Writing Contest finished up May 15th. Judging is complete and the following are the results:
First Place goes to: The Psychology of Survival
Inergy has donated their “Lion” Ultralight, Portable Lithium Power System including a 20 watt semi-flexible solar panel and two 5 Watt LED Lights. Total Value: $560+ Forge Survival Supply is providing an awesome Parry Blade “Hunter” Knife. Value:
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Let me preface myself with this, in case the word “Catholic” leads you to disconnect without a fair read- Blessed Bishop Fulton Sheen, a godly Catholic man who had a weekly tv program in the 60’s and 70’s, who was respected, watched and enjoyed by people of all faiths, once remarked: “There are not 100 people in the world who hate the Catholic Church, but millions who hate what they mistakenly think She
Continue reading DO YOU TRULY KNOW YOUR ENEMY? WSHTF FROM A CATHOLIC PERSPECTIVE………
If you’ve been reading the news recently, you might think that corporate America is doing its best to thwart NSA surveillance. But….you have that nagging feeling in your stomach…or the hairs on your neck are standing up every day when you hear about the government’s ability to spy on you. You know by now that any e-mail or file that isn’t encrypted traverses the Internet in clear text that can easily be viewed with
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When disaster strikes, you need to be prepared. What would you do if you had to live off the grid for a couple weeks? How about a month? Are you ready? Often those in subjected to extraordinary circumstances in an emergency bond together to form small groups who work together – and group psychology tends to play an important role in survival. So, whether you are technically a “prepper” or not, every person
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I have used all types of reloading equipment on up to the Dillon progressives with all of the bells and whistles. I have a Dillon 550 with a dozen drop in heads, a couple Lyman presses, a Lee Load All and MEC for 12 gauge, brass tumbler, dozens of dies and bullet casting factory at the retreat. The fact remains, as wonderful and efficient as they are, they are not very practical,
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These stoves/cookers run the gamut of brand new (the Emberlit) to ages old (the coleman) which I have used for decades, although my storage stove one is new.
The old Coleman helped me through 14 days of no water or power after a Florida Hurricane ripped through. I set it up on the catwalk of my condo and fed myself and adjacent neighbors for those two weeks. I also used
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There are a lot of places you can go to buy a new home generator — big box retailers, Internet wholesalers, even your Uncle Jeb who swears his works “just fine.” But for such a big investment, which option is best?
Well, truth is that none of those are where you’d want to look in order to buy your home generator. Instead, by purchasing your generator from an authorized home generator
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Please allow me to introduce myself,
My father was born as a subject to the King of England. He survived the Battle of Britain and watched daily as bombers flew over his home on their way to drop bombs. Early in the war by the Nazi’s bombing London and then later, when the Allies bombed Germany. After the war my father’s parents moved their family to the United States of America. In America
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In prepping there are few things more important than protecting the lives of yourself and your loved ones. It’s your duty to ensure their safety by any means necessary even in the toughest of times. As a prepper you probably own a firearm (or several) as a means of defense for you and your family.
What happens however, when the government comes to take away your guns? How will you protect the
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Many people who are well prepared in other ways overlook the importance of being able to handle a medical emergency when venturing off the beaten path. Remote areas, especially mountainous ones, can present a challenge. Both weather and distance may make it impossible to leave the area for help. An injury to a limb or an illness could be dangerous and put a person’s first aid skills to the test. Here are five tips
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By P Tabakaru
Do your prep plans include the addition of a small flock of sheep for fresh, meat, milk and or wool, for creating fabrics? The addition of just a few could mean the difference between life and death. They are great multipurpose animal that requires just a little care.
You have to ask yourself what would you like the most, meat, milk, wool? There are certain breeds that are specific, and there
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As a teenage prepper, who has scoured the immense depths of the internet to view many of the available prepping forums and how-to’s, read every survival book that I could get my hands on, and also has spoken to quite a few outdoor enthusiasts…I would like to discuss a couple of topics that have caught my attention about that the prepper community as a whole, which I have observed
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By Rose Cceberio, RN, BSN
Today, if one is out and about camping, hiking, or on a dry run or for real “Bug Out” route, one can encounter a few things alone the wilderness path that can cause bodily harm. Unless you thought of everything and you’re hiking with a 100 lb backpack, even then, anything can happen and you may be fresh out of supplies other than Old Mother Nature
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I do things differently than most. I spread my perspective in hopes to assist and inspire others. I only list the things I do here that aren’t often or aren’t mentioned at all in most ‘prepper’ or ‘survival’ circles.
* My favorite prep item is my library. I have been collecting books ever since I had access to bookstores, not only for fun and survival, but almost as
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By TekkieFae Firstly and most important, DON’T PANIC!! Pay more attention to preps vs. threats to not get stressed and overwhelmed.
Start small, and grow bigger as you go. Start with prepping for the most common and likely things that could go wrong, and worry about the bigger possibilities once the basics are mastered.
Common scenarios to prep for first:
Being stranded in your car. This has happened to myself, my family,
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For many in dire circumstances, just living day-to-day is very difficult. Working in a low-income area with many who are homeless, I routinely see examples. Others I know are unemployed, or if they work, they do so part time and/or below their skill or education level – just to survive. Although these people have roofs over their heads, they also face day-to-day financial challenges. Fortunately for now, most of us in this country still
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San Pedro Sula- Central America
Honduras, a country of some 8.5 million people, suffered an average of 19 murders each day in 2013, down from 20 the year before.
December 24, 2013- The Department of State continues to warn U.S. citizens that the level of crime and violence in Honduras remains critically high. http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/alertswarnings/honduras-travel-warning.html
Honduras is one of the poorest countries in Latin America and has the world’s highest murder rate. More than half
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Warm up those keyboards folks! The current ModernSurvivalOnline Survival & Preparedness Writing Contest started March 15th and continues through May 15th. Have a guest post you want to enter? Send in to emergencycd(at)gmail.com.
Some great prizes are lined up – this is looking to be the biggest ever!!
First Place will receive:
Inergy has donated their “Lion” Ultralight, Portable Lithium Power System including a 20 watt semi-flexible
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This year’s SHOT Show was a blast for all law-enforcers!
Exhibitors received a lot of attention at the 2014 Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show in Las Vegas where overall attendance hit a record this year. Visitors, in turn, were overwhelmed by the huge numbers of amazing products, which included the latest tactical gear developments. Guns, knives, boots, bags, watches, pants – you name it – the best gear new and old was all
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The predominant culture often views those who value disaster preparedness as fanatical and irrational. Their predictions may sometimes sound apocalyptic; their preparations, drastic. The idea of an implosion of the national infrastructure and financial system simply strikes some as the stuff of fantasy. An honest look at the numbers, however, reveals that survival planning is actually a wise and prudent endeavor. In fact, academic research, practical business experience and good old common sense corroborate
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Warm up those keyboards folks! The next ModernSurvivalOnline Survival & Preparedness Writing Contest will start March 15th and continue through May 15th. Have a guest post you want to enter? Send in to emergencycd(at)gmail.com.
Some great prizes are lined up – this is looking to be the biggest ever!!
First Place will receive:
Inergy has donated their “Lion” Ultralight, Portable Lithium Power System including a 20 watt
Continue reading ANNOUNCEMENT: Survival & Preparedness Writing Contest coming March 15th.
Today’s world grows more and more unstable. At any time the situation may arise that we won’t be able to go to grocery store to pick up milk and eggs. There may be a time when our electricity goes out, and we will need to survive on what we can catch and cook on a fire. It’s incredibly scary to think about, but there are a lot of things you can do to prepare
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With all of the recent whether upheaval causing power disruptions lately, it seems that now is an appropriate time to review what to do in the event of a power outage.
First, make sure the power is actually out by checking your fuse box to make sure none of the fuses are blown. If everything is fine there, then call your power company to report the outage and to get an estimated time it
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