The #1 Most Neglected Survival Prep: Fatigue Management

The #1 Most Neglected Survival Prep: Fatigue Management by Grizzlyette Adams for The Organic Prepper Dealing with a disaster is often exhausting and staying alert can be especially challenging during a prolonged crisis. However, strategies to stay in top form during and after calamities are not something that most people think to include in their emergency preps. Sleep deprivation, stress, and other issues that are commonly associated with disasters often lead to survivor’s burnout.  If not properly managed, this fatigue can compound existing problems when the crisis lingers for days,…

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Do You Enjoy Last Minute Preparedness Right Before A Storm?

Do You Enjoy Last Minute Preparedness Right Before A Storm? by Ken Jorgustin for Modern Survival Blog How many of you are like this? I know that it’s true for me… When there’s a potentially major storm coming (usually having been forecast), I enjoy the last minute preparations and the event itself. Why is that? There’s an amount of excitement during the last minute process of readiness before a storm. Maybe it’s a winter snowstorm that’s going to dump a lot of snow. Or maybe a high wind event. A…

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PREPPING: THE BASICS OF FINANCIAL PLANNING

PREPPING: THE BASICS OF FINANCIAL PLANNING by Mac Slavo for SHTFPlan GNN Note – Our house uses the principals of the “prepper community” for this specific purpose. Raise your hand if you are planning on having an accident, getting really sick or have a life altering event this year? No one? No one at all? hmmmmm… Prepping is not about the “world ending” it’s about freedom, serenity and happiness. ****** It’s never too early to start preparing your personal finances for an emergency. Anything can happen, and if it does,…

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Making the Best of Basics – Family Preparedness Handbook Review

Making the Best of Basics – Family Preparedness Handbook Review by M.D. Creekmore for MD Creekmore Making the Best of Basics – Family Preparedness Handbook 11th Edition. James Talmage Stevens. Get Ready! Network, LLC, 2009. Paperback, illus. I would like to give big hugs and sloppy kisses to the folks at Directive21 for sending me a copy of the 11th edition of this classic work dedicated to survival planning and emergency food storage. With more than 750,000 copies of previous editions sold, Making the Best of Basics (click here to check the current…

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Some Observations on Urban OPSEC and Situational Awareness

Some Observations on Urban OPSEC and Situational Awareness by 1stMarineJarHead for The Organic Prepper Recently I had the great opportunity to visit with family in a major metropolitan area. This city was their city of birth, so it held great esteem and nostalgia for them. I wanted to comment on some observations I made about Operational Security (OPSEC) and Situational Awareness (SA). Packing for a four-day trip with clothing for two people into one suitcase (avoiding those airline baggage fees for two suitcases) just made more financial and economy of…

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Lead Your Church to Read the Bible Together in 2020

Lead Your Church to Read the Bible Together in 2020 by Justin Dillehay  for The Gospel Coalition GNN Note – Our church began this program several months ago with about 60+ people. It has dwindled to fewer than 20 people, however, we are still encouraged. The program may benefit from better promotion ****** “I wish my congregation didn’t read the Bible so much!” said no pastor ever. As an evangelical pastor in the Reformed Baptist tradition, I think I speak for all of us in saying we want our people…

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Solar AA Battery Charger | 2 Good Choices

Solar AA Battery Charger | 2 Good Choices by Ken Jorgustin for Modern Survival Blog I will suggest two choices for a solar aa battery charger. One is a nice standalone unit. The other, though more expensive, is a more powerful folding solar panel. A separate aa charger accessory plugs right in. It charges USB too — iPhone, Android, etc.). Solar Battery Charger | AA, AAA, C, D First, the following solar powered battery charger (pictured above) is a practical preparedness item to have. It will charge typical consumer-size AA &…

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Survival Hunting – Lessons Learned

Survival Hunting – Lessons Learned by O.V. for Survival Blog I’ve hunted since the late 1970s and I thought I’d pass along some knowledge I’ve accumulated albeit not in a polished format, but more of a “if you just want the answer to the test format.” It will probably come across a little bit choppy reading, but I want to hit the high points and mention the low hanging fruit. And by the way the SurvivalBlog readership wants TEOTWAWKI usefulness, so that’s the slant of this article. First off are a couple…

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Planning Your Escape

Planning Your Escape by JMD for Survival Blog In a previous article in SurvivalBlog I wrote about things you could do to help you survive when you’re on the road and traveling. The focus of that article was on what skills, supplies and activities you should consider to increase your chances of surviving while you’re away from home for any period of time, but I received feedback from several folks that the article didn’t really provide much information about how to actually get back home if an event did occur. The goal…

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Stories from an SHTF Christmas: SELCO

Stories from an SHTF Christmas: SELCO by Daisy Luther for The Organic Prepper Have you ever thought about what an SHTF Christmas would be like after an end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it event? I’m not talking about a minor issue that just affects a few people, but a full-on disaster that changes everything. Today, we have a first-hand look at what a post-collapse holiday is really like. I interviewed my friend Selco and his answers are really food for thought.  I have learned more about long-term survival from Selco than probably anybody else and have…

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