General Preparedness

This category covers all topics not belonging in other categories.

  • A Worldwide Depression May Be Coming

    Could it really happen? Let's take a look at a few facts and see if that's possible. The world standard today is the dollar. I live close to Panama and they don’t use anything but the dollar. No matter where you go in the world, everybody accepts the dollar as payment for every sort of goods imaginable. You cannot do that with all currency, that is to say, travel worldwide, and spend another country’s currency in stores, and other places in a different country other than your own. Here in...
  • Know Your Interstates

    Suppose a time comes when you need to make your way across the country without luxuries such as a GPS. Those convenient little devices have spoiled a lot of people over the years. I have always kept a road atlas in my vehicle and always will. It is a very thick and detailed one that covers the entire country. Without it, however, I am still confident that I can eventually get to where I need to be. It is all a matter of knowing the interstate system and selecting roads that correspond with...
  • Are Americans Aware of the Damage Caused by Communism?

    I've noticed from many things younger people say these days, they don't understand history and they don't understand what has happened to America over the last forty years. This is a little long, but perhaps beneficial to those who don't understand what has happened in America before and after many of them were born. Perhaps if it is too long for some of you to read, for those that is the case, skip it. For those who want to know about what has changed and the detrimental effects that have...
  • 50 Survival Skills You Should Have...Just For Starters

    In order to survive whatever life throws at you, there is one universal thing that can help: knowledge. What you know how to do and what you have practiced are skills that will contribute to your success or, in the event that you lack knowledge, failure. Knowledge is easy to carry with you because it is weightless, taking up only space in your brain. It is also unbreakable and does not expire, so the more you have, the better off you will be. In life, and in survival, there are basic things...
  • Survival Prepping for Your Car: Supplies You Should Have Inside

    Some might say that a man's car is his castle and in a lot of cases that has been proven true. Because we spend so much time in our cars, it is only natural that they become a sort of extension of our homes and are stocked accordingly with survival supplies. Having useful items in your vehicle makes perfect sense when you consider travelling through unfamiliar and often sparsely populated areas. On every road trip, be it across the country or across town, exists the possibility for something...
  1. "The Gift of Time"

    Something to think about. The last wishes of Alexander the Great........ On his deathbed, Alexander summoned his army generals and told them his three ultimate wishes: 1. The best doctors should carry his coffin ... 2. The wealth he has accumulated (money, gold, precious stones) should be scattered along the procession to the cemetery .... 3. His hands should be let loose, so they hang outside the coffin for all to see! One of his generals who was surprised by these unusual requests...
  2. 10 Tips for Spring Break Survival

    It is that time of year again: spring break. People everywhere are soon to be hitting the road in search of a vacation destination if they have not done so already. This can mean copious quantities of fun if you are able to kick back and relax during spring break at the location of your choice. It can also mean a lot of stress if things such as large numbers of people and mass quantities of alcohol being consumed happen to worry you. Spring break, for many people, is all about a good time....
  3. 20 Reasons to Consider Apple Cider Vinegar

    Since storing items requires space and for many of us space is limited, it is important to make the most of what room we do have. Because of this need to use every inch in our favor, it is key to buy and store items with multiple uses. The more you can get out of one particular item, the more valuable it will be to you, especially in cases where a little bit goes a long way. Photo: Bragg Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is not just a salad dressing anymore. Organic, raw, unfiltered, and...
  4. 5 Locations for Starting Seeds

    Starting seeds indoors before the actual outdoor planting season begins is a great way to get your vegetables growing early. The sooner you get started, the sooner you will have sprouts, and the sooner food will be on the table. Even if it is still a little on the inhospitable side outdoors, there is no reason to put things off when the ability to get started indoors exists! The first thing you will need to do to get your seeds started is to come up with containers. This is a task that can...
  5. 5 Reasons to Stock Salt

    As we grew up, our parents exposed us to tips and tricks to get us through different things we encountered. One such example in my case involved salt and mosquito bites. Since mosquitoes may as well have been the state bird where we lived, bites from them were a regular occurrence. Being a little kid, impulse control was not a skill I had yet developed, so I would scratch those bites until they bled and finally scabbed over. To stop this behavior, mom and dad called upon salt. At the first...
  6. 5 Scenarios to Inspire Survival Prepping

    The act of prepping is universally understood as planning for the survival of yourself and your loved ones. It is implied that some sort of failure will occur that in turn creates a need for prepping. Since the government has in the past proven its inability to mitigate disaster, self-reliance has become the only choice. As you go about the act of prepping, what type of scenarios should you have in mind? There are many reasons to stockpile supplies and plan for your own survival and...
  7. 50 Survival Skills You Should Have...Just For Starters

    In order to survive whatever life throws at you, there is one universal thing that can help: knowledge. What you know how to do and what you have practiced are skills that will contribute to your success or, in the event that you lack knowledge, failure. Knowledge is easy to carry with you because it is weightless, taking up only space in your brain. It is also unbreakable and does not expire, so the more you have, the better off you will be. In life, and in survival, there are basic things...
  8. A Rose Speaks of Love

    A rose speaks of love silently in a language known only to the heart. When you give roses to her, the thought is eternal and the perfume is endless. She will know the gift is from the heart when it is roses. I sent my Nancy eleven roses when I first met her. She was a ballerina and was dancing with a New York Ballet Company, I was a Crop Duster Pilot, the competition was tough for her attention. My enclosed card read, "Regretfully I could not find a twelfth as beautiful as you, so I had to...
  9. A Tree with Many Uses: The Slippery Elm

    Although not a common food item in modern times, the inner bark of the slippery elm tree was once dined upon by pioneers and early settlers. Typically enjoyed in the form of porridge, the pinkish-white bark of the slippery elm tree was dried and ground, then boiled before being enjoyed as a meal similar in nutrition and consistency to oatmeal. In fact, this meal is so effective that Revolutionary War soldiers at Valley Forge sustained themselves for 12 long days on slippery elm porridge...
  10. A Worldwide Depression May Be Coming

    Could it really happen? Let's take a look at a few facts and see if that's possible. The world standard today is the dollar. I live close to Panama and they don’t use anything but the dollar. No matter where you go in the world, everybody accepts the dollar as payment for every sort of goods imaginable. You cannot do that with all currency, that is to say, travel worldwide, and spend another country’s currency in stores, and other places in a different country other than your own. Here in...
  11. Always Be Prepared; Even if You Don't See It Coming, Things Can Change Instantly

    Well, I got lost in the woods this weekend. It was the most stupid, preventable thing and I would like you to learn from it if possible. I say 'if possible' because I broke every common sense rule there is and hopefully none of you can quite say the same. It started off being the first nice day I've seen in ages, so I wanted to spend it outside. By 'outside' I mean in unfamiliar terrain a few hours from where I live. What I wanted to do was hike to a bald eagle's nest and take some...
  12. Are Americans Aware of the Damage Caused by Communism?

    I've noticed from many things younger people say these days, they don't understand history and they don't understand what has happened to America over the last forty years. This is a little long, but perhaps beneficial to those who don't understand what has happened in America before and after many of them were born. Perhaps if it is too long for some of you to read, for those that is the case, skip it. For those who want to know about what has changed and the detrimental effects that have...
  13. Are Race Riots on the Horizon?

    (An observation and an opinion.) Part One If you haven’t been watching what has been happening in the black population over the last twenty years in the United States, I’m guessing you have been in hibernation somewhere. I think if anyone is discounting a race war in the US they are counting on a hope, rather than anything resembling fact. The majority of blacks subscribe to the Rev Wright propaganda, that it is them against us. Most white people understand that or, at the very least are...
  14. Are Race Riots on the Horizon?

    Part Two Remember this folks- When people get upset because there are no jobs, no food, no opportunities, no more gas for the cars, the TV’s get shut off along with the power because the country has gone bankrupt, and money is at a premium, there will be revolution. There will be race wars. It will be many different factions against many others. People will take out their frustrations on anyone or anything they believe is a root cause. The blame for the plight of those affected will be...
  15. Are You and Your PC Ready for 2015's Leap Second?

    Have you ever thought about the difference a second makes? We've all told someone to 'wait a second' or declared that certain tasks will take 'just a second' but have you ever really thought about the significance of a second in your day, or even your life? Sure, it takes a many seconds to make up more important units of time such as minutes, hours, days, and weeks, but the second itself is still pretty important, especially if that second is a leap second. In the year 2015, a leap second...
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