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Prepare to Live in a Hybrid World – Part Two

Steps to take to prepare for the slow slide as our country sinks into third world of blackouts, food shortages, and a collapsing currency.
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Prepare to Live in a Hybrid World – Part One

We need to prep not just for world-ending disasters but for frequent interruptions to what have been reliable aspects of our daily life.
Bottled water as far as the eye can see.

What will you Drink at the End of the World?

Water is critical to survival. After the SHTF, where will you get your water, how will your transport it and what are your plans for purification?
A kayaker in rough water

Are you Ready for 2023? Getting Mentally Prepared

Buying gear is easy. Preparing mentally for the end of the world is another story. You need to have mental toughness, perseverance, and resiliency.
plastic bottle filled with amber honey

Our Early Honey Harvest is in the Bottle

Its early in the second year of raising bees and the hives have already produced more honey than they did last year.
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Keep Prepping in the Face of Bad News

Do not to let the news distract you or get you down. Concentrate on keeping your family safe, housed, clothed, shod, and fed. In other words, prep.
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Trucking During Inflation and High Diesel Prices

If the high cost of diesel is keeping trucks off the road, I could not tell on a recent road trip. Truck traffic remains high.
Coins spill from a jar. Photo by Michael Longmire on Unsplash

Bring on the Recession, Jerome

When faced with a choice of inflation or a recession, I'll take a recession any day, and so should you.
Students in a classroom with advanced equations on the board.

Peak Fairness is Going to be our Downfall

Peak oil didn't destroy us, but "peak fairness" may as socialists and apologists try to make everything "fair."
A protest in Europe

Europe will be our Harbinger of Doom

Monitor what's going on overseas to look for warning signs. Europe is likely to slide into a collapse before the U.S.
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Life as we know it Grinds to a Halt

The supply chain is a vast interconnected system. When one component fails, everything can grind to a halt.
Stages of monkeypox lesions

Should you Worry about Monkeypox?

Monkeypox is spreading around the world and there are cases in the U.S. Is monkeypox something you should prep for?
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The Economy is Careening out of Control

The problem this country face is that the people who are supposed to be in charge of the economy don’t know what they are doing..
Our cabbage are beginning to grow heads.

Inflation Hits the Homestead, Plus Survival Gardening

Have you ever checked the caloric content of vegetables? Many of them offer just a coupe hundred calories per pound. Give yourself survival options.
Barbershop offering haircuts for 10 cents.

Five Inflation Lessons we can Learn from Inflation the 1970s

The U.S. suffered through a decade of rising inflation and stagflation more than 40 years ago. What can we learn from those bad times?
F-16 fighter jet

Threat of War Builds around the World

While we're all watching the war in Ukraine, we're ignoring the possibility of of conflict breaking out in the Middle East and Asia.
grain, gas and guns

News about Grain, Gas and Guns

Gas is going up in price, diesel is getting scarcer, but grain prices may be heading down if a new plan goes into effect.
The capitol in Washington

Don’t Let The Man Keep you Down

Sometimes the best thing you can do is resist those in charge and their agenda. Start with passive resistance. Here's how.
Cutting our garage door down to size.

Why I Boarded up my Garage Door

It's been a busy spring, but that didn't stop us from doing a minor renovation to our garage and adding a new door.
A distraught man in Ukraine.

These Troubled Times are Here to Stay

If history is a guide, high inflation and energy crises are difficult to address and may affect us for years to come. There is no easy cure,
Two prepping books published in the late 1970s.

What if THIS is what Normal Looks Like?

What if we ARE back to normal and the past 20 years of fast growth and low inflation are the aberration? Are you prepared for that?
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More News, Much of it Bad

There comes a time when they can't hide the bad news, but when it hits the mainstream media, it often too late to prepare.
9mm ammunition

President Biden Lies about Gas and Guns

Long known for exaggerating and lying, President Biden told some whoppers earlier this week while trying to promote gun control.
Splitting firewood

Taking Advantage of the Sunshine

They say you gotta make hay when the sun shines. Around here, we make firewood, practice beekeeping, and do other outdoor chores.
Pete's concealed carry guns.

The Truth About Constant Concealed Carry

If you’ve gone to the trouble and expense of getting a CCW permit, why leave your gun at home? It won’t do you any good there. Practice constant carry.
There was plenty of flour at our Sam'e Club in late May of 2022.

Is my Food Stockpile Complete Yet?

We looked for signs of the food shortage at Sam's Club but found only signs of intermittent supply chain disruptions.
A body lies on the ground, apparently dead.

You MUST be able to Defend Yourself

Whether in a mass shooting on an isolated event, you have to be prepared to defend yourself and your family. Guns remain the best way to do so.
Wild blackberries blooming

Homesteading Activities Kick into High Gear

As our last frost date is behind us and temperatures rise, we "spring" into full speed, as do our bees and the plants in our garden beds.
An island in a darken sea.

How to Become the Island of Stability in a Sea of...

Us against them, emotional thinking, and the inability of many to live and let live is contributing to the decay of society. Here's how to survive.
COVID-19 mask wearers on lockdown.

New COVID Wave Builds Plus There’s Monkey Pox

As a new wave of COVID-19 rolls through the U.S. and is expected to worsen. a few cases of Monkey Pox raise fears or another pandemic.
An empty rice display at Sam's CLub

Warning Sign: Foods Out of Stock items at Sam’s Club

Only 56 percent of the items on my Sam’s Club grocery list were in stock at my local store. The food shortage is about to become real.