The Pickled Prepper
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Gearing Up for our Grim Future

It's time to step up your game. Don't just practice on a square range, train in a more realistic environment. Push outside your comfort zone.
Wake up, America!

The Death Spiral Will Be Long And Ugly

Combine our economic outlook with a food shortage that could last years, an energy crisis that shows no end, and the possibility of World War III, and the future looks pretty grim.
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It’s Summer; Time to Prepare a Winter Without Gas

Whether you live in an urban apartment building or a cabin in the wilderness, this is the time to prep to survive a winter with power outages and expensive heat
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Four Groups that will Survive the Coming Collapse

After the end of the world as we know it, I expect the survivors will come from four groups. Are you in one of them?
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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.
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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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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.