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Are You An Ant Or A Grasshopper

August 22, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin


The Ant and the Grasshopper – Aesop’s version and a modified version.

The question is, are you an Ant or a Grasshopper?

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Ways To Preserve Meat

August 21, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin


The problem of storing meat for use all year round is an old one. While examining your food storage preparedness with regards to meat, consider the following ways to preserve meat:

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Home Security And Safety

August 21, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin


The most serious obstacle to personal safety and home security is an attitude of complacency, or normalcy bias. “It can’t happen to me.” It is dangerous thinking.

A criminal attack, burglary, or fire can happen at anyone’s home. However there are precautions you can take and deterrents put in place while taking on more responsibility for your own home security and safety.

Consider the following guidelines while reviewing your home security:

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Preparations And Survival For Nuclear War

August 20, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin

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The immediate psychological effects of a thermonuclear explosion – a surface burst of nuclear weapons that suck millions of tons of pulverized and radioactive earth into the air – will be outright terror.

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Volcano Bardarbunga About To Erupt With Major Effects On Life In Iceland And Neighboring Countries

August 20, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin


An intense earthquake swarm started several days ago under Bardarbunga volcano, located under the northwestern part of Iceland’s largest ice cap (Vatnajokkull). The earthquake swarm is continuing at high intensity at the moment.

Bardarbunga is a large volcano, and had its last major eruption in 1477 when it produced a huge ash and pumice fall-out. If that eruption were to have occurred today, it would have major effects on life in Iceland, neighboring countries in Europe, and would shut down air travel in that part of the world.

Will it happen again? It seems likely…

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Emergency Food Storage 101

August 19, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin


Here’s a quick ‘basics’ for emergency food storage ’101′. Usually the first thing a newbie prepper does is to start building food storage.

Building an emergency supply of food storage is one of the easiest things to do because food is readily available (at this time) and you have a wide variety of foods and prices to pick and choose from – based on how much you want to spend.

When choosing what you will add to your food storage, consider that there are several purposes (use-scenarios) where and how it may be used, as follows:

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Who Will You Let Into Your Retreat After The SHTF?

August 18, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin


The SHTF scenario is this: There has been a complete societal collapse and the vast majority of the population (who were unprepared) are desperate, suffering, and struggling to survive. There had been many ‘triggers’ set to fire-off the inevitable collapse, any of which would have ended the world as we know it. One of them went off and tipped over all the dominoes.

Without focusing on the circumstance which brought it all down, let’s focus on the aftermath and the question of letting others (or not) into your ‘retreat’, your BOL (bug out location), your home (wherever that is – assuming you’re supplied and safe).

Will you let anyone into your retreat after the SHTF?
If yes, then who?

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