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What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2015-05-23)

May 23, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin

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This week we all learned that the apparent ‘value’ for certain items specifically meant for post-collapse barter (from a list submitted by you the readers), is currently prioritized as follows:

Ammo, Meds (Antibiotics), Food (any), Toilet Paper, Alcohol, Batteries, First Aid supplies, Salt, Water filters, Meds (various over-the-counter), and the rest…

That said, thanks for you input, and what did you do for your preparedness this week?

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Dandelions For Dinner

May 22, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin

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Dandelions. It’s what’s for dinner… 😕

Did you know that dandelions are edible?

Dandelions are probably the easiest plant to identify, and as one of the most widespread they are a great introduction to wild plant foods. The entire dandelion is edible, from the root to the flower, and can be found quite easily in many areas, even in early spring or late fall.

If you look out your window right now, you might even see some…

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Financial System Collapse, War With Russia And China, Or Both?

May 21, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin

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Everywhere you read lately (in the alternative news media, the financial blogosphere, and alt-news & preparedness blogs) it seems that there has been an incredible ratcheting up of economic doom in our near future. So many people have a ‘feeling’ (and are vocalizing) that something ‘bad’ is about to happen… anywhere from the next several weeks, to this summer, to September (the Shemitah?). Do you feel it? (seriously, do you? let us know…)

Just look at some of the recent headlines the past few days:

Economy Is Unsustainable – Dramatic Shifts Ahead, “The economy cannot grow exponentially indefinitely in a finite world” (Chris Martenson)

“This is HOW People Will Lose EVERYTHING…” “This is going to be an overnight or over the weekend type of event” (Bill Holter)

“Bank Accounts will be frozen; spontaneous collapse coming,” “The next financial collapse will resemble nothing in history…” (Jim Rickards)

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Survival Skills Of The Great Depression Era

May 20, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin

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We can learn from the philosophy of ‘using and reusing’ that Depression era folks were forced to live with. We can learn by examining what the skills were during the Great Depression era. Who were those that were able to find some work, those who were better able to survive those very difficult times?

What were the survival skills of that time and would they apply to surviving in a future post-collapse world?

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Poll: Choose The Most Valuable Items For Barter After SHTF or post-Collapse

May 19, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin

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We recently asked for your suggestions and comments as to what items that you believe might be considered ‘valuable’ for barter in a post-collapse world.

Today I’ve listed your suggestions (some condensed within broad groupings) so that you can now vote and choose which may be the most valuable in a SHTF world…

As the poll unfolds, it should be interesting to discover the perceived value of items or groups:

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What Items Should You Stock For The Purpose Of Barter?

May 18, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin

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While being better prepared involves stocking items for one’s own use, what other or additional items should you stock specifically for the purpose of barter?

In a SHTF world (you can define that however you wish) there will be value in things that people have taken for granted all this time. Some things will be ‘worth’ more than others due to the new circumstances of surviving in a post-collapse world (again, this does depend upon the extent of said collapse).

Lets hear some of your ideas about some of the things (items) which may be useful to stock, specifically for barter purposes…

I’ll get the list started with a few ideas…

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Sunday Pictures (2015-05-17)

May 17, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin

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White wildflowers in New Hampshire

It has finally turned fully green and colorful in the mountains of northern New Hampshire as Spring explodes to life following a short but life-giving rainfall and some warm weather…

Here are a few more Sunday pictures:

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