Category: lessons-from-history

2 Weeks Without Electricity

2 weeks without electricity? How many times throughout our modern history have natural disasters damaged the electrical grid infrastructure of a region? Lots! While it’s not the normal circumstance, 2 weeks without electricity can certainly occur, and you can survive it. Let me say this though, today’s modern way of …

8 Lessons Learned From The Great Depression

(image: United Sates Farm Security Administration) The Great Depression of the late 1920s and 1930s was a reflection of high unemployment, staggering debt, and a collapsed stock market. The hardship that resulted has not been experienced by Americans since. Those at the time somehow lived through it, and will tell …

Memorial Day Thoughts

I am giving some thought to the purpose of this Memorial Day, remembering those who have died while serving in this country’s armed forces. Memorial Day isn’t just about honoring veterans, its honoring those who lost their lives. Veterans had the fortune of coming home. Regardless of the reasons for …

Grandma Was A Prepper

  Guest article, by ‘NRP’ I have so many fond memories of “going to Grandma’s house” in my younger days, the warmth of the home, the smells of something baking, all of the flowers planted outside and those in vases inside. I remember the warm smile always on my Grandma’s …

The Grand Canyon Is Both Humbling And Inspiring

(Grand Canyon at South Rim – larger image) The Grand Canyon is one of the Earth’s most powerful, inspiring landscapes and overwhelms our senses when standing there at the rim. While a picture of the Grand Canyon might itself appear remarkable (I snapped the image above during yesterday’s visit), when …