What is The American Dream and is it Still Alive?

What is The American Dream and is it Still Alive?

We’ve all heard that ‘saying’, “The American dream”. I remember hearing it when I was young. Now many decades later I wonder what it means today and how it has changed. I suspect that the notion of the American dream brings differing thoughts from various people. But just what is it? And what is it…

Analogy Of The 20 Titanic Lifeboats

Analogy Of The 20 Titanic Lifeboats

The Titanic had just 20 lifeboats aboard when it sank April 15, 1912. From a preparedness standpoint, we can draw several practical parallels or analogies from the disaster of the Titanic – and your adherence to the lessons learned will put you in a better place of readiness and safety…   The Titanic was originally…

2 Weeks Without Electricity

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 life and infrastructure depends on…

Have You Learned Anything From Reading Survival Novels?

Have You Learned Anything From Reading Survival Novels?

I do enjoy reading a survival novel now and again. There are some good reads out there, and I have taken away a number of tips, ideas, and lessons learned – having read them. It’s kind of true in general that when you hear, see, or read from another perspective, sometimes there are lessons learned…

Grandma Was A Prepper

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 face when we would walk…

The Grand Canyon Is Both Humbling And Inspiring

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 you physically stand there looking…

How The Next Great Depression Will Be Different From The First

How The Next Great Depression Will Be Different From The First

If and when there is a ‘next’ Great Depression (some may argue that we’ve already entered the next one – although hidden from sight), the question is “How will it be different from the first?” The current labor force participation rate is somewhere around 62% in the U.S. and the current (NOV-2016) combined U3 &…

What Great Event In History Would You Witness If You Could Go Back In Time?

What Great Event In History Would You Witness If You Could Go Back In Time?

Maybe for the sake of gaining knowledge or insight for your own preparedness, while there are plenty of books and documentaries having to do with historical times – what great event would you like to witness in history if you could go back in time? The time machine enables you to ‘witness only’ (no interaction…

Do You Recall The 9-11 Moment, And How It Affected You?

Do You Recall The 9-11 Moment, And How It Affected You?

On this anniversary date of 9/11/2001, the two questions for you are the following: When 9/11 happened so many years ago, do you recall the moment — when you found out, where you were, and what you were doing or ‘felt’? How did it affect you then, and now?

An Eighth Grade Test From 1912

An Eighth Grade Test From 1912

Lessons from history… A copy of the Eighth Grade Exam for Bullitt County Schools in 1912 was donated to the Bullit County Museum in Kentucky. The questions within the exam of 100 years ago (for 8th-graders) illustrate the dumbing down (by comparison) of today’s American education system. I read this quote recently, and agree with…