Grandma Was A Prepper
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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
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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…

Prepared For A Time LONGER Than The Great Depression?
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Prepared For A Time LONGER Than The Great Depression?

The upcoming ‘Greater Depression’ may likely last even longer than ‘the Great Depression’ of the 1930s and will have far worse consequences for more people than ever before. The Great Depression that took place during the 1930s was a severe worldwide economic depression, the timing of which varied across nations; however, in most countries it…

A Straight Razor For SHTF
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A Straight Razor For SHTF

While looking back through history, the straight razor was the tool that was used to shave. Before the days of electricity and electric shavers and before the days of disposable razors, the straight razor got the job done. In fact, a straight razor can get the job done today just as well. While so many…

An Eighth Grade Test From 1912
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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…

We Came VERY Close To Nuclear War In 1962
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We Came VERY Close To Nuclear War In 1962

Robert McNamara, who was U.S. Secretary of Defense during the Cuban Missile Crisis, stated that “we came very close” to nuclear war, “closer than we knew at the time.” How close were we? Terrifyingly close. If it were not for the non-action of this one submarine ‘second-in-command’ deputy commander, the world would have likely lost…