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Retirement May Be Your Own SHTF If You Are Not Prepared For It

Retirement May Be Your Own SHTF If You Are Not Prepared For It

  Guest article, by ‘NRP’ Do you believe that someday TS-will-HTF ? Well then you are absolutely correct. We sometimes talk of how an EMP, economic-crash, WW III, Cyber Attack, Pandemic, so-on, will change the world (your life) forever, and/or bring it crashing...

Does Your Spouse Or Partner Agree With Your Prepping?

Does Your Spouse Or Partner Agree With Your Prepping?

Lets face it, not everyone is on the same page with regards to all things. When it comes to a spouse or partner at home, certainly there are disagreements between each-other having to do with various issues and life's activities (this is normal!). The specific...

5 Steps BEFORE You Retire

5 Steps BEFORE You Retire

Are you thinking about your future, your retirement? Are you wishing that you could retire sooner rather than later? Are you wondering how it will even be possible to retire? Well here are five steps to consider before you retire - five things that will help get you...

Do Not Let The Fear Of Failure And The Unknown Stop You…

Do Not Let The Fear Of Failure And The Unknown Stop You…

...From Trying New Things. Among the top fears for most people are the fear of failure and the fear of the unknown. I recently came across a quote (unknown source) that reads, “Don’t fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things. The saddest summary of life...

If You Want To Get Somewhere In Life – Start Thinking About It…

If You Want To Get Somewhere In Life – Start Thinking About It…

Watch your thoughts. Your thoughts become words. Your words become actions. Your actions become character. Your character becomes your legacy. What does this have to do with preparedness?   Like any goal (e.g. preparedness), they always begin with thoughts. The...

When And Why Did You Become A Prepper And Start Prepping?

When And Why Did You Become A Prepper And Start Prepping?

For those who consider themselves to be a 'prepper', or 'preparedness-minded', or whatever title you would like to assign, was there a time in your life when you had that 'ah-ha' moment or when your mindset changed to start preparing for uncertain times? Was there a...

State Rank List – Percentage Of Preppers Per Population

State Rank List – Percentage Of Preppers Per Population

Have you ever wondered which states have the highest percentage of preppers? (those who are preparedness-minded)? Have you ever wondered where your own state ranks within the 50 states of the United States? Have you ever wondered which state has the least preppers per...

POLL: What State Do You Live In, And Why…

POLL: What State Do You Live In, And Why…

Ever wondered where your fellow preppers live? Participate in our anonymous poll and let us know what state you live in (and find out where others live too). I thought that it might be interesting to discover the general demographic of where we all live (obviously...

What Got You Into Preparedness?

What Got You Into Preparedness?

Discovering the reasons how and why others have developed a mindset of preparedness should prove to be an insightful exercise. Lets hear from you, your "how's and why's"... ? Here's some from me...   As I reflect on my own reasons while I think back through time,...

The Philosophy Of Liberty

The Philosophy Of Liberty

Most preparedness-minded people put great value in life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Most want to be 'left alone' in their pursuit. To be independent, perhaps self-sufficient. Thomas Jefferson wrote (while drafting the US Constitution), We hold these truths...

Leaders And Their Blind Followers

Leaders And Their Blind Followers

Most people are followers - not leaders. Similar to the behavior of dogs who will follow a pack leader, most people tend to follow others - even blindly or subconsciously. A preparedness mindset tends to break you of this habitual human behavior (being a 'blind'...

A Community Ring Of Preparedness Minded Neighbors

A Community Ring Of Preparedness Minded Neighbors

You will be safer and more resilient after a natural or man-made disaster if your immediate local neighborhood, community, or network (group) is prepared. The more prepared - the safer, the better, the more quick to recover for everyone. There is power in numbers, and...

Preparedness Is About BACKUPS

Preparedness - being prepared - prepping -- to a large extent involves having backups (and/or backup plans) for the things in life which we believe to be important to our well being. It's all about backups.   While prepping has been stigmatized by the mainstream,...

Are You An Ant Or A Grasshopper

The Ant and the Grasshopper - Aesop's version and a modified version. The question is, are you an Ant or a Grasshopper?   The Ant and the Grasshopper (Aesop's version) In a field one summer's day a Grasshopper was hopping about, chirping and singing to its...

Outside Your Comfort Zone – Overcome The Path Of Least Resistance

Outside Your Comfort Zone – Overcome The Path Of Least Resistance

We as humans will often take the path of least resistance - literally and emotionally. We will walk the straightest line to where we're going - we will do 'it' the easiest way or the same way we've always done it before - and we will typically do the least amount of...

If You Could, Would You Move To Another State? (Poll Results)

If You Could, Would You Move To Another State? (Poll Results)

"Regardless of whether you will move, if you had the opportunity, would you like to move to another state, or would you rather remain in your current state?" The poll results of 500 responses are in! Here are the results:   We had results from every state in the...

The Most ‘Free’ States In The Country

The Most ‘Free’ States In The Country

We've posted before on the top conservative and liberal cities in the United States, the lowest to highest taxes by state, and even polled you for the most pro and anti constitution states, now we ask the question - how free is your state? Different people value...

What Are You Preparing-Prepping For?

What Are You Preparing-Prepping For?

Why do people prep? Why do you prep? Prepping, emergency preparedness, disaster preparedness, survival, survivalism, self-reliance, whatever you want to call it -- people are doing it. They're doing it because they perceive risks; enough so that they are taking action...

Preparedness For Life

Preparedness For Life

Every once in a while I take a step back and I think about the idea or notion of preparedness, and what it is, or what it means, in relation to a lifestyle of adapting to the risks that we potentially face in our modern world today. Here are my thoughts on...

Survival Retreat Land Size Considerations

Survival Retreat Land Size Considerations

I originally wrote this article during 2010, but felt it worth re-posting How much land should a survival retreat or bug-out-location have surrounding it? What are the minimum land requirements while shopping for a retreat location? Does it really matter? There are...

Northeast Population Density

Northeast Population Density

The population density of the northeast United States is dense, for sure, however there are large regions of low population and wilderness in northern New England. For folks that are seeking to live in an area that is further away from the many systemic risks and the...

How To Achieve your Goals

How To Achieve your Goals

It is one thing to think about or talk about the things that we want to do - our goals, but it is quite another to actually do something about it and put the thoughts or talk into actions. I have had my own occasional issues of procrastination, like I'm sure most of...

Where Is The Best Place To Live?

Where Is The Best Place To Live?

So, you want to know where is the best place to live in the United States? I recently received an email with this question, which included criteria 'where water is good', 'hunting', 'not too cold or hot', 'good soil', 'etc,,,'. The person is relocating in a year,...

Northwest Survival Retreat Ideal Population Map

Northwest Survival Retreat Ideal Population Map

Click here for full resolution map I put together this map awhile ago which illustrates perimeter regions surrounding population centers in the northwest. City regions containing populations of 50,000 (red circles) and those with 200,000 (blue circles) in the states...

Small Town Retreat

Small Town Retreat

Assuming you've made reasonable preparations, the greatest single danger to your survival when 'the' crisis strikes will be your proximity to concentrated masses of systems-dependent people. Even living in a relatively out of the way place in a high population density...

Best Place To Live with a Survival Context

Best Place To Live with a Survival Context

Recently having received an email from a Reader who asked for an opinion of where is the best place to live from the standpoint of survival interests and preparedness, here are a few considerations... (this pertains to the US) The criteria from the Reader are as...

Bug-Out with Tent? Trailer? Other?

Bug-Out with Tent? Trailer? Other?

Guest Post: by Hal Modern motor homes can cost several thousand dollars. Travel trailers, especially some of the fifth wheelers can go for the price of an inexpensive home. With the slide-outs and other amenities they will provide a high level of luxury to the owner....

Self Sufficient Living, Is it Possible?

Self Sufficient Living, Is it Possible?

In a practical sense, no, not really, it would be near impossible to live self-sufficient. We will nearly always need a product or service provided by someone else. I suppose that in a very caveman way, some of us could be self-sufficient with the right knowledge and...

To Bug-In or To Bug-Out

To Bug-In or To Bug-Out

During a serious threat situation or disaster, and while enacting your emergency / preparedness plan of action, you may decide to either 'bug-in' or 'bug-out'. Bug-In: To 'dig in' and remain where you are (or at your normal place of residence) Bug-Out: To 'get the...

The Big Move to a Survival Retreat Location

The Big Move to a Survival Retreat Location

Permalink Of the survival minded community, there is no doubt a percentage of those who fantasize about living at their own survival retreat full time. Maybe a log cabin in a location protected from the anarchy that would result from a major disaster such as a large...

30 Acres for Self Sufficiency

30 Acres for Self Sufficiency

Permalink I received an informative email from "Smitty" regarding the opinion that 30 to 50 acres of land may be ideal for complete rounded self-sufficient survival living after a worst case doomsday scenario. Make no mistake about it, true self-sufficient living...

What Is Modern Survivalism?

Modern Survivalism is a way of life, a process that will liberate you from the shackles of the system that is holding you down. Modern Survivalism is a new way of thinking, a completely liberating view of our lives, our time, and our values. It is a process that will...