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  • Is the US Economy Getting Better?

    Posted on September 13, 2014 by Catherine Alford

    Ever since the economic downturn began in December 2007, everyone has been more concerned than ever with the strength of the US economy.
    Never before has the economy been such a focus of conversation. From newscasts to beauty shop gossip, it seems the state of the US economy is a topic that everyone is interested in.
    While [...]


    This post was posted in News, Recent Articles, Self Reliance and was tagged with economy, economy recovery, employment rate, great recession, US economy

  • The Romance and Reality of Wilderness Survival

    Posted on September 12, 2014 by SurvivalBased

    By Emily H.
    Surviving the wild is not what like TV shows Survivor and Lost may seem to look like: no reward challenges, no immunity, and most of the time there’s no conspiracy involved. In real life, many bad things can happen in the wilderness as it’s a hostile environment and things can easily go out [...]


    This post was posted in Guest Contributor, Prepping, Recent Articles, Survival Skills and was tagged with survival plan, survival techniques, survivalist, wilderness survival

  • Survival Skills to Teach Your Children

    Posted on September 11, 2014 by Rebecca Maxwell

    Having a child in a dangerous situation is every parent’s nightmare. There might come a time, however, when your child will need to survive on his or her own before help arrives. This could happen if they get separated from the group they are with while hiking or camping. It might include having a parent [...]


    This post was posted in Emergency Preparedness, Survival Skills and was tagged with fire starting, natural disaster preparedness, shelter, survival skills

  • Homemade Natural Cleaners Should Be Included In Emergency Preps

    Posted on September 10, 2014 by Tara Dodrill

    Homemade cleaning products should also important part of your preparedness stores. Growing your own food, self-defense training, survival gear, and long-term food storage products may be at the top of your self-reliance shopping list, but items necessary to keep a garden healthy and the home free from disease, are important as well.
    Ridding the home of [...]


    This post was posted in Emergency Preparedness and was tagged with baking soda, borax, disease, distilled white vinegar, germs, homemade cleaning products, homemade weed killer, homemeade cleaners, isopropoyl alcohol, long term disaster, natural cleaners, natural deodorant, witch hazel

  • Earthquake Preparedness Tips

    Posted on September 9, 2014 by Kent Page McGroarty

    Like any natural disaster, earthquakes are pretty darn terrifying. Defined as a sudden, rapid shaking of the earth due to breaking and shifting of subterranean rock, earthquakes occur without warning and can happen any time of year. All 50 states and five U.S. territories are at risk, though the risk is greater in some regions [...]


    This post was posted in Emergency Preparedness and was tagged with earthquake preparedness, earthquake safety, earthquake survival kit

  • Farmers' Almanac predicts another nasty winter

    Posted on September 8, 2014 by SurvivalBased

    LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — The folks at the Farmers' Almanac can be forgiven for feeling smug: The 198-year-old publication correctly predicted the past nasty winter while federal forecasters blew it.
    Memories of the polar vortex and relentless snowstorms won't soon be forgotten. And the editors of the publication are predicting more of the same for the coming season.
    "Shivery and [...]


    This post was posted in News and was tagged with avoiding winter hazards, farmers' almanac, polar vortex, winter, winter preparedness, winter storm

  • NORTHWEST WILDFIRES AND THE ‘GREEN’ ENVIRONMENTALIST

    Posted on September 8, 2014 by Capt. William E. Simpson

    As I write this I am vexed by the fact that nearly 100,000 thousand acres of pristine forests are burning and nearly one-million acres of forest (public forests) have burned to the ground in and around the Pacific Northwest so far this year alone. The vast majority of these forests are publically owned and managed [...]


    This post was posted in Homesteading, Most Popular, News and was tagged with BLM, environmentalist, EPA, forest, forest management, pacific northwest forest fires, public forests, U.S. Forestry, wildfires

  • 4 Safety Items that Will Fit in Your Pocket

    Posted on September 6, 2014 by Catherine Alford

    I’m the type of person who loves to feel safe all the time. Here are examples of tiny little safety items that can fit in your pocket. Just put them in there and feel secure knowing you have a little bit of defense on your side!
    1.    Keys
    Keys are something that most people carry with them [...]


    This post was posted in Emergency Preparedness, Prepping, Recent Articles, Survival Gear and was tagged with prepper tools, tools to fit

  • Are Prepper Groups a Good Idea?

    Posted on September 5, 2014 by Brian Meyer

    At its core, prepping is all about self-reliance. It’s about learning the skills you need to survive and gathering the right supplies to weather anything the world can throw at you.
    Sure, being self-reliant is the ultimate goal, but the reality of the situation is that everything goes a little easier with some help. The idea [...]


    This post was posted in Most Popular, Prepping, Recent Articles, Self Reliance, Survival Skills and was tagged with prepper, prepper group, prepping skills, teamwork

  • Do You Have The Skills Necessary To Survive A Disaster? Prepper Camp 2014 Offers Interactive Training

    Posted on September 3, 2014 by Tara Dodrill

    Prepper expos abound during the spring and summer months, but few offer the level of hands-on survival training that will be available at Prepper Camp. The North Carolina 3-day prepper expo will be held at the Orchard Lake Campground in the mountain town of Saluda, as previously reported by Survival Based.
    The list of presenters at [...]


    This post was posted in Prepping and was tagged with alternative power, animal tracking, archery, beekeeping, blacksmithing, camp cooking, canning, cheese making, common man prepper, day of wrath, dehydrating, dr william forstchen, dutch oven cooking, emp, eugene ruckus, grammie pam, hillbilly blood, knots, macca, north carolina, one second after, orchard lake campground, power grid, practical preppers, prepper camp, prepper expos, rick austin, scott hunt, skinny medic, solar ovens, solar power, survival, survivor jane

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