Many of us assume that money will lose its value during a crisis. Since bartering could take the place of cash if cash goes bad, having something to barter with along with the skills…

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What Are Your Prepping Blind Spots?

The cooler temperatures in the air remind me of the approach of winter and with it many of the things I take pleasure in. Colder days give me excuses to wear my big warm coats that have been stuck in a plastic bin all year. I get to break out a completely new set of hats to keep my head warm and my closet has undergone a revival, albeit a pretty pitiful one where my short-sleeved shirts are now replaced by warmer garments. Hunting season preparations are well underway and this weekend I will be sighting in all of my…

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I Felt Prepared Until I Read This!

If you’re anything like me, you are pretty confident in the preparations and skills that you’ve acquired to protect you and your family in the event of a worst-case scenario.  Although we have all played out various victorious fantasies in our heads, this article made me realize I was seriously underprepared…

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What are you preparing for? Why?

 There are dozens of SHTF scenarios that people are preparing for.  Some of them can seem quite silly and very unlikely, but most of them have at least some legitimacy.  So what should you be preparing for?  When getting started, I always recommend my clients apply the age-old philosophy, “Prepare for the worst and hope for the best!”  At the same time, balance the worst-case scenario with what is most likely to happen…

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