Category Archives: independence

Survival groups – Leadership and your role

Survival groupsIn the first two parts, I spoke of survival groups and why part of one, the ABC’s of survival group and deciding to join or build one.  This week join me in talking about things to consider in leadership and what your roles and the roles of others may be.

6-1-16 CSAIn any group, there are going to be those who set the expectations and those who follow them.  Other things will arise and knowing the means by which any group determines the way the group runs and how decisions are made will be an important part of your decision to build or join one.  Also having a clearly defined expectation for the roles of those in the group will alleviate confusion.

6-1-16 30518-head-with-members-hierarchyThis week in defining these roles we will address some of the many skills a group might need their members to have or learn.  Through training, meetings, and planning to get the group in a position to maintain itself.  Addressing these things early on or knowing the expects is integral to choosing or building the best group.

Knowing the needs of the group and listing some of the needed skills, addressing;

  • Security, OPSEC, Communications and the vetting process.
  • Food production, gathering, and preservation
  • Medical needs
  • Energies and water
  • And group accounting and accountability

Up next week: Bringing it all together
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Addiction Post SHTF

It’s interesting to note that addictions come in many forms it is not only drugs or alcohol the people are addicted to.  I am not wanting to climb up on a soapbox but sometimes we look at things and we don’t realize that they consume far too much of our time.  I could give you a giant list of these… Facebook, food, cigarettes, porn and even coffee. I’d like to examine a few of these and offer not only insight into them but also links to assist my fellow preppers. Continue reading Addiction Post SHTF

Prepping the Farmer to Prep the Farm

A post by B. C. Lauer

People talk about prepping all the time. Get your basics, food, water, shelter and you’re good, right? This may be true for the short-term cases, but in the interest of making it for the long haul, there are other things that must be accounted for, especially for those of us that live on a farm. Even if you don’t, it is still something to consider as you may have skills that could prove mutually beneficial to a farmer friend of yours. Continue reading Prepping the Farmer to Prep the Farm

Saving with Co-ops and buying clubs

Saving with Co-ops and buying clubs

11-3-15 buy-in-bulkLast week on Surviving Dystopia we talked about pinching pennies and ways to save with projects aimed at reducing the costs of some of the things we need.  Another way to save money and make those pennies last is to buy in bulk.  If in the long run you can reduce the expenses of your household wouldn’t this be something you would choose to do?

11-3-15 foosdBuying items in bulk can be a fantastic way to save a few pennies but we also need to remember these things must be stored.  When buying in bulk a few things need some special care, for example; Perishible items.  Taking care to establish safe methods of storage for such items is critical, so you can be sure you are saving those extra pennies. Continue reading Saving with Co-ops and buying clubs

The Self Sufficient home on Prepper Broadcasting Network

The self sufficient home.
DJ Cooper “Surviving Dystopia

The self sufficient homeThis week on Surviving Dystopia I discussed the art of self sufficiency!

What exactly is it to be self sufficient? Personally I think there are many “degrees” of self sufficiency. While to one person it might simply mean that they do not need assistance to live. They can do it all by themselves, not needing to rely on outside assistance. Whereas to another it could be a completely off grid existence. Continue reading The Self Sufficient home on Prepper Broadcasting Network

Prepper Broadcasting Network

Well, I have managed to successfully ignore my blog for a number of months now but there is some really good things happening and Prepper Broadcasting Network is one of them.  DJ Cooper hosts the show Surviving Dystopia, which now broadcasts on Wednesday nights LIVE at 9p est. Continue reading Prepper Broadcasting Network

Independence Day

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IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. Continue reading Independence Day

Anxiety, it creeps in when you least expect it

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“To hear the phrase…”our only hope” always makes one anxious because it means that if the only hope doesn’t work, there is nothing left” –Lemony Snicket, The Blank Book

Dealing with anxiety on a daily basis is tough enough without adding into the mix some kind of SHTF scenario. Where now, not only are you worried about feeding your family and taking care of daily issues, there is now the unknown factor to consider. Continue reading Anxiety, it creeps in when you least expect it