Both of these terms are decidedly “Prepper” terms, but have we ever really considered the true meanings of these? The differences and implications of each, and should we be equally concerned about both of them? First thing is first, let’s talk a little bit about what each of these terms means to you. Continue reading Bugging out -vs- Bugging in, SHTF waits for no one!
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
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
I posed a question on my Facebook asking…”What should I talk on?” There were a few responses but the thing that got some great conversation going was a reply…”How to form friendships or greet people after the collapse.” Funny thing was this morphed into a conversation about defenses. Continue reading Ways to decide… Friend or Foe?
8 Things That Are Worth More than Anything in a Disaster
If you’re looking to stockpile, you’ve probably taken into account several factors in order to decide what should be on your survival shopping list. By looking at recent events across the globe or even the ones in the US (remember Katrina), it’s easy to notice which items people would have given all their money and possessions for in exchange for hydrating themselves, feeding their children or… Continue reading 8 Things That Are Worth More than Anything in a Disaster
Book Review: FOXFIRE Continue reading Foxfire
I mean really, What are you gonna do??
I’m on facebook and other social media sites like most and all I can see is Paris and Cat videos. On the news I watched as the events in Paris unfolded live, just like they did on 9/11. We all sit mouths agape and in shock at the horrific things we see. Seriously? Are you really that surprised? Continue reading What R ya gonna Do???
Clean water could be Liquid Gold!
This week on Surviving Dystopia radio show I was pleased to welcome Russ Michaud from Homespun Environmental as a guest to talk to us about some of the icky things that can be found in the water you and your family uses and what we can do about them. Whether you’re at home or out on that family outing here’s a cost effective solution to keep the thirst away without the worries of making yourself sick… or worse. Continue reading Clean water could be Liquid Gold!
Saving with Co-ops and buying clubs
Last 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?
Buying 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
Lessons of generations past!
DJ Cooper “Surviving Dystopia”
This week we take a journey into the past, an exploration of how things were done in “The Old Days.” For some of us, when we consider things the way they were. Sometimes it is with nostalgia or with a whimsical smile it brings warm fuzzy thoughts. For others of us it may make us cringe at the thought of chopping wood or hanging the laundry outside on a cold winter’s day. No matter the feelings we get when thoughts of these days are running through our mind. There is much to be said for “the way we used to do it.” Continue reading Lessons of Generations Past on Prepper Broadcasting