Front Porch Memories

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As a kid spending time at my grandparents house, much time was spent sitting on the front porch. It was where we would sit while shucking corn, shelling peas, and stringing beans. We would play tag, run, laugh, jump, climb, and cause general low-grade mayhem as kids. It was the […]

The Ultimate Secret to Preparedness

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A while back, my family and I were at a cookout at a friends house. Also attending were several couples that I’d never met before. After the festivities started to wind down, one of the new acquaintances mentioned my website, catching me off guard. I was well aware […]

Rule Of Threes

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In survival training, many instructors refer to the “Rule of Threes”.
 
Here they are, as taught to me by Hank, of Green Earth Survival School:
 
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Hurricane Season 2014

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June 1 marks the official start of hurricane season. For some of you, this really means nothing, since you rarely, if ever, are affected by a hurricane. Sadly, there are those who live well within the typical range of hurricane disasters, that the start of hurricane season is only a […]

Fear as a Training Tool

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I am a compulsive trickster. Much to my wife’s annoyance, she is on the receiving end on a regular basis. From hiding her personal belongings to jumping out to scare her at the perfect moment, I always tend to keep my immediate family on their toes. After 16 […]

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Review (and the Official Launch of ) Conflicted Deck 2

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Earlier this week, I received my affiliate deck of Conflicted Deck II for review. I’m going to be completely candid here – I’ve not yet gone all the way through Deck I yet. (Read more about my thoughts on Conflicted Deck I here.)
I can’t. […]

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Frozen Moments in Time – Campfire Breakfast While Primitive Camping on an Island

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From time to time, you will have a moment in time that is frozen forever in your mind as a good memory. Odds are as the years pass, that frozen moment becomes better….you forget the bad parts, leaving only the […]

A Favor vs. Money

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A month or so ago, I took my wife to see the second installment of “The Hunger Games“, a movie called, “Catching Fire“. It shows a (far-fetched) possible future of class warfare, poverty, and government oppression. The wife & I have both read all three of the books in […]

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A Preppper Game / Tool Review: Conflicted: The Survival Game

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I have mentioned before how Prepper Fiction gets me all amped up, and usually makes me have knee-jerk reactions to the story. It was that way when I read the three books by A. American involving a guy stranded 200 miles away from […]

Prepping vs Prices

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Today’s article is brought to you by Stacey’s Tasties. They offer a long lists of canned jams and jellies, including my personal candied jalapeno recipe. She sells out quickly, but is always making more….drop her a line to see what she has in stock…and tell her Florida Hillbilly sent ya! […]