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O ne of the most important skills to master in order to prepare for a crisis is to understand how critical it is to maintain body temperature in a survival situation. Your body actually does a pretty good job of regulating its temperature on a daily basis when everything is working properly.
If you're looking for adventure but can't break away to a new location due to work or family constraints, the next best thing is to relax and enjoy an adventure from your own home or the local movie theater. We've pulled together the best of the best adventure movies.
Economic Collapse With the state of the world today, one of the things many preppers can agree upon is an economic collapse is likely. With the near collapse of the U.S. economy in Sept 2008, followed by the crises in Greece, Argentina, and Venezuela, it's becoming harder to deny the likelihood that an economic collapse is inevitable.
Getting lost in the wilderness can be stressful but there are generally more resources available to you in warm weather than in cold weather. If you find yourself lost in the wilderness or stranded on an isolated highway in cold weather, knowing how to use snow in survival situations may very well your life.
One of the staples for many families is potatoes. They can be used to create a variety of different meals and when stored in a cool, dry place, they have a fairly decent shelf life. For long term storage, you can even dehydrate potatoes, so it makes sense to include them as part of your food stockpile.
Experienced preppers know that bugging out is not the most ideal option for most people. If you are someone who has limited mobility or is confined to a wheelchair for part or all of the time, in most cases your best option for survival is to bug in.
The time of year for gift giving is fast approaching. If you're on the ball, you've already started making the list of people you need to get Christmas gifts for this year. And if you're anything like me, your list keeps growing. If you live off grid or have your own homestead or if your ...
Water is truly the life blood for all of us. The average adult can only survive for about 3 days without fresh water to drink. In fact, a loss of just 10% of fluid in your body can quickly become f...
Chances are at some point in your life you've experienced the panic that comes when a loved one is missing. Parents of young children almost always experience at least one incident of their child getting separated from them in the store or some other public place, whether accidentally or intentionally (i.e.
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When it comes to a SHTF situation, experienced preppers know that bugging out should be a last resort. Yes, there are some preppers out there who believe that they can simply pack a bug out bag and take off to live in the woods or travel hundreds of miles to a bug out location with no problems. And it's not impossible to bug out and survive.
If you are a parent, grandparent, aunt or uncle, chances are you are concerned about the safety of the children in your life. As children get older, they spend less time with a trusted adult and more time at school or with their friends than when they were little.
When it comes to our children, we want to do what's best for them and protect them from serious harm at all costs. That's our job as parents, right? To safeguard our kids and teach them to become responsible, functioning adults.
The scariest thing you'll ever face as a parent is the moment you first realize you cannot protect your children from every danger in this world. Sure, you can have some control over their safety when you are with them but as they get older, the likelihood increases that they won't be with you when things go horribly wrong.
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One of the most important things to consider in today's society is safety for yourself and your family. For those living in an apartment, home security can be more challenging due to the close proximity of people living in the area as well as the greater likelihood of people coming and going frequently.
For anyone with chronic illnesses, it doesn't take long for prescription costs to become overwhelming, especially with recent changes in the healthcare system in the United States. In addition to rising costs for medication, most preppers realize that prescription medications will quickly become unavailable when SHTF.
The truth is although you may get some advanced warning of a SHTF situation, no one will predict it with absolute certainty. There are however some predicted behaviors and events that experts can predict may happen leading up to the chaos and afterwards.
When SHTF, the most important thing for you to understand is that everything you know about how the world works can change very quickly. Most new preppers do their planning as if they will all be at home when SHTF. But the truth is you and your family members could be anywhere when things go bad.
"You step outside, you risk your life. You take a drink of water, you risk your life. And nowadays, you breathe, and you risk your life." Hershel Green, The Walking Dead Just like many people today, Hershel wasn't always aware of the risks that were in the world.
When you find yourself in a survival situation, you need to have the knowledge to make use of what you can find. In the woods or a more rural environment, the resources available to you may be different than the ones you'll find in a more urban environment.
When SHTF and it becomes clear that home is no longer safe, most people plan to bug out. If you are one of the lucky ones who has the resources to buy or set up a bug out retreat in another locatio...
When SHTF most experienced preppers know it's important to prepare to hunker down in place or get the jump on the masses and head for their bug out retreat that has been well prepared in advance. But for anyone still in the planning stages of strategic relocation, how do you decide where to relocate or where to buy your bug out retreat?
How many times have you needed to edit a PDF document that was sent to you? The portable document format (PDF), was created to share computer text and inline image files in a reliable way. PDF was originally co-founded by Dr. John Warnock as part of the Camelot Project, it became the PDF we know today in 1992.
As a freelance writer, one of the most important elements to success is the ability to write well and in a way, that engages the reader. The second most important key to a successful freelance writing career is being able to find the clients who are looking for writers!
Game of Thrones, now in its 7th season, airs on HBO on Sunday nights. This riveting series chronicles the conflicts between several powerful feuding families. It's based on several books by George R.R. Martin, which even he admits, are somewhat loosely based on a series of wars between two royal houses, the House of York ...
In the past, the publishing industry and book market was controlled by those who had the knowledge of and the access to the resources to publish a book. Anyone who is a writer knows that trade publishers are famous for long response times, stringent formatting requirements, and almost cliquish behavior.
Once your masterpiece is written and professionally edited, whether fiction or nonfiction, the next step is to get it into the hands of as many readers as possible. In the past, the only two choices were traditional publishers or to pay high fees to a vanity press.
As a writer, you already know about the waiting and rejection of the traditional publishing process. But due to the advancements in digital technology, writers have an opportunity to skip the anguish involved with trade publishing and get published. Anyone with the tenacity to finish a book can turn to self-publishing as an option.
As a writer, there are a plethora of writing software tools available and if you've shopped around at all you've probably come away overwhelmed by the choices. One main difference is the purpose of the software. In this article, we'll try to clarify the different types of writing software available.
The main reason to make use of word processing software such as Microsoft Word or Corel WordPerfect is so that you can effectively share ideas and thoughts. When it comes to documentation of events, historical facts, thoughts, and ideas, our world has evolved from an oral documentation society to a written documentation society.
Being a writer is hard. It's tough; it takes time; and you'll feel like just giving up. But just like anything else, it can be made easier and less time-consuming with the right resources. Take writing a novel for example. It's hard, and there are no shortcuts.
The practice of identifying the reporter or writer of a published written news story using a byline began during the Civil War. Joseph Hooker, a Union general, required battle correspondents to start identifying reporters of all published news. His goal was to prevent the sharing of sensitive or inaccurate battle information by holding reporters responsible for the news they shared.
Submitted by Megan Stewart via SurvivalSullivan.com, If you have been waiting for a public announcement or news headline to let you know that an economic collapse has begun, you are in for the surprise of your life. If history in other countries and in Detroit, Michigan is any indication, there won't be an announcement.
If you plan to start growing your own food in a backyard garden and at your bug out location, you will be way ahead of many people when the economy collapses and SHTF. We all know growing our own food is a lot of work, but it will be crucial to survival post-disaster.
When it comes to an emergency or survival situation, frostbite and hypothermia are no joke. The purpose of having an EDC is to increase the likelihood that you'll be prepared for whatever life may throw at you at any given moment. One of the things most people consider to be a part of their EDC is the jacket.
Unfortunately, many of us have already experienced how quickly a regular, routine day can go wrong in minutes. A flat tire on a dark highway, a car accident, or a stolen purse or backpack can wreak havoc in our lives.
Guys are lucky in a way because from a young age they are conditioned to carry a wallet, every day, in their pants pocket. They are in the routine of carrying something with them, every day. A man's wallet many times becomes a part of him, something he never leaves home without.
One of the best ways that a prepper can be prepared is to have a complete EDC kit on their person each and every day. There's just no way to known in advance exactly when an event will cause a SHTF scenario. And one of the must have items in your kit is a pen.
Dan's note: this is a life-changing book. It has gotten a tremendous number of people to awake themselves and get into prepping. You can get One Second After on in either hardcover or as eBook. Now, let's see what all the fuss is about...
Swiss-army knife have always been used as tools. When I was a child, my family always got together for Christmas. With 4 granddaughters in the family, gifts always included that horribly tough, impossible to open, plastic packaging. It wouldn't be long before my grandfather, my dad, and at least one of my uncles would all have ...
Calling All Writers Series
If you've been following my Calling All Writers series for the last several months, you'll wonder why this wasn't the first post. Truth be told, I wondered the same thing. This probably should have been the first post. But it just fell out onto my keyboard today so someone out there must need to hear it.
If you haven't been with me since December, you can catch up by reading the post below or simply jump in with this week. Here's the gist of the Calling All Writers series: I'm building a bridge to help writers go from where they are now to the successful writing career they desire.
Okay so over the last 5 weeks, I've harped on the fact that if you're going to get paid to write, you have to take off your blindfold so you can swing hard in the right direction at that piñata. If...
The toughest part of being a freelance writer is often finding clients or markets. For many freelancers, looking for clients is a continual cycle. If you want to get paid for your writing, cold emailing is one way to go about it. But cold emailing sucks and the payoff - a paying client - is so random.
If you're new to prepping or if you're a prepper who has been exploring ways to become more self-sufficient for an extended SHTF event, you may have wondered is keeping backyard chickens feasible?
There are so many different reasons that people prep. This is partly because the reasons to prep depend greatly on your personal situation, your beliefs, and your skills. But the other main difference between many preppers is they type of event they are getting ready for.
The majority of preppers view bugging out to live a primitive life in the woods as a last resort option. In fact, I would venture a guess that most preppers have planned or are planning a strategic relocation to make bugging in more sustainable.
No matter what kind of writing you do, chances are you need to do some research for your writing project somewhere along the line. Unfortunately, although research and formatting are very needed in almost every writing project, they're two of the functions that quite frankly can suck up a lot of potential writing time.
With plenty of clean drinking water and shelter to sleep, the average adult can survive for several weeks or longer without food. This means that in a short-term survival situation, any kind of food, even unhealthy food or "junk food' will be comforting.
The one resource every prepper must have is a good bug out location. Some people even hope to completely relocate their family to their bug out location full-time before SHTF.
Homesteading dates back to the Homestead Act of 1862. Settlers from various walks of life, single women, slaves, and immigrants fresh off the boat, took up the gauntlet to build a home and live free on 160 acres for five years. During that five-year-period, they were charged with making improvements and "keeping the land".
"It's a jungle out there" refers to not just a tropical jungle but a dense forest or even tough city streets. Winter brings cold temperatures, blowing winds, dangerous ice storms, blinding snow, and power outages. To survive whatever is ahead, you have to include the unexpected in cold winter weather.
One of the best places to spend time is in the wild outdoors. But along with all the beauty that Mother Nature provides, humans must also contend with the insects that make the wild outdoors their home. Insects that sting, bite, or otherwise make their presence known to humans can ruin an otherwise perfect day ...
Let's face it, when SHTF, your choice is to bug in or bug out. For those who are already in a more rural or isolated location, bugging in makes sense. But for those in an urban environment, or even those who live just outside a large city, the need to bug out at some point after SHTF is a real possibility.
If you're preparing for an event where you believe you may be forced to leave your home, you need to be prepared to combat the dangers of bugging out. Bugging in is almost always a safer route to take because you are at least somewhat aware of the hazards that exist in your local area.
When it comes to homesteading, it's nearly impossible to predict with any certainty all the projects and repairs you will need to do from day to day. Experienced homesteaders will tell you that having the right tool for the job at hand is invaluable to maintaining your sanity and your homestead.
No matter how long you've been prepping you've no doubt run across some prepping concepts and advice that you disagree with. Preppers are a very diverse bunch of people. Whether they call themselves bushcrafters, survivalists, preppers, off-gridders, or homesteaders, all have different goals, motivations, skill levels, and beliefs.
Text editors are designed to view and edit plain text documents. Text editors typically offer minimal built-in integration features and are a scaled down version of full-fledged integrated development environment (IDE) text editors used by programmers and developers for programming and web design.
When it comes to writing for a young adult audience, there is a lot to take into consideration. Many people mistakenly believe that young adult is a genre of writing, it is not. YA is an age range, and one that covers a broad spectrum of genres.
To be successful when working from home, you first must get the job. And in the case of Upwork, that means being able to submit a winning proposal. In this article, I'm going to give you some Upwork proposal tips that you can follow when applying for jobs on Upwork.
It's not unheard of for writers to go days, weeks, or even months without talking to people who aren't one of the characters in their current novel. This can make the life of a writer pretty lonely at times. Writing for a living can also be overwhelming.
Experienced preppers realize that when SHTF, one of the first locations looted and wiped out will be pharmacies and drugstores. What you may not realize is that in addition to those narcotics and prescription medications that many people covet, pretty much all of the over the counter medications (OTC) will be wiped out too.
If you stop learning, then you stop growing, you stop improving, and your writing grows stale very quickly. A good way to keep learning is to arm yourself with tried and true resources that are easily accessible.
If you've already made the decision to work from home or are looking to ditch your 9 to 5 job and give writing or some other kind of work a go on your own, there is good news. There are five main places that you can look to find work online.
Although preppers have the reputation of being crazy and paranoid, the truth is that most of usa re truly happier than those who don't prep. We have a myriad of different opinions about exactly what kind of event is looming and what its impact will be, but they all agree on one thing, our current way of life is in jeopardy.
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If you've done the work to create the best product in the world, your next critical step is to get the word out. You need to reach those people who want your product or services. One of the main ways to do that is through great written content on your website or blog.
The I-85 bridge in Atlanta Georgia, a major highway for both commuters and vacationers, collapsed last week due to a fire that allegedly started in a shopping cart beneath the bridge. The fire that resulted led to the collapse of one part of the bridge and damage to several other sections.
One thing just about any prepper can agree is necessary to survive an extended SHTF event or economic collapse is the ability to feed yourself and your family especially as your food stockpile dwindles. One great way to do this, of course, is to have a survival garden and grow your own food.
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If you hate cold emailing and it sucks up way too much of your time, there's a better way. It can feel a bit like being blindfolded and trying to hit a pinata, right? Well, take off your blindfold by...
My fondest memories as a kid are of the days leading up to Halloween. It was usually the weekend before as I recall. My mom would get together with her gal friends, who also had kids and they would work on our Halloween costumes.
I graduated high school at the age of 17 years old. Almost a year early, thanks to a summer spent in history class. Yeah I was that kid. Most kids avoided summer school like the plague. Not me. I went to summer school by choice.
Have you ever watched a bird land on a slender branch and wondered how in the world the bird knew that branch wouldn't break beneath its weight? I've seen birds land on a branch that bent so much, I was sure the branch would break.
This chapter is part of the Preppers on the Run Series. You can read the rest of the chapters here: Chapter 1:The Escape Chapter 2: [currently reading] --- t was nearly Noon according to her mechanical wristwatch. It was mid-July and
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Megan has been freelance writing and consulting since 2003 and bid farewell to the brick and mortar world for good back in 2011. She now combines her love of writing and passion for helping people develop their potential to make her living full time as a freelance writer.
Read writing from Meg Stewart on Medium. freelance writer and editor, software go to gal. Farm-girl at heart. Single mom of four, Grammi to seven grandsons and one granddaughter.
Born and raised in NE Ohio, with early memories that include grandpa teaching her to bait a hook and watching her mom, aunts, and grandmothers garden, sew, and can food, Megan is a true farm girl at heart.
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