Author Archives: Sheila and Dan

Don’t Fight the System

As of Nov. 15th, 2012, all 50 states had petitions in place to secede from the “Union”.  Some of the alternative news media have jumped on the wagon, vying for first place to lead the charge. Fighting the system to … Continue reading

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The Illusion Laid Bare

If you are waiting for the economic collapse, you’re too  late – it’s already happened.  And it’s TWCTM (Those Who Control the Money) who did it.  They pulled the rug right out from under themselves.   We are living in a … Continue reading

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What Are You Holding On To?

Tell me what actual benefit you receive from living the “normal” lifestyle –  a 2 hour commute to work each day, spending 8 hours in a corporate cubicle that removes your individuality and creativity,  to receive a paycheck from which … Continue reading

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Advice to the Would be Survivalist

Nine out of  ten people we’ve met who expressed an interest in being a survivalist or prepper,  frankly, did not know their own mind.  Like at the poker table, to win you must either be all in, or don’t bother … Continue reading

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Fear Itself, Part II – The Power of No

Some people in the scientific community speak of “genetic memory”, also known as racial memory.   This is the way in which a person’s DNA can be permanently altered by external, psychological forces.  This change – and its emotional effect – … Continue reading

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“Get a Job”

Our commitment to living the survivalist lifestyle includes living so far off the beaten path as to make a daily commute to work impractical to say the least.  And so, in monetary terms, we have been living on just a … Continue reading

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What We Gave Up

America taught the world to be manufacturers. We honored the ingenuity of those who sparked the industrial revolution. We filled our country coast to coast with factories that gave meaningful jobs to the  people.  People who could feed their families … Continue reading

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What’s Your HQ (Humanity Quotient)?

If you are reading this on the internet, you obviously follow, quite closely, current events.  You keep up on the latest stories about the steps being taken to ensure war in the very near future, about the latest scam by … Continue reading

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Quiz – How Prepped Are You?

So you want to know how prepared you are, eh?  If you are already living in your survival homestead, it’s a good bet you’re ready for what’s coming down the pike.  If you’re still making preparations, maybe this will help … Continue reading

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Rising Voices vs. Raised Voices

Twenty five or so years ago, when we were wading through heaps of hard-copy books on religions, aliens, secrete societies and such, there were precious few others who understood – let alone would bother to research – what was going … Continue reading

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OK So Far

On our survivalist web site we get lots of questions from people considering becoming Preppers/Survivalists.  In the course of these contacts we’ve met lots of different types of people and that gives me hope for the future.  We’ve been amazed … Continue reading

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Communication Items You’ll Want Before TSHTF – Part 3

We had no idea when we wrote the past two parts of this article on radio gear for when TSHTF, that they were going to be so very popular.  Most peoples’ concerns are based in the fear that they will … Continue reading

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Thanks to The Genius of Nicola Tesla – A Perfect Antenna for the Survivalist

I’m sure if you are familiar with the name Nicola Tesla you have read enough articles extolling the genius that he was.  He was the inventor of Alternating Current (AC), the radio (Marconi used Tesla’s plans and experiment notes), florescent … Continue reading

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Communication Items You’ll Want Before TSHTF – Part 2

Radio Receivers We own a used Grundig Yacht Boy 400 and recommend it highly.  These were made in the 1990s, but are still “state-of-the-art”.  The CCI radio company sells a clone of this model today. Good used Grundigs can be … Continue reading

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Communication Items You’ll Want Before TSHTF – Part 1

Having good radio equipment is important for many reasons.  What will you do when there is no Internet?  What will you do when there is no cellphone service?  How will you know what’s going on in other parts of the … Continue reading

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Would You Recognize Kindness If You Saw It?

Do you sit in traffic on the morning commute trying to get an inch ahead of the next guy, while he’s trying to get an inch ahead of you?  Would you consider fighting someone for a would-be holiday gift on … Continue reading

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One in a Million

One in a million spouses, that is, would dare live the survivalist/self-sufficient lifestyle. The thought came to me as I watched my wife, Sheila, sweep the plywood floors of our hacienda style house and thought to myself, how many wives … Continue reading

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Confusing Money for Value

You should have seen us when we wore RolexesTM, big diamonds and the latest fashions.  You should have seen our 3000 sq. ft. house that required a full-time housekeeper and gardeners, not to mention the electric, phone and water bills.  … Continue reading

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38 Must Have Kitchen Items for Any Survivalist

Regardless of how many #10 cans of “just-add-water-ready-to-eat” stuff you have, at some point you’re going to have to learn to use a kitchen in much the same way as your granny, or your great-granny, did. So we’ve put together … Continue reading

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Running Out – A Prepper’s Worst Nightmare

September is “National Preparedness Month”.  The one thing left out of all the hype for this new “celebration” (yes, I’ve read an ad on a alternative news web site  that said “Celebrate [9/11] with a 20% discount…”) is, for how … Continue reading

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