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Perimeter Security: Multi-Layered Fencing and Alerts (Part II)

Thursday, 23 May 2013 03:00 Written by
Published in Shelter
There are a lot of things that can be done to improve existing security around a home. Some of it can be done now without garnering the wrath of neighbors and the Home Owners Association (HOA). However, further hardening the perimeter will probably have to wait. Ideally, we would all…

Perimeter Security: Berry Brambles (Part 1)

Tuesday, 16 April 2013 00:00 Written by
Published in Shelter
There are a lot of options when it comes to securing your home in a grid-down situation. However, all of these options are not feasible now; due to homeowners associations and potential law suits if neighborhood children accidently infiltrate your perimeter. However, there are some things even suburbanites and city…

Value Crops

Thursday, 04 April 2013 22:08 Written by
Published in Getting Started
The Allied prisoners of World War II tell of the four most valuable possessions a POW could have, nicotine (tobacco), ethanol (alcohol), caffeine (tea), and sugar. Any POW who possessed or could get his hands on any of these four items could thrive during captivity. There are stories of some…

Prepping Matrix

Wednesday, 27 February 2013 13:15 Written by
Published in Getting Started
When you are new to prepping, everything becomes a little too overwhelming. I wish I could tell you the “lost” feeling changes over time, but it doesn’t.  The truth is; while you expand your “prepper” knowledge, your interests in new subjects can spiral out of control. And, when you think…

Survival Preparedness - Your Family

Monday, 25 February 2013 05:36 Written by
Published in Dan's Depot Articles
Men, listen up. You have a pretty basic decision in front of you. Do you keep your survival knowledge to yourself or do you involve your family? Look at it this way, if you don’t educate them now, you will either have to walk away and leave them to fend…

The Big Boys of Cutting Tools: Axes, Mauls, and Hatchets

Friday, 18 January 2013 05:55 Written by
Published in Getting Started
In almost every Prepper, survival, and Bushcraft forum on the web, you’ll find folks talking about this great axe they found for their Bug Out Bag (BOB). And, in almost every single instance that person is actually referring to a hatchet. There seems to be a bit of confusion as…

The Realistic Approach to Preparedness

Tuesday, 27 November 2012 00:00 Written by
Published in Getting Started
We should all prepare for a future cataclysmic event, right? At least, this is the current trend in the entertainment industry, and what the big business profiteers would have you believe. Even, the current political cycle has most on the edge; we can’t afford “Obama Care” or these guys are…

The Overlooked Task of Fire Prevention

Saturday, 10 November 2012 22:33 Written by
Published in Getting Started
Fire prevention is an often overlooked and underestimated preparedness issue. Let’s face it; fire safety is near the bottom of our preparedness concerns. But, what if you have a year’s worth of food, 6 months of water stored, all of the ammunition to protect your family for multiple generations, and…

The Group Conundrum

Tuesday, 23 October 2012 23:57 Written by
Published in Getting Started
Preppers come from many different walks of life. Some are ex-military or law enforcement, medical professions, elementary school teachers, stay at home parents, or retirees. Some may live in high-rises, a single family home in suburbia, or on a farm along a winding country road. Some Preppers spend weeks each…
If you are new to prepping or a veteran, you have likely come across articles that recommend using a flash drive, a memory card, or an external hard drive to store important documents and reference materials. Some sources will recommend having hard copies of important documents, sealed in a waterproof…

Storm Preparedness Guide

Thursday, 12 September 2013 00:00 Written by
Published in Getting Started
Although most of us believe we are prepared for anything, or are working to reach that self-sustainability level, sometimes we are caught off guard. In the Spring of 2012, a wind storm left the D.C./Capital area helpless, as high winds and broken tree limbs crippled the electrical system. This violent,…

Where Would You Draw the Line?

Sunday, 19 August 2012 01:47 Written by
Published in Preparedness
If you are an active Prepper, then you likely spend several hours a week, if not each day, preparing for some possible event that may take place. We are often mocked, ridiculed, and viewed as an outcast of the modern day, grid tied – society. Our friends, co-workers, and family…

Top 10 Things to Accomplish - Before It's Too Late

Sunday, 22 July 2012 22:27 Written by
Published in Getting Started
You are reading this article because you have a feeling that something is just not right. Everywhere you turn, you can see the signs. But, as you try to grasp what your fears are, you feel the walls closing even tighter. The pressures of determining what to expect, is not…

Every Storm is a Training Opportunity

Tuesday, 03 July 2012 02:42 Written by
Published in Getting Started
If you live in the Northeast, then you were likely affected by the record setting heat wave and thunderstorms in Late June 2012. While the heat was uncomfortable, for the majority of us, the heat by itself is not a huge concern. It is summer, is expected, and we can…

The Results of Normalcy Bias

Monday, 02 July 2012 10:34 Written by
Published in Financial
Modern American society has no collective memory of serious struggles such as the Great Depression or in most cases, Total War.  With the exception of those few surviving retirees who are well in their 80s, Americans have come to expect perpetual “good times” as a birthright.
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