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Food Storage With A Little Help from Our Friends

Friday, 17 May 2013 13:50 Written by
Published in Food
Putting up large buckets of wheat and rice and beans at home after collecting buckets, oxygen absorbers, and hitting bulk stores and feed stores is undoubtedly the least expensive way to increase food storage. For some, it’s not an option. It requires a fairly large outlay, although price per serving…

Owning Precious Metals in the Face of Disaster

Sunday, 12 May 2013 10:23 Written by
Published in Financial
There is no doubt that disaster can strike at any time, but unfortunately there is no one, uniform type of disaster. On any day, at any time, you could fall victim to a natural disaster, war/invasion, or just about any other terrible thing that you could think of. Being prepared…

Seed Stocking: Heirloom vs. Hybrid

Tuesday, 16 April 2013 00:00 Written by
Published in Food
The controversy between heirloom and hybrid seeds came up recently and the preference for heirloom seeds has been stated on this forum as well. It comes up pretty much anytime prepper growers get together. It's almost a ubiquitous as "check out my BOB." I have a different take on it…

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…

Testing Edible Plants

Wednesday, 13 March 2013 16:37 Written by
Published in Dan's Depot Articles
Food is a pretty popular subject in the world of survival. Surprisingly, food is really not at the top of your list of needs. Despite its relatively low rank on the list of needs, it is typically at the top of most want lists. Now, just because it isn’t physically…

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…

Large Mobile Solar Power System

Tuesday, 26 February 2013 00:00 Written by
Published in Alternative Energy
After the success of our $150 Small Solar Power Solution, we wanted to take it to the next level. The small solar power solution was intended for emergencies; running small LED lights, power small 12 volt appliances, and for charging batteries and devices. Our main goals were to educate our…

Alternative Energy Systems and Power Consumption

Thursday, 14 February 2013 23:49 Written by
Published in Alternative Energy
Most of us understand the importance of alternative energy, and how it relates to preparedness. Even with this understanding, there are three reasons why alternative energy systems get pushed to the back burner; they are expensive, they are confusing, and people do not know how big of a system they…

The Silver Trap

Friday, 08 February 2013 00:00 Written by
Published in Financial
Confirmation bias negatively impacts human thinking on both sides of the sound money debate. If nothing else, I hope I have conveyed through my past articles that I’m a believer in sound monetary principals and a strong advocate of precious metals for personal and financial survival during the upcoming storm.…

Psychoactive Drugs and TEOTWAWKI

Tuesday, 29 January 2013 00:51 Written by
Published in Medical
According to a recent article published in USA Today, one in ten Americans (about 35 million) are prescribed psychoactive medications. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health estimates another 25 million Americans are taking these drugs illegally. An honest question that preppers should be asking is; what happens in…

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…

Survival Bar Taste Test

Sunday, 13 January 2013 12:53 Written by
Published in Food
With people dumping hundreds of dollars into equipment for their bug-out bags, from expensive knives to water filters and lightweight tents, it doesn't make sense that survival food is usually no more than an afterthought. In many cases—especially in the pre-assembled survival kits people buy—"food" is a chunk of calorie-dense,…

Predictions for 2013

Tuesday, 08 January 2013 19:47 Written by
Published in Financial
The complexities and risk built into the Modern World have increased its fragility and the likelihood of an unpredictable extreme event, or Black Swan.  In his masterful book of the same title, Nassim Taleb labels this age as one of “Extremistan” where severe, wild outcomes are the norm.  These events…
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