Category Preparedness

Prep’s this week and “Off Topic”

Ebola seems to be on everyones mind. I have been reading a lot from – that is Dr. Doom and Nurse AMy’s website. They have video’s and a podcast. They also appeared on Glenn Beck’s TV show. Excellent stuff and I respect their opinion...

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Ebola case in New York City

Well folks – here we go again!

A doctor who spent time in West Africa has gotten sick and has been diagnosed with Ebola. He began to experience a fever and gastrointestinal problems...

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Inexpensive Indoor Seed Starting Setup, Under $10

This post was originally published back in 2012 – it can be seen HERE in its original format.

Synopsis: A very simple and inexpensive indoor seed starting setup, under $10


A  Quick and Easy Indoor Seed Starter

By Wyzyrd –

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Priorities of preparedness…..

Rourke: The following post was previously published over at ModernSurvivalOnline.

I recently left a comment on someones Facebook wall concerning preparedness – and left a list of “Steps to Preparedness”. Here is what I put:

  1. Food & Water

  2. Shelter

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Prep’s this Week and “Off Topic”

This week has really been something else. I have really been watching what has been going on in Dallas with the Ebola infections and wondering what the end result will be...

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What have you done this week and “Off Topic”

This past week just few by. A lot of my efforts in preparedness has been geared in the direction of planning...

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Phases of Preparedness




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Bug-Out Bike: Benefits Of Motorcycles For Survivalists

Whether your preferred acronym is TEOTWAWKI (The End Of World As We Know It), SHTF (Sh** Hits The Fan) or GOOD (Get Out Of Dodge), a common argument among survivalists revolves around the preferred mode of transportation.

Among those choices, a motor...

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Survival Biscuits?

This post was previously published here on SCP. Figured many of you have not seen it as it is buried deep within the archives. To see it in its original form click HERE.

Food is my major concern when looking at my preps...

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Soda Bottle Fishing – A Survival Skill?

By Wyzyrd, Editor-at-Large

I talked to a couple folks, today, and nobody had heard of this fishing method. I never saw it until 2001, when I was living in a campground on the bank of the Shenandoah River.

First, I’m NOT talking about using bottles to...

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100 Items That Disappear First in A Disaster

This list has been around for years but it is still valid today and likely tomorrow.

– – – Rourke



100 Items That Disappear  First in A Disaster



1. Generators (Good ones cost dearly) Gas storage, risky...

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Wyzyrd finally did it!!

Hey all – 

Wanted to pass some info on that frequent contributor, commentor and SCP-family member Wyzyrd has created his own website. In the works for quite a long time he just made the site “live”.

Check out The Survival Geezer

I am looking forw...

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Download: 60 Gift Mixes In-A-Jar Recipe’s

What follows is a FREE downloadable document related to preparedness. More preparedness files are available on the Preparedness Download Page

If you have any files you would like to share – feel free to email them to SCP...

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What have you done this week and “Off Topic”

Alright folks – what have you done recently to add to your preparations? 

For me – most of my preparations in the last week have been spiritually. Since Thursday I have been at a Men’s Retreat with guys from my church...

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Why is a great place to shop

There are a lot of people that refuse to shop online out of fear of providing credit card information on the Internet. There are also those that use only cash – no credit cards, no debit cards...

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Re: Sunday Self-Reliance Share and Q & A

The following was left in response to the Sunday Self-Reliance Share and Q & A back on September 7th. Good example of folks actively preparing for…..whatever...

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Handy Reference for Cordage

By Wyzyrd, Editor-At-Large

Everybody needs more cordage.  Most of the suppliers list the ‘small stuff’, like bank-line  by gauge #, not by measurement, like bigger rope (1/4″, 3/8″, etc) , or paracord which is ‘mostly standard’ 1/8 inch diameter.


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By the WE2’s


Thought we’d share some of our various postings for a “refresher”.  This past couple of weeks we geared up for a trial run “just in case”…and found some areas we needed to shore up.


After my first husband passed, a friend who ...

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Video of the Week: The Coming Economic Crash and tips to survive

video of the week

Another featured video from YouTube. From preparedness to frugality, from gardening to self-reliance – YouTube has an enormous amount of information available.

Here is but a small piece we hope you find interesting, informative, and maybe even tho...

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Calling BS on Commercial “Survival” Tools

By Wyzyrd – Editor-at-Large.

Now, I do like my Gerber multi-tools. I have a few, and they’re always close at hand. Multi-taskers are generally a good thing. Sometimes, we must all harken back to the late Robert Heinlein’s words...

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Preparedness Month: How to Reconnect with Your Family After a Disaster

Your family may not be together when a disaster happens. It is recommended to plan NOW – rather than wonder who will do what, where, and when later. Perform some research on preparedness information now – while you have time.

Some questions to ask an...

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Survival Supplies at the Dollar Store

I originally wrote this post over at It still holds true today – maybe even more so...

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2-way Hand Held Communication Primer

Below is a guest article from Justus at Centerfire Antenna. If you have an interest in HAM radio’s or 2 way communication – contact these guys – they know their stuff. This article was originally published at ModernSurvivalOnline...

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Prepper Defined

prepper defined



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It’s September 11th – and we are not living in a safe world

September 11th, 2001 was a day that many of us will never forget. Unfortunately  I believe the vast majority of American’s in fact have forgotten – or maybe “dismissed” would be a better word...

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