General · Prepping

Big Brother is watching… me?

I just got a tip on Facebook from a fellow blogger (Save Our Skills) that the Department of Homeland Security is checking up on prepper-type blogs. According to SurvivalBlog.com, the FBI has been visiting sites and even tracking users. They note that the FBI “surreptitiously collected the IP addresses of [their] site visitors. In all,… Continue reading Big Brother is watching… me?

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Prepping · Survival

Long-term food storage and civil disobedience

Long-term food storage may soon become an act of civil disobedience. [Note: on 12/11/11 I learned that the following news was a hoax. See the survivalistblog.net explanation and Oath Keepers retraction for more information.] According to Oath Keepers (an organization of military members, veterans, and law enforcement personnel), federal agents have been observed demanding customer… Continue reading Long-term food storage and civil disobedience

Prepping · Survival · Zombies

Ants, Grasshoppers… and Zombies

How is a zombie like a grasshopper? Most people know the story, from Aesop’s Fables, that tells about how the grasshopper sat around all summer and played his fiddle while the ants furiously worked to save up food. The grasshopper said, “there’s so much abundance and it’s so warm… why do you work so hard… Continue reading Ants, Grasshoppers… and Zombies

Homesteading · Money savers · Prepping · Urban skills · Zombies

Long-term food storage & zombie prevention

Ever gone to the grocery store just before a hurricane/ice storm/heavy snowfall, or after a serious thunderstorm? If so, you may recall how little milk, bread, and other basic items were left on the shelves. Planning for extreme weather or natural disasters, or even an invasion of zombies, are all great reasons to build up… Continue reading Long-term food storage & zombie prevention

Gardening/permaculture · Money savers · Prepping · Survival

The Survival Podcast

This will be a quick post, but I’m very proud to have had the opportunity to redesign the website for one of my favorite survival/prepping resources, and I wanted to announce that here and give that site a little plug. The Survival Podcast is a daily (Monday-Friday) hour-long original podcast produced by Jack Spirko. He’s… Continue reading The Survival Podcast