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On Not Going Towards The Trouble: Staying Safe During Civil Unrest In America

On Not Going Towards The Trouble: Staying Safe During Civil Unrest In America

No matter what you have to say about the current situation, the one phrase that I think a lot of us can agree on is that we are living in…

Vehicular Terror: The Easiest Blueprint To Create Mayhem

Vehicular Terror: The Easiest Blueprint To Create Mayhem

Note: This is an article first published by BDS in 2017 but it is worth revisiting. In these days of smartphone distractions, you’re seeing more and more people oblivious to…

Suburban Defense

Suburban Defense

I think that those that decide to take riots and violence to the suburbs will get a rude awakening. That doesn’t mean that those that live outside of big cities…

Resources and Riots During A Pandemic

Resources and Riots During A Pandemic

A lot of people are saying “I have never seen anything like this in my entire life”. I have been trying to process what I have seen from afar. There…

Revisiting Cannery Row: Why Meat Packing Plants Are Ravaged By COVID-19

Revisiting Cannery Row: Why Meat Packing Plants Are Ravaged By COVID-19

With COVID-19 working it’s way through the nation’s meatpacking industry, I recently found myself reflecting on my own experience working in a processor and the experience afterward of having a…

Hurricane Harvey vs Hurricane Katrina: History Repeated?

Hurricane Harvey vs Hurricane Katrina: History Repeated?

These two massive storms might be the most expensive to recover from in American history. Hurricane Katrina saw damage worth roughly $100 billion and she holds the top spot of…

Staying Ahead Of The Shortages: What To Stock Up On For The Coming Year

Staying Ahead Of The Shortages: What To Stock Up On For The Coming Year

While a lot of people are concerned about food shortages, one should not forget that there are a lot of items that make life easier or at least more enjoyable…

Are You Pandemic Prepared? How to Prepare for Pandemic and Survive, Too

Are You Pandemic Prepared? How to Prepare for Pandemic and Survive, Too

It seems like every time we turn around there is some deadly disease in the news. In recent years, there has been Ebola and the Avian influence A (H7N9) virus….

Help With Your Internet Connection During the Pandemic: Solutions For Everyone

Help With Your Internet Connection During the Pandemic: Solutions For Everyone

A lot of people are being asked to work from home. School districts have closed in a lot of the United States with the expectation that students can be taught…

Inside the Red Zone: An Interview From Italy During COVID-19 Lockdown

Inside the Red Zone: An Interview From Italy During COVID-19 Lockdown

Since COVID-19 appeared in the news, I have paid even more attention to some of the preparedness forums and social media groups that I am part of. People have a…

The Potential Economic and Societal Impacts of COVID-19

The Potential Economic and Societal Impacts of COVID-19

There are many different ways that COVID-19 is going to affect the world. To quote the CDC “The disruption of daily life might be severe.” They are talking about the…

What The Iran Conflict Means For Preparedness

What The Iran Conflict Means For Preparedness

The conflict with Iran has many people very fearful. To be honest the whole thing has made me do a lot of thinking. I don’t want to go over the…

Prepping for an EMP and Solar Flares: How to Prepare for an Electromagnetic Pulse

Prepping for an EMP and Solar Flares: How to Prepare for an Electromagnetic Pulse

Editor’s Note: This resource has been revised and updated for 2018. Of all of the reasons to prepare, one that we all need to take seriously is the possibility of…

Preparing For the Costs of A Potential Energy Crisis

Preparing For the Costs of A Potential Energy Crisis

With the tension in the Middle East and the September 14th drone attack of Saudi Arabia’s Abqaiq oil refinery and Khurais oilfield, a lot of us are wondering what the future will bring. The…

Prepping for Hurricanes and When to Bug-Out

Prepping for Hurricanes and When to Bug-Out

Editor’s Note: This is an updated and revised edition for 2018. The original article was published prior to last year’s devastating hurricane Maria. This last hurricane season has been extreme,…

Oil Tanker Attacks In The Gulf Of Oman & What It Means For The Preparedness Community

Oil Tanker Attacks In The Gulf Of Oman & What It Means For The Preparedness Community

When Matt and I woke up this morning and sat down to drink our coffee, he was quickly telling me of the concerning situation that developed in the early hours…