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Yeah, you read that correctly! This is not an article on Bug Out Bags, Food Storage, Alternative Power, Firearms or Gardening. This is an article on Reading Comprehension and what I see as a lack of it.
I don’t know if it is a result of our fast-paced lives or that we have become accustomed to bite sized pieces of information in the form of one-liners, puff news articles, Facebook, that we have become visual learners or whatever. But I have noticed that many people don’t read for comprehension anymore. They scan, read the headlines, comment, [...]
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Most Preppers are a very caring and giving bunch. But when it comes to a SHTF event, many plan on circling the wagons and taking care of their own. Honestly, I can’t argue with that. I totally understand it. I mean, Preppers are responsible and we sacrifice, make decisions, plan now so that our families can be taken care of if the need arises.
But as a Christian, I have always had this nagging in my heart that I’m not sure if I could turn anyone away who needed my help. It would be really, [...]
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Todd’s Note: I don’t think the average person realizes how much they utilize milk and dairy products. If you don’t own a milk cow or goat, in an emergency/crisis event, you might quickly wish you had access to some sort of milk. Luckily, there are options for our food storage!
Milk is something that most families consume in generous amounts. However, when it comes to storing it, most of us realize pretty quickly that fresh milk won’t last more than a couple of weeks at most. As a result, milk is often an item [...]
If you look at plans for 1960s fallout shelters, you’ll probably end up laughing. Most were 8 x 8 or 10 x 10 cubes with every possible inch covered in essential items. Just the thought of spending any serious amount of time in one with a family is enough to make you want to ride out the apocalypse outside. A real doomsday shelter is large enough to hold a family for months with space for privacy, multiple forms of entertainment, and air and water systems to keep you healthy indefinitely. The old fallout shelters make fine storm shelters for [...]
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A few months ago, Jessica Pooley, a graduate student and prepper, contacted me regarding some help with a survey that will help her conclude her studies in Leadership Studies. The focus of her research paper is “to determine the effectiveness of “prepping”, identifying opportunities for rural communities to be self-sufficient and therefore more resilient post-disaster, and ultimately creating a recommendation for rural communities to develop disaster preparedness plans.”
Pooley’s paper and survey requires feedback specific from preppers who experienced a disaster scenario/event.
I appreciate that Pooley is using the world of academia to shed [...]