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Beyond Zombies: Survival Lessons From The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead is one of those rare TV shows that, like prepping, captures the zeitgeist of its time. No, not that the dead are actually rising, but rather that we cannot rely on the government to save us and the modern infrastructure we rely on so heavily is all too easily disrupted, broken, or even destroyed. For those who haven’t watched the shows, TWD focuses more on living humans and their actions and interactions than with zombies, per se. Zombies are …

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7 Reasons to Protect Your Devices Against Electromagnetic Pulse

Definition: Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP): A burst of electromagnetic radiation that can damage electrical and electronic devices, observed as a byproduct of a nuclear explosion. EMP risk Could an atmospheric nuclear explosion in just the right place over the U.S. cause massive damage from the ensuing EMP pulse? Absolutely, the evidence is strong that potential EMP effects would be wide-ranging and would be very difficult from which to recover. When many people first learn of this potential, devastating disaster, they often …

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4 Reasons a Survival Mom Should Be an Amateur Radio Operator

I’m a mom and an Amateur Radio (also called Ham Radio) operator.  You may be wondering why in the world a mom of small children and in her right mind would choose to tackle the physics, algebra, wires and cables that make up a Ham Radio license.  Don’t we moms have enough going on just tackling homework, cooking, cleaning, and diapers?  Well, here are four reasons why I did it and why you may want to consider getting a ham …

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