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How to Survive the Growing Wave of Civil Unrest

I’ve been on both sides of a protest — a peaceful protest of citizens carrying hand-made posters, appealing to passersby in a friendly voice and as part of a large group of young people, angry at the school admissions process. That event resulted in shoving, yelling, and creating dangerous crowd crush with me in the middle! It was terrifying. Like you, I’ve also watched crowds on TV erupt in fury, breaking windows, burning cars, and creating violence and havoc that …

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Prepper To Prepper: The Hawaii Missile Alert, This Is Not A Drill

In case you hadn’t heard, on a sunny Saturday morning, January 13, 1.4 million people received this Hawaii missile alert on their cell phones: This was what the residents of Hawaii had feared, and predictably, there was mass panic. Tearful phone calls saying good-bye to loved ones were made by the thousands. People raced toward shelters of any kind — a shopping mall, random building, anything that could provide protection. One video showed parents placing their small children in a storm …

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Staying Safe in a Crowd

Love them or hate them, large crowds cannot always be avoided and they have inherent dangers ranging from pickpockets to riots. It’s good to be prepared for those dangers and keep in mind crowd safety. You just need to use your head in order to stay ahead of the game, so to speak. Do you need it with you? Whenever you attend large crowd gatherings, the fewer belongings you have with you, the less there is to keep track of and …

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Worst Case Scenario Plans From Real-Life Preppers

Ask an intriguing question, get intriguing answers. That’s what I did a couple of weeks ago to my email audience. (By the way, if you aren’t getting my weekly, exclusive articles and updates, you really should sign up here.) I posed a worst case survival scenario and simple asked, “What would you do?” Here’s the scenario: What if you knew from a 100% source that the power grid would fail in 7 days? What would you do? Where would you …

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Could You Survive A Year Without Summer?

Most of us dread the dog days of summer. We look for relief at the summer pool with a glass of cold lemonade. Back in 1816, the summer was different for those living in Northeastern America and Northern Europe. They did not have the warm summer weather they were accustomed to, and the results were devastating for people around the world. What happened that year? What we can learn from it and how we can prepare for these kind of …

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“American Blackout” Tips & Tricks for Survival

In honor of National Preparedness Month, here’s a look back at a popular NatGeo special from 2013. When it first aired in 2013, NatGeo’s survival show, American Blackout, was a hot topic around the country. It definitely caught the attention of non-preppers from coast to coast. More recently, Ted Koppell wrote about the strong possibility of cyberterrorism taking out our power grid in his book, Lights Out. In our current fragile economy with unrest in so many different sectors, the last …

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A Mom’s Guide to Preparing For Civil Unrest

Over the summer of 2016, certain websites forecasted a string of protests around the United States. As it turned out, these protests often lead to riots. In most cases, there is no warning for such events, but this time, we were paying attention to the news and knew where and when many of these protests would take place. I was chatting with 3 of my friends, also Survival Moms, and we reviewed our situations. Not knowing if any of these …

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16 Ways to Find Free Food

Being a Survival Mom means you have a plan to feed your kids, no matter what, whether by having some food storage, growing as much as you can, or even finding free food. That means not just if SHTF, but also if you experience unexpected, personal events that leave you actually wondering about your next meal, as happened when this couple hit rock bottom. For example, with one of my children, maternity leave lasted twice as long as I planned. We …

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Designing & Building an Affordable Prepper’s Hideaway

Designing a house should be fun! It’s a chance to for your dreams to become real in the form of a home. Most of us don’t get to include all the bells and whistles we might like, but we can include the most important ones, leaving the possibility to add more, later. At the very least, when you build and design your own preppers hideaway, you can avoid things you truly dislike. You may have purchased your land to live …

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18 Tips For Buying an Affordable & Usable Property for Getting Out of Dodge

An affordable bug out location or Get Out Of Dodge (GOOD) property is a wish and a dream for many a prepper. Unfortunately, though, few of us can afford those multi-hundred-thousand dollar properties we see on TV with orchards, solar power, stocked ponds, and all the bells and whistles. Even a moderate property out in the country is an additional expense, not only for survival or preparedness but as a place to go while the kids and grandkids are little. …

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