“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”
– Benjamin Franklin
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DIY plans, videos, infographic, and info about the Walipini, an underground greenhouse that lets you grow year round. You can build it for less than $300!!
Homesteaders, farmers, and backyard gardeners often use various methods to extend the growing season, especially in colder climates.
They often use cold frames, hoop houses, black plastic, frost covers, and greenhouses to give their crops a boost or a head start for the coming growing season. They’re also used to hold off the fall frost for a few more days or sometimes weeks.
Greenhouses are the largest and most permanent of these structures. They are usually expensive to construct and require a lot of additional heat to extend the season much into the winter.
After the coming financial/economic collapse you will see this in the US and all over Europe.
The Brutal Truth About Violence When the SHTF https://t.co/9wFz9Lbb0U
— Infinite Unknown (@SecretNews) February 14, 2018
Selco interviewed by Daisy Luther
Are you prepared for the extreme violence that is likely to come your way if the SHTF? No matter what your plan is, it’s entirely probable that at some point, you’ll be the victim of violence or have to perpetrate violence to survive. As always, Selco is our go-to guy on SHTF reality checks and this thought-provoking interview will shake you to your core.
If you don’t know Selco, he’s from Bosnia and he lived through a year in a city that was blockaded with no utilities, no deliveries of supplies, and no services. In his interviews, he shares what the scenarios the rest of us theorize about were REALLY like. He mentioned to me recently that most folks aren’t prepared for the violence that is part and parcel of a collapse, which brings us to today’s interview.
How prevalent was violence when the SHTF in Bosnia?
It was wartime and chaos, from all conflicts in those years in the Balkan region Bosnian conflict was most brutal because of multiple reasons, historical, political and other.
To simplify the explanation why violence was common and very brutal, you need to picture a situation where you are “bombarded” with huge amount of information (propaganda) which instills in you very strong feelings of fear and hate.
It’s not always easy to determine precisely which type of dangerous or disastrous event might occur or when it will happen. A bullet proof survival plan or system, will help you be confident that you have done as much as you can to protect your home and family in a crisis. In this article we will discuss how to put together a bullet proof survival plan to protect yourself and your family from any type of disaster.
For many new preppers, and for even the most experienced ones, the process of prepping can be somewhat haphazard and at times overwhelming. There is so much information and so many different aspects and levels of prepping, it’s often very difficult to keep track of progress.
Prepping can feel like a slippery slope and it can really wreak havoc on your finances if you don’t have a budget or system. Not to mention that planning by the seats of your pants leaves room for gaps in your preparations that you might not notice until SHTF and it’s too late!
H/t reader kevin a.
One of the topics of discussion with preppers has always been about what you should carry with you every day – in other words, your EDC gear. As I’ve said many times, the best gear in the world is useless if you don’t have it with you when you need it. For example, a $9 pocket knife is a much more effective weapon than an AK-47 in your gun safe at home. The problem is that you can’t carry everything, so you need to prioritize. This is a lot easier, and more difficult, than you may think.
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Former Counterintelligence Special Agent, US Army Chief Warrant Officer, and Combat Veteran. I grew up in the woods and spent a lifetime in various environments from deserts to jungles to politically-sensitive urban environments, and I’m here to tell you what I know.
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ReadyNutrition Readers, Simply put, urban survival will be quite a bit different from survival in a remote wilderness area or even a sparsely-populated suburban area. Let’s game some options, remembering that these options are general. These actions aren’t specific to the type of breakdown of society (external by an attack from a foreign nation, or internal from economic collapse, for examples).
So, we have our collapse. Let us “X” out a nuclear war/nuclear terrorist attack, as we can deal with all the other scenarios in variables without radiation to contend with. Let’s identify the largest challenges faced for that high-rise apartment resident in Manhattan, or the family in the brownstone on the South side of Chicago. First, let’s game the scenario:
H/t reader Sqoudgy:
“In most civilised countries, the connived massacre events have resulted in serious gun control.
Even now, air rifles & pistols have to be logged by the vendor, even though firearms certificates aren’t necessary, which they are for all other guns.
So, the only options left for small game is either bows, slings or airguns.”
Thought you might like THIS…
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H/t reader Squodgy:
“Just a few items you don’t give a thought to.
Soap’s another one.”
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TPTB usually give the people some warnings of what they are going to do next (for reasons I will not discuss here).
Continue to prepare for the coming (planned) collapse…
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Tess is the author of the widely popular and highly rated The Prepper’s Blueprint.
Before something like Hurricane Harvey, who could’ve imagined the kind of destruction that would literally immobilize a major U.S. metropolitan area for what could potentially be weeks if not months? As this writing we’re 72 hours into the aftermath of this major disaster and supplies are already running low.
Amid the images of loss and destruction, hurricane survivors know they must restock provisions to prepare for another week or more of sheltering in place. Now, imagine 6.2 million people trying to stock up at the same time. Panic buying is gripping the affected area and beginning to overload local and regional communities. Ahead of the hurricane making landfall the vast majority of people simply figured that the aftermath would, at most, last a few days. No one ever contemplated that real possibility that this scenario would be the end result or believed they would have to evacuate after the storm hit.