Oct 25

What Can We Learn from History About Food When SHTF?

Customers line up to get in for shopping at a state-run Bicentenario supermarket in Caracas May 2, 2014.  President Nicolas Maduro is introducing a controversial shopping card intended to combat Venezuela's food shortages but decried by critics as a Cuban-style policy illustrating the failure of his socialist policies. Maduro, the 51-year-old successor to Hugo Chavez, trumpets the new "Secure Food Supply" card, which will set limits on purchases, as a way to stop unscrupulous shoppers stocking up on subsidized groceries and reselling them. REUTERS/Jorge Silva (VENEZUELA - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTR3NL83

I’m always surprised, and often more than a little disturbed, when I hear folks say that when SHTF occurs, they’ll just go hunting, or they’ll trade for the food they need, or they’ve got a few boxes of MRE’s, so … Continue reading

Oct 04

I Have No Money to Spare: How Can I Start Prepping? [RQ#9]

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Exactly 1 month ago, I received a question from a reader of Survival Pulse’s daily news asking for urgent advice. Unfortunately, when I sent an email back to the address written into the contact form, the email bounced, and so … Continue reading

Aug 07

What Are You Prepared to Do When Your Family Is Hungry?

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Food is one thing that virtually everyone can agree you need to have because we have all, to some extent in our lives, known the feeling of being hungry. Yes, the seriousness of the actual hunger is probably very relative … Continue reading

Aug 07

The Golden Hour: What to Do in the First 60 Minutes of SHTF

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Many people are convinced that civilization as we know it will collapse or, at best, experience a prolonged interruption. Very few of those people are actually planning for it and even less are preparing for it in advance. For those … Continue reading

Jun 09

Survival Saturday: Is Your Family Being Programmed by the American Way of Life?

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Survival Saturday is  a round-up of the week’s news and resources for folks who are interested in being prepared. This Week in the News You just can’t trust anyone, or so it appears in this week’s Survival Saturday round-up.  We’re all being … Continue reading

Apr 11

What You Don’t Know About Raising Pigs For Survival

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Have you noticed the price of bacon lately? How about pork chops? Pork prices are soaring. Besides costing an arm and a leg, grocery store pork often contains questionable ingredients. Things like benzoate preservatives and ractopamine. Ew! I like to … Continue reading