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7 Unexpected Consequences of an Economic Crisis: That Will Throw The Nation Into Total Chaos

Other than the obvious consequences, what might we expect from a partial economic collapse? A total collapse of the economy would throw the nation into utter chaos. But what if we endure an economic depression, or a severe and long-lasting downturn? I think that some of the effects are not …

ALTERNATIVE

Cyber Attacks on Critical Infrastructure: Almost Every Major Aspect Of Modern Day Life Could Be Affected

I don’t think the world has seen this phenomenon yet: a major war, during which both sides use severe repeated hacking attacks on the general computing infrastructure in each nation. But it is inevitable. Every developed nation is highly computerized, and the whole of modern society is particularly dependent on the …

SURVIVAL
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14 Winter Survival Items Everyone Should Store In Their Vehicle

I live in a warm part of the country now, so winter isn’t a big deal. Actually, it’s my favorite time of year, because it’s not hot. But it wasn’t always that way. I grew up and learned to drive in Colorado, where the mountains make it so that a …

HOMESTEADING

A Few Simple Steps To Make Sugar at Home

Powdered sugar is one of those items that you seem never to have in your pantry when you need it. Like, when you’re halfway through a recipe and your hands are all covered in goop and you just assumed you had some in your pantry. One of the best bartering …

NEWS

Syrian Army supported by Russian Air Force on offensive in Euphrates valley

Syrian troops are making steadfast advances along the west bank of the Euphrates and ousting Islamic State, the Russian Defense Ministry said. The news comes after a series of major defeats for the jihadists, close to being wiped out in eastern Syria. The Russian Defense Ministry said on Thursday that …

SELF-SUFFICIENCY

The Most Common Skills That Will Come In Handy When Society Collapses

It’s hard to imagine what life is like in Syria, which has torn itself asunder thanks to a punishing civil war that has more factions joining in every month, it seems. If you take a look at recent photos of the country’s major cities, you will see that they have …

SELF-SUFFICIENCY
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10 Best Edible Roots That Can Keep You Alive In A Survival Situation

When hermit monk Brother Simon reappeared at the farmer Farrin’s market after not being seen for seven years, people thought they were seeing a ghost. After realizing that Brother Simon was, in fact, alive and well, people started asking him how he managed to survive completely off grid. “I used …

SURVIVAL

The Best Guide To Making Survival Pemmican, That Can Live Longer Than You

We’re going to do an introduction on making pemmican, a survival and backpacking food that can be used all year round as well as prepared anytime.  It is a lot simpler to make than most people realize, and does not take up a whole lot of resources or too much …

SELF-SUFFICIENCY
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6 Off-Grid Lessons From Amish Life We All Should Learn

Several years ago we had a week-long power outage in my region. Even though we live in a fairly old-fashioned rural community, panic still set in somewhere around hour 12 of the weather-related disaster. It was summer, a really, really hot summer, with temperatures hitting about 95 degrees before noon. …

HOMESTEADING

The Best Ways To Get 10 Times More Potatoes

Americans love potatoes, eating about 125 pounds, per person, per year. Although potatoes are easy to grow, many off-gridders on small plots of land avoid them because traditional growing techniques take up a lot of space. However, by using the caging technique, you can get a high yield in a …