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How to Barter Your Way to Survival - Start Prepping Today

In the spring of 2020, Americans found themselves unable to buy items they desperately needed due to supply chain disruptions. Suddenly, we were willing to trade whatever we had for toilet paper and hand sanitizer. Without realizing it, we entered into an age-old tradition of survival bartering. Bartering has existed since the beginning of time – instances are recorded in the Old Testament. Throughout history, people have exchanged goods or services for items or services in return. Bilingue Business Review explains, “Babylonians […] developed an improved bartering system, where goods and services were exchanged for food, tea, weapons, and spices....

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Big Tech Has a Censorship Problem. Here’s What You Need to Know.

Big Tech, like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, censors anyone who thinks differently. You have a good reason to leave them and head elsewhere.

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16 Uses for Rubbing Alcohol in Emergency Situations

Most Americans have a powerful emergency preparedness tool in their medicine cabinets. That tool is rubbing alcohol. We tend to associate rubbing alcohol with wound cleaning, but there are far more uses for this multipurpose chemical. Specifically, there are several ways to use rubbing alcohol in emergency situations, which is why it is one of the household items preparedness experts always recommend stocking. What exactly is this effective multipurpose chemical? Rubbing alcohol is isopropyl alcohol, which is sold in different grades or percentages. The most common rubbing alcohol found in grocery stores is 70% isopropyl alcohol, but you can also...

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15 Preparedness Tools We Are Thankful For

Even during what has to be the weirdest year (please go away, 2020), it’s important to find things to be thankful for. Here's our list of 15.

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How to Prepare for More Supply Chain Disruptions

COVID-19 has created an unprecedented supply chain disruption. Unlike any other shortages in history, the coronavirus has a global impact. And it’s not over.

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Lessons from the Spring Shutdown and How to Survive a Second One

European countries are in a second pandemic shutdown. The U.S. may be next lockdown 2. We’re looking back at the spring shutdown to see what we can do better this time.

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Protective Clothing 101

The clothing we wear during and after a disaster is more important than you may think. Discover key characteristics of protective clothing you’ll need when preparing for disasters.

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Extreme Survival Lessons from the Donner Party

The true history of the Donner Party’s failed expedition teaches valuable survival lessons we can put in place today.

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What Nobody Expects Is Usually the Worst

As tensions rise over delayed election results, it’s important to be on your toes and expect the unexpected. It's time to prepare as another Black Swan Event may be brewing.

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The Trapped Chilean Mine Workers are Proof a Survival Mindset Works

The dramatic survival story of the 33 men trapped underground in a mine in Chile in 2010 can teach us valuable survival mindset lessons.

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