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Before she passed away a few years ago, I used to love listening to my maternal grandmother tell stories about what life was like when she was growing up. She was born in 1925 and was raised on a farm. Grandma knew how to pinch a nickel until it screamed, that’s for sure. After she more »
Author: JimCobb
Posted: February 21, 2015, 2:02 am
As you might expect, the subject of survival and disaster planning comes up somewhat regularly at our home. I like to toss thought exercises out to my kids from time to time, just to see where the discussion leads. Over the weekend, my wife and I were heading out for a few hours to do more »
Author: JimCobb
Posted: February 18, 2015, 4:43 pm
I’ll warn you right up front, odds are there will be something in this post that will irritate, perhaps even anger, you. Well, so be it. See, here’s the thing. I’m tired of listening to the same old complaints over and over. I understand that preppers are human beings just like everyone else and, that more »
Author: JimCobb
Posted: February 17, 2015, 9:09 pm
The Freecycle organization has been around for several years, yet there are still lots of folks out there who’ve not heard of it. Freecycle can be an excellent resource for rehoming your unwanted stuff and occasionally receiving items of use to you. Taken from the Freecycle.org website: The Freecycle Network™ is made up of 5,206 more »
Author: JimCobb
Posted: January 26, 2015, 7:13 pm
Let me say at the outset that I’m not suggesting these are the BEST martial arts for survivalists or preppers. I don’t like that term “best” as things are different for everyone. What works well for one person might not be a great thing for another. Instead, what you’ll find here are suggestions for a more »
Author: JimCobb
Posted: January 21, 2015, 7:59 pm
I will admit up front that I’ve never been much of a fan of James Wesley, Rawles, at least as far as his fiction writing is concerned. I know that puts me in the minority among the fans of “prepper fiction” but it is what it is. Different strokes for different folks and all that, more »
Author: JimCobb
Posted: January 20, 2015, 10:24 pm
Yes, it is only January and, for most of us at least, actual gardening is still a ways off. But, as the snow flies and temperatures dip, this can be the best time to sit down and plan out your gardens for the coming season. Many of my readers live in an area that, for more »
Author: JimCobb
Posted: January 8, 2015, 12:34 am
It has sadly become more and more common to hear about active shooter situations playing out all over the country. It can happen at schools and universities, office buildings, movie theaters, just about anywhere you can imagine. As with most other types of disasters and emergencies, understanding ahead of time what you should do can more »
Author: JimCobb
Posted: January 6, 2015, 7:53 pm
I’m sure most of you know how I feel about New Years Resolutions … I just don’t believe in them.  After all, if you’re going to try to improve something within yourself, why wait? want to lose that ten or twenty pounds? why wait? exercise more?  why wait? be kinder, better, more attentive … just more »
Author: Deborah
Posted: January 1, 2015, 7:08 pm
At the end of the year, many of us try to determine what we hope to accomplish in the next 12 months. These aren’t “resolutions” but rather goals we want to achieve. I thought I’d share with you some of my own goals for 2015, partially in hopes you’ll help keep me accountable for them more »
Author: JimCobb
Posted: December 29, 2014, 4:29 pm




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