Prepping: Slang Jang and How We’re Losing Our Future

Before today’s light-hearted discussion, please – for your own health – go read “Soybean Oil Causes Genetic Changes In The Brain.”  You’ll know what to do… Sometimes, in fact most of the time I daresay, prepping is more about...

Ideas: Are They From the Future?

Woo-Woo Time:  As you know, I’ve done a tremendous amount of research into topics that most people call “woo-woo.” In particular, I’m fascinated with bending space-time and “getting out of my head” being a prolific vivid dreamer. ...

Is Aging a “Communicable Disease?” 9 ‘Cures’

(knock on wood) Elaine and I are blessed with amazing genes.  Most people take us to be 15-years (or more) younger than we are. There’s a reason for this:  I am still very active.  Writing, ham radio projects, home improvement projects, the yard and – as...

Prepping: Home Appliance School

One of the non-obvious problems of living to a ripe old age (we’re into our 70’s, yeah?) is that you will no doubt begin to outlive most all the crap you have acquired over the years. How to keep up with the rising expenses when things – especially...

Prepping is Choosing the “High Choice” Life

Most people are dreadfully confused when it comes to work, money, play, and prepping.  In fact, there’s a dirty-little secret among the rich you may not be aware of. What separates them from the peons is that they have more choices than the underclass.  Makes...

Prepping: 13 Useful Year-Enders

Let’s face it, this hasn’t been much of a year for people – as economic distortions are popping out all over the place. One example, from my own family:  My son (G II) up in Seattle can make more driving for an online ride-sharing program than he can...

Coping: Hats as a “Secret Energy Source”

Want one of those “inside secrets” to tap into almost unlimited personal power and energy? It’s your HAT. I kid you not:  What you place on your head is a powerful metaphor for what you are working to accomplish.  It’s part taw, part talisman,...

Coping: The Science Behind Halloween

Not often that we repeat much around here, but Halloween is a very special event.  My personal study of the event is thanks – in large part – to a small government agency that has some very smart people who look at extremely broad contexts when sizing up...

Prepping: “How Bad Can It Get?” (ICoD1)

ICoD1 simply means we kick-off our “In Case of Depression” series with this first article. Although we would love to buy into the “Nanny State will save us all” mentality, there are convincing reasons why this Depression will be different than...

Prepping: Popular Problems Q&A 1

The other day, I happened to be looking at some data on what preppers were really looking for on the web that landed ’em here on UrbanSurvival.  And I kid you not, these are some of the questions people are really asking: #1. How do I trim too many Hobbies? My...

Prepping: Your “High-Performance Brain”

A young man we know, who is in school away from home, was in a serious traffic accident a couple of weeks back.  He was OK, and so were the two other passengers and the driver of the second vehicle. The problem?  It was the young man’s fault. Like anything else...

Coping: How to Improve on Laziness

Laziness is something we all drop into now and then.  But, unlike many American pastimes, we don’t really focus enough on it.  It can be perfected. Today, a few points that may improve your “Lazing Skills.” Laziness ISN’T Lazy In fact, laziness...

Prepping: Your “Speech Weapon” (Part 2)

Last Wednesday, we had some pretty good response to our article on how to banish  Ebonics when desired.  It also goes without saying that there may be situations where having strongly Ebonic speech is a good thing.  Depends on time and circumstances. Today, I wanted...