Prepping: How to Fix Anything School (1)

“George, prepping costs money.  You talk about getting debt-free and putting something aside for a rainy day, but dammit this all costs money.  Where’s THAT supposed to come from?” There are extremely simple answers to this obvious question. You know...

Prepping: Minimal Survival Levels (ICoD2)

In Case of Depression #2 today.  Since we covered some of the basics of the economic and social drivers already, so let’s move on to the “worst case” minimums to think about as we edge toward the uncertain future. We have seven quantitative...

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...

Coping: Consumer Rips, A Case of Woo-Woo

According to plan, the visit of my nearly life-long buddy – the major –  the fellow who’s my “brother of a different mother” will wrap up today. When you’ve been friends with someone for 66-years (admittedly longer than most readers...

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: Storing “Obsolete Knowledge”

A tale about Obsolete Knowledge today – a very instructive tale, especially if you’re over 40 and particularly if you think about the En d of the World.. Since my friend of 65-years (‘the major‘) is down visiting, part of my preps for his visit...

Prepping: Card Files Vs. Databases

This is a discussion to have with yourself and all your other “team members” including spouse and children.  It’s all about how you manage your Life. Specifically, we’ve been huge fans of the “morning cuppa coffee and planning” ...

Prepping: Navigating Transfrugalism

I was talking to my buddy Gaye who runs the StrategicLivingBlog site and we got t o comparing notes on how our lives have run,  versus how Millennials seem to be setting up their personal outcomes for “down the road.” Gaye and I have known each other since...

Prepping: And Optimized Sod House

Don’t tell my wife about today’s column.  She’d probably think I’ve flipped out.  But, then again, she’s not an “over-think the problem” kind of person.  I am… When we look at prepping – step way back from the...

Prepping: Music at the End of the World (Acoustical)

Assuming you have your “portable pirate radio to go” figured out, along with enough deep cycle batteries and charge controllers plus solar panels to preserve the fading memory of rock & roll as we described last time around, it’s time to move on...

Prepping: Music at the End of the World (Electronic)

Today we launch into a two-part discussion about how to keep ourselves entertained during those few hours at the End of the World when we’re not fighting-off teaming hordes of zombies, gang leaders, meth-heads, and oh yeah, government agencies which will appoint...

Prepping: Outhouse at the “End of the World”

So, there we all are:  We wake up one morning and the world had ended. Someone has lit the “final fuse” in the Middle East, or that kid in charge of North Korea doesn’t like President Real Estate so much, after all.  Regardless: Either the...

Prepping: Let’s Go “Cardboarding!”

I know what you’re thinking. “What do yah mean “cardboarding?  Never heard anything so stupid…” I mean real, honest-to-God cardboarding.  Making useful from leftovers. You see, if TSHTF, you will need to be able to improvise, adapt, and...