Going Off Grid – Part II

After we made the move to a more rural setting, my focus turned to our reliance on the grid and what that meant for our long term survival after some type of catastrophic event.  Just being away from people did not provide enough security, we needed to cut the cord.

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Going Off Grid – Part I

In 2006 my life was humming along the normal path of middle class Americans.  Living near a major metropolitan area, mid 30’s, working for a fortune 500 company, married, kids, two cars, house  in the suburbs, 401k, health insurance, life was good.

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Preparedness in Practice

As it turns out in the face of reality, action really does speak louder than words.  I read several of the Blog sites posted on prepping, survival issues, arming for Armageddon and much of the impractical advice that is dished out as though hordes of experts have contributed their wisdom.

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Survival Sense: Part 1

It has been said that Alaska’s upper Yukon River valley is the harshest, most unforgiving environment on the planet.  Local humor quips that there are only two seasons here –winter and the Fourth of July. This is a land of incredible extremes.

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Survival Eating: Part 2

We all bring skills, experience and education to the discussion, which is what makes our “neighborhood” so great.  These assets differ by person and age group, but that adds to the diversity needed for new ideas and creating a balanced outlook.

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