• Convict Conditioning

    It’s just me and my husband now, and I want to maintain my independence for as long as I can. I don’t really consider myself old (in my mind, I’m ...

Getting Your Money To Work For You

To earn money with money, you must place that money at risk. When I talk about earning money, I am talking about increasing your purchasing power. This is an important concept to understand. For instance, a bank earns money by lending.  They determine the likelihood of getting paid back by a borrower, and assigning a […]

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Bug Out Bag Basics

We hear all of the time about having a readily available, pre-packed and pre-positioned bag to be used in the event of an evacuation.  The common term is Bug Out Bag (BOB).  Generally speaking, we’re talking about having enough “stuff” to sustain a person for at least 72 hours. As the saying goes, Stuff Happens.  […]

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15 Minute Relaxation Technique

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I find it awfully difficult to unwind. I’m tired, cranky,  and just not all that disposed to deal with a whole lot of stuff. My kids drive me nuts, and the grandkids aren’t much better sometimes. I guess the whole thing is that I really need to unwind, […]

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Safety Awareness: Caught Off Guard

There are few things more frightening that the prospects of either being surprised by an attacker OR surprising a criminal in the act of committing a crime. Awareness and good planning can make such an encounter much less potentially dangerous. I’ve stressed in all of our personal safety classes that Safety Awareness is the key.  […]

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Real Estate: Make Money When Gas Goes Up?

While the mainstream media gives us conflicting opinions about whether we are experiencing inflation, common sense tells us our dollar is losing value at a rapid pace. Long time newsletter readers know I write about inflation a lot because it is the most important yet misunderstood economic concept in our society. Since the dawn of […]

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Hidden Cache Locations

About a month ago, we provided instruction on Building A Cache (pronounced cash, not cash-ay).  This time around, we’re going to discuss where to place that cache.  I’ve got two general categories:  Locations for cash and precious metals, and locations for survival gear items. For survival gear, I’m talking about food, equipment, firearms, ammo, reference […]

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