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Tuesday, February 8, 2011


Here is the new giveaway!!!

1st Prize: The Pocket Disaster Survival Guide: What to do when the lights go out
Paperback: 160 pages

Publisher: Stoeger Publishing Company (February 2006)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 088317328X
ISBN-13: 978-0883173282
Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 4.3 x 0.5 inches
This item is used, I got it at a used book store.

2nd Prize: Is a Slinky Jr. Shortwave Antenna

Here is how to win:
Post a comment to this posting and tell me, How You Got Started In Prepping! You don't have to go into great detail just give us the reason you started to store items to survive. Me and my wife will look at and read them and pick the one we like the best.
Everyone can try to win this giveaway, even if you have won something from me before. And if you have a blog please post about this giveaway because I want lots to give it a try.


  1. I started prepping in reaction to the 2008 beef/tomato/pepper recalls...remember that one? I was truly afraid of the food that I was feeding to my children. I learned about just in time delivery, inflation, shortages, etc and that's what lead me to start stocking up, canning, gardening and otherwise prepping.

  2. My wife and I started by cutting our costs. We cut cable, cell phone, quit using our credit cards, and refinanced our house. Then we started saving food and following the LDS (we are not LDS) food storage guidelines. We have almost a year's worth of food saved up now. Then we realized that while we might be ready, we won't stand a chance where we are right now when street gangs become the dominant force when the SHTF. So we started looking at homes in the boonies. We just reached an agreement with the bank on a home with lots of land where we intend to keep a small farm to be more self-sustaining. I've also purchased field manuals for survival and first aid. This will cut our cost by 800+ dollars a month, and when we go solar we will be saving 1200+ a month and be completely off the grid. I've also purchased .40 Glock, a .22 long rifle, and a 12 gauge pump action shot gun. I buy one box of ammo for each a week. We may be just starting out getting ready for the coming collapse, but we're moving at a quick pace.

  3. I think what opened my eyes was listening to GCN radio (The Power Hour w/Joyce Riley and even Alex Jones). Once I started listening & then observing what was actually going on, I started preparing. We live in the country and our power goes off quit frequently. We're not within walking distance to any stores but are pretty much self reliant. When our electric goes off, we still have heat, food, water, and alternative means for lighting. It really is comforting to know that if SHTF, we stand a good chance of protecting and providing for ourselves! Thanks to your blog for helping us all get prepared for the unknown that could happen at any time.

  4. Pete,I have always been a Survivalist at heart.I didn't know there was a name for it.Then when computers came out,well when I finally got around to them,I found Down in the Hills survival blog(Sunfighter),and Creekmores blog. I was really happy to see there were others with my mindset.Then Mayberry,you,and all the other Brothers and Sisters.Felt good to know I wasn't alone or crazy like some think I am.Still don't understand how being prepared could be crazy,but its their problem not mine!


  5. I was one of those wives that kept her head in the sand. The hubby would keep giving me articles to read, but it finally hit home when I went grocery shopping. Prices were going up long before the mainstream media even started to talk about inflation. Of course, they don't actually include food cost in their inflation calculations. I've started to learn how to garden, and can. I think it's an old skill that will be invaluable very soon.

  6. Once upon a time there was a little girl who lived, for awhile,with her grandparents. You see, her mother went away when she was small and so her father sent her to live with his parents. He was a soldier and the little girl couldn't go with him. Her grandparents loved her very much. In fact, more wonderful people were hard to find.
    Her grandmother shared her love of music and her love of life with the little girl. Grandmother would play the piano and the little girl would place her hands on hers. She felt the magic of the sounds of the piano. They would sing fun songs and songs she would sing in Sunday School. Her grandmother taught her to crochet and even how to paint. Of course the little girls pictures were just the pictures that little girls draw but to her grandmother they were works of art. She also taught her wonderful things in the kitchen. She showed her and to cook and to can all sorts of wonderful things that came from the garden her grandfather tended.

    Her grandfather taught her to whistle and where to find the best worms for fishing. How put a wiggly worm on the hook and how to reel in "The biggest fish I ever saw!" They would work in the big garden he grew. He showed her how to tell the differences in the good plants and the bad plants. They would eat fresh vegetables right off the plants. She learned the difference between beans and peas and all sorts of other good things to eat. Once he even planted strawberries for her just because she loved them so much. . He showed her how to tell when the strawberries were just right to pluck from the vine. They filled their baskets with the red sweet fruits, nibbling at the juicy berries all the while. and would take them to her grandmother to wash and clean. The little girl would pull up her favorite chair to the kitchen counter and help her grandmother make heavenly jams and jellies.

    The little girl would always remember the things her grandparents taught her,She knew that one day she would be able to do all these things and more when she grew up.

  7. I moved to the most unpopulated county in the country and am off-grid.

  8. It's simple, I don't like going hungry. I can't guarantee that I'll always have an income to buy food, if my income stops, I want to know that food is one of the last things I'll have to worry about, I don't have utility bills (I'm all solar powered, 100% off grid), I don't have a mortgage (my land and home we built out of mostly recycled materials are paid for), I don't have debt (no credit cards, car payments, and such), so if things go south, I can survive just fine with what I have right now. Oh, and we did this very much on the cheap, we aren't wealthy by any means, in fact we live well below the poverty level, and are quite happy doing so.

    Don't put my name in the hat for this one, I won one of your last books (a very good one too, thanks!) and I already have a slinky jr antenna. I just wanted to add my thoughts here.