Chocolate bar versus silver bar: Which one would you pick? (video)

Everyone loves chocolate, right? But if you had your choice between a chocolate bar and a silver bar, which would you pick? That’s exactly the question put in front of a bunch of random people in front of a coin shop. “You’re a winner today! We’re offering a free Hershey bar, right out of the… Read more »

The China Stock Market crash might be a lot worse than originally thought

After the China stock market crash, the situation might be a lot worse that it initially looked – which was already pretty bad. If things continue on the path they’ve been taking, China will show its third consecutive quarter of negative GDP growth. Some are downplaying these figures, but once adjusting for inflation the picture… Read more »

The Great China Meltdown

Yesterday we told you about a some troublesome events over the past several days. Today further details about one of those events is starting to surface – and it’s not looking good! While we’re all looking at the collapse of the economy in Greece and people banning the Confederate flag, the stock market in China… Read more »

It might be too late to start prepping

Remember the story of the grasshopper and the ant? No, not the movie, the children’s story that teaches to prepare for Winter unless you end up freezing in the cold, with no food or fuel to survive. Many “preppers” have been advocating doing this for quite some time, with the mainstream dismissing their calls to… Read more »

Tips for Police Encounters: Can you read my mind?

Over the years I’ve known many police officers, judges, dispatch operators, and lawyers. My late brother retired from the Sheriff’s department after over 30 years of dedicated service. I’ve had constructive conversations with Chief’s of Police and County Sheriffs, and I generally consider myself to be a friend of the law enforcement community. That having… Read more »

Herbs to Know

Edible plants are all around us, but they’re mixed in with stuff that you shouldn’t eat. Still more have medicinal properties and could come in very handy should traditional medicines become hard to come by. Now there’s a full-color book to help you find out not only which herbs are helpful, but can help you… Read more »

The Prepper Mindset

If you ask a dozen different so-called “preppers” what the first thing you should do to start down the proverbial “prepper’s path”, you’ll probably get at least a dozen different answers. None of which would likely be wrong, per se, but all of them likely pass over the one, singular step that any person needs to… Read more »

What you need to know about Medicinal Herbs

A few years back I had the opportunity to attend a class by Dr. Patrick P. Jones all about beneficial, edible, and even medicinal herbs. It goes without saying that I feel I learned a lot! Now, Dr. Jones has published a book exploring the principles of herbal medicine and teaches you the importance of… Read more »

Cross-combing in top bar hives

My wife and I are first-time beekeepers, though we both have a familial history of tending hives and harvesting honey. Her dad and my late-date both kept bees while we were children. Neither of us was very involved in the hobby back then, but today we both feel a need to get back to basics and start… Read more »

Why are bankers dropping like flies?

An essential part of prepping is being aware of your surroundings, and realize that many forces beyond your control have significant influence over you. Take, for instance, the banking industry. Fluctuations in interest rates and the amount of “leveraged debt” may not impact you directly, but can have substantial impacts on those who use those… Read more »

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    Chocolate bar versus silver bar: Which one would you pick? (video)

    Everyone loves chocolate, right? But if you had your choice between a chocolate bar and a silver bar, which would you pick? That’s exactly the question put in front of a bunch of random people in front of a coin shop. “You’re a winner today! We’re offering a free Hershey bar, right out of the… Read more »

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    The China Stock Market crash might be a lot worse than originally thought

    After the China stock market crash, the situation might be a lot worse that it initially looked – which was already pretty bad. If things continue on the path they’ve been taking, China will show its third consecutive quarter of negative GDP growth. Some are downplaying these figures, but once adjusting for inflation the picture… Read more »

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    The Great China Meltdown

    Yesterday we told you about a some troublesome events over the past several days. Today further details about one of those events is starting to surface – and it’s not looking good! While we’re all looking at the collapse of the economy in Greece and people banning the Confederate flag, the stock market in China… Read more »

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    It might be too late to start prepping

    Remember the story of the grasshopper and the ant? No, not the movie, the children’s story that teaches to prepare for Winter unless you end up freezing in the cold, with no food or fuel to survive. Many “preppers” have been advocating doing this for quite some time, with the mainstream dismissing their calls to… Read more »

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    Tips for Police Encounters: Can you read my mind?

    Over the years I’ve known many police officers, judges, dispatch operators, and lawyers. My late brother retired from the Sheriff’s department after over 30 years of dedicated service. I’ve had constructive conversations with Chief’s of Police and County Sheriffs, and I generally consider myself to be a friend of the law enforcement community. That having… Read more »

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  • Herbs to Know

    Herbs to Know

    Edible plants are all around us, but they’re mixed in with stuff that you shouldn’t eat. Still more have medicinal properties and could come in very handy should traditional medicines become hard to come by. Now there’s a full-color book to help you find out not only which herbs are helpful, but can help you… Read more »

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    The Prepper Mindset

    If you ask a dozen different so-called “preppers” what the first thing you should do to start down the proverbial “prepper’s path”, you’ll probably get at least a dozen different answers. None of which would likely be wrong, per se, but all of them likely pass over the one, singular step that any person needs to… Read more »

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    What you need to know about Medicinal Herbs

    A few years back I had the opportunity to attend a class by Dr. Patrick P. Jones all about beneficial, edible, and even medicinal herbs. It goes without saying that I feel I learned a lot! Now, Dr. Jones has published a book exploring the principles of herbal medicine and teaches you the importance of… Read more »

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    Cross-combing in top bar hives

    My wife and I are first-time beekeepers, though we both have a familial history of tending hives and harvesting honey. Her dad and my late-date both kept bees while we were children. Neither of us was very involved in the hobby back then, but today we both feel a need to get back to basics and start… Read more »

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    Why are bankers dropping like flies?

    An essential part of prepping is being aware of your surroundings, and realize that many forces beyond your control have significant influence over you. Take, for instance, the banking industry. Fluctuations in interest rates and the amount of “leveraged debt” may not impact you directly, but can have substantial impacts on those who use those… Read more »

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