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The Psychology of Preparedness, Part 2: Cultivating the Mindset of a Prepared Citizen

The Psychology of Preparedness, Part 2: Cultivating the Mindset of a Prepared Citizen

When attempting to prepare for the most comprehensive plan, the psychology of being prepared is about being open minded and understanding risk.

Knowing what situational awareness is and how to use it to assess changing risks is also important as you implement an action plan based on the thoughts (psychology) of the situation. The basis for the psychology of preparedness also includes knowing where you stand in addition to which risks you face.

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Mountaineering Tips and Techniques

Mountaineering Tips and Techniques

Mountaineering in the remote wilderness requires almost complete self-reliance. There is no backup plan. Everything a mountaineer does will have a direct and dramatic impact on comfort, success, and the end result: whether they get home safely or not. Subjecting ...

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Things That Go Boom: Things to Consider

Things That Go Boom: Things to Consider

Armament Theory We have all seen the “end of the world” movies that have the main characters firing machine guns and slinging around switchblades.  While this is definitely entertaining, it is nowhere close to practical.  Nothing will cause you to ...

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Body Armor for Home Defense

Body Armor for Home Defense

Body armor should be a primary consideration for any truly serious prepper or retreat homeowner. Whatever your word du jour is to describe either a prepper, survivalist, or off-grid homeowner, most of them are more concerned with how many guns ...

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Edible Plants, Part 4

Edible Plants, Part 4

In an extended survival scenario, food will become a primary concern; however, plants can be used more than just food. This article talks about a potentially more pressing concern in a survival situation: medicine.  Medicinally, wild plants can be helpful ...

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