The Rise of the New Frugality – Organic Gardening

Sunday, February 9, 2014
By Paul Martin Saturday, February 8th, 2014 The above video features John Dromgoole, owner of The Natural Gardener,1 an educational organic gardening center in Austin, Texas. According to Dromgoole, Generation X’ers have become a driving force of his business. He’s seen a near 500 percent increase in vegetable, herb, and seed sales, for example, compared to... »

Getting Ready for a Flu Pandemic?

Friday, February 7, 2014
By Paul Martin One of our last polls indicated that about 30% of our readers have not started their pandemic preps and 55% of our readers had started but not completed. Some recent influenza news could be a motivator. Here’s some very recent headlines: “First death from new bird-flu strain fuels fears of pandemic” There is... »

11 Tips for Keeping Food Safe When the Power Goes Out

Wednesday, February 5, 2014
By Paul Martin

by Gaye Levy Wednesday, February 05, 2014 A couple of years back, 600 million people in India were without power for two days. It was not only lights out – but lights out for half of the population. Can you imagine the chaos? More recently, there have been significant power outages in North... »

Buy As Much Silver As You Can Carry And As Much Gold As You Can Afford

Monday, February 3, 2014
By Paul Martin

by John Little February 3, 2014 I received an email from someone that got me thinking about coins vs bars and silver vs gold – and talking to your neighbors. All of this is pretty heavy stuff – in some cases, literally. And, we jump into all of it with a great degree... »

Is It Time to Leave America, While You Still Can?

Sunday, February 2, 2014
By Paul Martin

Dave Hodges February 2, 2013 The Common Sense Show One prominent talk show host is telling his listeners to get out of the country because the Denver Post is reporting that there are 200,000 Russian troops in America. I have previously reported on government documents which demonstrate that FEMA reached a bilateral agreement Russia... »

Sniper Basics For The SHTF Survivalist

Friday, January 31, 2014
By Paul Martin

Brandon Smith Thursday, 30 January 2014 God is not on the side of the big battalions, but on the side of those who shoot best – Voltaire For a long time sniper tactics have been considered by many, even in the military, to be akin to a kind of state designated “murder” rather... »

Matt Drudge: ‘Have An Exit Plan’

Monday, January 27, 2014
By Paul Martin

By Susan Duclos Monday, January 27, 2014 The economic indicators are bad, markets, the weakening dollar, banks preventing large withdrawals, news of China banks halting all cash transfers, in fact, economies across the globe are failing, and much more has led to a simply, four word Tweet from American political commentator and the... »

How to prepare for an economic collapse in 2014

Saturday, January 25, 2014
By Paul Martin

By James Smith 24 Jan 2014 If you haven’t had the chance to see an economic collapse, don’t worry – we are in the middle of a global one right now. If you don’t believe me, just read some financial articles on this site, gleaned from other sources.Flushing Money Down the Toilet 300×229... »

Are You Ready Series: Rolling Blackouts

Monday, January 13, 2014
By Paul Martin

Tess Pennington Ready The U.S. power grid, as it exists today, is dying a slow and miserable death. Experts in the private and public sector are also concerned about the weakness of the grid and suggest we are one major catastrophic event away from a complete meltdown in America. Historical Cases The largest... »

Can Parents Save Their Children by Leaving the USA?

Friday, January 3, 2014
By Paul Martin

Dave Hodges January 3, 2014 The Common Sense Show An expatriate who has left America for the greener pastures of Germany, has written to me over a dozen times telling me to get out of America while I still can. I freely admit, that on the balance sheet, the reasons to leave outweigh the... »