A Prepper’s House Fire: My Story W/Video Interview

My house fire. House fires are something we should prep for, and in this article, I will share my personal story about when my house caught fire a couple of weeks ago. I’ll review what I did and learned and offer a few tips should you ever experience a house fire.

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Prepare For The Alien Invasion — Building The Ultimate Alien Invasion Bugout Bag

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  • Post last modified:July 1, 2023
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Today’s topic has that distinct, irresistible scent of impending doom mixed with just a dash of an overripe compost heap — “Prepare For The Alien Invasion — Building The Ultimate Alien Invasion Bugout Bag.”

Welcome, preppers, to self-reliance 2.0 — the final step toward logical and common sense prepping. Advanced preparedness for the serious, no-nonsense kind of person determined never to be caught with their pant’s down. Unless you’re into that kind of thing, I won’t judge.

One of the key objectives for Self-Reliance 2.0 is, obviously, “Preparing for an Alien Invasion,” and today we’ll begin by building the ultimate bugout bag of essentials to either fight, evade, or befriend these weak-bodied but highly intelligent distant neighbors.

This article is to help the advanced prepper valiant enough to dare a chuckle in the face of potential intergalactic threats!

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Author Interview with Mic Roland – From Hunting to Power Outages: The Adventures of a Prepper Fiction Writer – Video

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  • Post last modified:July 15, 2023
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In this author interview with Mic Roland, a prepper fiction writer who shares his unique experiences and perspective on writing — from hunting with something other than a gun to dealing with power outages. Mic’s experiences have enriched his writing and authenticity.

Last Saturday afternoon, I sat down in a Zoom meeting for an author interview with Mic Roland, and we talked about the books he has written as a prepper. We talked about his writing process and many of the key methods he uses in creating and recording on Audible that inspire and motivate his readers and listeners.

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Reallocating Funds For Prepping

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In this article, Reallocating Funds For Prepping, I will touch on an essential (And tedious) aspect of prepping – our finances and tightening our budget so we have more for preparedness.

I won’t get into the political and corporate tyranny that has us on this path. I have a personal blog for topics like that.

I’m not going to give you 101 ways to save money. The internet is full of great resources like that. Using dollar stores, stretching a bag of flour, buying generic brands, eating at home, shopping in discount grocery stores, etc. I’ve been cutting my own hair for years, but that’s not what I want for this article.

This article is more like a personal message with examples to help get your ideas flowing—typical Brian oversharing.

I will focus on saving more and spending less as a prepper. Almost everything the average Jane or Joe can do to clean up their finances works for preppers. The one glaring difference is what we consider essential. Our priorities are a little different when it comes to certain expenses.

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Email News Options: The News I Follow VIA Email

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  • Post last modified:July 15, 2023
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I will list many email news options I’ve subscribed to in this article. This is a follow-up piece to the article, How To Stop Falling For Agenda-Driven News Reporting – Finding Reliable News Sources I published a little over ten months ago, in June of 2022,

These are news-oriented and commentary emails I’ve subscribed to. I’ve been trying out different email news subscriptions for a few years and will share them here.

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Michigan’s February Ice Storm – Extensive After-Action Report

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  • Post last modified:February 26, 2023
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A couple of days ago, we got to test our emergency preps firsthand (again) during Michigan’s February ice storm. In this short article, I want to cover a few things we did right and what we need to improve.

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Next Step Survival Is On Substack

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  • Post last modified:February 26, 2023
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Just a quick announcement – I’m moving the Next Step Survival email list, and if you want to continue (Or start) hearing from me via email, you’ll need to subscribe.

I’m also moving the email list for my personal blog, which I rebranded last year, to The Opinion Blog to Substack.

Here’s the link to subscribe to my Next Step Survival Substack.

Here’s the link to subscribe to my Opinion Blog Substack.

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