9 Ways to Train Your Brain to Respond in a Crisis

9 Ways to Train Your Brain to Respond in a Crisis

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9 Ways to Train Your Brain to Respond in a Crisis
When I first began researching survival and preparedness, I can’t tell you how many hours were spent in shock and panic.  I read about the “golden hordes” who would soon, very soon, descend upon my suburban home shooting, stealing, and raping, although not in that particular order. According to some survivalists, we’re approaching a tipping […]
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When I first began researching survival and preparedness, I can’t tell you how many hours were spent in shock and panic.  I read about the “golden hordes” who would soon, very soon, descend upon my suburban home shooting, stealing, and raping, although not in that particular order. According to some survivalists, we’re approaching a tipping point at which our world will begin to run out of oil, and we’ll be thankful to have two rocks to rub together to create heat. Then there were tales of a hidden planet, Planet X, on its way to destroy Earth.

In my early prepping years, there were days I wasn’t so sure I even wanted to survive such scenarios. Anyone who has only known security is in for a shock when their normalcy bias begins to struggle with information about these possible scenarios and many others, far more realistic.

Recently I came across these interesting statistics…

23 Prepper Items To Look For at the Goodwill Store

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23 Prepper Items To Look For at the Goodwill Store
Stockpiling food, water, and supplies to sustain you and your family for a long time can get very expensive. For some, it just isn’t feasible to spend hundreds of dollars or more every week buying supplies that won’t be used right away. Don’t be embarrassed. Most people can’t afford to do that. The trick is […]
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43 Frugal Tips for Cutting Down on Expenses

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43 Frugal Tips for Cutting Down on Expenses
I haven’t always been good at saving money. When I think about all the money I wasted in my twenties, it makes me sick to my stomach. I may as well have been lighting cash on fire. After the Great Recession began, I finally learned how to find great deals and cut down on household […]
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6 Ways To Sterilize Medical Instruments

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6 Ways To Sterilize Medical Instruments
We’ve all heard this story before: someone goes into the hospital for a minor operation, gets an infection, and ends up dying from it. Although this is rare, it does happen, and it’s a reminder of why it’s so important to sterilize medical instruments. If you find yourself doing or assisting with minor surgery during […]
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7 Ways You Can Generate Power After a Disaster

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7 Ways You Can Generate Power After a Disaster
Whether it’s a nuclear holocaust, a deadly plague, the perfect storm, or a large-scale terrorist attack, when a cataclysmic event goes down you can guarantee one thing: the power will go out. And while you don’t need electricity to be a hunter-gatherer for the rest of your life, if you want to help return human […]
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Doomsday Clock Ticks 30 Seconds Closer to End Times

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Doomsday Clock Ticks 30 Seconds Closer to End Times
Humans have been the cause of our own demise for centuries. Because of our self-destructive natures, scientists created a symbolic Doomsday Clock to show “how close we are to destroying our civilization.” Well Folks, on Thursday, that End Times clock jumped 30 seconds closer to midnight. Experts who tend to the Doomsday Clock are comprised of a board of […]
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The Ultimate Chicken Crap Composting Guide

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The Ultimate Chicken Crap Composting Guide
There are no two ways about it – your soil needs nutrition regularly. This isn’t just dirt that we’re talking about. We’re talking about soil and soil is alive. In order for plants to grow to their optimum capacity, they need bio-intensive nutrients present in the soil to assist with growth, root development and disease prevention. While […]
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Prepper Dudes – “Your Testosterone Has Everything To Do With Preparedness and Survival”

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Prepper Dudes – “Your Testosterone Has Everything To Do With Preparedness and Survival”
ReadyNutrition Readers, I once did a piece a while back on firearms for the ladies, and in that light, it’s time to do one that pertains to the guys.  This one is on the importance of testosterone, a substance that is very important in areas besides procreation and family life.  Testosterone is a “building block” […]
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This Protein Source is a Must for the Frugal Prepper’s Shopping List

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This Protein Source is a Must for the Frugal Prepper’s Shopping List
[Editor’s Note: Having a storable protein source for your emergency supplies is paramount to your survival. In The Prepper’s Cookbook, I stress the importance of having a pantry stocked with nutritious, life-saving meals. Finding deals at the grocery store (especially on meat) is a great way to bulk up your emergency supplies. One such frugal […]
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Winter Survival: Critical Training Techniques to Overcome the Elements

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Winter Survival: Critical Training Techniques to Overcome the Elements
  We’re deep into the winter, Readers out there in ReadyNutrition Land, as you well know.  Now, here’s a challenge for you: while the season is here, it’s time to put your skills to the test. Why?  Well, because you can practice doing a few things in a (semi) controlled environment.  This will enable you […]
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Why Preppers Should Learn to Survive Without Brand Name Equipment

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Why Preppers Should Learn to Survive Without Brand Name Equipment
ReadyNutrition Readers, this article is a “trumpet call” to continue your preparations, or to commence with them if you have not done so already.  We don’t know what the inauguration is going to bring, if indeed it does occur peaceably.  For one thing, everyone and their brother on the Left has threated everything possible, such […]
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Natural Medicine: How to Make and Apply an Herbal Poultice

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Natural Medicine: How to Make and Apply an Herbal Poultice
“The fruit of it shall be for eating and leaf of it for healing…” (Ezekiel 47:12) 5 years ago, I came down with a bad upper respiratory infection. I was taking over the counter medicines, but none seemed to work and I was worried about secondary infections. My wife grandmother suggested I make a mustard plaster (poultice) […]
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Surviving Off-Grid: 4 Recipes To Cook In A Haybox

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Surviving Off-Grid: 4 Recipes To Cook In A Haybox
  I have to admit, this was a new one for me, and I thought that I’d tried every method of outdoor cooking invented since cavemen sporked frogs and roasted them over an open fire. As it turns out, haybox cooking is a combination of two of my favorite cooking vessels – a Dutch oven […]
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6 Ways To DIY Emergency Firestarter Kits

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6 Ways To DIY Emergency Firestarter Kits
  To begin with, I’d take it as an axiom that any respectable prepper should know how to start a fire in an emergency. Also, I am a firm believer in the theory that any bug out bag or survival kit should pack a fire starter, together with a couple of Bic lighters, just in […]
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First Aid During Winter: Can You Handle It?

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First Aid During Winter: Can You Handle It?
  In an emergency situation, it’s difficult to provide good first aid even in good weather, but if you must tend to sickness or injury in freezing weather, your job is going to be twice as hard. You’ll have greater difficulty getting to a warm place to provide treatment, and snow and freezing weather will […]
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4 Tools to Cut and Chop Wood for Survival

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4 Tools to Cut and Chop Wood for Survival
One of the basics of survival is having the ability to cut and chop wood. It is wood that will fuel the fires that keep us warm, boil our water, and cook our food. It seems simple enough, right? Grab your tool of choice, head outdoors and chop away. Alas, if it were only that […]
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Review: Be Medically Prepared with a Gunshot & Bleeding Wound Kit + Giveaway

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Review: Be Medically Prepared with a Gunshot & Bleeding Wound Kit + Giveaway
Accidents do happen and we all need to be prepared for a medical emergency when help may not be on the way. It is my belief that everyone should have a kit that can control severe bleeding and my top choice is the Gunshot Wound Kit from Joe and Amy Alton’s Doom and Bloom Store. […]
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Diffusers and You: What You Need to Know

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Diffusers and You: What You Need to Know
Using a diffuser to dispense the healing qualities of essential oils is one of the easiest ways to become accustomed to their use. Say, for example, someone in your home is sick with a cold or flu. Adding 5 or 6 drops of an anti-microbial essential oil to a diffuser will allow the healing qualities […]
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How to Use Essential Oils to Relieve Sinus Congestion

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How to Use Essential Oils to Relieve Sinus Congestion
A sinus infection is miserable. Technically called sinusitis, this is a common ailment that first appears to be symptomatic of a common cold but in reality, is the result of swollen and inflamed nasal cavities. It is often caused by a virus which means treating with antibiotics is useless. That is just one reason why […]
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12 Disruptive Events to Prepare For This Year

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12 Disruptive Events to Prepare For This Year
An important rule of prepping is to identify disruptive events that could happen to you. These events are likely to be highly individualized and based on location, domestic situation, age, income, health, and a number of other factors. There are, however, twelve disruptive events that are universal. These are the dire situations we should all […]
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Prepper Book Festival 13: Neighborhood Emergency Response Handbook

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Prepper Book Festival 13: Neighborhood Emergency Response Handbook
One of the common laments of preppers is they feel they are a lone wolf. In their hearts and minds they know if there is a major emergency, stored preps will be handy, but in reality, it will take teamwork to survive. We are not talking about OPSEC here. Instead, we are talking about community […]
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