3 Keys To Staying A Positive Prepper

fallout shelterBy: Robert James Studer

The world we live in is a very negative place and prepping for an uncertain future can compound your feelings of negativity. Here are three things that helped me keep prepping positive. I hope it will do the same for you.

Prepare For The Bigger Picture

Remember when preparing, don’t prepare for one specific event, like Y2K, 2012 or economic collapse. Keep the bigger picture in focus. Remember you are preparing to give you and your family security and self sufficiency during an emergency or disaster. Preparing for a broad range of events, instead of one specific event, will keep you positive and will keep you from becoming negative when or if that specific event you prepared for doesn’t happen.

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7 Tips for Surviving in the Woods or the Jungle

Jungle Wood SurvivalBy: Jenny Richards (Survival Central Guest Contributor)

If you’re planning on a trip to the jungle for camping, hunting or whatever other reason, it will be good to be aware of some basic survival tips so that you are able to take care of yourself if something goes wrong and you find yourself lost or cut off from modernity.

The tips below should help you survive almost any situation:

1.Stay calm, panicking only makes a bad situation worse

If you find that you are lost in the jungle, the first thing that you should do is to stop and gather your thoughts and remember everything you need to do to survive the situation that you find yourself in. The number one enemy that you will have is yourself and your mind. You need to take control if you want to survive. Continue reading

The Truth About Expiration Dates

Survival MedicineExpiration Dates and Preparedness

From: Doom & Bloom

Hey Preppers,

As a physician,I get a lot of questions about expiration dates on medications, and whether medications should be thrown out once they hit that date.  In the preparedness community, most of us accumulate medicines for use in an uncertain future.  Part of that uncertainty is not knowing when or if our society will finally enter a full-blown collapse.  Even government agencies wonder if all the medical supplies they’ve stockpiledwill still be effective years after expiration. So, let’s discuss what an expiration date really means.

Expiration dates have been mandated for medications since 1979. The expiration date is the last date that the pharmaceutical company will guarantee that the drug is at 100% full potency.  Except in very rare cases,there is no evidence that suggests that there is anything harmful about that medication if used after that date.  In other words, they don’t magically become poisonous or cause you to grow a third eye in the middle of your forehead.  Now that you know that, the question is whether the drug loses its beneficial effects and how fast it does so. Continue reading