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How precious is your metal?

How precious is your metal?

We've all heard the never-ending hullabaloo surrounding gold as a precious metal investment. Even silver gets more media pub than the other metals in the family, even though a recent spot quote put it in lowly 11th place ranked by value on world market trading. Here’s a snapshot in case you’re curious...

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Gold - it's not manna from heaven.

Gold – it’s not manna from heaven.

We call them gold bugs. The term has been around at least since the US presidential election of 1896, when supporters of William McKinley took to wearing gold lapel pins and gold-colored headbands to show their disdain for the encroachment of the “silver menace” into our money supply. Those were...

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"Thanks," said the bear.

“Thanks,” said the bear.

If you're ever camping or find yourself in a wilderness situation, it would be good to be familiar with at least one form of “caching” your provisions from animals with no conscience – we’re talking bears, raccoons, foxes, dogs, porcupines, squirrels, rats, snakes, etc. You probably don’t...

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Tools for emergency communication.

Tools for emergency communication.

Guess when is the worst time to begin thinking about communicating to family or loved ones during an emergency? After the emergency has begun! You can avoid the worry and terror of wondering about the safety of others by taking just a smidgin of time to prepare. Here are some ideas. 1. House Phone...

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10 ways to avoid certain death.

10 ways to avoid certain death.

We like to think of the wisdom dispensed here at Holistic Survival as being handy for the modern survivalist, but let us not forget there have been centuries of American folklore wisdom passed down generation to generation long before we arrived on the scene. Here are a few (10 to be exact) inviolate...

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Water, water, everywhere, but not a drop to drink.

Water, water, everywhere, but not a drop to drink.

The problem is not that there’s too little water on planet earth. The problem is there is not enough fresh water in the right places. Consider that the southwest region of the United States is one of the most rapidly growing in the nation and has a declining water table. Next consider that most of...

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10 diseases you hope to never get (Part 2).

10 diseases you hope to never get (Part 2).

As we discussed last time, pandemic disease has been a part of human history and its likely to make a return appearance in the future. We already mentioned the Top 5: malaria, smallpox, Spanish flu, tuberculosis, and the Black Death. These next five round out our Top 10 list of deadliest diseases. 6....

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10 diseases you hope to never get.

10 diseases you hope to never get.

Here at HolisticSurvival.com, we’re not so much concerned about which deadly disease could catapult us into an emergency situation as we are whether or not you’re prepared for it! Having said that, let’s take a quick look at the 10 biggest infectious killers in history. 1. Malaria – the single...

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Jason Hartman

HS 6 – The Holistic Survival Newsletter

Here is a FREE sample of our August newsletter in audio format.  As a subscriber, you will receive both audio and email format.  Contact us today and find out how you can subscribe.

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Matthew Stein

HS 5 – When Technology Fails: An Interview with Matthew Stein

View Transcript With innovative luxurious such as the computer, refrigerator, washer and dryer, iPhone, electric light, VOIP (voice over internet protocol), etc. we have become acclimated to a technology-dependent lifestyle. Visit http://www.holisticsurvival.com/podcast-with-holistic-survival.php. As...

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