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What a human being should be able to do…

When it comes to urban survival, there's an entire litany of things a person must be able to do but why should we at Holistic Survival put it into our own words when a master of the language has already done it for us? Courtesy of Robert Heinlein: “A human being should be able to change a diaper,...

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Preparedness by the numbers

As humans, sometimes we put off a task forever if it seems too complicated to think about all at once. And if the proposed action doesn't provide immediate critical benefit, so much more the temptation to wait until tomorrow or the year 2021. So it is with many well-intentioned people and preparation...

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Surviving a plane crash

It's every traveler's worst nightmare – a plane crash. Specifically YOUR plane crashing. Certain death, right? It turns out that between 1980 and 2000, almost 90% of airplane crash victims survived. Let's say it again. Survived. That's a pretty high percentage. It should get your ears perked up and...

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emergency preparedness

Before the kids start glowing…

In this day and age of radioactive threats from a variety of sources, your emergency preparedness should include radiation detecting equipment. You could choose to stick your head in the sand and pretend like nuclear plants never have an accident (Three Mile Island, Chernobyl), nuclear waste is always...

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Survival knives – did Rambo have a clue?

For those in the reading audience younger than us, cinematic memory might not stretch back far enough to encompass a set of movies starring Sylvester Stallone as the ex-Vietnam vet John Rambo. Beginning with First Blood in 1982 and continuing through three sequels, this cagey woodsman traveled the globe...

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modern survival

Food supply nightmare scenario

We're not saying this absolutely HAS happened but with the explosion of genetically modified crops (GMO), get ready for tomorrow's headline - “GMO Crops Out of Control in American Food Supply.” Here's how it could happen. Let's postulate a company seriously into selling herbicides puts their top...

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The EPA can’t protect your water

Last year (September 13) the New York Times published an article detailing how 1 in 10 Americans are drinking tainted tap water. Their source? The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), who just happen to be the dudes and dudettes charged with keeping the world around us clean. Uh oh, look's like the...

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You WILL buy healthcare

The Obama regime's new health care mandate requires all American citizens to purchase health insurance. This should come as a surprise to no one. It's simply more of the same from a federal government that sees fit to pack its citizens into a smaller and smaller box in order to squeeze more and more...

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urban survival

The next security threat – old copier machines

One of the best examples of urban survival we've run across... Technology allegedly makes your life easier, then sucker punches you in the gut. Exhibit 459,231A is your standard office copy machine. This ubiquitous office workhorse has probably seen a few documents cross its glass plate that you would...

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Survival in the face of diminishing rights

Survival in the face of diminishing rights

The concept of eroding liberty is well known to certain segments of the country – namely those who don't turn on the television as soon as they get home. Pull out a copy of the United States Constitution, if you have one, and read through it. Pretty impressive, hmm? All the powers of the federal and...

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