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Why gold ISN'T our idea of a good investment

Why gold ISN’T our idea of a good investment

When recessions rear their ugly heads and economies struggle, people tend to run for the perceived “safety” of gold or silver. While precious metals are indeed miles ahead of investments like stocks, bonds, and mutual funds, there is another option that will not only protect your assets during inflationary...

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How to clean up dirty water

How to clean up dirty water

Interruption of the water supply by natural disaster is a very real possibility at some point in everyone’s life. Going without water is a whole different ballgame than food. A healthy person can live as long as eight weeks without food but only a matter of days in the absence of water. Thus, it is...

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The lowdown on food storage

Let’s talk about food storage. There’s probably not much else on this planet that would give you more peace of mind than having an adequate emergency supply of food. How much should you have? Good question. Jason Hartman suggests three months. Six months would be great. One year would be spectacular. We...

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Short Waves for Long Distance Communication

Short Waves for Long Distance Communication

Have you ever stopped to consider how tenuous our modern day communication channels are? In an emergency, natural disaster, or government takeover, our cell phones and internet access could be gone in a moment. What then? Jason Hartman and Holistic Survival believe you need a solid backup plan in place. We’re...

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Stumbling Towards Survival

Stumbling Towards Survival

Holistic Survival is founded on the premise of “Protecting the People, Places, and Profits you care about during uncertain times.” What do we mean by uncertain times? Good question. Lest you get the wrong impression, we’re not worried about a complete unraveling of society and all out disintegration...

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Certain Investments for Uncertain Times

Certain Investments for Uncertain Times

Rather than to complicate matters, emergencies, disasters, and uncertain times tend to make things very simple. Superfluous trappings fall aside and what remains is what we need to survive. Three basic needs that always remain unchanged are: 1. Food 2. Shelter 3. A place to sleep Recognizing...

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Develop a Disaster Plan Before the Disaster

Develop a Disaster Plan Before the Disaster

Human beings are notorious for putting off until tomorrow what we should do today. So it is with the Family Disaster Plan (FDS). How many of us have taken the time out of a busy schedule to put one together? Not many. How many of us are going to be very sad puppies when something happens? A whole bunch. At...

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Advantages of Dual Citizenship

Advantages of Dual Citizenship

“We’re all citizens of the world,” hocus pocus aside, is it a good idea to have dual citizenship? Maybe the first question to answer is, exactly what is dual citizenship anyway? It’s a very simple idea. It simply means being a legal citizen of two countries. Say you were born in Mexico. You’re...

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Fighting Back Against Biological Warfare

Fighting Back Against Biological Warfare

Last time we discussed the use of biological warfare throughout history. Creative delivery systems like poisonous snake catapults and tossing dead animals into water wells were all the rage. These days, the process of exposing large numbers of people to deadly agents has been refined a bit. While...

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Biological Warfare Through the Years

Biological Warfare Through the Years

What exactly is biological warfare? A common definition of a biological weapon is any organism found in nature that can be used to injure or kill. And we’re not limited to toxins, bacteria, viruses, or fungi. Many people mistakenly believe biological warfare is a scourge of modern man that was invented...

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