The Psychology of Desperate People: 15 Dead, 40 Injured in Food Stampede in Morocco

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By Daisy Luther In prepper lore, there is a theory about how badly desperate people are likely to behave. Many folks outside the community scoff at this theory. They believe that we have become more civilized than to utilize violent measures when hunger strikes. But an incident in Morocco the other day showed us exactly how hungry people behave. And it isn’t pretty. Food was being distributed in a rural market in Sidi Boulaalam, a poor village. …

Financial Problems: The Most Likely Disaster to Strike Anyone

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By Daisy Luther Preppers think about a lot of doomy, gloomy stuff about various types of apocalypses. After all, disaster is everywhere. We watch the spread of pandemics, like the pneumonic plague and Ebola. We prepare for hurricanes and wildfires. We keep our eye on events that could turn into episodes of civil unrest, watch the weather for pending snow storms, and have kits to see us through power outages. Every prepper knows about the terrifying threat of an EMP and many of us are well …

What Ever Happened to Amy of The Tightwad Gazette?

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By Daisy Luther It’s no secret to anyone who has read my website for a while that The Tightwad Gazette books changed my life. If you don’t know the story, here’s the CliffsNotes version. When my first daughter was a month old, my husband lost his job. We had a new baby and not one penny of income. We were young, had nothing in savings, and there was a glitch in the unemployment paperwork that left us …

In Just 5 Days Without Trucks, Chaos Would Erupt in America

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By Daisy Luther Have you ever thought about how fast things could go sideways in America?  What if we went 5 days without trucks moving supplies across the country? Have you considered how JUST ONE THING could change the world as we know it? The video below has been around for several years, but if you haven’t seen it in a while, it is worth watching again. Think for a moment about what would happen if …

20 Times I’ve Been Glad I Had an Emergency Fund

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By Daisy Luther While Jeff Bezos and Amazon are ravenously devouring the entire retail world, things aren’t so rosy for the rest of us. Bankrate has released another unsettling survey about the lack of financial security of American families. In this one, they divulged the result that 24% of American families do not have even a single dollar in an emergency fund. Not even a dollar. And here is the scariest part. This number is an improvement. This is …

This Is Your Wake-Up Call: How to Start Prepping

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By Daisy Luther Out of all the years that I’ve been writing about prepping, this has been the year of the wake-up call. If one good thing has come from all the disasters, it’s the fact that many people have seen the light and learned a hard, firsthand lessons and want to start prepping. Hurricane Harvey taught people that places which didn’t normally flood were still not exempt from Mother Nature and that the aftermath was …

The Pneumonic Plague Is Spreading: Warnings Issued to 9 Countries

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By Daisy Luther Madagascar isn’t getting this epidemic of the pneumonic plague under control as everyone had hoped. In fact, the opposite seems to be true. When I wrote about the plague less than two weeks ago, I cited a source that said there were 200 infections and 33 deaths. As of today, those numbers have increased dramatically to more than 1300 infections and 124 deaths. And according to many infectious disease experts, the outbreak has not yet …

If a North Korean EMP Could Kill 90% of Americans in a Year, Why Did the DoD Just Defund the Congressional EMP Commission?

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By Daisy Luther At a House hearing yesterday, experts warned members of Congress that a North Korean EMP attack could kill 90% of Americans within one year, calling it an “existential threat.” But despite this looming crisis, the Department of Defense has decided now was the time to defund the Congressional committee that has been studying the threat since 2001. The Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States from Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Attack …