Top 5 Prepared For That Articles Of 2013

Best Survival Articles of 2013

  In 2013 PreparedForThat.com transformed from the small yet passionate preparedness website that I had started several years ago, to one that now includes 2 additional full time, seasoned preparedness writers. Josh, our most prolific and driven prepper journalist, has amassed quite a following here and has used his extensive experience and knowledge to write some of our most popular … [Read more...]

Poison Ivy: Identification, Prevention, and Treatment

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  Fortunately for the preparedness-minded, not everything you prepare for is trying to kill you. However, if it isn't trying to kill you it's probably going to make you extremely uncomfortable, which can be almost as bad in a survival situation. Therefore, it's very important to learn how to deal with one of the most common terrors of any trip in the great outdoors: poison ivy.   How it … [Read more...]

Great News! Upcoming Blog Expansion: New Writers, New Site Look, and More!

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Hello, friends! As the summer comes to a close, I have a pretty big announcement to make: PreparedForThat is set for a major expansion! Yep, I'm taking the site to the next level and making big improvements to the content, the design, and even the organization of the site. But let me slow down a bit and explain things in detail. Over the course of the summer I've been looking to improve the … [Read more...]

Attracting Helpful Friends to Your Organic Garden: Frogs and Toads.

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Although they may not be much to look at, toads and frogs were once revered for their ability to kill thousands of insects, slugs, caterpillars and other destructive pests per night. Being extremely susceptible to pollutants in both the water and the air they suffered greatly when chemical pesticides were introduced to farms and gardens worldwide, but they have risen to prominence once again as … [Read more...]

How to Maximize Your Organic Gardening With Raised Beds

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Raised beds are an essential tool to anyone who wants to be an organic gardener. They give you better soil to grow in, let you grow more plants on less space, and even let you grow a whole garden in places that you normally couldn't! But, what is a raised bed? Well, essentially a raised bed is an extra layer of nutrient-rich soil about 12 inches deep (more for plants with deeper root systems) … [Read more...]

HOW TO NEGOTIATE PART 3: IMPORTANT CONCEPTS AND BODY LANGUAGE

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Read the entire series! Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 Today, we will talk about some important concepts, and then look at body language. IMPORTANT CONCEPTS Assume Power Power is a big aspect of negotiations, as it is in some ways a competition. You will usually feel like you are either being intimidated, or being intimidating, during a negotiation. One thing to keep in mind is that most people … [Read more...]

HOW TO NEGOTIATE PART 2: TECHNIQUES AND TACTICS

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Read the entire series! Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 Today, we're going to look at specific tactics that can be used. In his book Negotiation Tactics, Roger Dawson talk about various techniques to get more in a negotiation. Some of these can seem a little sly, so use your own discretion for when they are appropriate. Even if you choose never to use them yourself, counter moves are included to … [Read more...]

HOW TO CATCH FISH: TIPS FOR CATCHING FISH IN THE WILD

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This article is a guide to catching fish in the wild. There are a million websites out there about fishing, but surprisingly few that cover how to fish without any decent equipment. This article is meant to give you the information you need to help you survive, should you find yourself in the wild with nothing but some basic tools and your wits. BAIT FISHING Bait fishing is done by using some … [Read more...]

HOW TO NEGOTIATE PART 1: GUIDELINES FOR SUCCESSFUL TRADE

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Read the entire series! Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 Welcome to the first article in our new series on negotiation tactics. It will be broken into 3 parts, covering the basic principles today and getting more in depth over the next two weeks. Knowing how to negotiate and trade will be essential in a post collapse scenario. With no price structures or retail systems in place, all trade will be … [Read more...]

HOW TO GROW POTATOES

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Today on Mondays in the Garden, we take a look at growing potatoes. Potatoes are fairly hardy, able to survive in a wide range of conditions. And unlike most other garden fodder, they offer more than just fiber and a host of nutrients. Potatoes also offer a big calorie punch, able to serve as a solid meal staple. Despite all that they offer, potatoes are criminally underrepresented in the … [Read more...]