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Disaster Preparation

Asking the Most Powerful Question to Protect Your Family

Thursday, February 19th, 2015 - by Roy M. Griffis

You’re reading a post for Preparedness Week, a weeklong series of blogs about disaster and emergency preparation inspired by the launch of Freedom Academy’s newest e-book, Surviving the End: A Practical Guide for Everyday Americans in the Age of Terror by James Jay Carafano, Ph.D. You can download the e-book exclusively at the PJ Store here. […]

Should We Be More Worried About Natural Disasters or Islamic Terror Attacks?

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015 - by David Solway

You’re reading a post for Preparedness Week, a weeklong series of blogs about disaster and emergency preparation inspired by the launch of Freedom Academy’s newest e-book, Surviving the End: A Practical Guide for Everyday Americans in the Age of Terror by James Jay Carafano, Ph.D. You can download the e-book exclusively at the PJ Store here. […]

What Will You Do When the Worst Happens?

Monday, February 16th, 2015 - by James Jay Carafano

You’re reading a post for Preparedness Week, a weeklong series of blogs about disaster and emergency preparation inspired by the launch of Freedom Academy’s newest e-book, Surviving the End: A Practical Guide for Everyday Americans in the Age of Terror by James Jay Carafano, Ph.D. You can download the e-book exclusively at the PJ Store here. I think […]

Wouldn’t You Like To Be a Prepper Too?

Monday, February 16th, 2015 - by Chris Queen

You’re reading a post for Preparedness Week, a weeklong series of blogs about disaster and emergency preparation inspired by the launch of Freedom Academy’s newest e-book, Surviving the End: A Practical Guide for Everyday Americans in the Age of Terror by James Jay Carafano, Ph.D. You can download the e-book exclusively at the PJ Store here. […]

Would You Survive a Horror Movie?

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 - by Robert Wargas

Those with long memories will recall that Wes Craven’s Scream, which came out way back in 1996, was praised for its hip “self-awareness,” coming as it did in a particularly “meta” era of ’90s postmodernism, full of overrated cult fare like Pulp Fiction and Clerks. The film’s edginess consisted in banging on the fourth wall without quite breaking it. […]

5 Things to Grab When You Hear the Tornado Sirens

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 - by Paula Bolyard

‘Tis the season when those of us in the Midwest are serenaded by the tornado sirens on a weekly (if not daily) basis. Whether you head for shelter the minute the sirens go off or wait until you see the funnel cloud heading up your street, it’s important to think about what items you should […]

Survivors of the Blizzard of ’78 Mock the ‘Arctic Vortex’

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014 - by Paula Bolyard

Apparently we are experiencing a weather event of epic proportions. The headlines on Drudge tonight screamed: CHICAGO SMASHES RECORDS… COLDEST AIR IN 20 YEARS… ‘LIFE-THREATENING’… ‘Exposed skin may freeze in less than five minutes’… Power Demand Soars… Texas grid pushed to edge… Indianapolis Mayor Bans Driving… JETBLUE To Halt All Flights To, From Boston, NY, […]

Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse in a Hardware Store

Thursday, October 31st, 2013 - by Builder Bob

*Disclaimer: This article is intended for entertainment and exercising-your-inner-MacGyver purposes only.  The weapons in this article are potentially dangerous and should only be used on the living dead or surplus pumpkins.* I have an obsession with everything Zombie-related. I love The Walking Dead, 28 Days Later, Dawn of the Dead – hell, I think I’m the […]

How to Build the World’s Manliest Paper Towel Holder…

Thursday, October 24th, 2013 - by Builder Bob

When I start a new project I often dive in head first and make a big mess in the process. Paint splatters, sawdust, motor oil, spilled glue, calf’s blood, dismembered limbs–you know the usual workshop messes. So after I’m done digging wells and building hospitals for the underprivileged in Africa, I need a bunch of […]

Shelter-in-Place: This Generation’s Duck-and-Cover

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013 - by Paula Bolyard

ABC News reported, On the third floor, employees gathering for a staff meeting chose to barricade themselves rather than flee into the hallway where they heard gunshots. Capt. Mark Vandroff and his colleagues stacked chairs and desks in front of a door and got down on the floor. Two bullets care [sic] through the wall […]

Shop Where the Amish Shop From the Comfort of Your Couch

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013 - by Paula Bolyard

Are you a prepper? An environmentalist interested in sustainable living? A homesteader? A missionary living on a remote island without electricity? A cave dweller? Chronically nostalgic? Amish? (Get off the internet this instant, Caleb Yoder!) Then Lehman’s Hardware is the place for you! The store, tucked into the tiny community of Kidron in Holmes County, […]

13 Weeks: What Do We Make of Times of Little Change?

Saturday, August 17th, 2013 - by Charlie Martin

I been contemplatin’. That’s a fiction character talking — I don’t know much about him, frankly he just popped into my head right now, but he’s an older man, unschooled but wise, from the South, wearing faded denim overalls that weren’t faded when he bought them. I can’t really see his face yet. He popped […]

Come Hell or High Water: Calgary Stampede Goes On Despite Disaster

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013 - by Kathy Shaidle

“It’s way worse than we thought it would be,” says my mom. When my parents, my sister and her fiancé enter the house, they find the basement ceiling on the floor. The deep freezer is tipped over and there is rotting meat everywhere. Mud and sewage coats everything. On the veranda—the same one where I […]

What Inspired You To Buy Your First Gun?

Thursday, June 6th, 2013 - by PJ Lifestyle Daily Question

**** image courtesy shutterstock / Nikola Spasenoski

Arming Teachers in Schools

Monday, June 3rd, 2013 - by Paula Bolyard

“Arming teachers” with guns is a subject often fraught with emotion and one that can divide communities into different “camps” — usually into the stereotypical left vs. right, NRA vs. gun-control arguments. But the issue is much more complex and nuanced, and even those usually on the same side of the gun-control debate disagree about whether […]

Self-Driving Cars Would Be A Huge Cyber-Security Risk

Saturday, June 1st, 2013 - by Becky Graebner

When I read the title of The Wall Street Journal’s newest article on self-driving cars, I said “Oh wow, here we go” out loud. And, yes, here we go. Guidelines on the future of autonomous car operation are largely unwritten; it seems people aren’t even quite sure where to start. The National Highway Traffic Safety […]

10 Depressing, Morally Confused Reactions to 4/15/13, the Boston Jihad

Friday, April 19th, 2013 - by Dave Swindle

Reuters reported at 11:54 AM EST on the ideology inspiring the terrorists who murdered and butchered Americans in Boston on Monday: His “World view” is listed as “Islam” and his “Personal priority” is “career and money”. He has posted links to videos of fighters in the Syrian civil war and to Islamic web pages with […]

VIDEO: ‘I Believe in the Second Amendment’

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013 - by Michael Walsh

Yeah, right. Via John Hinderaker of Power Line, and courtesy of the NRA, comes this counter-strike against the Mayors Against Illegal Guns’ transparently phony “gun control” ad. Naturally, this gang of criminals won’t answer the question: What does this tell us about the dishonest Left? That there is no lie they will not tell, no […]

Doomsday Preppers Weeks 14 & 15: Oops, My Bad

Saturday, March 16th, 2013 - by Bob Owens

It’s nearly impossible to review a show on the fly, so I’ve relied on DVRing each new episode of Doomsday Preppers, and reviewing it the next day. This worked great until last week, when for whatever reason episode 14, “A Fortress at Sea,” didn’t record. I chalked it up to there being a mid-season re-run […]

9 Reasons to Dump Your Corporate Gym for a Family Gym

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013 - by Megan Fox

The joy of children also comes with the horrors of what motherhood does to the body. Trying to recapture some semblance of my former self, I joined a few fancy corporate gyms with salons and spas and pretty associates selling banana-choco-gluten-free $12 shakes, but I never achieved the results I wanted. It turns out that […]

Which Doomsday Scenario Is Most Likely To Hit First?

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013 - by PJ Lifestyle Bookshelf

Official Description: If you were worried about America’s future after the 2012 election, brace yourself—it’s going to be a lot worse than you imagined. In Obama’s Four Horsemen, award-winning libertarian-conservative journalist David Harsanyi lays out the four great catastrophes that threaten to crush the America we know and love. What are they? Debt. Forget the fiscal […]