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The 4 Essential Practices To Adopt Right Now

These only have value if put in place before crisis arrives
Friday, May 11, 2018, 10:14 PM

Executive Summary

  • Why aligning your Knowing, Doing and Being is key to a resilient future
  • Key takeaways from the recent 3-day annual PP seminar
  • The importance of taking action in advance of crisis
  • The 4 essential regenerative practices to start adopting right now

If you have not yet read Part 1: Time To Choose, available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.

I usually shy away from being overly directive, preferring to arm folks with information and then let each reader figure out what to prioritize given their specific personal situation. The only exception to this is when I send out an Alert in response to a spiking threat level -- when I'm personally taking action such as making major changes to my investmen portfolio, topping off my car's gas tanks, pulling more cash from the bank, etc.

But the recent Peak Prosperity seminar that just took place in Sebastopol CA from May 4-6, 2018 was a fantastic showcase of 'regenerative' options, many of which make sense for everyone.

In particular, there were four that stood out for me as essential to anyone concerned about the future who wants to protect their well-being and be part of the solution society needs.

These steps are implementable and realistic for nearly everyone. And their benefits far outweigh the efforts to put them in place.

So what are they?

Let's start with... » Read more

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You're Likely A Lot Less Prepared For Crisis Than You Realize

Lessons from the recent rash of natural disasters
Friday, September 22, 2017, 3:25 PM

It seems as if Mother Nature is waking up. Either she's trying to send humans an important warning, or perhaps she's just out to kill us all.

Massive storms across the globe, earthquakes, and collapsing ecosystems all combine to remind us that we are indeed intimately connected to our planet's natural systems. And that our well-being rests on staying on Mother Nature's good side.

Well, Mother Nature has seemed pretty pissed at us of late. Her recent punishments should be taken as a disciplinary wake-up call. » Read more

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Grasshopper Nation: Planning For Those Who Aren't Prepared

Whom will you help? And how much will you be able to?
Friday, June 3, 2016, 9:40 PM

Our resources are finite. Most of us don't feel we have all that we require to meet our own needs and goals. And the best-laid preparations of the most planful of us can suddenly become woefully insufficient if too many unexpected family, friends and neighbors show up demanding our charity. » Read more

What Should I Do?

Are You Less Prepared Than Your Neighbors?

Evaluating your preparedness
Thursday, November 5, 2015, 8:10 PM

According to research studies, the number of natural disasters per year has increased significantly over the last thirty years.  While the scientific community debates what the causes may be, disasters and destruction seem more and more prevalent in today’s world than 30 years ago and it is becoming increasingly important to prepare for emergency.

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Cookstoves and the Prepared Lifestyle

Cooking with wood
Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 5:42 PM

A fun article on the ins and outs of cooking your food with a wood cookstove. 

http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/01/27/cookstoves-prepared-lifestyle/

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30 Awesome Survival Apps

Tech for preppers
Thursday, January 29, 2015, 2:05 PM

Preparedness and Resilience  - Theres's an app for that.  30 suggestions for apps for your smart device to help in building resilience and improve your preparedness.

http://urbansurvivalsite.com/survival-apps/

Deal of the Week

SeedSafe - Special Offer

25% Off on SeedSafes
Saturday, January 24, 2015, 1:03 AM

Get ready for Spring Planting. The ReadyStore is offering Peak Prosperity readers a special 25% discount on the SEEDSAFE™ line of long term storage garden seeds. 

They have everything you need to have a robust and bountiful garden.

If you have started your garden and have begun using up your supply of seeds or are looking for a way to stock up and have some extra seeds on hand for "just in case" situations, the SeedSafe series of seeds collections are a great option.  It is a simple and convenient way to get your seed supply ready to go for this summer's garden planting and future harvests.

To take advantage of this special offer, visit the following link and use Discount Code PEAKGARDEN. Offer valid till January 31, 2015. » Read more

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Winter Walk

Winter Storms & Extreme Cold Preparedness

Steps and checklists to get yourself ready for the cold
Thursday, November 13, 2014, 4:09 PM

With the latest round of Polar Vortex weather and extreme cold hitting many parts of the country, it is a good idea to refresh you knowledge of Winter preparedness and review your supplies and preps before you need to use them.

Here are a number of tips and lists to help you become more prepared for winter:  http://www.ready.gov/winter-weather

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Ready Or Not...

The unsustainable status quo is ending
Thursday, September 25, 2014, 4:00 PM

If risk has been taken from where it belongs and instead shuffled onto central bank balance sheets, or allowed to be hidden by new and accommodating accounting tricks, has it really disappeared? In my world, risk is like energy: it can neither be created nor destroyed, only transformed or transferred. 

If reality no longer has a place at the table -- such as when policy makers act as if the all-too-temporary shale oil bonanza is now a new permanent constant -- then the discussions happening around that table are only accidentally useful, if ever, and always delusional. » Read more

What Should I Do?

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Preparing for Earthquakes

Strategies for prepping and coping for earthquake events
Saturday, April 5, 2014, 10:22 AM

[NOTE: This article is adapted from When Disaster Strikes: A Comprehensive Guide for Emergency Planning and Crisis Survival]

Shelly and Phil Rodgers were in their home in California’s Santa Cruz Mountains when the Loma Prieta quake struck. The epicenter was about seven miles from their home. The house shook violently and all of their cupboards opened, throwing every dish, jar, can, bookcase, television, and appliance to the floor. Phil said that the house floors undulated like a snake, appearing to change elevation by more than a foot in different parts of the house as the quake shook through. They were not able to leave the house until the earth stopped moving. Because their car keys and shoes were still inside, Phil had to brave the aftershocks and wade through broken glass to retrieve keys and shoes so they could attempt the drive to town to pick up their kids. He brought a chainsaw with him, which was needed to cut large limbs that had fallen across the road.

On their way to town, they passed the spot where a neighbor’s house should have been. It had been built on tall pylons overlooking the hillside. When the quake struck, it slid off the piers and down the canyon. The two occupants on the first floor managed to crawl out the door moments before it took off, but their son, who was sleeping on the second floor, went for the wildest ride of his life. He miraculously rode through it uninjured, as the first floor disintegrated and the roof split away and to the side. Another friend had a home that lacked proper shear wall nailing and adequate attachment to the foundation. This home slid off the foundation and was a total loss, receiving the “bulldozer remodeling job.”

What to Expect When an Earthquake Strikes

In the aftermath of a major earthquake, the public utilities usually fail, and fires tend to break out due to broken gas mains and lack of water. Most government workers are either injured themselves, or at home caring for family members. If the earthquake is a significant one, with widespread damage and casualties, in all likelihood you will be on your own for several days or more. In this case, medical attention for the wounded and rescue efforts for those trapped under debris will be the first priority, with water second, followed by shelter and food. » Read more