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What you perceive as reality may merely be an illusion.

Reality Check600x600Remember when you believed notions like, my government has my best interest at heart, the food in my grocery store is safe to eat, what’s reported on network news is the truth, my nest-egg is secure in the bank,  the medical/pharmacological industries care about my health, or that it really mattered if you were a Republican or a Democrat? Remember when you began to get the first impressions that something wasn’t just right, that the everyday life you were living, wasn’t quite what it seemed, and that long-held truths were not true at all? You came to understand that much of what you had perceived as reality was merely an illusion.  People in the ‘preparedness community’ refer to that time as when you became “awake”.  You suddenly felt a sense of urgency, a need to search for what was true, and to prepare for the future.  You might have developed a keen desire to learn to grown and preserve your own food, to get out of debt, or homestead honey 125to become more self sustaining.  Do you still feel it?  Do you wake-up every day, eager to pursue the path of self reliance, or have you decided to nap for a spell since nothing catastrophic has happened, and it seems nothing of real significance is looming on the horizon?  Join Katzcradul on The Homestead Honey Hour as she discusses recent news that should have us all on our feet and working just as diligently as we ever did to ensure our families are prepared to face a future fraught with challenge.

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Why preppers are not a cult!

cult2I had a tough time deciding on a topic for this week’s broadcast of The Prepared Canadin.  I could have talked about food storage or water purification again, looked into a top ten list of prepper related gear, or other such subjects, but I felt somewhat uninspired by these ideas.  Then I came across two different things on the internet.

The first was an article about a psychologist at Penn State that made a comparison of preppers to a cult, and in some respect he could have a point, but for the most part, his observations seem unfounded.  In fact, I explain a few ways in which this psychologist is likely a prepper himself, but just doesn’t know it.

The second thing I found was a music video for a song called “be the change” by Kat Edmonson…likely referencing a quote by Mahatma Gandhi…”be the change that you want to see in the world”.  This spoke to me on a very personal level, as I feel I am being part of the change I want to see in that I would like to see every person be responsible for taking care of themselves and their families in the face of what this big mean world could send our way.

Join me this week as I discuss why preppers are not a cult, how to be the change, another review of a great book by F.J. Bohan, as well as a new idea for the forum and a call for volunteers to help out by sharing their knowledge with new preppers…essentially, becoming the change themselves!
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2013…Bring it On! Focus on, what will bring our families success and happiness.

homestead honey 1502013, is upon us! Although we could preoccupy ourselves with the same kinds of things we focused on in 2012, a mistake new preppers make is to focus on the problem rather than the solution. You bring about what you think about, and what you talk about, because that’s your focus.  Let’s talk about, and focus on, what will bring our families success and happiness.  At the Homestead Honey Hour, we may reference the problems; however, we try to spend the majority of our time on the solutions, so your time with us is a positive one.  Join Katzcradul as she leads a discussion on how we can move into the New Year energized and empowered to tackle whatever comes our way.

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If you’re not OUTRAGED, you’re not paying ATTENTION

Teresa75x75Some years ago, I spotted a bumper sticker that read “If you’re not OUTRAGED, you’re not paying ATTENTION”. It was of course a statement directed towards the mechanisms of politics. It has stuck within my mind, and I believe opened my eyes a bit wider to hidden agendas I perceive to be present within that realm.

Good vs. evil 125 7252188In reading an article and following blog comments about the Connecticut shootings it became apparent that the “blame game” and “good vs. evil” are alive and well. Some say evil does not exist, just mental illness. I say if you’re going to do away with “evil” then you would have to do away with “good” as well. They represent the opposite sides of the same coin. Hot/cold, day/night, wet/dry, horizontal/vertical, thin/thick, life/death….you get my meaning. Without one the other ceases to exist. Our own individual ability to decipher the difference between the two extremes based on scripting, life experience, and perception allows each and every one of us a scale in which the gray matter falls and where we attempt “balance”. I believe that there are many physical realities or reasons on Continue reading If you’re not OUTRAGED, you’re not paying ATTENTION

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