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11 years ago @ The Survival Mom - Survival Survey: Gas i... · 0 replies · +1 points

We'll deal with it by staying ahead of the curve. We watch things in the financial press to stay ahead of the fear stampede. For example, if we see things about spikes in the oil future's market we top off our gas while out that day. Usually people start to panic some and create long lines a couple of days later. People are just now talking about unrest in the middle east but really aren't taking action because they don't understand the impact on their lives and the stress higher oil prices will place on many areas of their lives. So now is the time to sacrifice financially and stock up some on a few things instead of waiting until everyone else is interested in doing the same and pushing prices even higher.

11 years ago @ The Survival Mom - How Secure Are You, Re... · 1 reply · +1 points

On item #4 (junk email) I use sneakemail. It is only $2/month and I set up a unique email for each website I use. It has allowed me to see which websites are giving away my information and caused a few interesting 'interactions' with owners of those sites.

Good day

11 years ago @ The Survival Spot Blog - A Family Farm in the M... · 0 replies · +1 points

Go Farmer D (http://urbanhomestead.org/journal/tag/farmer-d/)!

The Dervaes' family is an inspiration to anyone who longs to be more self-sufficient and/or a survivalist. They don't just talk about it and try to sell some stuff or move traffic to their website but they live it. Survivalist can be an overly vague term and mean many things to many people but moving to a lifestyle eating healthy foods like their raise could help us all live a long survival lifestyle.

11 years ago @ The Survival Mom - What's an RSS? · 0 replies · +1 points

+1 for Google Reader. For those new to the RSS 'game' there is even an option to read things offline through your browser when you're not able to connect to the internet. There is a plugin to use Outlook as your RSS reader. Here is another good overview of RSS Readers: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/web/expe...

11 years ago @ The Survival Mom - BREAKING NEWS: The Int... · 0 replies · +1 points

We've talked about commerce and a few other impacts in the comments however what about the impact to those of us who work exclusively over the net? If the internet were shut down my income would drop to zero immediately. There would be no way for me to connect by my servers in data centers and our site traffic would drop to zero.

I can easily think of a hundred people I know personally that would immediately have no income. Also the people who earn a part-time income from ads on their website or using ad services like Google AdSense. As long as the politicians 'enjoy' the same economic impact as many of us would experience I would have no problem with it...a man can dream can't he?

Best wishes.

11 years ago @ The Survival Mom - BREAKING NEWS: The Int... · 0 replies · +1 points

Another option is running a DNS server at your place that your router connects to. The process is fairly simple however until the bill passes I would not spend any time trying to figure out how to do that. We need to see how the final bill works out and if they define how the shutdown would occur.

11 years ago @ The Survival Mom - BREAKING NEWS: The Int... · 0 replies · +1 points


UPDATE: One point to add without going into too much technical detail is some websites cannot be reached by using the IP. If they are on a server which hosts a lot of sites the server determines which site to show by how you requested the site and if you use the IP it will not know which site you're going to and will not take you where you want to go.

12 years ago @ The Survival Mom - INSTANT SURVIVAL TIP: ... · 1 reply · +2 points

Good post, for drinks everyone in our house has original Klean Kanteen, the original can also have items cooked in it so you can have a single container for all your needs :)

Keep up the good work.

12 years ago @ The Survival Mom - Are you from one of my... · 1 reply · +1 points

Since we do not have the number of visitors we cannot do top 10 based on population of each state but things could change significantly. For example the least populated state, Wyoming only has a total population of 544K (2008) so they may jack up the list quickly based on that information.
<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_..." target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_...

Good day

12 years ago @ The Survival Mom - Update: Trucking comp... · 1 reply · +1 points

Another thanks to Tom, things are going to get interesting although many of the people out there still have their heads in the sand. May everyone reading have a productive and happy 2010 in the midst of life's challenges.