The 1 thing prepper parents must do

by Pat McLene -- Today's column is mostly rant. I was cruising the news this morning and came across the following article: Knife-wielding campus pride leader killed by police at Georgia Tech more…

How to avoid panic prepping

by Pat McLene -- Why we prep Here's another reason why you – and your friends and family – should prep: Hurricane Irma: A case of water sells for $99.99 on Amazon more…

The secret to finding rural employment

by Pat McLene -- Why we prep Here's another reason why you – and your friends and family – should prep: Coming to a town near you: Expert warns no-go zones are more…

Civil war happens despite, not because

by Pat McLene -- This week's column continues the subject we started last week, specifically how to make a living when you decide to get out of Dodge – meaning leaving the more…

How to avoid the coming civil war

by Pat McLene -- "I wish it need not have happened in my time," said Frodo. "So do I," said Gandalf, "and so do all who live to see such times. But more…

North Korea: True threat or hot air?

by Pat McLene -- Why we prep Here's another reason why you – and your friends and family – should prep: It seems there is a lot of panic-buying which is gripping more…

How do you find a prepper community?

by Pat McLene -- In the last few columns, we've been covering the importance of community in preparedness. For this purpose, we created a mythical community called the Yakima Narrows, which is more…

Go ahead: Spy on your neighbors

by Pat McLene -- In the last few columns, we've been covering the importance of community in preparedness. For this purpose, we created a mythical community called the Yakima Narrows, which is more…