A Note About Online Privacy and Security

(See our Holiday Special, which is about online security) Today I wanted to write a different kind of post. It has nothing to do with my usual subjects of drinking water, health and preparedness, but rather I want to talk about one of my recent obsessions; internet privacy and security. I don’t claim to be an expert in this regard, but I have studied this subject like a fanatic lately and I have learned a lot of things. I want to tell you what I have learned, some tools that I have found, and give you resources for learning more about this issue. FIRST, let’s talk about why you need to care about internet privacy and security. Basically, the internet is broken. It’s full of holes, and your information is out there. I just learned that my information was compromised by the recent Equifax hack, and your information was probably stolen too (you can check here). I never gave my information to Equifax. I’ve never worked with them, but they had all of my information, including my social security number. Now someone else has my information. Also, just today Yahoo.com revealed that they were hacked and the thieves got away
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The Spiritual Side of Being Prepared

I woke up this morning inspired to write to you about something that I feel is very important; the spiritual side of being prepared. There is no doubt that we live in a rapidly changing world. Chaos seems to be increasing and stability seems to be an illusion. It appears inevitable that some bad events are just around the corner. Is there going to be war, terrorism, disease outbreaks or natural disasters in the near future? I don’t know, nor does anyone (except God) know. I know that there are a lot of scared people, and if something does happen there will be MANY more scared, even panicked people. So what will you do? What is the right thing to do? FIRST, BE PREPARED. This is a value that generations before us have embraced. Remember the fable of the ant and the grasshopper? The gist of the story is that the ant works hard to keep his house in order and to prepare for the coming winter by stocking up on food. The grasshopper laughs at the ant’s work ethic and spends his time playing. When winter comes, the ant has plenty of food through the winter while the grasshopper
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My Latest Podcast on “The Covert Prepper”

I was a guest on James Smith’s Podcast last week. It was good to talk to him, and it was a good format because there were no commercial breaks. If you want to learn more about the Survival Still, listen to this. Here are some of the points that we covered… What is the Survival Still? Why is it better than anything else on the market? Why did I make the Survival Still? How does the price of the Survival Still compare with competitive products? http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theprepperpodcast/2013/02/09/the-covert-prepper-9-feb-2013
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