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Remote Living - Coping & Resilience

06July

5 Attributes EVERY Homesteader Must Have To Survive Tough Times

5 Attributes EVERY Homesteader Must Have To Survive Tough Times

If you are considering a more self-reliant lifestyle ... then perhaps you might like to look into Homesteading...

 

Posted in Remote Living - Coping & Resilience, Preppers News & Stories, Home Preparedness - The Home

02February

7 Habits of Exceptionally Resilient People

7 Habits of Exceptionally Resilient People | Levo League |        habits, life advice, life tips, personality, productivity

Resilient people don’t give in to anger or despair when faced with a setback. Instead, they tap into a greater purpose to bounce back stronger than ever.

“They find resilience by moving toward a goal beyond themselves, transcending pain and grief by perceiving bad times as a temporary state of affairs,” says Hara Estroff Marano, editor at large of Psychology Today.

 

 

Posted in Remote Living - Coping & Resilience, Community - Resilience

24December

Jams, relishes help Georgetown greengrocer survive downturn

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Janet Ryan's homemade jams and chutneys are keeping her business going through drought and Queensland's tourism off-season. - ABC

The small north Queensland town of Georgetown has copped its fair share of hurt this year.

A combination of the drought and belt-tightening in the cattle and gold mining industries is making business tough for the little guy.

Posted in Remote Living - Coping & Resilience, Emergency Preparedness Threats - Financial Hardship and Enconomic Distress

09December

AUSTRALIA WE ARE BETTER THAN THIS! - Last Stand at Winton

 PHOTOS:
Charlie Phillott (left) The Australian December 2014:
Florence Owens Thompson (Dorthea Lange) March 1936 (originally photographed in b&w and retouched)

On Friday December 5, 2014 a Rural Debt Crisis Summit was organised to gain urgent action from the Australian Government and Banks  in support of our agricultural industries in Australia who are facing one of the worst droughts on record  and dealing with rising farm debts and foreclosures enmass ....

 

 

Posted in Drought - News & Stories, Emergency Preparedness - Threats - Food Shortages, Remote Living - Coping & Resilience, Emergency Preparedness Threats - Financial Hardship and Enconomic Distress, Emergency Preparedness - Coping

24November

Survival garden: What is it and how can I set up one in my home or community?


My wood box (1M x 3m) survival garden planted with collard green, sunflowers, tomatoes, basel, mint, pepper, and cilantro  in Worcester, MA

Survival gardens, as the name depict are gardens that are meant to serve as an immediate source of food, nutritional supply and a supplementary source of income for a household. While generating income may not necessarily be the primary motivation for setting up a survival garden, in most developing countries and in situations of refugee camps, it usually turns out to be the case.

 

Posted in Establishing Household Food Security, Information & Idea's, Remote Living - Coping & Resilience, Emergency Preparedness - Coping

04September

Power Grid Down: Prepare, Survive, and Thrive After The Lights Go Out – by Tara Dodrill

 Power Grid Down: Prepare, Survive, and Thrive After The Lights Go Out  –  by Tara Dodrill

There are many reasons why we should be concerned about the repercussions of a long or short term power failure...

Increases in war and terrorism acts around the world threatening to disrupt or destroy power grids using sabotage or EMP, increases in natural disasters such as wild weather, landslides & floods as well as and increase in volcanic activity ...

It is no wonder more and more people are making preparations at home by stocking up on essentials.

Discover why threats to the power grid can put life, as we know it, at total risk.

Learn preparedness tips and techniques which will help you and your family survive after the lights go out.

Posted in CME's & Solar Flares - News & Stories, Preppers News & Stories, Remote Living - Coping & Resilience, Emergency Preparedness - Coping, EMP , Book Suggestions, Prophesy, Conspiracy & Out of this World Stuff!, Product Guide & Reviews - Latest Product Review, Product Review - Book Review

17August

Develop a Survival Attitude

 

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Survival psychology is a lot more important than you may think. Surviving a combat or SHTF situation isn’t all about what you have in your bug out bag – or even just what survival skills you have. Your attitude can make the difference between living and dying. I’ve experienced first-hand the difference attitude can make in the decision-making process in a high-stress survival situation during several combat deployments. People with poor attitudes make poor decisions. They don’t open their mind up to all the possibilities. Even worse, they develop a defeatist attitude.

Posted in Preppers News & Stories, Remote Living - Coping & Resilience, Emergency Preparedness - Coping

03August

45 Life Lessons, written by a 90 year old

Anyone can pick up helpful life lessons from this list. Enjoy and let us know which one is your favorite in the comments.

Posted in Remote Living - Coping & Resilience, Emergency Preparedness - Coping

30July

'Bush bible' outlines support for drought-hit graziers


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A new 'bush bible' been distributed across parts of drought-affected western Queensland to connect graziers and rural businesses with support services.

Posted in Remote Living - Coping & Resilience

12July

Queensland farmers told to expect 'tough times' as drought conditions expected to worsen

Queensland farmers have been told to prepare for "tough times" by state Agriculture Minister John McVeigh, as predictions show the state's drought conditions will intensify.

Seventy-five per cent of the state is currently in drought, but despite the already dire circumstances Mr McVeigh says farmers need to prepare for worse.

"After two failed wet seasons for many of our producers ... this is indeed very sobering news for our farmers and graziers," Mr McVeigh said.

 

 

 

Posted in Drought - News & Stories, Remote Living - Coping & Resilience, Emergency Preparedness Threats - Financial Hardship and Enconomic Distress

19June

Personal Resiliency Paramount for Future Disasters

Personal Resiliency Paramount for Future Disasters

A Mayo Clinic researcher says individuals need to build disaster readiness and resiliency in order to better recover from the effects of earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires and other natural disasters. Those who prepare well for disasters are more likely to have a sense of spiritual and emotional well-being and be satisfied with their life.

Posted in Introduction to Prepping in Australia, Information & Idea's, Preppers News & Stories, Remote Living - Coping & Resilience, Emergency Preparedness - Coping, Emergency Preparedness - Information, Remote Living

14June

World economic system is 'madness', puts money ahead of people, Pope Francis says

World economic system is 'madness', puts money ahead of people, Pope Francis says

Pope Francis has launched a sweeping attack on the world's economic system, saying it discards the young, puts money ahead of people and survives on the profits of war.

Posted in News - International, Remote Living - Coping & Resilience, Emergency Preparedness Threats - Financial Hardship and Enconomic Distress, Emergency Preparedness - Coping

21May

Youtube - Backyard farmers by necessity: self-sufficient & debt-free

Youtube - Backyard farmers by necessity: self-sufficient & debt-free

Everyone has a story of hardship, if you haven't then it is only a matter of time before you experience it in one form or other.... especially in these times of uncertainty and instability.

Concerns regarding our future, our finances, food and housing, just to name a few, matter a lot... and then of course we all worry about our kids and their future so it is really inspiring to come across a story about someone who, against the odds, and through his own realisation, hardwork and determination has found his own way to cope and deal with his hardships and become financially independant, raise a family, have his own home food security and become debt free in the process.... 

 

Posted in Establishing Household Food Security, Emergency Preparedness - Threats - Food Shortages, Remote Living - Coping & Resilience, Emergency Preparedness Threats - Financial Hardship and Enconomic Distress, Emergency Preparedness - Coping, Home Preparedness - The Garden

16May

He Who Hesitates is Lost: The Psychology of Survival

He Who Hesitates is Lost: The Psychology of Survival

In a worst-case scenario, hesitation kills.

No one wants to accept that something horrible has happened.  The human brain is configured in a way that it is in our very nature to deny that something outside our normal paradigm has occurred. This is called cognitive dissonance.

Written by Daisy Luther, Posted in Remote Living - Coping & Resilience, Preppers News & Stories, Emergency Preparedness - Coping, Emergency Preparedness - Information, Community - Resilience

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