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The good news is there's still time to do something
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Last time we started talking about chickens. A couple
years ago I began raising chickens so that my family
could have fresh eggs. After a while, we decided to
raise them for meat as well.

Between our layers and our fryers (the chickens for
eating) we have plenty of clucking in our backyard. Not
only that, but we have a consistent source of protein,
even if something happens to the supply chain and the
supermarket is closed.

Now it's time for me to pass on my chicken-keeping tips
so you can build your own backyard coop. Let's start by
talking about what a chicken coop needs to be.

But before you read any further, I want you to check out
this free video, where you'll learn the pro secrets of
building chicken coops for next to nothing:


Chicken coops serve two basic purposes: They keep your
chickens from destroying your backyard, and they keep
predators from destroying your chickens. Since chickens
aren't the smartest creatures in the world, they need a
little help with both.

The coop itself is the chicken's home. It needs to be
closed at night to keep the predators out. The chickens
will need something to roost on, like tree branches. A
wood closet rod works well for this. The chickens will
roost on these to sleep.

Figure on a minimum of two square feet of coop for every
chicken you have. More space is fine, but they need that
much room as a minimum.

Your chicken coop will also provide a place for the
chickens to nest and lay eggs. This is usually done in a
series of low boxes along the wall. Baskets work as well.
Chickens will share nests; one nest per three chickens is
a good ratio.

During the day, open up the chicken coop to let them
out. You'll want to leave it open so that they can go
inside to lay eggs or to hide in the case of inclement
weather. At night, you'll want to close the coop securely.

If you are raising chicks, you'll need to provide some
heat inside the chicken coop. This is easily done by
suspending a heat lamp. By the way, baby chicks don't need
to roost.

Most people put their coop inside a pen, called a run.
That way, they can let the chickens out while keeping
them from destroying everything else in the yard. Free
ranging is great, but you'll want to be able to control

Pens can either be totally enclosed or just in a fenced
area. Chickens don't fly so it's not necessary to keep
them from getting away. However, predators can get into
the coop if it isn't totally enclosed.

If your pen isn't totally enclosed, you'll need to put the
chickens in the coop and close it up every night. The
predators that will try and get your chickens come out at
night, not during the daytime.

The coop itself can be built of almost anything. I've seen
chicken coops that were made out of old desks and empty
refrigerators, or built from scrap wood gleaned from
pallets. The material just needs to protect your chickens
from the elements and from predators.

Actually, building a coop from a pre-existing container,
such as an old desk or dresser, is extremely easy since
the hardest part is already done. You just have to add a
roost, nesting area and an entryway.

Be sure to make your coop so that you can get into it as
well. You'll need regular access to collect the eggs and
clean out the coop.

The coop needs to be well-ventilated, especially if you
live in a hot environment. Ventilation should be near the
roof. Chickens can handle a lot of heat, but too much
isn't good for them. An unventilated chicken coop will
cause them to get sick.

Actually, ventilation is much more important than
insulation. Chickens can survive the cold because their
feathers provide adequate insulation. If you are in an
extremely cold environment, you might want to provide a
heat lamp in the coop in wintertime.

It's a good idea to put a litter tray in the bottom of the
coop itself. Chicken feces has a foul odor, and you will
need to clean out their home every month or so. By making
a slide-out tray, you can pull it out, empty it into your
compost heap, and simply slide the tray back in place.

Your chickens will also need food and water. Since
chickens aren't the smartest creatures in the world, they
will foul their own food and water if given the chance.
Using waterers and feeders that don't permit them to stand
in their food and water eliminates this problem.

Waterers and feeders are available at the local feed
supply. You can also build your own. There are several
plans floating around the internet for homemade chicken
feeders and waterers.

Make sure that there are enough available to allow all the
chickens to feed at the same time. They will feed all day
long; without access to food, they will peck at each

Remember, your chicken coop doesn't need to be fancy to be
effective. Chickens don't lay better eggs in a fancy home
than they do in a simple one. Either way, you'll have
fresh eggs to eat.

So, it looks like it's time to grab some tools and start
building a chicken coop. You don't want to go shopping for
chicks until you have that coop ready. After all, your
chickens will need their own home unless you want them to
share yours!

Stay tuned for more advice from me. I'll teach you how to
raise your chickens so that you can get lots of quality

Until then, you can watch this great free video to
discover how easy it is to build a great chicken coop that
nets you tons of eggs:


Previously we've discussed the importance of physical
fitness when it comes to surviving disaster scenarios,
whether it's a zombie apocalypse or severe storm.

I also got you to check out the Ultimate Athleticism
workout. Isn't it the greatest guide to getting fit
enough to escape any disaster that could strike?


It's true that physical fitness is a largely overlooked
aspect of prepping, and far too many individuals focus
their efforts on guns, gear and shelters.

Being in shape and physically able to perform a variety of
demanding exercises when SHTF is bound to help your
chances of survival.

As is being equipped with certain weapons, equipment and
survival gear and knowing critical survival skills, which
will give you an edge over the unprepared and unskilled.

But your gear, skills and physical fitness will only get
you so far. Would you be able to survive without your
gear? Would you be able to adapt to a situation for which
you weren't trained? Could you overcome a physical injury
or sickness?

If not, you need to start considering how mentally and
psychologically prepared you are for a disaster situation.
All of your preps will go to waste if your mind isn't
ready to go into survival mode.

Survivors of extreme situations all across the world have
attributed their mental fortitude as what saw them through
the crisis and ultimately got home alive.

It is typically sheer willpower and the unwavering
certainty that they will survive no matter how high the
odds are against them that get them out to the other side.

With that said, your “mental survival kit” is just as
important as your beans, bullets and Band-Aids when
preparing for the apocalypse.

Below are a few skills and attributes that you should
start fostering and making part of your preparedness

You may not be able to truly test yourself until SHTF, but
you can take measures to get your head in the game NOW and
give you a better chance of surviving when disaster

*Learn how to adapt

A theme that we've carried out in several newsletters is
the importance of adaptability in survival scenarios.

You never really know what's going to happen when SHTF,
begging the importance of learning how to adjust to your
surroundings, putting your skills to the test, and using
your environment to your advantage.

*Keep a positive attitude

This is one of the more important parts of surviving any
life-threatening situation.

The majority of people who survive extreme situations do
so with the attitude that they can overcome the odds and
live to see another day.

This is made difficult when you are stranded alone without
anything or anyone to help you, as is often the case in
survival situations.

But you must accept that your life is in your hand and
overcome any negativity holding you back from continuing

Thinking of friends and family back home, singing familiar
songs around a campfire, or anything else that will lift
your spirits can help your chances of making it through
the night and surviving another day.

*Set goals and stick to them

Depending on the length or scale of the disaster, you
could find yourself in a survival situation for an
extended period of time.

It can be easy to become overwhelmed in such instances,
many people can lose their ability to prioritize when
faced with choices of what to do to survive.

To avoid this trap, set attainable goals that can be met
with broken down and easy-to-accomplish steps.

Even if this means doing mundane tasks like stoking the
fire or periodically scanning the horizon or skies for
signs of rescue, you should always do something to keep
your mind occupied and fixed on a larger goal.

If you think sequentially and follow a routine, you're
much more likely to make progress, stay on track and take
the necessary measures to get out alive.

*Work on strengthening your resolve

In order to survive a disaster situation, you have to have
equal parts physical and mental stamina. But your mind
will only be able to keep up with your body with a strong

This means coming up with solutions to everyday problems
and setting a course of action to survive long-term.

After all, survival is all about moving forward, never
giving up and not calling it quits – that's a death

Obstacles and challenges are inevitable in any survival
situation and will require persistence and determination
to overcome.

Whether its your exercise routine, eating habits or any
other challenge, start strengthening your resolve and
learning how to push yourself. Giving up is not an option
when SHTF.

*Control your fears and anxieties

Fear is a natural human reaction when faced with a
life-threatening survival situation. Quite simply, any
time we're out of our comfort zones, we have cause to
panic and are often driven by fear.

Unfortunately, there's no telling what will trigger a fear
response or anxiety attack in a person or how they will
react to a situation.

Only you know what brings about fear and anxiety for you,
leaving it up to you to learn how to recognize the onset
and control your response to a situation.

When SHTF, panic is not an option. You must have all of
your faculties in check in order to make logical decisions
that will ensure your survival.

Though no means comprehensive, the mental attributes above
can give you a distinct advantage when it comes to
surviving a disaster situation.

The sooner you adopt these skills and start training your
mind to face the worse, the better off you'll be when SHTF
and everyone else around you is stuck in panic mode.

Hope I didn't scare you too much with my last letter about
financial collapse. Remember, you are one of the people
who is preparing for a disaster to strike. That means that
you will be ready when the time comes, although you may be
one of the only ones.

That should give you some much-needed assurance. You won't
have to go to a FEMA camp with everyone else so that you
can survive. When your neighbors are depending upon the
government, you'll be able to depend upon yourself and no
one else.

When that financial collapse comes, it's going to affect
a lot of things. How many aspects of daily life it
affects will depend a lot on how serious the collapse is.

Just go here to see how a food crisis can come from the
collapse of the US dollar (and how you can survive):


Of course, the longer it takes for the collapse to come,
the worst it will be when it finally gets here.
Politicians think that they can just put it off
indefinitely – but for them, indefinitely equals when they
leave office.

While there are many things you should expect to happen,
here are the top five:

1. Money will become worthless

Runaway inflation always accompanies a financial meltdown.
The money you have so carefully saved over the years will
become worthless in a matter of days.

People will stop accepting American dollars in payment for
goods and services. Why would they accept worthless paper,
when they might not be able to spend it? Bartering will
become the normal way of doing business when SHTF.

The items you have stockpiled will be worth much more than
their current cash value. You can barter a roll of toilet
paper or a can of chicken. You can't barter with worthless
paper money.

Gold and silver will retain their value as well. Actually,
precious metals will increase in value astronomically.
However, you may not be able to cash in on that increase
in value until the crisis is over and things return to
some semblance of normalcy.

2. The supply chain will break down

With the loss of income, companies won't be able to pay
their bills. Since most businesses operate on a net-30
basis, after those thirty days, their suppliers will
realize they aren't going to get paid. The next step will
be to cut off credit.

This will be the onset of a domino effect. One business
will fold because it can't pay its bills. That will cause
financial strain on its suppliers. If enough of the
suppliers' customers fold, they'll run out of money and
go bankrupt as well.

It won't take long before businesses all over the place
will be closing their doors. Oh, it might take a few
months for that to happen, but that's really not all that

A general breakdown of the supply chain means that the
things that we buy on a day-to-day basis won't be
available. We'll go to the grocery store and find the
shelves empty. It will become harder and harder to buy the
basic necessities for survival.

That's why you're building a food stockpile. You're going
to have to depend on it – and the other survival gear you
are stocking up on – because you won't be able to find
anything in the stores.

3. Utilities will become unreliable

With the reduction in income, utility companies will have
to find ways to cut costs. The first place will be in
replacing outdated equipment and performing preventative
maintenance. These are great when the money is there to do
them, but a burden when it isn't.

With reduced maintenance, you can be sure that there will
be more blackouts, brownouts and times when the city
water service is shut down. How much that happens will
depend on how long and how severe the collapse is.

As the crisis continues, these problems will increase in
frequency and duration. There will be more and more
problems caused by these services going out.

The only solution is to have alternate means in place so
that you can get by without electrical power and city
water. Many preppers install solar power systems, wells
and wind generators to prepare for this eventuality.

4. Riots and lawlessness will become common

Countless thousands of people will lose their jobs. Being
unprepared to face the situation, they will be angry and
scared. That will increase when they find that Big Brother
isn't going to be there to help them out.

Mobs of protesters will become commonplace. Those mobs
will quickly turn violent, as people vent their anger and
fear. Rioting, vandalism, looting and destruction will
become the expressions of that mob.

A funny thing happens with mobs. Those who are peaceful,
law-abiding people in everyday life will commit all kinds
of crimes. People who never even got a parking ticket may
do some of the vilest, most violent things, all because of
mob mentality and the unruly emotions of that mob.

The only way to deal with a mob is to avoid it. I realize
that is easier said than done, but that's what you have to
do. If you ever find yourself in a mob situation, flow
with the mob and gradually work your way to the edge. Once
there, you can slip quietly away.

5. Police and emergency services may abandon their posts

If the financial crisis gets bad enough, there may not be
enough money to pay police and other emergency services.
While most police officers are people of integrity, who
would want to go to work, putting their life on the line,
when not getting anything in return?

Those police officers and other first responders can
easily reach the point where they say, “I'm better off
staying home.”

When that happens, the mob violence will become worse.
Mobs that realize that they don't have any risk from the
police are the worst. Being totally unchecked makes it
even easier for them to become violent.

The only protection in such a case is to be ready to
protect yourself and your home. Having firearms and
knowing how to use them then becomes an important part of
your survival.

So, there are five things that we need to watch out for
when the financial collapse comes. While you can't control
everything, you can control your actions and reactions.

By prepping now, you can be ready to feed your family,
even when the supply chain goes down. Stockpiling food is
part of that, but there's more you'll need to do. And
that's what we'll talk about in a couple days!

Until then, keep on prepping, and don't forget to check
out the ways you can survive a resulting food crisis: