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Advice From a Prepper Mom on Surviving the Unthinkable

How a ‘survival mom’ who began storing food after the financial crisis prepares for the worst-case scenario

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InIn the recent wake of the coronavirus, everyone seems to be stockpiling. Bags of rice, beans, and lentils are running low at stores from suburban Atlanta to Berlin. How and why and for how long…




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Mira Ptacin

Mira Ptacin

Award-winning journalist and author of Poor Your Soul and The In-Betweens: The Spiritualists, Mediums, and Legends of Camp Etna.

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