How Light and Other Factors Affect Your Stored Water

UV Light Stored Water

Bottled water and tap water if exposed to prolonged periods of direct sunlight and/or heat sources may develop algae, or mold (IBWA, 2015). BPA and Sunlight/Heat Bisphenol-A (BPA) is a chemical building block that is used primarily to make polycarbonate plastic and epoxy resins. Polycarbonate plastic has for 50 years been the choice for food …

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Bottling and Storing Your Own Water

Bottling Storing Your Own Water

According to the CDC any water that is not commercially bottled should be discarded after six months (CDC, 2014). “Commercially Bottled Water”, according to the FDA, “is considered to have an indefinite safety shelf life if it is produced in accordance with CGMP and quality standard regulations and is stored in an unopened, properly sealed …

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Shelter Building: The Basics

Shelter Building Basics

A previous article talked about the importance of shelter placement, so we will not discuss shelter locations in great detail other than to say it may be one of the more important aspects when it comes to your safety. Today’s article will discuss other aspects of shelters such as size, and materials and why you …

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Did You Reassess Your Preparedness Level after the New Yorker Story?

West Coast Map Earthquake

The New Yorker published a story July 20th, 2015, in which they detailed the destruction a massive earthquake and subsequent tsunami would cause in areas of the Pacific Northwest. The story is called The Really Big One (Schulz, 2015). The danger zone that the article is referring to lies just north of the San Andreas …

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The Best of This and That When It Comes To Survival Gear

Survival Gear

You have read the claims and watched the videos where someone claims that theirs’ is the best method, or the best tool and so forth. The saying, the best tool is the one that you have with you still holds true. However when you have a choice, choose wisely. The best method is the one …

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Using a Camper as a Bug out Shelter

Camper Bug Out Shelter

A previous article talked about travel trailers/campers, and motor homes as bug-out-vehicles, but this article will discuss campers as bug-out shelters. What this would mean however, is placing a camper at your bug-out location before the crisis struck. A camper would likely be less expensive than building a cabin/house and a camper would offer more …

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Dealing with Boredom in a Wilderness Survival Situation

Boredom Wilderness Survival

“Some it seems simply cannot stand the prosperity of the moment, because it is boring to survive the moment”. The above is an excerpt from a previous article about boredom. This article however, will focus more closely on boredom in a wilderness survival situation, because boredom can become your enemy, and it has to be …

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Water Bottles: Is the Packaging Now To Flimsy for Storage

Plastic Water Bottle

Water bottles, the small ones up to gallon containers and even the three gallon containers, have become so flimsy that you might as well be drinking water from Ziploc bags. They should market them as collapsible, because some of the bottles will almost collapse when you try to open them. Some, if not many of …

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DIY Ammo Primers for Handloading

DIY Ammo Primers

“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” The Second Amendment represents our Founding Father’s attempt to acknowledge our natural right to keep and bear arms. Try as it might, the current administration will attempt any …

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Water Bath Canning Versus Pressure Canning: There is a Deadly Difference

Water Bath Canning VS Pressure Canning

The botulinum bacteria if left to grow will produce spores and create a deadly toxin that can result in food borne botulism. The bacterium, “C. botulinum” is present in soil and in marine sediment. The spores can be found on many fruits and vegetables, but the spores are harmless at this stage, because to grow …

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