Cold Weather Preps: Time to Inventory, Update, and Some Advice

Cold weather prepping

Okay, here we go again another article on how to survive in cold weather. Redundant right, but keep in mind redundancy is the best backup plan. Like your parents, they would always remind you lest you forget that you must brush your teeth twice a day and always, always wash your hands after using the …

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Ebola Reaching the U.S. It’s Not Just a Matter of If Anymore

Ebola Reaching United States

Taking the temperature of travelers is not controlling anything and doing so at airports certainly will not stop anyone infected with the virus from traveling. The incubation period can be up to 21 days, with no symptoms appearing during this time. Taking temperatures is doing something, however ineffective it may be, and the authorities must …

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Preppers Bugging Out To the Wilderness May Kill You

Bugging out to wilderness

Bug-out locations are a popular topic for discussion in prepping circles, and the most desirable locations for a safe-haven according to most is a wilderness environment. Escape the city or urban environment and other people is the advice, because therein lies the biggest threat after disaster strikes, which is other humans. While everyone agrees Mother …

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SunJack 14 Watt Portable Solar Charger Review

Sunjack 14 watt Solar Charger

If the sun is shining, or even if it is not you can be charging your devices. You can charge your mobile phones (compatible with most), iPads or tablets, any USB lighting devices, digital cameras, MP3 players and gaming devices. The SunJack includes a fast-charge 8,000mah battery that can be fully charged in roughly five …

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Prepper Groups Revisited: Things to Consider

Prepper Group Considerations

This article is not advocating for or against joining or starting a Prepper group. The decision is entirely up to you and your family. There is safety in numbers in some cases, and humans during a crisis naturally seek out other humans, so gathering in small groups is a natural progression during a calamity. Those …

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4 Things You Don’t Want to Overlook When the SHTF

4 Things Don't Overlook SHTF

Do Not Overlook These Four Things during a Survival Situation or Disaster 1.) Swimming Pools The National Swimming Pool Foundation estimates there are 10 million swimming pools in the United States today. Approximately six million are in-ground pools while four million are aboveground. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates there are 105 million households in the …

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Cooking Over an Open Flame: The Basics

Cooking Bread Over Open Flame

Thousands of years ago, humans consumed raw meats and fish without any apparent digestive problems. Animals were killed or trapped, maybe skinned or maybe not, but nonetheless the meat was consumed raw without any preparation whatsoever. Then fire came along and food preparation was changed forever. Fire changed the flavor of foods, and once flame …

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Root Cellars: The Basics

Root Cellars

Depending on where you live in the world, you can expect a nearly constant temperature of between 50 and 60ᵒ F (10-16ᵒ C) at between 4 and 15 feet below ground level. Below 20 feet, the temperature is equal to the mean annual air temperature at that latitude. Did you get all that, in other …

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Solar Water Heating Basics

Solar Water Heater

The amount of energy wasted to heat water is staggering, for most, hot water heaters idle away heating water that will only be used a few times a day. Think about it, in a 24 hour period you take a show, wash dishes, maybe wash your hands here and there, but otherwise a tank full …

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21 Things a Prepper Should Never Throw Away

Garbage Cans

The amount of trash generated by the modern American family is staggering. EVERYTHING is packaged, and those packages invariably end up squirreled away in landfills across the country, to rot away forever..or end up as a golf course. As preppers, we tend to be a more conscious of this precious Earth, yet we too generate …

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