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A Few Water Mistakes You Should Avoid

Food and water storage should be easy. In theory, at least, because the mistakes you can make are many. I was surprised I didn’t find too many articles on water mistakes, especially since water is more important than food in critical situations (remember the rule of threes?). I took some time off to write them […]

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Discovery Channel Loves the Apocalypse

Have you seen this?? The Discovery Channel is all over the Mayan Calendar, and has even recruited Samuel Jackson to help freak us out even more (“it’s the one that says ‘Bad Motherf***r.’” These ideas are now mainstream. Consider that some of the most popular shows on television are now featuring bunker builders, gun nuts, […]

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Benefits of Freeze Dried

Over the last few weeks we have been debating getting some freeze dried rations for our online store. Pat and I have debated the benefits and weighed the costs of venturing into another product line. We spent hours walking through different scenarios and trying to determine the usefulness of freeze dried meals. We bounced ideas […]

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Building a Home Emergency Kit – 7 things you should consider

Every home should have a well prepared emergency kit. This kit should be well stocked with items that will allow you and your family to make it through most any disaster or emergency with a relative level of comfort. When building your home emergency kits there are seven categories of items that need to be […]

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Selecting a Generator for Short-term Emergencies

 Is it just me or does everyone get a little bit excited when the power goes off? During a severe winter storm last winter we lost power late one evening, andmMy initial reaction was “Cool!” I got out our candles and all of our flashlights and began planning our evening of family fun. After playing […]

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Snowbound: how to make it out alive from a winter snowstorm

When I was a teenager, I was snowbound for two days in the mountains of Montana in a stuck vehicle that quickly became buried.  I was grossly unprepared without food, water, tools, communications, or proper clothing.  I had a lucky break in weather, and decided to overland hike 13 miles to the nearest shelter where […]

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Writing your Survival Plan

One of the most overlooked aspects of survival preparations is the actual survival plan. Of course most people have some sort of loose “plan” but often it isn’t written anywhere rendering it useless. Writing down your survival plan and having it available will prove to be invaluable when the SHTF and you are in emergency mode. Imagine how easy […]

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Real Life Preparations: what’s the difference between preppers and survivalists?

A wide variety of people believe in being prepared for diaster and bolstering self-reliance.  However the range of strategies and opinions differ greatly providing a near-religious zeal from different camps. For instance, hardcore “survivalists” tend to believe in isolation within an armored bunker fondling 50 guns, a bunker of batteries, and a 10-year supply of winter wheat.  The opposite spectrum […]

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Murphy’s Law of Survival: If the Zombies are in range

I did the article just for chuckles!! Also my good friend Emilie K. loves to read all about zombies and how to combat them. I have done everything I can to educate her on the topic but there is always more to learn. So with that in mind I scoured the web for some quick […]

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If not Zombies then what?

Ok I have to confess I really don’t believe that the zombie apocalypse is coming. I do believe that other disasters, while not as fun to talk about, could and will eventually seriously disrupt our lives. Often times I ask myself if not zombies then what do I need to prepare for? My list of […]

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