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Pepper Spray Laws by State: A Simple Cheat Sheet With All You Need To Know

Pepper spray is a non-lethal chemical compound that works by causing temporary blindness and is primarily used in self-defense (including animals) and for crowd or riot control. Pepper spray is a great self-defense tool when a firearm, or lethal weapon, is not needed, not allowed, or if you just don’t like to use firearms. Whether you are jogging in the evening on a dark street or hiking in the mountains, there are numerous reasons for...

Long-Term Storage : Know your Enemy The Moth

by Bandurasbox – AKA Salena. Not too long ago, my husband took a three-week-long business trip to the West coast. Although he has traveled often domestically and abroad for his job in the past, this trip was particularly difficult for me and our special needs son. Our son was out of school for the summer, and because he has special needs, he requires more monitoring and care than most children. I was working on a...

The Lights Went Out in Texas

by Texican Last week our small area of the world experienced a power outage which lasted just an hour and 55 minutes. The power went out at 5:55 pm. Not a big deal, right? I’m prepared, I have batteries, I have flashlights, I have candles, I have lanterns, I have kerosene, I have…….! Yep, I pretty much have it all. Now if I could only find it all. I write about this very simple inconvenience...

Earthquake Log Splitter Review (read before you buy)

By BCTruck – rebuild, repair, repurpose Strange things are occurring all over the world. One of those strange things is that​ wood has grown tougher and far less tolerant to being split, as I’ve grown older. To combat this ever-increasing hardness, I decided to use my head and not my back. I did a lot of research concerning log splitters. Mostly I concentrated on gasoline engine powered splitters in the 20 to 30-ton range. I scoured...

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Think on your FEET! A Prepper’s Guide To Shoes and Feet…

by Arthur X “Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.” – Theodore Roosevelt As preppers, we have to prepare ahead. We have to look ahead and notice any potential problems and deal with those problems. Foot problems are one such area. That is my goal today, to have you merely recognize your feet for the next few minutes. This is about taking care of your FEET now, not later, and some downright...

17 Things For Pandemic Survival that You Probably Forgot to Include in Your Medical Kit

The following list is for items that most people forget to include in their basic first aid kits and supplies. If you’re worried about an outbreak like the current Ebola outbreak hitting the U.S. in the near future (you probably should be) then adding the products on this list should be your top priority right now. Keep in mind that I’m not including basic first-aid items or meds in this list, because most of you...

10 Must Use/Read Prepper Food Storage Resources

1. Food storage calculator: Use this calculator to determine the minimum food storage requirements for your family for one year. While not an exact science it is a good starting point – you’ll still need to make the final list based on each family members needs. 2. Start your food storage on $10 a week: Good article written by Alan T. Hagan for Backwoods Home Magazine. He states “Depending on what you decide is important to you, everything...

What If The Collapse Never Comes?

What if the collapse never comes? What if we spend all this time and money preparing for a collapse or disaster that never happens. Then what? We’ll have wasted our lives, time and money he says. One example given was Mel Tappan (1933–1980) – Tappan was a stable fixture of survivalist movement before his death at age 47. Did Mel waste his life planning for a crash that never came in his lifetime? I doubt Mel would...

Tips for Avoiding Becoming a Crime Victim

Top 5 Tips for Avoiding Becoming a Crime Victim

by WL We live in a suburb of a large metropolitan area. Our suburb is typically considered safe. Safe enough, in fact, that I know people who leave their first-floor windows wide open at night or when they’re gone for the day. Safe enough that people go for a walk around the neighborhood and leave their home unlocked. Safe enough that people warm up their vehicles unsupervised in the winter. I have a background as...

The Top Water Filters For Your Bug Out Bag

by David There is no shortage of products or systems to choose from, but which one’s are the best investments? I’ve been doing a lot of research into the packable water filtration systems currently on the market and I’d like to share my findings and opinions. In this post, I’d like to try to cover which products successfully filter/purify water of toxic industrial chemicals, viruses, bacteria’s, protozoa, cysts, algae, spores, and sediments, and which do not....