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Surviving a Winter Power Outage – How to Stay Warm

Let’s face it, heating your home during a long-term power outage is probably one of the biggest challenges that a homeowner facing the cold winter has to overcome. You have to keep your body temperature in the normal range i.e. above 95 F (35 C) or hypothermia will start to set in. When your body temperature drops, your heart, nervous …

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5 Powerful Life Lessons from Outdoor Adventures

by Mike J Believe it or not, your next outdoor adventure could be doing more than merely fulfilling the adrenaline junkie in you. There are a surprising number of powerful life lessons thrown into the mix when embracing the great outdoors. And you probably aren’t even aware of them. Take a leap of faith and embrace the great outdoors and …

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Essential Body Armor for TEOTWAWKI

By J. Robinson During TEOTWAWKI, long-term survivability will depend upon more than adequate firepower from a diverse gun collection. Historically, men and women who faced violence, conflict, and war did so not just with arms of swords, but also with armor. In dire times of combat having the ability to protect oneself and loved ones from injury may make the …

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Botulism and canning – the whys and wherefores

by OhioPrepper I’ve been thinking about writing this article for a while, since I’ve explained all of this numerous times over the years, both here and elsewhere; but, when a recent comment on this forum mentioned canning Kale and the response was asking if it could be water bath canned, I knew that folks did not understand some very basic …

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How to Prepare Your Home Prior to a Bug-Out

by Randy W One topic that I have not seen a lot of coverage on in recent years is the topic of getting one’s home prepared just prior to running out the door due to a forced evacuation or a “Bug Out” scenario. If you live in an area susceptible to Hurricanes, tropical storms tidal waves, Wild fires and the …

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How to find a “Prepper Job” that’s right for you

by Oldalaskan What kind of jobs are available for “Preppers?” This is a very broad statement but I will narrow this down to some of the small business I have created in the years past and maybe you can adapt them towards your needs or likes. One of the first businesses that I done was when my children were little …

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Preppers Food Storage – Long Term Food Storage Cheap & Easy

In this video, I go over some food storage foods and ideas that you might want to consider for your own long-term prepper food storage plans. Food Storage Sprouting Kit – Certified Organic Augason Farms Foods Packaged For Maximum Storage life Wonder Junior Deluxe Hand Grain Mill My books on Amazon

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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 …

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Complete Guide to Concealed Carry While Backpacking

Those of us who carry a handgun while hiking in the backwoods quickly realize that carrying a handgun while also carrying a backpack presents its own set of challenges. Sure you could put the handgun in the pack with the rest of your hiking gear, but then it wouldn’t be easily accessible should you need it on the trail. Carrying …

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10 Ways to Dramatically Improve Your Front Door Security

If you’re looking to save yourself from the possibilities of a potential home break-in, it is high time you consider upgrading your front-door security. But how exactly do you get your security a notch- above? What measures should you take? Let’s explore! 1. First Upgrade your Locks Locks are one of the most essential aspects of your front door security. …

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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 …

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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. …