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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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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How to Make a Faraday Cage (An Easy Illustrated Guide)

by Dr. Arthur Bradley There is a great deal of confusion about DIY Faraday cages and Faraday Boxes. Not only about how to build them, but also what they actually protect against. In this article, Dr. Arthur Bradley, author of Disaster Preparedness for EMP Attacks and Solar Storms, answers a few basic questions and perhaps debunks a few myths. What is …

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What’s The Most Likely SHTF Event?

by Dave I like to read a lot of self-reliant and prepping blogs and articles, as we all likely do. Toward the beginning of my self-reliant venture, these articles and blogs were critical in my education. I am in no way an expert in this field, but I am comfortable enough that a lot of this information for me now is …

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Real (No B.S.) Survival Lessons from Ukraine

There are several articles explaining what people have gone through in eastern Ukraine. This article over at Daily Mail provides a good visual image of what people are going through. There’s also a thread in survivalist boards where a Dunbass resident that goes by the name of George1980 has been posting, sharing his experiences. I highly recommend reading it if you have the time. Using this information, here are twelve important lessons based on what has happened so far in Ukraine…

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Is Prepping Keeping You Poor?

Face it, you probably don’t have the financial resources of the fictional survivalist character ‘Burt Gummer’. Most of us don’t, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be prepared for disaster, but I’ll admit, it would be nice to have all the toys and survival gear the character has on the Tremors movies and television series… The underground bunker with hardened panic room and …

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The First 50 Things to Disappear from Store Shelves During an Emergency

By Tom Sciacca Have you ever noticed how, whenever a big storm is predicted, people start rushing to stores to clean them out of every food item and supply they have on the shelves? In one sense, it’s probably good that they are trying to anticipate the emergency, despite being last-minute about it. It sure beats those people who don’t …

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U.S. Nuclear Target Map (Do You Live In a Death Zone?)

A few days ago I was doing research on nuclear war, world war 3, and potential nuclear targets and safe distances from those target sites when I came across the NUKEMAP. The U.S. nuclear target map is an interesting and unique program unlike other nuclear target maps because it lets you pick the target and what size nuclear device that …

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How to Be A Vegan Prepper (and still survive TEOTWAWKI)

by DocJ I have passed my 70th birthday.  A year ago, I ate lean meat, dairy products, eggs, and olive oil.  It was an overall healthy diet.  I was a controlled diabetic dependent on medication, not insulin, statins for high cholesterol, and an ace inhibitor, blood pressure medication, to protect my kidneys from diabetes. Last February, two sisters and two cousins …