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The Lights Went Out in Texas

In Prepping and Preparedness by M.D. Creekmore

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

In Prepping and Preparedness by M.D. Creekmore

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 …

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10 Must Use/Read Prepper Food Storage Resources

In Prepping and Preparedness by M.D. Creekmore

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)

In Power, Prepping and Preparedness by M.D. Creekmore

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?

In Prepping and Preparedness by M.D. Creekmore

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

In Prepping and Preparedness by M.D. Creekmore

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?

In Prepping and Preparedness by M.D. Creekmore

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

In Prepping and Preparedness by M.D. Creekmore

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)

In Prepping and Preparedness by M.D. Creekmore

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 …

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Are Preppers Normal? Blending Prepping Into Your “Normal” Lifestyle…

In Prepping and Preparedness by M.D. Creekmore

By: Matt in the Midwest I enjoy prepping. I value independence, self-sufficiency, and taking responsibility for myself. I consider it a hobby with perks. I like growing my own food, canning, hunting, shooting, reusing or repurposing materials. I love reading apocalyptic fiction as well as survival nonfiction; homesteading (free homesteading guide), organic gardening, Mother Earth News, Outdoor Life, Guns and …