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Outstanding Resource Book

Outstanding Resource Book

Click here to read my recent blog post on this outstanding resource book.  Its absolutely one of the best on the subject of disaster preparedness.  Many books on the subject are heavily slanted…

Blinded by the Light

Blinded by the Light

Manfred Mann’s Earth Band had a top 100 hit song, “Blinded by the Light” in 1977 (although it was originally written by Bruce Springsteen in 73).  Great tune with some forever confused lyrics. …

Survival Property Duct Tape

Survival Property Duct Tape

One overlooked, yet inexpensive item for every prepper is survival property duct tape.  Yes, duct tape, the ubiquitous item you find at every hardware store, Walmart and Dollar General.  The…

Don’t Forget the Mill!

Don’t Forget the Mill!

One of the best long term food storage items is grain.  Processed flour is certainly convenient and should be part of every prepper’s pantry.  However, over time, processed flour will go bad even…

Transporting Water

Transporting Water

Its very important to have a water filter for your home and of course a source of water to filter in the first place.  However, what if that water source isn’t in your backyard?  What if its a…

Baofeng Handheld HAM Radio

Baofeng Handheld HAM Radio

For communicating a reasonable distance with a great many features and reasonable price, the Baofeng BF-F8HP is a great choice.  Sure, you can buy “walkie-talkies” at Walmart, or even pretty good…

A Light in the Darkness

A Light in the Darkness

As I write this, it is in the dark hours of early morning with very strong winds beating against the house.  It got me thinking about lighting and what we have available in the house if the power…

Cooking with the Volcano

Cooking with the Volcano

In a recent meeting with a group of like minded guys, we discussed food and its preparation.  Several have made plans with 100 gallon propane tanks to hook up to grills.  But in a long term grid…

Water Water Everywhere

Water Water Everywhere

If you’re like most people, you get your drinking water from a public water system.  That’s great when the system is working, but as residents of towns along the Missisippi and Missouri Rivers…

Where There’s Smoke, There’s Fire

Where There’s Smoke, There’s Fire

One of the most basic skills necessary to one’s survival is being able to start and keep a fire going.  Just ask Tom Hanks’ character in the movie “Castaway”.  Of course the simplest way is to…

Cooking with the Sun

Cooking with the Sun

People have cooked with the sun for centuries, however, given the ease with which we can press a button on an electric range, its no wonder we haven’t paid much attention to solar cooking.  But…

The Sinclair Folding Safety Knife

The Sinclair Folding Safety Knife

How many times have you been trying to open a stubborn package or cutting nylon string and find yourself wishing you had a knife at the ready?  It happens all the time, and with Christmas soon…

Getting the News – the Kaito KA500

Getting the News – the Kaito KA500

The first thing most of us think about when the idea of preparing comes to mind is that of food and water.  But another vital item is having access to news and current events.  Once a disaster…

Unlimited Power- The Goal Zero Yeti

Unlimited Power- The Goal Zero Yeti

We simply don’t realize how dependent we are on electricity.  When the power goes out, what will you use to operate the lights, appliances, CPAP machines, etc.?  Some folks will say “We have a…