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Got a Light?

A question often asked by smokers, but one to which your answer should always be “yes.” There are a so many ways to start a fire, but let’s be honest here… The easiest way is to just flick a Bic. Lighters are a cheap commodity that so many people often overlook at the checkout counter. […]

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Repurpose: Plastic Bag Clutch Purse

Repurposing everyday household items is a big part of being prepared for anything. Not only does repurposing open up creativity, it can also help save money which is important to overall preparedness. I recently read about crocheting plastic bags together to create all sorts of different items. My first attempt at doing this went pretty […]

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The Importance of Walking

Walking is something that is often overlooked when considering preparing for the worst. Being able to walk long distances without becoming fatigued is important when it comes to all the different things a person may need to be able to accomplish when SHTF. Right now, many of us sit behind a desk for at least […]

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10 Great Uses for Pill Bottles

Have any old pill bottles laying around (even ones from your pets)? If so, think twice before throwing them away, as there are many great uses for pill bottles. Pill bottles are water proof, small, and if you already have them, they’re free! What better way to create small, personalized preparedness kits than with free […]

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Introducing Children to Preparedness

It can be difficult introducing children to preparedness… We all want our children to be ready for anything, yet we do not want to add unnecessary fear. Determining how to teach your child about the realities of the world today and possible future scenarios for which they need to be prepared is not easy, but […]

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Venison Jerky

Jerky is a great SHTF snack, as it can last well over a year if it’s in vacuum sealed bags. I personally love venison jerky! This is how I make my jerky, fairly simple recipe, easy to make. I tend to keep it simple when it comes to my jerky recipes, as that’s how my […]

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VIDEO: Are Ebola cases being covered up?

A recent interview Alex Jones conducted with Dr. James Lawrenzi suggests that certain people in government may be covering up Ebola cases. Excerpts from the interview, if you’re not able to watch the entire video, can be found at InfoWars.com: A doctor has exclusively revealed to Infowars that health authorities are covering up Ebola cases […]

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Candy

Maintaining a good stock of food is something many people who are preparing for anything do regularly. First in, first out, maintain a certain level of storage, replace items as they are eaten. This is all normal prepping food storage. But what about comfort foods? An awesome example of this is a simple question my […]

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The Everyday Bag

I have done so much reading on go bags, get home bags, bug out bags, all sorts of bags that everyone needs to have “at the ready” all the time. And while I like the idea of a bag for every scenario, for me the bottom line is to have a bag that I will […]

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Hand Sanitizer

Hand sanitizer is one of those things… I see some people use it like it’s going out of style, and some people never use it at all. I definitely do not use it to the extreme, but I certainly use it in many situations. I always carry a small bottle with me to use at […]

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Preparing for Medical Emergencies

Preparing for possible medical scenarios may be one of the most important things we can all prepare for when it comes to considering the future. Aside from simply stocking up on medications currently being taken by anyone within the household, being prepared to handle other things could also be of extreme importance at some point […]

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Trash Bag Uses When it Hits

I know this may sound odd, but trash bags are super important to have in a SHTF scenario. Especially considering the possibility of a viral outbreak, which would in turn mean isolation and quarantine, trash bags are massively important! What are trash bag uses? Here’s a list… if you have any more, please feel free […]

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Compact AM/FM/NOAA Weather Radio

If you’re looking for an awesome and small weather band, AM/FM radio with flashlight that charges both via solar and winding, this Etón Microlink Self-Powered AM/FM/NOAA Weather Radio with Flashlight, Solar Power and Cell Phone Charger is a great buy! I own two of these and we use them all the time when the power […]

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Duct Tape Fixes Everything!

I have heard so many people say that duct tape fixes everything. It’s funny to hear it said, but it’s also a very useful item… for just about everything. When considering how many things duct tape can be used for, is it any surprise that many people recommend having quite a bit of it on […]

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