Archive for July, 2015

Survival Basics: Hand & Surface Hygiene When There’s No Water to Spare

Survival Basics: Hand & Surface Hygiene When There’s No Water to Spare

| July 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

Much has been written about the need for drinking water in a survival situation.  And luckily, most people have gotten the message and either store extra water in barrels, have cases or jugs of bottled water, or have a source of fresh water that can be made ready for drinking with filters, chemicals, or bleach. […]

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Prepper Book Festival 9: Shotguns: A Comprehensive Guide + Giveaway

Prepper Book Festival 9: Shotguns: A Comprehensive Guide + Giveaway

| July 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

When it comes to firearms, I admit to being a rank novice.  Even though I have had quite a bit of training, it has not been enough and I am smart enough to know it.  That being said, I do make an attempt to practice at the range whenever I can and in between I […]

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An Open Letter to Preppers: How to Conquer Self-Doubt

An Open Letter to Preppers: How to Conquer Self-Doubt

| July 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

There you are, going about your business, when it strikes. The cashier rings up your purchase of sale items and you realize you just spent the equivalent of a car payment on canned food.  Or you realize you have more net worth in beans and silver coins than you do money in the bank. Or, […]

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The Survival Buzz #179: Prepping for Redundancy

The Survival Buzz #179: Prepping for Redundancy

| July 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Welcome to this week’s Survival Buzz with an update on my own preps and announcements from the Backdoor Survival blog.  The topic this week is something I rarely see mentioned in the preparedness community; namely being prepared for a computer hard drive failure. Let me begin by saying that most of you probably do not […]

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Emergency Cooking with the Flamelite BurnBox + Giveaway

Emergency Cooking with the Flamelite BurnBox + Giveaway

| July 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Having all of the food in the world is not going to help you if, following an emergency, you have no way to cook it. Heck, even during a short term power outage, having the ability to boil water becomes important. In my own home, I have a wood burning fire pit, propane stove, charcoal […]

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The Pros and Cons of Being a Suburban Prepper

The Pros and Cons of Being a Suburban Prepper

| July 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

“Everyone who lives in the city is going to die when the SHTF.” Have you ever been on a preparedness website and read that? It makes my blood boil, and not just because it’s a negative and discouraging thing to say. I am also not convinced that it’s correct.  Wherever you live, there are pros […]

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Prepper Book Festival 9: Cascadia’s Curse

Prepper Book Festival 9: Cascadia’s Curse

| July 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Last week, The New Yorker published a no-holds barred article describing what could happen if the “Really Big One” hit the Cascadia subduction zone in the Pacific Northwest.  It is scary stuff, especially since this is where I live and unless I get to higher ground very quickly, my home and everything else would be […]

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The Survival Buzz #178: Mixed Results with a Collapsible Water Bottle

The Survival Buzz #178: Mixed Results with a Collapsible Water Bottle

| July 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Welcome to this week’s Survival Buzz with an update on my own preps and announcements from the Backdoor Survival blog.  I have a mixed bag of odds and ends for you this week.  So let’s get right to it. First off, a month or so back I was asked whether those inexpensive collapsible water bottles […]

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Make Your Own Healing Boo-Boo Stick

Make Your Own Healing Boo-Boo Stick

| July 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Lately it seems that I can not get through the day without banging my shins against something, getting bit by an insect, burning myself while reaching into the oven, or having a dry skin itch-attack then scratching my skin raw.  Nothing major, mind you, but I do look like I have been through a war […]

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