Oct 08

The Ebola Golden Horde: Overwhelming and Unstoppable

The situation with Ebola is ever changing (for the worse) and developing by the hour, not by the day.  Since my last post on Ebola things have escalated, I have gone from officially concerned to greatly pessimistic.  I have started the wheels in motion for my hunker down plan and have notified those who are …

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Oct 06

Security System Risks During Power Outage

By Clayton You’ve done everything right when it comes to protecting your home from unwelcome guests. You had a reliable home security system installed, you put the security system yard sign out front, and you always make sure the system is engaged before leaving the house. Nonetheless, there may be some factors you haven’t considered …

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Oct 01

Ebola in the US….the inevitable has happened.

Ebola now in the US. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed on Tuesday that a patient being treated at a Dallas hospital has tested positive for Ebola, the first case diagnosed in the United States. The patient left Liberia on September 19 and arrived in the United States on September 20, CDC …

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Sep 29

New Independent Testing Reveals 20 Percent Jump in Shelf Life of Mountain House Foods

Note from PJ:  Thanks to Kyle for sending me this information, we have been emailing back and forth about this for a while now.  For those of us who have Mountain House pouches as part of our preps, this is certainly good news. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Twelve-year pouch shelf life is longest to be verified …

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Sep 28

Power Outage: Managing Watt Usage With CFL / LED Bulbs

In my home we have been transitioning from incandescent bulbs to CFL and LED bulbs, as it stands now we are about 50% complete.  While we could do it all at one shot these suckers are expensive!  However if you consider the true benefits (especially over time) they are well worth the one time cost.  Additionally …

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Sep 26

When You Can’t Carry A Gun At Work

I’m assuming that by now you have seen the headline: Woman beheaded at Oklahoma Workplace. OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A man fired from an Oklahoma food processing plant beheaded a woman with a knife and was attacking another worker when he was shot and wounded by a company official, police said Friday. Moore Police Sgt. …

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Sep 26

10 Questions I Have For YOU.

Here we are moving into the fall of 2014.  Please allow me to ask a few questions after which we can all pause for a moment of self reflection.  Since I don’t like to mess around, here we go… 1- In the event of a water shortage, how much water do you have on hand …

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Sep 25

New Sponsor! Tower Garden By Juice Plus

All- Just wanted to update everyone on an exciting development, we’ve picked up a new sponsor which offers something quite unlike what you’ll see out there on the side bars of most prepper-ish blogs.  The reason I’m excited is that my wife and I wanted to dabble in Aeroponics for some time now and this …

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Sep 23

Vid: Ebola Outbreak ‘Beyond Our Capability to Contain’

I know I know…the skeptics will tell us that the flu kills more people every year than Ebola has (thus far).  While I don’t consider myself an alarmist on this issue I do believe that it is not beyond the realm of possibility that this virus could spread to our shores within the next year. …

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Sep 21

Last Stand: Patriots. A Novel by William H. Weber

Normally I wouldn’t dedicate an entire post to a book release but this one is special to me.  The author, William H. Weber, contacted me a few months ago and asked if I would like to receive a beta copy of the book so that I could provide my input.  I was honored to do …

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Sep 19

Prepping is Practical…and Kind of Boring

Let’s keep it real here.  I don’t want SHTF to happen anytime soon, I’m referring to TEOTWAWKI type SHTF.  I like the comforts that modern life provides for myself and my family.  I like having a job, recreation time, friends, freedom to do many of the things which we find enjoyable.  I don’t fantasize about …

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Sep 18

Deluxe Camp Sink: Sanitation and Hand Washing

By Michael. It isn’t always important to have clean hands while camping.  But it is very important to have clean hands while preparing food, eating, and after a bathroom break. When we are home, if we want to wash our hands, it’s easy to go to a sink and wash them.  We usually have a …

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Sep 12

Vid: How to Siphon Gas Without A Pump

I was recently at an auto parts store looking at gas siphons, they weren’t too bad but I figured there had to be an easier way.  Of course, getting a mouth full of gasoline must be avoided too.  I found this video on YouTube, it gets straight to the point and shows a clever way …

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Sep 09

Cheaper Than Dirt Bugout Bag Competition

Check this out!  Cheaperthandirt.com is having a competition which allows you to win up to $300 in prizes.  I was skeptical at first but it really is super easy to enter.  For the details, see below: To enter: Shop our website for survival supplies and a container or bag to put them in. We know …

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Sep 05

A Prep Strategy Is Flexible, NOT Rigid

Remember when you started prepping?  Maybe you made a list of things you wanted to buy, courses of action for how you would achieve a short or long term end state.  Now it’s been 1, 3, 5, 10 years since you originally made that list and I have to ask: did things go exactly as …

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