Nov 05

Reloading: Production vs Precision

There is great satisfaction to be had when pulling the trigger and sending forth a projectile from the barrel of a gun, especially when one goes through the trouble to produce that cartridge.  Assembling the projectile, casing, powder and primer…not to mention all of the prep and research involved before ever stepping foot on the …

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Nov 01

Do You Use Your Preps, Or Do They Collect Dust For SHTF?

Let’s see, in the last week or so I have: – Cycled both of my generators and run several tools / appliances off of them. – Eaten food from my storage at least 3 times per week. – Sharpened  my Ax with a file and split wood. – Fired up my propane heaters and used …

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Oct 22

When New Preppers (Family) Reach Out For Help. How To Handle It.

I’m not sure if it’s the state of the economy,the elections, Ebola, a sudden urge or maybe a mass awakening but in the last month I’ve had several family members hit me up for advice related to prepping.  Recommendations on what to have in the home, in the car, how to get started, where to …

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Oct 19

Soto Pocket Torch Review: A Must Have Gadget!

I wanted to take a moment to break away from the current (and relevant) Ebola threat to post up a gadget review, a must have item that comes in at around $20 and is well worth the spend.  If you’ve ever tried to light a fire in windy / cool / wet conditions you’ll know it’s …

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Oct 18

ALEX SMITH – EBOLA: Understanding and Preparing for an Outbreak

The 2014 West African Ebola Outbreak has spread into Europe and the United States. The WHO admits that this crisis will get much worse before it gets better. Are you prepared for an outbreak? What should you do to prepare? Ebola: Understanding and Preparing for an Outbreak, addresses these, and many more questions. Written in …

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Oct 15

Ebola Updates: Recommendations

If you are like me you want real time updates on Ebola, more than once a day…preferably multiple times per day as things continue to develop.  I don’t deny that I usually end up all over the web reading various updates on Ebola but here are my three primary sources for gathering information with respect …

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Oct 12

Ebola: New Preppers: Action Plan Recommendations.

If you are a new prepper (under 1 month) and reading this, I’m writing this for you.  Right about now your world is in a tailspin, you’ve gone from trying to beef up your supply of beans and bullets to (hopefully) recognizing that this Ebola threat is the real deal and you’ve got some serious …

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Oct 10

Are Your Pets Ready To Hunker Down?

I made a trip to Costco yesterday just to stock on up a few more preps, some additional hygiene items and much needed dog food.  While I do have a few bags at home I picked up an additional 80 lbs, boosting my overall supply to around 3 months of food for the animals.  So …

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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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