Tag Archive: Prepper Skills

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 01

An Often Overlooked Prep Resource

By J: As a group, we preppers are always seeking a good source of accurate and useful information.  Unfortunately, locating such a source of information is all too often the proverbial search for a needle in a haystack.  Everyone, it seems, has the inside track on things needed and what will work in a serious …

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Jul 22

DIY: Takedown Target Stands

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My reasoning was simple:  I got tired of my cheap little target stands blowing over when the wind picked up over 5 mph.  Sure the landscaping stakes stapled together with foam board in the middle did work, but there had to be something better which was sturdier and easier to transport.  Obviously if you pay …

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Jul 12

SHTF: What happens to Bills?

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Before I even dive into the point of this post I’m going to address something, to those of you readers who saw the title and chuckled because you claim to live a “debt free” life.  I’m going to put the squash on that right now because unless you live in a totally off grid home, …

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Jul 05

The Basics on Prepping with Precious Metals

By Eric At GoldAndSilverOnline.com we get many questions about bartering with precious metals in a post-apocalyptic society, and while there are no definitive answers in this situation, there are some things that we believe that we all can do to be prepared for a worst case scenario. First and foremost have your priorities in order …

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Jun 28

The Takedown Dilemma: Henry, Ruger or Marlin?

Henry AR7 US Survival Rifle

By The Maj When it comes to anything labeled “Survival”, the market place has been experiencing a bit of a boom as of late.  When the market place couples “Survival” with “Firearm”, the boom seems to go nuclear in an instant.  Such has been the case with many of the less expensive takedown rifles in …

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Jun 27

Friction Fire (Bow Drill) Considerations

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You’ve all seen it on television, survival shows where the host fashions a bow/drill/fire board and within a few minutes has a nice raging fire to sleep next to.  If it were only that easy.  If you take one thing away from this article it should be this:  There is a reason you should have …

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Jun 26

Exterior Home Maintenance Post SHTF

By The Maj Have you ever visited a home improvement store just before or right after a hurricane or other similar event?  In many cases, you will find they will be packed out like the grocery stores and the only thing left on the shelves will be the wall paper and other home beautification items.  …

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Jun 24

Galco Stow N Go Holster Update

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Back on 17 April I published an initial review of the Galco Stow N Go Holster.  If you don’t want to go back and read through my initial thoughts concerning the holster I’ll summarize for you here. – I bought the holster as a cheap alternative to the Crossbreed IWB Holster I usually wore. – …

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Jun 20

Square Foot Gardening Updates

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This is the first year that my family and I are attempting to grow anything edible, I say that because I did try to plant a money tree once but it failed to yield anything of value.  As someone who claims to be preparing for the worst, and especially someone who blogs about prepping you …

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Jun 17

Severe Weather Preparation Tips

By Home Security Store Severe Weather Preparation Tips The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recently announced that this year’s hurricane season may result in twice the number of hurricanes usually experienced in areas near the Atlantic ocean. This news comes just days after a hurricane devastated Moore, Oklahoma where the death toll is still …

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Jun 07

Daily Medication when T-SHTF

By The Maj Do you or someone in your family take a daily medication that is necessary for survival?  If so, what are your plans post SHTF?  Many people have conditions which require daily medication and missing a prescribed dose may be the start of a very bad situation.  Most of these people do not …

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Jun 03

Foraging for Edible Plants

By The Maj In the long term survival situation, our meals are going to transform drastically from what we are accustomed to today.  Typical breakfast today is eggs, meat, and bread or a simple milk and cereal, while a traditional lunch or dinner will range from a hearty salad and sandwich combo to steak, potatoes, …

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May 30

Prepping: Needs vs Wants

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By The Maj When I started prepping, I went at it like I do most things in life, which is WIDE OPEN.  During that first year, I amassed quite a stockpile of supplies and equipment with little regard to prioritization of true need.  Now, do not get me wrong, I focused on need but the …

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May 28

No Air Conditioning, a small taste of SHTF

Well…this sucks.  It’s been 6 days in my home since our air conditioning unit decided to give up the ghost and call it quits.  Parts had to be shipped, home warranty estimates approved plus a holiday weekend = almost a week with no air conditioning.  Average temps have been low 80’s, not unbearable but not …

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