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Ponds as Emergency Water Sources Posted:July 23, 2014 By:Jim Acosta

Ponds as Emergency Water Sources

In many parts of the United States, ponds are as common as bees. Often the results of periodic flooding in river basins, ponds are an important part of local ecosystems. Many an adult can recall a [...]

Six maps you need for an urban evacuation Posted:July 22, 2014 By:Leon Pantenburg

Six maps you need for an urban evacuation

Let’s assume an urban disaster scenario, and you must leave quickly. How will you find your way? What maps do you need? We’re talking about the printed, paper in hand type. Don’t plan to rely on [...]

10 Reasons Why You Should Be Canning Your Own Meat Posted:July 21, 2014 By:Andrea Urban

10 Reasons Why You Should Be Canning Your Own Meat

You’ll be hooked, I tell you.  Once you learn how to bottle your own meats, you’ll never go back to the old way of doing it. Think about your meat habits.  Do you put up a [...]

3M™ Kind Removal Silicone Tape – The “Ouchless” Medical Tape Posted:July 21, 2014 By:Robert Camp

3M™ Kind Removal Silicone Tape – The “Ouchless” Medical Tape

You know the feeling. Someone is removing a well-stuck-on Band-Aid or medical tape  from your arm. You grimace, the skin on the wound area stretches, your arm hairs pull out at the roots as the tape is peeled off – OUCH! [...]

Try it Today! Fire Starters with Built In Ignition Posted:July 20, 2014 By:Jim Cobb

Try it Today! Fire Starters with Built In Ignition

I have to be up front and say this isn’t something I came up with myself. I learned it from my good friend John McCann over at SurvivalResources. This is a very simple DIY project that [...]

How to Always Be Prepared, No Matter Where You Are Posted:July 19, 2014 By:Jim Cobb

How to Always Be Prepared, No Matter Where You Are

When you get right down to it, prepping is all about planning ahead, right? We stock up on food, water, and other supplies so we have them at the ready, come what may. All that, though, [...]

When the Power Goes Out: Generating and Storing Power Posted:July 18, 2014 By:Jim Acosta

When the Power Goes Out: Generating and Storing Power

When the Power Goes Out: Generating and Storing Power More than ever, our civilization relies on electrical power for everything: lighting, entertainment, communications, security, heating / cooling, cooking, food refrigeration, the list goes on and on. [...]

Medical Book Review: The Prepper Pages Posted:July 17, 2014 By:Liz Long

Medical Book Review: The Prepper Pages

Generally speaking, if I buy an e-book, then I don’t buy the same book in print form. I’m making an exception for The Prepper Pages: A Surgeon’s Guide to Scavenging Items for a Medical Kit, and [...]

Backpack First Aid Kit for Kids — A Must-Have! Posted:July 16, 2014 By:Kris

Backpack First Aid Kit for Kids — A Must-Have!

You might carry a complete EMT kit in your purse, but it’s only useful if your kids are with you when they’re hurt.  If they go to school, spend the night with friends, or attend sports [...]

Keep it Simple and Survive!™: 8 Keys to Survival, Part 2 Posted:July 16, 2014 By:Robert Camp

Keep it Simple and Survive!™: 8 Keys to Survival, Part 2

Even the best prepared outdoors person can find themselves in difficult straits sometimes, a true survival event. If you backpack, raft, climb, ski, snowboard, mountain bike, sail, fish, hunt, snowmobile or just love to go on [...]