5 Steps in Packing an Emergency Kit with Flying Circle Bags

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If You Just Moved Here: Surviving Severe Winter Weather

Here in the upper Midwest, winters can be absolutely brutal. We’re talking frigid temperatures, freezing rain, Read More


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Which Comes First, the Pack or the Contents?

September 17, 2014 Posted by:Jim Cobb
Which Comes First, the Pack or the Contents?

Unlike the chicken versus egg debate, this one is a rather important consideration, particularly when you’re working on a bug out bag or get home bag. Yet, at the same time, it is something about which few people give serious Read More

Top 5 wilderness survival skills you need for urban survival

September 16, 2014 Posted by:Leon Pantenburg
Top 5 wilderness survival skills you need for urban survival

I recently set up a bugout bag for my daughter. She starts college next week near Los Angeles and I’ve always been paranoid about the potential for a major earthquake in that area. Then, in an instant, I went from Read More

How Hollywood Got ‘Preppers’ All Wrong

September 15, 2014 Posted by:LeAnn in Alaska
How Hollywood Got ‘Preppers’ All Wrong

Pretty much everyone has heard about or seen the television show, “Doomsday Preppers.” In each episode, the ‘prepper’ is shown getting themselves all prepared to deal with a specific man-made or natural disaster. Maybe it’s just me, but they seem to pick Read More

The Nitty Gritty of Commerical Food Storage Packaging: Oxygen vs. Nitrogen in Food Storage

It’s easy to pin this for later! Click here. Over the years, I’ve tried out dehydrated and freeze dried foods from many different companies. Nearly all of the packages I opened, whether cans, buckets, or pouches, had an oxygen absorber Read More

Candles Aren’t Just For Birthday Cakes

September 14, 2014 Posted by:Jim Cobb
Candles Aren’t Just For Birthday Cakes

Candles come in all shapes and sizes and are very handy to have in your various survival kits. They serve two main purposes–providing light and assisting with fire making. There are different types of candles suitable for survival purposes. Starting Read More

7 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Join a Meal Swap & 5 Reasons Why You Should

Over the years, I’ve participated in several different meal swaps.  If you aren’t familiar with these, it’s where a bunch of people, mostly women, get together and swap meals.  For example I might be in a group with 5 other Read More

Back-to-School in style for kids AND mom!

September 12, 2014 Posted by:The Survival Mom
Back-to-School in style for kids AND mom!

Back to school season is in full swing, with kids all across the country learning new routines, meeting new friends, and finding their evenings full of homework. We have some terrific prize packages put together with students in mind and Read More

Unexpected Ways Savvy Preppers can Use Living Social and Groupon

Most people know what Living Social and Groupon are. Basically, they offer deals for, usually, a few days. You buy an item or pay for an activity and they send you a voucher for it. You take the voucher (or Read More

What you need to know about Disaster Preparedness from Pelican ProGear

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6 Tips for Selecting a Vacuum Sealer

September 11, 2014 Posted by:LeAnn in Alaska
6 Tips for Selecting a Vacuum Sealer

As harvest time rapidly approaches, many people are looking to get or replace the equipment they need to preserve the fruits of their hard work. Vacuum sealers have been around for home use since the 80’s and with so many companies out there, Read More

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