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8 Innovative Preps for Your Emergency Kits

I love finding new supplies and gear for our prepping and this month I hit a jackpot! I discovered two LifeStraw products I didn’t know about, tried USB-charged batteries for the first time, and then gave myself a full-body cleansing with an Epic Wipe! Here are the details of these innovative products for your emergency kit. Life Straw Flex I’ve owned LifeStraws ever since they were first introduced. It’s a handy filter but has its drawbacks. You have to plunge the …

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Last-Chance Apocalypse Shopping: Whole Foods

Can you imagine walking out your front door, realizing the apocalypse has happened, and the only store that is open and not overrun with zombies is Whole Foods?? Whole Foods is a snooty, over-priced grocery store, right? Who shops there besides yoga instructors and hipsters? Or, at least that’s the stereotype. Well, when an emergency or disaster occurs, the typical grocery stores will be out of food in less than 3 days. Probably sooner, but if you happen to be …

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Last-Chance Apocalypse Shopping: Harbor Freight

NOTE: What is Last-Chance Apolcalypse Shopping all about? Imagine the S has hit the fan in a big way. You’re mostly prepped but you have one final chance to hit a store for some last minute shopping. What if that store is Walgreens, Sally Beauty, or Tractor Supply? You’ll need to think way outside the box as you shop for goods that will help see you through the apocalypse. It’s going to take some creative thinking for sure. Oh, Harbor …

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Last-Chance Apocalypse Shopping: Sally Beauty Supply

So, the apocalypse has happened, and it’s as bad as you feared. Crazy, wild-eyed people are running everywhere trying to grab anything and everything they can find to survive. They hit the grocery stores, drug stores, there’s no bottled water to be found in a 10-mile radius — but they don’t notice the little Sally Beauty Supply tucked away in an obscure strip mall. Hmm….. One would think that a store like Sally Beauty has absolutely nothing worthwhile for a …

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Last-Chance Apocalypse Shopping: Tractor Supply Company

Is it possible that one store could have everything you might need in a last-ditch effort to get prepped? This article is the second in a series that tackles prepper/survival shopping at oddball stores you might overlook in a panic to get prepped, and Tractor Supply Company is certainly a top candidate for that last-chance apocalypse shopping spree. Located in 49 states, Tractor Supply Company stores are a great option to find a huge variety of supplies and gear for …

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Last-Chance Apocalypse Shopping: Walgreens

Picture this. The S has hit the fan in a big way. You’re fairly well prepped but have the chance to get to ONE store to buy anything at all that might help you survive in the coming weeks/months. What if that ONE store is: Sally Beauty? Walgreens? Tractor Supply? The Dollar Store? ACE Hardware? Hobby Lobby? My writing team and I scoped out these “oddball” stores, among others, to track down prepper/survival supplies and gear and to inspire you …

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15 Preparedness Uses for Kiddie Pools

Every once in a while, it’s helpful to take a second or third look at something around the house we take for granted and then consider how it might be used as a preparedness tool or piece of gear. In my case, it was the bright blue plastic kiddie pool sitting on the bck patio. This summer, consider adding several kiddie pools to your preparedness supplies. These pools are cheap and come in both rigid plastic and inflatable vinyl. Despite …

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Top 10 Uses for Paracord (550 Cord)

Paracord comes in handy at the oddest times. A couple of years ago my family was vacationing in Iceland, staying at a different campsite almost every night. Pretty soon, laundry became an issue and we found ourselves in need of a clothesline. A length of paracord strung from one side of our camper van to the other worked perfectly. Not exactly a hard-core survival scenario, but uses of paracord are many and varied Paracord is said to be one of the …

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Prepper To Prepper: Free Preps!

Who doesn’t love free? I have been welcoming free items as long as I can remember. Free hand-me-downs were a favorite when my five little kids were growing like weeds. Shelving and furniture freebies were also a reason to celebrate! What we get for free saves us money! Anything that can be used for your preparedness is a big bonus. We asked our readers to share with us some of the free preps they have received. Elizabeth shares: My free …

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9 Must-Haves for your Glove Box

If you were in a bind, would you have the most necessary equipment in your vehicle to survive? Whether you have a car, truck, or even a motorcycle, you’ll have a glove box, or something comparable. Although I highly recommend having a well-equipped vehicle emergency kit, glove box must-haves are next on the list. And, with them being within quick and easy reach, this is one storage space you want to maximize when it comes to survival. Quality gear, especially …

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