Sand Bag Uses For Preppers (video)

He discusses a few ways to use sand bags around the house in a SHTF situation and even during a bug out, which is a use I hadn’t considered before. You can if you like…

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Bedroom Survival Kit (link)

Considering we spend a significant amount of time in our bedrooms it behooves you to ensure you’re ready for whatever while you sleep. With that in mind, the following article offers quite a few items to include in your bedroom survival kit, everything from clothing, gear, and bug out bags to self-defense options, communications, and more…

“We spend about a third of our lives sleeping, so there is a good chance that you will awake to some sort of emergency at some point, if you haven’t already.

There you are, sound asleep until you are jolted awake by a bump in the night, a deafening siren, the rumbling of an earthquake or the shouts of a loved one. How prepared are you?

The purpose of the gear you have bedside should be to get you oriented and situationally aware and then get you to a safe room (often the master bedroom closet). This will delay attackers and provides hard cover as well as structural support against disaster to keep you safe and give you time to communicate

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Clothing Secrets For A Russian Winter (video)

I’d say if anybody knows how to dress for cold winter weather it’s the Russians, lol. You can skip to about the 2:15 mark to get to the discussion on clothes…

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Camping Pot And Oven (video)

This might be a handy little pot idea if you’re trying to pack light (found at fireboxstove.com). FYI, this looks like a Zebra pot, just not sure what size…

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Can You Really Freeze Dry Food At Home Without A Machine? (link)

I love freeze dried food. It’s nutritious, tasty, super lightweight… it just can’t be beat. But, it’s expensive to purchase in most cases and if you want to freeze dry at home, well, you’ll have to buy an expensive machine which is one big reason why I buy my freeze dried foods from commercial manufacturers.

Apparently, however, it’s possible to “freeze dry” food at home and without an expensive machine. To be honest, I am wondering if the method in the following article is a little suspect because freeze dried foods aren’t just frozen to really cold temperatures, they’re then placed in a vacuum and subject to low heat in order to induce sublimation, after which they undergo further drying to eliminate as much moisture as possible.

With that in mind, the two methods outlined in the following article don’t take the freeze-drying process quite that far but I do wonder if either method is more viable that dehydrating, or if

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Surviving A House Fire (video)

House fires can get out of control quick and I’m positive they will be a big problem during any SHTF event. The first few minutes of the video talks about surviving fires in places like concerts and so you can skip to about the 2:50 mark to get to the heart of the video for surviving house fires, if you like…

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Should You Carry “Hot” Or Not? (video)

This topic gets a lot of opinion from both sides, what do you think? Here’s a few good reason to consider carrying with one in the chamber…

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37 Emerging Diseases That Have Pandemic Potential (link)

I honestly had little idea that there were so many diseases the CDC is keeping an eye on as a future pandemic threat and, believe it or not, the list doesn’t even include already established and widespread diseases such as Ebola and influenza!

As the following article later mentions, it wasn’t that long ago when the Plague (and more recently the 1918 flu pandemic) devastated populations both of which were well before travel by airplane was invented. Just imagine how quickly a pandemic could spread to YOUR city before the authorities even know what hit them.

If they’re not already, pandemics should be on your list of disasters to prepare for. Here’s the beginning of the article:

“A report released in December last year has highlighted 37 diseases that have pandemic potential. All of these infections are zoonoses – they infect animals but are able to jump the species barrier and infect animals. Their official title is zoonotic diseases. All 37 diseases would

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$0.99 Disposable Cake Pan For Your B.O.B.? (video)

I know many people include aluminum foil for similar reasons, but a cake pan such as this may prove more useful and probably more durable too. The only major problem I see is that the creases (to fold it up for storage) will eventually wear thin which could make this idea less desirable than at first glance, that is, if this cake pan is anything like the aluminum foil I keep in my wallet, lol…

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Best Candles For Power Outage (video)

While candles aren’t the best option for power outages due to the potential fire hazard (look for inexpensive and instead) if you must stock candles consider these since they’re self-contained and relatively inexpensive. Of course, there are a wide variety of available which may burn just as long or longer and be better suited for your needs; I keep a variety of survival candles as well but these prayer candles should work great for most situations…

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Posted in Equipment / Supplies, Lighting / Communications