A few months back I posted this Review of RazorPit Men’s Razor Blade Sharpener because I just despise spending money on new Mach 3 blades. By and large I’m glad I purchased the RazorPit but it’s not as awesome as I hoped it would be; that said, I think it will work out to be a good purchase. Anyway, I decided I needed some more Mach 3 blades while at Wally World the other day and almost had sticker shock at what I saw, here’s a screenshot of the online price for a 5 pack (the in store
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John at ProperSurvival.com reached out the other day looking for quotes (actually, words of advice) from various survival blogs and I happily obliged here: 20 Survival/Preparedness Tips From The Pros. Though I don’t consider myself a pro whatsoever, it does feel good being included among so many other highly respectable blog owners. Check it out and read their advice as well.
Here are two scenarios for you to consider…
Imagine this scenario: you and a very good friend (or brother/sister if you like) are very near retirement age. You’ve both had good careers, worked hard, taken care of your respective families, maybe even bar-b-qued every Sunday for that last twenty years together. Then one day it hits you and you immediately realize that you didn’t save nearly enough for your retirement whatsoever. In fact, not only can you NOT live the lifestyle you live now but you
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Tom at CampingSurvival.com mentioned they recently wrote an article about The Top 50 Things to Disappear from Store Shelves during an Emergency and I thought it was good to share and remind you of the things that most people become desperate for because they felt no need to store them before they really needed them. Check it out.
I came across this post on a Grain Grinder (includes a video) from FiveGallonIdeas.com and thought that’s a really neat way to grind wheat directly into a five gallon bucket. The post is about the L’EQUIP Nutrimill Grain Mill. Of course, it needs electricity to operate and may not always be the best way to grind grain but it sure looks like the easist way to grind wheat in everyday life.
I thought I would quickly say “happy Easter” and hope you have a safe and fun day today. Though my kids no longer believe in the Easter Bunny, they’ll have plenty of chocolate-filled eggs to hunt and even got to color a few hard-boiled eggs too…
The folks at ArmageddonOnline.org wrote me and said they’ve updated their library links (mentioned previous here) to 954 files… I didn’t try to count them. Here’s the link if you like: http://www.armageddononline.org/disaster-prep-help.html
Remember that being prepared is every bit about protecting yourself and family from “everyday” problems like credit card and identity theft as it is about being prepared for the next hurricane to roll through your town. Just yesterday I read an article that discussed what to do if your credit card is stolen and it got me to wondering how useful credit card “secure sleeves” such as those made by Identity Stronghold and others really are. If you’re unaware, these sleeves are designed to stop RFID skimmers from being able to read credit card numbers while it’s still in your wallet or purse,
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Looks like my friend, Coach David Alexander, has chosen to offer his 2-disc set “How to Kill With Your Hands” to us normal people. I had a chance to review it (he briefly offered it on YouTube). Fortunately, he’s now offering it in a variety of formats but the biggest point is that he’s selling it at a good discount here: http://coachdavidalexander.wordpress.com/2013/03/19/2-disc-how-to-kill-with-your-hands-dvd-is-ready-to-ship/. I’ve ordered mine already and I suggest that YOU do so as well. Your ability to truly defend yourself and your family cannot be overstated!
I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately, especially about how I approach prepping. I’ve been re-thinking many things I do, from how I ensure I’m not neglecting things or better use of checklists and one area that I’ve been on the fence about is the DIY aspect of prepping… until recently.
Now, I’ll be among the first to tell you to “knock yourself out” if you want
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