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Defense / Security / Safety Disaster Planning

How to Protect Your Family During Civil Unrest

The start of this new decade has proven to be a tumultuous one. Between a global viral pandemic and worldwide protest and riots in response to the death of George Floyd at the hands of law enforcement, tensions and tempers are high. It doesn’t take much to turn a peaceful protest into a full-blown riot, […]

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Defense / Security / Safety Disaster Planning Safety Advice

Plywood to Protect Doors and Windows During Civil Unrest

I know that the guy in the video below (TheUrbanPrepper) lives in the Seattle area like I do, but I think he’s on the Seattle-side of the Puget Sound, so I can understand why he’s pre-cutting plywood sheets now to help protect his home considering how unruly it’s getting over there. In any case, for […]

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Defense / Security / Safety Disaster Planning Safety Advice

Home Fires: Prevention, Protection, Recovery, and More

Fire eats and breathes, but it isn’t truly alive — and if you take away its fuel or oxygen, it will die. Fire also indiscriminately consumes everything in its path when it is set loose, including homes, businesses, animals and people.  Thankfully, you can take steps to protect your home from fire, whether the blaze […]

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DIY Projects

3.5kWh DIY Solar Generator for $650

What an interesting video. Who would’ve guessed that you could fit so much battery storage capacity into such a small space as a toolbox? Sure makes you wonder what you’re really paying for with those commercially-made solar power stations. Oh, that’s right: reliability, engineering, design, safety, warranty, probably better parts, and a bit of profit […]

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DIY Projects Homesteading / Gardening

Best Off-Grid Power: Solar, Wind, Hydro or Something Else?

When people consider going off the grid, there are two primary challenges they find themselves facing: finding safe and sustainable sources of power and water. A few decades ago, doing this meant you were leaving all modern creature comforts behind in favor of a simpler existence. Today, however, you’ve got plenty of renewable energy options. […]

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Disaster Planning

23 Must-Have Car Emergency Kit Supplies

I certainly agree that most premade emergency kits, whether they be first aid kits or for your vehicle, are less than ideal. Do yourself a favor and go purchase quality items individually or, if possible, in bulk to save some money and split between multiple vehicles. Also, like he says in the video below, it’s […]

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Disaster Planning

Time to Form a Prepper Community?

I’ve been thinking about this more and more lately. After all, it seems the world is coming to an end with the seemingly never-ending pandemic and the more recent protests and riots. So, maybe it’s time to form a community of like-minded, prepared folks? No doubt, that’s easier said than done as most people simply […]

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Bug Out / Wilderness Disaster Planning Equipment / Supplies

Urban EDC Backpack

I always enjoy finding out what others put together in their survival gear since it gives me the opportunity to consider items that I might not have included in my own bags. And, although he includes several items that I didn’t, such as a ResQMe Escape Tool, or the Amuvec 4-in-1 Multi Charging Cable and […]

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Medical / First Aid

The Prepper’s Medical Handbook Review

Disclaimer: A few weeks ago I was sent the Kindle version of The Prepper’s Medical Handbook by the author in exchange for an honest review, and I’m thankful to Dr. Forgey for the opportunity. For starters, I actually own more than one copy of his excellent Wilderness Medicine: Beyond First Aid book (they’re older editions, […]

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DIY Projects Skills / Knowledge

DIY Washing Machine Water Wheel Generator

If only I had half of the know-how some of these folks have, nobody would ever see me again, lol. Plus, it never hurts to have a nice stream of continuously running water coupled with a lengthy incline to make a DIY power generator like this one either. Also, in the video he talks about […]