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Interesting Stuff

Why Prepare? Infographic

What do you think about this one?

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Food / Water

Egg Storage Experiment – Week 2 Results

My second week of egg storage with mineral oil is here already. Can’t say I’ll keep up with the posting of pictures but here’s where it stands: This is the mineral oil egg, no floating (which is good) and no off smell: And here’s the control egg, also no floating and no off smell: Last, […]

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Hygiene / Sanitation

How to Make Homemade Remineralizing Toothpaste

I’ve had bad luck with my dental health for… well, forever! Must be bad genes (no offense, mom and dad!). My kids have problems too. Even weird ones like losing teeth too early and, yes, we know our dentist and orthodontist quite well. We’ve tried an assortment of toothbrushes, natural toothpastes (including ones without fluoride), […]

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Disaster Planning

The Probability Spectrum of Disasters

The probability spectrum of disasters isn’t anything new but it does bear being reminded of from time to time. In fact, I did not come up with the idea on my own. I’m sure I’ve seen it elsewhere before but the first time I remember hearing of it was from Jack Spirko of TheSurvivalPodcast.com and more […]

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Gear Reviews

Review of RazorPit Men’s Razor Blade Sharpener

A reader comment in my So, I’ve Been Saving My Disposable Razors Lately post pointed out that I could extend the life of the razor blades I’ve been saving using a product I hadn’t heard of before: the RazorPit. This sounded like something I NEEDED to try so I bought one immediately, even without reading […]

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Interesting Stuff

Two Neat Videos to Share Today (not YouTube videos)

I ran acrosss two links to videos that I thought were neat to share but not the typical YouTube videos… enjoy! Video 1: Secret Hidden Exterior Door Entrance (very cool hidden door idea) Video 2: How to Chop Wood Without Messing Around (I would think this only works well with very dry soft woods but it’s […]

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Equipment / Supplies

High Yield Low Cost Barter Items

Barter items are often discussed as a necessary prep. Generally, I discourage people from stockpiling barter items because you really should be focusing on what you and your family can use and will need to survive… it seems there’s always something that you haven’t bought yet–I know I always have this problem–or that you can buy […]

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Hygiene / Sanitation

How to Make Natural Toothpaste Infographic

Another one for your pleasure!…

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Food / Water

Egg Storage Experiment – Week 1 Results

Last Monday I posted about my interest in storing eggs with mineral oil for long term storage. FYI, I have one carton of eggs stored with mineral oil and one carton as a control group (no mineral oil) both of which are setting out on my countertop. Well, week one is over (I actually started this experiment a […]

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Warmth / Shelter / Cooling

My Failed Passive Solar Heater Experiment (And What I Learned From It)

Like most bloggers, I want to be able to show you cool things, tell you everything is wonderful, and especially share my successes. I was optimistically expected to be able to do just that today but it’s not the case. You see, it all went wrong when I decided to do my own thing and […]