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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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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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Disaster Planning Food / Water Skills / Knowledge Warmth / Shelter / Cooling

How to Prepare by Geographical Region

This was not the apocalypse we were expecting, but all things considered, it could be worse. While it might still be hard to get your hands on toilet paper and Lysol these days, that doesn’t mean you should neglect your survival prep, no matter where you live or how you’re impacted by the current crisis.  […]

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Disaster Planning Equipment / Supplies Food / Water Hygiene / Sanitation Medical / First Aid

Looking Back, How Prepared Were You?

Now that it seems some of the coronavirus restrictions are going to be lifted soon, I figured it would be a good time to look back and think about how prepared you and I were for what happened as I suspect this is just round one, but let’s hope and pray we’re done for a […]

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Freeze Dried Foods 7 Years Later

I’m a huge fan of freeze dried foods because they’re nutritionally superior to canned foods, last as long as dry bulk foods (e.g., rice and beans) if not opened, and usually taste great even many years later. About the only major problem is that they’re expensive to purchase. Go buy a #10 can of chicken […]

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Disaster Planning

New Bug Out Bag Book Now on Amazon

Last week I was able to publish the second edition of my bug out bag book, 53 Essential Bug Out Bag Supplies, and I know you’re going to love the updates! Aside from clarifying my thoughts, here’s what’s new: Updated some of the gear and supply recommendations as they were either outdated or expensive; Moved […]

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8 Easy Tarp Shelters for Survival

One of the items I recommend in my list of 53 essential bug out bag supplies is a tarp. Coupled with a some quality paracord and a few stakes and you can have a makeshift shelter setup in minutes. Although the following video is about wilderness shelter techniques, you can and should know how to […]

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Disaster Planning

How Long Do Canned Foods REALLY Last?

I know most canned foods will last significantly longer than their expiration dates–even several years longer–with tomato based products being an exception. Of course, there is something to be said for how nutritious or tasty those cans of food are going to be years beyond their best by dates, but if you have nothing else […]

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Should You Use an N-95 Mask?

If you can even get an N-95 or similar mask, should you bother to wear them? The authorities say they don’t do much good if you’re trying to avoid getting covid-19, others disagree. Personally, I don’t see how it hurts to wear one if you’re in the worrisome demographics, but I’m not a healthcare provider […]