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How to Make a Water Bottle Survival Kit

I thought I would see how many useful survival items I could stuff into a small water bottle like this one (it’s 16-ounce, hard-sided): At 16-ounces it’s not a very big water bottle and that was a part of the challenge! Of course, you could choose a larger water bottle if you prefer and it […]

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72 Hour Survival Kit GIVEAWAY: Food Fire Filter Bucket by Food Supply Depot!

The folks at SurvivalBased.com reached out and asked me to share their giveaway of three 72 Hour Survival Kits! I said “Sure” and you can enter to win below… a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Two Battery Storage Myths Debunked

Storing batteries isn’t rocket science. Far from it. But sometimes it seems like batteries are a “mystical” part of preps and that they should be treated with “kid gloves” lest they fail you when most needed. Nope. Not at all. In fact, the good news about batteries is that they can–and should–be treated very similarly […]

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I’m Thinking About Buying a Beekeeper Suit, Maybe You Should too

Now, I’m not saying I have the answer here but I’ve been thinking about buying a beekeeper’s suit lately, and it’s not because I plan on keeping bees anytime soon… someday I might like to try it. Instead, I’m thinking about SHTF situations where I may have to deal with a hive of bees or, […]

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Are You Missing This Useful, Back-Saving Gardening Tool?

I’ve never claimed to anything but a hobby gardener at best and even that’s to be debated at times. Sadly, as a hobby gardener I’ve purchased my fair share of dumb tools that promised to make my life easier. Time and again I’ve realized that there are only a few worthwhile gardening tools that I […]

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So You’ve Got Your EDC Covered, But What About Your Spouse?

If your house is anything like mine then chances are that you’re the prepper and your spouse just goes along with things. It seems I’ve been at this long enough that she usually just sighs and says “whatever, dear!” Recently, however, I got to really thinking about the saying “you’re only as prepared as what […]

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Prepping Supplies I Left Behind Due to Our Long Distance Move

When we first planned to move ourselves from Kansas City to Seattle (about 2000 miles) we intended to rent a large U-haul van because that’s what we’ve always done when we moved. The thing is that we’ve never moved cross-country, not as an adult anyway, and the more we thought about it, driving a large […]

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Moving is a Great Time to Organize Your Preps and Get Your Act Together Again!

We’re fairly efficient movers as it seems we move every few years. One of these days I would like to NOT move and actually find a place we can truly call home… perhaps someday soon. The thing with moving is that it’s a great time to not only de-clutter and purge your household possession but […]

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Solar Suitcase: Self-Contained Portable Solar Power Station

I’m a huge fan of solar power systems, in particular, those you can build yourself. But, I understand if you want something that’s already done for you. Enter the portable solar power station in the form of the Solar Suitcase. This is a complete portable solar power kit where you can use both an DC and […]

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Zip Grip Go: The World’s Simplest Snow Traction Device!

My buddy, Doug, pointed out this really cool alternative to snow chains made by ZipGripGo.com a week or two ago and I thought they were a great idea to share with you. In fact, if I had not already purchased a set of snow chains just a week or two before I was aware these existed, […]