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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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DIY Projects Hygiene / Sanitation Medical / First Aid

DIY Mask Better Than N-95?

A few weeks ago a nice lady, Donna, sent me an email talking about many things, one of which was making your own DIY masks from HVAC filter material since there’s been a shortage of N-95 masks. I thought that was an interesting idea but, because I already had some N-95 and other masks myself, […]

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Hygiene / Sanitation

Is Foaming Hand Soap Better or Worse?

My wife likes the Method brand hand soap. We’ve used it for years and I’ve always just refilled our hand soap dispensers from a large refill package I can get at Target rather than buying brand new soap dispensers each time. I think it’s more cost-effective considering that this soap is more expensive than generic […]

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Bug Out / Wilderness Equipment / Supplies Hygiene / Sanitation Warmth / Shelter / Cooling

99% Don’t Have This ONE Survival Item In Their Vehicles

He’s right, I don’t have this in my car… but I will very soon!

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Food / Water Hygiene / Sanitation Skills / Knowledge

Easy DIY Water Filter

With a little ingenuity and a few parts (of about $30 or less) you can build your own SHTF DIY water filter which can be reused over and over again. You only need an inexpensive hand pump, activated carbon, window screen material (or something similar), a small piece of PVC pipe, as well as some […]

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Hygiene / Sanitation

Trash Piles Up After Only Two Days In A Disaster!

Bernie from ApartmentPrepper.com recently had an eye-opening experience where trash service didn’t pick up his apartment complex trash for two days because of a storm and, as a result, things started to turn ugly quickly… the garbage situation, that is. Sanitation is, in my opinion, one of the most overlooked areas of emergency preparedness and […]

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Hygiene / Sanitation Medical / First Aid

Cheesecloth as Bio-Hazard Mask? +10 Alternative Uses

About the only way I’ve used cheesecloth in my life is to strain the pulp from almond milk. Yeah, I’m the adventurous sort. 🙂 To branch out, I thought I would research some ideas on how to use cheesecloth beyond the obvious one of making cheese (and apparently yogurt and tofu) and as a pulp […]

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Hygiene / Sanitation Saving Money on Preps

Get Fewer Haircuts, Cut Your Own… Potentially Save $1000 per Year!

I’ve been fortunate that many years ago I started to lose my hair. Yes, I said fortunately. Most people would probably disagree with me seeing as though they want to keep their hair. I don’t. In fact, I’m plenty happy having a bald head for many reasons. First, I make it look good: Alright, making […]

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Hygiene / Sanitation Saving Money on Preps

Sometimes Preps are Useful Even When it’s NOT an Emergency!

Last week or so our dryer decided it was going to stop working properly. As luck would have it, the washer and dryer and the ONLY two appliances we’re responsible for in our rental contract so until I figure out how to fix it or get someone else to do so, we’re stuck with either […]

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Hygiene / Sanitation Saving Money on Preps

The Easiest DIY Toilet Bowl Cleaner

We finally ran out of the Method Toilet Bowl Cleaner that my wife likes and, for the most part, I’ve got no complaints…. especially since I avoid cleaning toilets whenever possible. 😉 FYI, here’s what hiding in your commercially-made cleaners which should make most people want to make their own cleaners from now on. Regardless, since I’d […]