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Food / Water

Egg Storage – Week 10 Results

Another week past, who would have guessed these eggs made it 10 weeks thus far! I think we’ve had a small change but maybe not a big deal. For starters, the mineral oil egg didn’t float (like normal) and didn’t smell funny either: I then cracked the egg and began cooking it. As you can […]

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Interesting Stuff

3 Reasons to Stay Away From DIY Projects

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately, especially about how I approach prepping. I’ve been re-thinking many things I do, from how I ensure I’m not neglecting things or better use of checklists and one area that I’ve been on the fence about is the DIY aspect of prepping… until recently. Now, I’ll be among the first […]

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Interesting Stuff

Today is World Water Day [infographic]

Apparently today is “world water day” and I was asked to mention this infographic on Why Plumbers are Heroes. Spend 30 seconds and read the infographic; it’s an eye-opening reminder about how important clean water is to our health. In fact, I’m reminded of a quote that went something like “we owe our health more […]

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Super Savings Deals

Free Shipping Through End of March (eFoodsDirect)

Looks like eFoodsDirect is offer free shipping on all orders through the end of March. Just add something to your cart and there shouldn’t be any shipping cost…. could be a great way to get bulk foods if you don’t have a nearby LDS Cannery.

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Interesting Stuff

297 Free Survival Books and Manuals

ArmageddonOnline.org contacted me a few days back and pointed out they had a huge library of survival books (PDF files) and other manuals that you may want to bookmark… and I thought I had a lot of files to share! FYI, I had trouble opening these files in my browser (it could just be my […]

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Disaster Planning

What Are You Neglecting? (Keep Up With Things That Wear Out)

Preparedness is about a lot of things, from buying stuff to learning new skills and especially about making plans. It’s also very much about keeping up with your stuff and ensuring your equipment and supplies are there and ready when you need them to be. I’m sure I’ve said it before but it bears repeating: […]

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Super Savings Deals

Today Only! 29% Off MRE Case of 12 (at TheReadyStore)

I figured I would try to post about current deals that the big preparedness sites have so that you’re aware of them. Today only, TheReadyStore is offering 29% Off a Case of MREs. You can see their daily deal here. FYI, price was $121.85 and is now $86.63.

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Gear Reviews

Review of O2 Cool Portable Fan

I know it’s the wrong time of year to talk about portable fans but I recently purchased this for upcoming spring and summer camping and, of course, couldn’t help but fiddle with it. That said, it’s also useful for emergency power outages which is another big reason why I bought it. Upon initial un-boxing, I […]

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Notes About RTS

Notes About RTS This Week

This morning I started working on stream-lining the front page. In particular, I removed the “real time hazard monitoring” thumbnails that showed at the top of every page. I did so because I sometimes found that the thumbnails didn’t load correctly and they’re hard to see anyway. Plus it’s just more “stuff” trying to load that […]

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Food / Water

Introduction to Small Game Hunting and Trapping by Editor-at-Large, Jerry Ward

We’ve all heard the “rule”- the human body can survive for roughly thirty days without food.  Our individual metabolism and body fat percentages can cause a shift of a few days in either direction, but at some point a caloric deficit will lead to the shutting down of organ systems and death.  Given that fact, […]