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Bug Out / Wilderness

Wilderness Survival Skills to Keep You Alive – Part 2 of 2, by Jerry Ward

[Editor’s note: Today we finish up our feature post by one of our sponsors, OzarkMountainPreparedness.com. If you’re anywhere nearby Arkansas then I encourage you to attend a class to brush up on skills or even learn new ones like me. You may read his author bio at the bottom of this post.] Shelter Shelter is […]

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Notes About RTS

The Top 5 “Top 50 Lists of Prepper Web Sites”

I was just made aware that Survivor.com complied a “list of lists” of top 50 prepper website lists and guess what? We made the list! The Top 5 “Top 50 Lists of Prepper Web Sites” starts with linking to sites/pages that have a top 50 list (our “top 50 rss feeds” page is here) and follows with hundreds […]

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Disaster Planning Gear Reviews

Review of Thermos Stainless King 16-Ounce Food Jar

I’m a fan of vacuum thermos jars and have always stuck with larger (1 quart or more) Stanley brand jars. This particular Thermos brand food jar is simply a smaller option that seemed like a better idea for our bug out bags or short term emergency because it takes up less space and is lighter-weight. At 16 […]

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Bug Out / Wilderness

Wilderness Survival Skills to Keep You Alive – Part 1 of 2, by Jerry Ward

[Editor’s note: Today and Wednesday we feature a post by one of our sponsors, OzarkMountainPreparedness.com. I will attend one of Jerry’s wilderness survival classes in Arkansas this coming March as my wilderness survival skills need A LOT of help! If you’re anywhere nearby Arkansas then I encourage you to attend a class.] Wilderness Survival! The phrase […]

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Interesting Stuff

How to Cook Dried Beans Infographic

Thanks to the Survival Woman at BackdoorSurvival.com for these instructions… Link to complete instructions: http://www.backdoorsurvival.com/how-to-cook-dried-beans

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Defense / Security / Safety

Outdoor Condensor Microphone Plans and Trip Wire Alarm System

The more I think about prepping for the long term the more I realize how important early warning can be. I should point out that I have no experience whatsoever with such concepts as I never served in the military or brewed up a batch of moonshine–I just watched the last episode of Moonshiners. 🙂 Anyway, […]

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Food / Water

Egg Storage Experiment – Week 3 Results

My how time flies… we’re already to week 3 of my–possibly–18 week experiment of egg storage without refrigeration. Here’s where we’re at (click images to enlarge)… Here’s the mineral oil egg (doesn’t float and no smell when opened): And this is the control egg (also did not float and no smell when opened): Here’s what […]

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Interesting Stuff

What if the Mistake is With Preparation?

This post is me being my own devil’s advocate. You see, not long ago I posted an article on The Probability Spectrum of Disasters which basically stated that you should focus your preparations on the scenarios that are most likely to happen to YOU rather than what you’re most afraid of or some guru says you should […]

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Notes About RTS

I Must Be Boring You to Tears Lately!… and a 1000 Post Milestone

I can see by a general lack of comments that I really must be boring you folks to tears lately, so I apologize for that. You know, the blogosphere continues to amaze me. Posts and concepts that I think would be quite interesting often aren’t while posts that are much more mundane can be winners. […]

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Food / Water

There’s More to Proper Food Storage Than You Think

Last week I got into a short, yet friendly, comments discussion with HealthyPrepper (one of my recent favorite YouTube channels by the way) on one of her videos regarding the storage of crackers for the long term. Suffice it to say, that I suggested there’s more to consider when storing crackers (she was storing regular […]