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Disaster Planning

Google Maps vs. Google Earth for Prepping

[Note: This is a VERY pic-heavy post so I apologize to those with slow Internet connections.] I’m relatively familiar with Google Maps as it’s my favorite service for driving directions but I had no experience with Google Earth and began to wonder if it would be better in some way for prepping. So, I proceeded […]

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Food / Water

Egg Storage Experiment – Weeks 7 and 8 Results

If you’re unaware, I didn’t have a chance to do my egg experiment last week due to being out of town, so I just choose to postpone it a week. Here’s where it stands… This is the mineral oil egg (they’re the same as they’ve always been… doesn’t float, didn’t smell, yolks look fine, etc): […]

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Hygiene / Sanitation

Cosmetics from the Barnyard (or Four More Benefits of Eggs) by Pam

The nutrients in eggs play a role in weight management, tissue repair, muscle growth and strength, chemical and hormone production, healthy pregnancies, brain function, eye health and are essential to healthy skin, hair and nails. One egg provides about 70 calories with a lot of vitamins, minerals and critical amino acids or protein. One large […]

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Lighting / Communications

Instrucables to Enjoy: 10 Minute Oil Lamp and Cooking With Three Candle Flames

A reader recently sent me links to two instructables regarding a 10 Minute Oil Lamp and Cooking With Three Candle Flames that look like neat (and quick) projects and could be fun to try this weekend with the kids. Enjoy!

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Notes About RTS

One Away From Top 50? I’ll Take It!

My buddy Bev just pointed out that reThinkSurvival.com is one away from making the “official” list of top 50 blogs… runners up list is here. The funny thing is that at least half of the blogs that are ahead of me do not get as much traffic as reThinkSurvival.com does but I get screwed (for […]

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Interesting Stuff

I’ll Be Honest, My Survival “Switch” Has Been in The OFF Position

I don’t want to make excuses but it is interesting how major life events or, equally likely, drastic changes in one’s routine can throw a “proverbial” monkey wrench into the works. With all the recent tragedies that have befell us lately, I have noticed that I’ve let my guard down quite a bit. As you […]

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Notes About RTS

Things You Might Not Know About Me, What Keeps Me Up at Night, and My Intentions for This Blog

I thought that while I had some downtime I would write a short post about who I am, what keeps me up at night, and where I plan to take the blog this year… Regarding Me I live in Kansas City, Missouri and have for over 12 years now. I like it quite a bit […]

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Notes About RTS

Notes About RTS Over the Weekend (and why no egg storage results)

Death keep happening in my life as I am on my way to California–along with the kids and my better half–for my grandmothers funeral. As such, I didn’t have time to do my egg storage experiment for this weekend so it will be postponed until next weekend… I figured not much is going to change but […]

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Equipment / Supplies

8 Smart Ways to Save Money on Preps

A buddy of mine sent me a link to this article on how a family of four lives on 14K a year and said I should write a post about it because apparently I’m cheap or maybe just broke (FYI, he’s always been much more frugal than I). Likewise, I’ve been seeing a lot of […]

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Interesting Stuff

The Biggest Threat to Preppers Will be Other Preppers?

As you may know, I like to frequent the SurvivalistBoards forums but, sadly, rarely get into the discussions because I’m usually just not fast enough to comment. That said, this post on The Biggest Threat to Preppers grabbed my attention and I thought I would share it here. Before even reading the OP or any […]