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Disaster-proofing your personal data

Posted on Oct 4, 2016

When it comes to emergency preparedness planning, there are many situations to prepare for, each with different considerations. I’ve read numerous articles and watched countless videos discussing the importance of keeping photocopies of your essential personal documents in your bug-out bag like birth certificates and passports, bank and investment accounts, insurance policies, title deeds, wills and the like. The obvious problem with paper documents aside from being paper is the massive amount weight that they can add to your gear. In this article, I’ll be discussing ways to disaster-proof your personal data without breaking the bank…

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FREE Kindle eBooks

Posted on Oct 1, 2016

Since I was a young lad, I’ve always enjoyed getting lost in books. Some of my fondest memories growing up were when I was sitting in my fourth-grade classroom with my teacher reading aloud to the class. Some of my favorites were Where the Red Fern Grows, Island of the Blue Dolphins, Summer of the Monkeys, Old Yeller, Tom Sawyer, Huck Finn, and the list goes on…

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Wilderness Navigation Skills

Posted on Sep 27, 2016

Why would a prepper need to know about wilderness navigation? Most likely your bug out location is somewhere away from civilization. You’re not going to be in eye sight of your bug out location at all times. You’ll be exploring, you’ll be fishing or hunting or picking berries and it’s very easy to get lost in the woods. Even very experienced woodsmen can get lost in the woods. If the SHTF and you get lost, there probably isn’t a rescue team coming, you might have to rescue yourself…

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Hacks for Homesteading Using Almost No Money

Posted on Sep 21, 2016

Homesteading is not just a hobby; it is a way of life that many people around the globe are now adopting. Since the Earth’s natural resources are rapidly depleting and pollution is rampant, adopting a self-sustainable lifestyle is really appealing.

You don’t need to be rich to Homestead; by being clever with your resources, you can accomplish this task with almost no money…

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Have You Ever Considered Reheating Food?

Posted on Aug 12, 2016

Are you excited to store, reheat and recycle leftover food and turn them into delicious ‘new’ meals? We’ve prepared an infographic below full of all the essential things you need to know to make sure that you store and reheat your food safely and properly.

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Enhancing the Volcano Grill

Posted on May 25, 2016

Anyone who has gotten their hands on a Volcano 3 Collapsible Grill likely has been happy with its performance with charcoal or a wood fire, but using the grill with propane usually leaves a lot to be desired. In this article, I will be discussing some simple modifications that I made to the Volcano Grill in an attempt to improve its performance, and how I modified it to operate with natural gas. But aside from a brief summary of the Volcano Grill, I am not going to cover the grill itself as an alternative cooking system in this body of text. I’ll leave that for some other time…

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How to Grow Fruit Year-round

Posted on Apr 15, 2016

Everything you need to know about growing year-round trees can be found in the attached infographic. You might wonder what fruits are most suitable for your backyard’s soil type. There is also a guide on which season to best start planting them, how long it would take before being able to harvest fruits and other important details such as refrigeration and freezer storage length for the produce…

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What You Should Put in Your Dog’s Bug-Out Ba...

Posted on Apr 4, 2016

People preparing for emergencies and disasters often forget to prepare for their pets, yet they’ll risk their lives trying finding them in the rubble. In this article we’re going to focus on dogs, and we’re going to talk not just about the things you should add to their bug out bags, but also about the unique needs they may have…

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Grid Down: Power tools in a powerless world!

Posted on Mar 19, 2016

A grid-down situation is easily one of the most likely scenarios that preppers consider in their preparedness plan. Whether it be caused by a natural disaster or a man-made one, the power grid will likely be one of the initial points of failure. As a result, I’ve been thinking long and hard about life without the luxury of power on demand. What would happen if the power grid collapsed and looters started running wild in the streets… How would you barricade your home or business without any power?

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Food and water storage on a tight budget

Posted on Jan 24, 2016

The idea of getting started in prepping, and more specifically food and water storage can be a bit overwhelming. There is so much to learn and so much to consider, especially if you are on a tight budget where every dollar matters. Sure you can purchase a little of this and a little of that, building up your cache over time. But is that really the best way?

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Inside Bannock Flat Bread

Posted on Dec 8, 2015

The other day I was watching a video on making bannock bread and I thought that I would share some interesting facts, cooking methods, recipes and a few ideas on how to prepare it. I hope you find this information useful…

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7 tips to surviving winter hammocking

Posted on Oct 6, 2015

Winter camping brings significant challenges that differ from summertime, but the rewards can be well worth it. Waking up after a snowfall to a brilliant white winterscape, sipping hot tea to fight off the encroaching cold and getting lucky enough to see the dazzling Aurora Borealis are just a couple of magical experiences you can only find when you brave the winter weather. With the right preparation, winter camping can be both a memorable and pleasant experience. And to top it off, we won’t just be tent camping, we’ll be hammock camping.

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What’s in your EDC?

Posted on Jun 30, 2015

An EDC, Every Day Carry or Go Bag is really just a backpack, sling pack, messenger pouch, purse or even a wallet that you carry everyday with the gear and other stuff that you need throughout the day. No matter where you go, it comes with you. Some like to take it a step further and carry additional gear that might help get you home or to a safe location in the event of an emergency. Read on for more on EDCs…

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Things To Consider When Prepping

Posted on Nov 30, 2014

With all of the talk on prepping over the last few years, I have been doing a lot of research and planning to make sure my family is going to be safe should something catastrophic occur. Zombies have become a popular theme for emergency planning. A Zombie Apocalypse simply a metaphor for a natural disaster, a crash of the economy, or even an act of terrorism like an EMP or nuclear explosion. Consensus is… If you are ready for a Zombie Apocalypse, you are ready for anything.

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How to find affordable ammo…

Posted on May 24, 2013

Have you ever experienced walking into your local gun shop or sporting goods store and seeing the barren shelves? Worse yet, you want to go hunting or shooting, and you are completely out. The current ammo shortage has effected shooters around the country. Everything from .22 to .50 caliber have become difficult to acquire. Some more than others. Even reloading supplies like powder and primers have been difficult to find.

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