12 Months of Prepping: Month Ten

12 Months of Prepping: Month Ten

As I do each month, I would like to begin month ten with a little pep-talk on preparedness.  We all know that power outages, wildfires, storms, floods, and other disasters can happen anywhere at anytime.  Although first responders do their best when it comes to mobilizes their resources to assist victims, if the disaster is major, there will be a lot of families in need of assistance. Wouldn’t it be better to rely on your own resources instead? Being an… Read More »

October 29, 2014 by | Be the first to comment »

Ebola As Biological Warfare

Ebola As Biological Warfare

Before I begin, let me put this out there.  Ebola is most assuredly a deadly virus but I am not afraid nor am I in fear of the virus itself.  I have prepared the best that I know how and will do what needs to be done to isolate myself if Ebola moves into the neighborhood. Now that we have put that aside, I will tell you what I do fear:  Biological Warfare.  That scares the heck out of me…. Read More »

October 27, 2014 by | 1 Comment

What is Wrong with Preppers?

What is Wrong with Preppers?

Most preppers are good people willing to help others when ever they can. A few, such as James Sicone Burnette, Jack Spirko, Julie Sczerbinski, Gaye Levy, are some of the friendliest, most helpful, and genuine people you’ll ever meet. But…every now and then, you run into an asshole. (I won’t name names.) I’ll give you an example; last month, I wrote an article titled “Why You Probably Don’t Have Enough Water Stored,” which was pretty straight-forward—the goal was to help people understand how… Read More »

October 23, 2014 by | 1 Comment

Preparedness is the Ultimate Act of Optimism

Forget Doom and Gloom: Preparedness is the Ultimate Act of Optimism

You’re talking to a friend or family member who isn’t on board with preparedness.  (And it’s even worse when they think they know what’s going on in the world but garner their so-called “information” from network news sources.)  You try for the millionth time to get them to consider stocking up on a few things and they say this: Life’s too short for all of this doom and gloom.  Live a little! You’re such a pessimist! My response to this… Read More »

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What is Freeze-Dried Food?

What is Freeze-Dried Food?

Canned foods are commonplace in pantries because they are inexpensive, convenient, and durability. Developed as a way to preserve food for future consumption at home and commercially, the process of canning changed the distribution and marketing of many products. Almost all canned goods have a shelf-life of one or two years so long as the can remains undamaged. Foods with high acid such as tomato products have a shorter shelf-life. (It’s important to point out that “shelf-life” refers only to… Read More »

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Selecting a Sleeping Bag

Selecting a Sleeping Bag

A sleeping bag is an important purchase since it can keep you warm in subzero temperatures and protect you from the elements. Weight, form, heat rating and reliability are all factors to consider when purchasing a bag. Understanding the basic features and getting a feel for how sleeping bag ratings work can help you select the right bag for your needs and keep you warm in the process. Sleeping Bag Temperature Rating The temperature rating determines the lowest temperature that… Read More »

October 20, 2014 by | 1 Comment