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 »

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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 »

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Titanium vs. Aluminum Cooksets

Titanium vs. Aluminum Cooksets

You have a few different options when choosing a cookset. Choices like cast iron are great for the homestead or camping with your vehicle nearby, but not practical when you’re moving on foot with a bug out bag. Many people choose aluminum cooksets because they are cheaper, but the reality is that titanium is a far better choice. You should understand why because aside from the many other benefits, titanium provides significant health advantages over aluminum. Durability Titanium is a far more durable… Read More »

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Traveling In the Winter: How To Be Prepared

Traveling In the Winter: How To Be Prepared

Let’s finish up the winter prepping series. Today I’m talking about traveling in the winter. We’ve seen the news reports every winter. Someone gets stuck in their vehicle during a storm. They either die of exposure, or dehydration. Those are the two main focuses today. I will mention food. More for comfort and strength though. It will take weeks to die of starvation. You will most likely be found in that time. I am going to advocate staying in your… Read More »

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