BrickSeek.com – Save Big Money On Preps? (video)

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I’m just passing this tip along as I’ve never heard of BrickSeek.com until this video, but it appears that you can use this site to search for great deals on all sorts of items at places like Walmart, Target, Office Depot and Lowes, though, this tip relates purely to Walmart. I did as the video … Continue reading “BrickSeek.com – Save Big Money On Preps? (video)”

Legacy Food Storage 72 Hour Kit: Chili Mac Review

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It’s been a while since I’ve had a Legacy Food Storage Kit meal and I’m beginning to get sad because I only have two left to review. Fortunately, I think I’ve saved the best for last since this time we’re looking at the Chili Mac meal which, to be honest, is one of my favorites: Here’s … Continue reading “Legacy Food Storage 72 Hour Kit: Chili Mac Review”

Edible vs Poisonous Mushrooms – What Is The Difference?

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Overview Mushrooms are one of the most striking and intriguing vegetation in the world – highly regarded for their nutrient composition. All mushroom varieties are characterized by beautiful forms and shapes. Though some have medicinal properties, others are poisonous and lethal. Picking of mushrooms is steadily becoming a hobby for many people, often for food … Continue reading “Edible vs Poisonous Mushrooms – What Is The Difference?”

Prepper Bundle Flash Sale 90% Off, Less Than 3 Days Now

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Remember that awesome Prepper Bundle we talked about a few months back? Well, apparently there’s been a huge request for it to come back and fortunately for you… Jennifer and Bill have heard your requests. Now (actually since Friday) through this coming Monday (less than 3 days as of this email) the Prepper Bundle is … Continue reading “Prepper Bundle Flash Sale 90% Off, Less Than 3 Days Now”

15 Things You Don’t Actually Need To Survive Disasters

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Last week I’d heard about a story of three family members who died during Hurricane Irma because they ran a generator inside their home. Although I couldn’t find more details, I did find this article about the incident. Sadly, such a tragedy was entirely preventable by understanding what carbon monoxide (CO) is, how it can … Continue reading “15 Things You Don’t Actually Need To Survive Disasters”

5 Best Tactical Knife Edge Grinds For Survival

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Today I would like to talk about the most common tactical knife edge grind types that you are likely to see and encounter when buying a knife. The knife edge grinds types depicted above are the most common on the market today and you are likely to have seen some or most of them and … Continue reading “5 Best Tactical Knife Edge Grinds For Survival”

8 Reasons to Try Hunting This Year

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When it comes to shooting guns, more and more people are opting to spend time at a shooting range rather than going out hunting. Little do they know that hunting not only gives you the same adrenaline rush that you would get at a gun range, but you will also get additional benefits that will … Continue reading “8 Reasons to Try Hunting This Year”

Seriously, Why Are We Still Having Runs On Water Prior To Hurricanes?

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Recently, due to the onslaught of Hurricane Irma I read an article titled Is Hurricane Irma causing too much panic over water, and other preparedness supplies? Of course, it’s not just water that people rush out to buy at the last minute, people buy batteries, gasoline, and apparently pop tarts to name a few items … Continue reading “Seriously, Why Are We Still Having Runs On Water Prior To Hurricanes?”

Is Yesterday’s Earth-Directed CME A Concern For You?

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Just curious what more level-headed folks have to say about the recent X-class solar flare that erupted early Wednesday morning. Normally, I pay very little attention to space weather because I honestly don’t feel like it’s a very likely threat but for some reason I started to pay attention yesterday and, well, I also began … Continue reading “Is Yesterday’s Earth-Directed CME A Concern For You?”

How to Survive After Trauma – 11 Things I Wish I Knew Sooner

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[Editor’s note: I figured this was an appropriate topic to discuss riht now considering the recent disaster caused by Hurricane Harvey. Remember that no matter how strong or prepared you feel you are, anyone could find themselves or a loved one struggling with the emotional aftereffects of a trauma, particularly a disaster.] Would I call … Continue reading “How to Survive After Trauma – 11 Things I Wish I Knew Sooner”

Live Near Water But Not Sure Where To Evacuate To? Try This…

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The recent flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey got me to thinking about flooding where I live because, after all, we live very near the water’s edge along the Puget Sound. And, while we’re likely high enough that any minor flooding wouldn’t be a problem… what if something BIG happened? Where would we go? Well, as … Continue reading “Live Near Water But Not Sure Where To Evacuate To? Try This…”

Mayor Right Not To Order Evacuation?

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Honestly, I haven’t been paying much attention of the Houston hurricane except to occasionally view a few photos of the aftermath and to keep up with how rescue and recovery efforts are going. I do hope these folks stay safe. Anyway, I recently read an article in The New York Times with a similar title as … Continue reading “Mayor Right Not To Order Evacuation?”

Beginner’s Guide To Concealed Carry: Choosing Your Holster

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Once you make the decision to carry a concealed weapon, you should make sure that how you choose to conceal your weapon is both safe and comfortable for you. This means looking at a variety of different types of concealed weapons holsters and making a decision on what type best suits your style and your … Continue reading “Beginner’s Guide To Concealed Carry: Choosing Your Holster”

EDC Kit: Back To Basics (Guest Post)

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When becoming involved in survival and prepping, there are many different ways to get started. For instance, some people start by learning about specific survival skills, while others start by buying supplies. Some people buy a few survival tools and learn how to use them, while others just spend time becoming more self-sufficient. There is no … Continue reading “EDC Kit: Back To Basics (Guest Post)”

Checked Your Fire Extinguishers Lately? I Haven’t And That Was A Mistake…

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Just the other day I’d decided to check on my smoke alarms and fire extinguishers and while I was at it have my youngest son try to put out a very small (and controlled) fire in our driveway just so he had an opportunity to hold and use a fire extinguisher which I don’t think … Continue reading “Checked Your Fire Extinguishers Lately? I Haven’t And That Was A Mistake…”

Legacy Food Storage 72 Hour Kit: Cheese And Broccoli Soup Review

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It’s been a while since we’ve done a Legacy Food Storage Kit meal, so I figured I’m due for another review. This week we’ll look at the Cheese And Broccoli Soup mix: And the backside (the cooking directions are identical to all the others) and notice the two cups per serving and four total servings which … Continue reading “Legacy Food Storage 72 Hour Kit: Cheese And Broccoli Soup Review”

Best Air Rifles And Pellet Guns For Survival (+ 5 Reasons Why)

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If you are seriously into your guns and take your prepping seriously, you may have overlooked the humble air rifle. If you are anything like me, it’s likely you haven’t shot one since you were a kid, and don’t really regard them as a serious weapon, especially in a survival situation. This is a shame, … Continue reading “Best Air Rifles And Pellet Guns For Survival (+ 5 Reasons Why)”

Inflatable, Reusable Sandbag?

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Ok, inflatable might be the wrong word to describe this sandbag as inflation implies air is involved, but it is certainly different than the traditional “fill your own” sandbags we’ve all come to despise, lol. Anyway, I just recently ran into this SoSaveBag.com which perked my interest as it’s apparently a sandbag that actually swells … Continue reading “Inflatable, Reusable Sandbag?”

17 Apps Every Survivalist Needs

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These days, most of us have smartphones, and this gives us the ability to download apps for just about any purpose. But have you considered what apps might be useful when SHTF? In a truly large-scale disaster, cell phone service might not be available, but many apps can store information and be accessed even without … Continue reading “17 Apps Every Survivalist Needs”

Legacy Food Storage 72 Hour Food Kit: Classic Chili Mix Review

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Here’s another yummy meal from the Legacy Food Storage Kit we’ve been looking at in recent weeks, this time the Classic Chili Mix: I’m not sure why I keep showing you the front of the packages since they’re all the same besides the name… guess I’m just being thorough. And the backside as usual: Again, … Continue reading “Legacy Food Storage 72 Hour Food Kit: Classic Chili Mix Review”

Legacy Food Storage 72 Hour Food Kit: Stroganoff Review

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Last night my kids and I decided to make the Stroganoff which is part of the Legacy 72 Hour Kit I started reviewing a few weeks back. It’s non-GMO, vegetarian, and obviously low in fat. Here’s the front of the package: And the backside: Just like with the other meals thus far, it’s super simple … Continue reading “Legacy Food Storage 72 Hour Food Kit: Stroganoff Review”

Survival Hax Tactical LED Pen with Glass Breaker and Fire Starter Review

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I was sent this Survival Hax Tactical LED Pen for review and I can say that I was pleasantly surprised at the quality. For starters, it came well protected in a foam case: And here’s the pen outside the package for a better view: I can say that when I first grabbed the pen it … Continue reading “Survival Hax Tactical LED Pen with Glass Breaker and Fire Starter Review”

3 SHTF Problems You May Not Have Thought Of

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Recently, while I was sitting at the orthodontist waiting for my kid’s braces to finally get removed, I began to think about “what if SHTF” and I we didn’t have an orthodontist (or dentist) readily available who know what to do with such things? After all, I don’t have a clue how all that orthodontics … Continue reading “3 SHTF Problems You May Not Have Thought Of”

Sawyer Mini Water Filter Hacks

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If you want a good quality, inexpensive backpacking water filter for about $20, it’s hard to beat the considering all that’s included. According to the Amazon description it: Removes 99.99999% of all bacteria, such as salmonella, cholera, and E.coli; removes 99.9999% of all protozoa, such as giardia and cryptosporidium Filter rated up to 100,000 gallons; … Continue reading “Sawyer Mini Water Filter Hacks”

Legacy Food Storage 72 Hour Food Kit: Enchilada Beans And Rice Review

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This week we’re taking a look at another Legacy Foods 72-Hour Kit option which I introduced last week here, specifically the Enchilada Beans and Rice meal: And the backside of the package: I should point out that last week I said that I wasn’t sure if any of the meals in the 72-hour kit were … Continue reading “Legacy Food Storage 72 Hour Food Kit: Enchilada Beans And Rice Review”

Last Day To Save Big, Prepper Bundle Sales Ends Tonight

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I wanted to remind you that today is the LAST day to save on The Prepper Bundle, a collection of 30 resources, bonuses, and more! Here’s what I originally wrote about it last week so you can see what all is included but, to refresh your memory, inside you’ll find: The Guide to Primitive Survival … Continue reading “Last Day To Save Big, Prepper Bundle Sales Ends Tonight”

Last Chance To Comment And Win

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A few days ago I mentioned the Prepper Bundle (which is an amazing collection of survival resources for a ridiculously low price) that I’m sure many folks would love to have. In that post I also pointed out that readers should leave a useful comment and that I would pick a winner tonight (Friday) but … Continue reading “Last Chance To Comment And Win”

Legacy Food Storage 72 Hour Food Kit: Pasta Primavera Review

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I was recently sent this Legacy Food Storage 72 Hour Emergency Food Kit in exchange for an honest review. I figured rather than reviewing the entire bucket contents at once that I would taste test a few of the meals and share my thoughts each time… probably once a week or so. With that in mind, … Continue reading “Legacy Food Storage 72 Hour Food Kit: Pasta Primavera Review”

2017 Prepper Bundle + Giveaway + Special Offer: 90% Off 30 Resources, 6 Days Only!

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A while back I was asked if I would be willing to contribute to the 2017 Prepper Bundle and I said “sure, sounds like fun.” But it wasn’t until recently that I realized just how massive this prepper bundle truly is… You see, I recently had a chance to find out just what’s included in this … Continue reading “2017 Prepper Bundle + Giveaway + Special Offer: 90% Off 30 Resources, 6 Days Only!”

WARNING: We Are Not Ready For The Next Pandemic

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“WARNING: We Are Not Ready For The Next Pandemic,” this was the cover title on a recent Time magazine article I read while waiting at my kid’s orthodontics appointment the other day. I was intrigued. What did Time magazine know that I didn’t? Well, a few things, in fact. For example, I did learn that “the … Continue reading “WARNING: We Are Not Ready For The Next Pandemic”

6 Ways Famine Grips The U.S.

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It always amazes me how complacent the vast majority of Americans are. Most people seem to think that disaster will never strike them. That the lights will always stay on. That grocery stores will always have food. On the one hand I can understand this sentiment because–while times are good–society runs very smoothly and we’re … Continue reading “6 Ways Famine Grips The U.S.”

One Year In Hell: Wartime In Bosnia

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Could you imagine living through something like this? Amazingly, it was ONLY one year “in hell” during wartime in Bosnia in the early 90’s but the experience must have felt like an eternity. If this real life account is even remotely accurate (I’ve heard similar stories, though) it must have been a horrible experience to … Continue reading “One Year In Hell: Wartime In Bosnia”

How Easily Ebola Turns Into A Pandemic (link)

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Funny, I just recently read an article in Time magazine discussing how we’re not ready for a pandemic, go figure. The author in this particular article is quite right… it only takes one person (or in this case a family) to potentially infect dozens of others who then go on to infect the rest of … Continue reading “How Easily Ebola Turns Into A Pandemic (link)”

When Was The Last Time Your Cooked A Meal From Scratch?

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A while back–over Easter, I think–we had a conversation with my kids about cooking food, in part because the topic came up, but also because my oldest is growing up and needs to realize that making meals is more than just opening a can of soup and calling it good. Honestly, he actually is interested … Continue reading “When Was The Last Time Your Cooked A Meal From Scratch?”

How To Use A Lensatic Compass (link)

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Ever wonder how to read one of those fancy lensatic compasses? Well, wonder no more… here’s a tutorial on using them, including several videos: “Use of GPS and cell phones now makes finding oneself around a strange city simple and quick. You can punch in an address and whether on foot, bicycle or in an … Continue reading “How To Use A Lensatic Compass (link)”

DIY Paracord Sling: The Weapon, NOT First Aid (link)

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When I read the title of the referenced post I thought this was about making a first aid sling… not a weapon, lol. Anyway, now that my misunderstanding is cleared up, here’s a step-by-step guide on how to make a DIY paracord sling like what David used versus Goliath… “There is a nice and easy … Continue reading “DIY Paracord Sling: The Weapon, NOT First Aid (link)”

Is Your Nightstand Ready For Survival? (link)

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Well all love our bug out bags, firearms safes, and hidden caches, but is your nightstand ready to help you survive an emergency in the middle of the night? If not, you’d better think twice because there are plenty of items you can and should include at your bedside so you can grab them at … Continue reading “Is Your Nightstand Ready For Survival? (link)”

Forget An Inverter, Use These For Most Efficient DC Power Conversion (video)

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These buck and boost converters he’s talking about might be a great investment considering they’re relatively inexpensive, especially if you’re needing to power low-voltage DC powered devices. And considering that you’d be running your DC equipment as efficiently as possible (because you wouldn’t be using an inverter to convert battery power to AC and then … Continue reading “Forget An Inverter, Use These For Most Efficient DC Power Conversion (video)”

No More Bicycle Flats (video)

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This idea has been around for some time, it seems, but if you’re looking to NOT have to deal with bicycle flat tires consider a (for 26″ tires). They’re certainly more expensive than a traditional inner tube and obviously you’ll need to purchase the correct size for your bicycle but knowing that you won’t be … Continue reading “No More Bicycle Flats (video)”

99 Places To Learn Survival – Ultimate Prepper Schools List (link)

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Following is an exhaustive list of prepper and survival schools… a good 99 schools by my count, in fact. Many school are local so be sure to look for a course near you… there are even courses listed if you live outside the continental U.S. They cover a wide range of survival skills, though most … Continue reading “99 Places To Learn Survival – Ultimate Prepper Schools List (link)”

Top 50 Long Distance Hiking Trails In The USA (link)

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Looking for a new hiking adventure this coming summer? Try one of these 50 beautiful trails found all throughout the continental United States. Granted, they’re a bit too long for me (by about a few thousand miles in some cases… just as my wife) but if you’re into extended scenic trips then I’m sure you’ll … Continue reading “Top 50 Long Distance Hiking Trails In The USA (link)”

5 Best 9mm Single Stack Pistols for CCW (link)

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Looking for a concealed carry 9mm? Try these options… “While there is no such thing as the ‘perfect carry gun,’ there’s also no denying that some guns are better for concealed carry than others. When searching for a concealed carry gun, you obviously want to look for a pistol that is small and slim enough … Continue reading “5 Best 9mm Single Stack Pistols for CCW (link)”

GroBucket: Turn Any 5-Gallon Bucket Into Self-Watering Container (video)

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I’ve seen other self-watering container ideas (and even tried one) in the past and, for the most part, they’re a useful tool if you’re short on space or just want to use buckets for gardening. This particular GroBucket is similar to others in general design but the inclusion of a water level (assuming it survives beyond … Continue reading “GroBucket: Turn Any 5-Gallon Bucket Into Self-Watering Container (video)”

One Shotgun Fires 10 Different Rounds (video)

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I must really be into conversion kits lately but this one has to take the cake, it’s the Chiappa M6 Combination Folding Shotgun With X-Caliber 12-Gauge Adapter Set which can be found for between $600-700 online. About the only problem I see with it is that it’s a single shot, but apparently this guy’s review … Continue reading “One Shotgun Fires 10 Different Rounds (video)”

16 Remedies for Radiation Exposure (link)

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I didn’t realize there were so many potential helpful “remedies” for exposure to radiation. That said, they shouldn’t be considered equals either and, of course, it depends on what radioisotope you’ve been exposed to. Regardless, radiation safety seems to boil down to (1) NOT being deficient in vitamins and minerals in order to avoid unwanted … Continue reading “16 Remedies for Radiation Exposure (link)”

Self Defense: Wood vs. Metal. vs. Cold Steel Bat (video)

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This just looks like fun. After all, getting to smash things in the name of survival and self defense makes for a fun day I’d say. 🙂 And, while I agree that bats–wood or metal–can get rather expensive new, try looking for these at your local Goodwill or garage sale as they can often be … Continue reading “Self Defense: Wood vs. Metal. vs. Cold Steel Bat (video)”

How To Flag And Tag Your Home For FEMA (link)

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As much as FEMA gets a bad wrap when SHTF, they are THE go-to agency when it comes to localized disaster response. With that in mind, it may be a good idea to know how to “speak their language” in order to facilitate said disaster response. Of course, there are other reasons to do so, … Continue reading “How To Flag And Tag Your Home For FEMA (link)”