5 Hunting Safety Tips for Beginners

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Hunting can be the most adventurous yet greatly dangerous outdoor sport. Therefore, making it as safe as possible for yourself as a hunter and the others in the locality is essential. This sport requires a set of weapons that, if not used with expertise and safety, can cause serious injury or even death. Therefore, it […]

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DIY Fridge Mat

I am not messy, but I am a little clumsy.  My wife is always getting on to me about spilling things.  When I saw this DIY Fridge Mat Pinterest, I jumped at the chance to show the wife some projects of mine can make HER life easier also.  It is all well and good to be […]

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Which Safe is Safest? How to Pick the Best Safe for Your Valuables

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In the market for a safe? Don’t make the mistake of buying one that’s not entirely secure. Find out what to look for so you know how to pick the best safe here. Homeowners have been using safes for centuries to store everything from cash to expensive belongings. But how “safe” are these home safes […]

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How to Choose the Best Gun Safe for Your Needs

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Looking for the best gun safe to add to your home? We’re sharing everything you need to know to pick the one that best suits your unique needs. Check it out! There are so many gun safes you may actually get lost if you walked into a warehouse that sold them. Choosing a safe can […]

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5 Things You Need in Any Great Hunting Rifle

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When you’re out in the woods at your stand or stalking your prey in an open prairie, you want the hunting rifle that will bag your buck. You’ve got to be able to trust your tool. It’s like your own limb. You wouldn’t leave home without it. So, since you’re choosing a trusted companion, you’ve […]

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50% off code on Amazon Water Filter

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My friends over at survivalhax offered a 50% off code on a water filter straw I want to share with you. It is for a water purification straw, unfortunately it is only good for the next 5 days. Using it is simple. Step 1 – Go to the link for the Water Filter Straw with […]

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Sricam 720P HD Waterproof Wireless Surveillance CCTV

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  j I admit I have mixed feelings about this camera, than the last one I reviewed.  This one was easier to hook up to my phone, and I like the single cable instead of three separate cords coming from the camera.  IT goes to IR nicely, and has a good picture.  However, it feels […]

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Examples of Cons and Scams

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In today’s post I wanted to give you some examples of common cons and scams.  I find that you don’t have to have an encyclopedia of knowledge on the different types of cons and scams as long as you keep in mind that it is impossible to cheat an honest man. If something seems to […]

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Build a Chicken Feeder Tray

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I know chickens like to peck, heck it appears to me that they LOVE to peck, but….  I just have this hangup over throwing their food on the ground.  So for my benefit I decided to experiment a little and make a PVC Chicken Feeder Tray to hang in their tractor. To be honest, this probably […]

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Halloween Candy Safety

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I want to give some tips on Halloween Candy Safety, this is particularly relevant to me because I have a 3 year old that will eat candy off the ground. Be cautious. Whether it’s Halloween candy or a party buffet, your confidence should be lower whenever you consume food that hasn’t been either professionally prepared […]

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Chicken Waterer

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chicken tractor works really well, but working 14 jobs (or 3) makes it tough to get up early enough to clean and refill the poultry waterer each morning.  So I used the power of the internet to find a new solution. Chicken water nipples….  now I know what that sounds like, but basically they are […]

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Commercial Burglary

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Ninety per cent of commercial burglary prevention is physical security. If your complex is locked up and unauthorized entry is made difficult, time consuming, noisy and visible, chances are the burglar will pass up your business and look for an easier target. Commercial Burglary Prevention LOCKS on all outside entrances and inside security doors should […]

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Tips for Choosing the Right Scope for Your Survival Rifle

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It’s hard to describe the joyful feeling when you finally have the opportunity to enjoy yourself and pursue your shooting/hunting hobby. However, you need a proper scope that fits your needs and a scope that fits your gun; in other words, you need a top quality rifle scope that performs 100% without breaking your bank. […]

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Improve Your Security On The Water

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If you want to enhance your security on the water, you need to be realistic about the boat.  They are not very secure, are targets for thieves, and not always well secured, but that does not mean you cannot improve your security on the water. Always: Lock anything valuable out of sight in a strong […]

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Keep Your Boat Safe

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If you want to keep your boat safe, you need to make it unattractive to thieves.  Its not that hard if you use common sense and look at your boat from the viewpoint of a thief. Don’t make yourself an easy target. Always follow the simple steps below: Never leave anything valuable on display, however […]

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Book Review: Advanced Surveillance

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This training manual on Advanced Surveillance covers all aspects of carrying out a physical covert surveillance in order to gather intelligence and evidence. This is an interesting topic to read about, but be warned, it takes a lot of effort and practice time to learn how to do this. While most of us don’t have […]

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Traveling Safely

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Like safe driving, traveling safely is just common sense and paying attention. When I was a young marine deployed overseas I learned that the world is a dangerous place if you don’t pay attention. If you would like some common sense tips on traveling safely, please continue reading: If you are driving, make sure your […]

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Amazing Survival Hacks That You Must Know

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You might not have the scope to drive to the local market to get the things you want. This is when the survival hacks come into play. Yes, the things which you have with you can be utilized effectively. We are creating the list of amazing survival hacks to let you know. Here are 5 […]

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DIY Mason Jar Vacuum Sealer

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This isn’t really new, nor is it my idea, but its something I learned from instructables.com. This is called an “Alvin” vacuum sealer, and what it does is allow you to use you vacuum food saver attachments to seal mason jars and without needing electric power. I like this alot, and I use it pretty regularly, as I hate getting out the food-saver, but I seal dried food in mason jars all the time.

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Prevent Burglaries While on Vacation

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If you are going on vacation, you need to be aware that burglars love homes that are vacant.  This article will show you some tips to prevent burglaries while on vacation. An empty house is a tempting target for a burglar. Use this checklist of tips to help safeguard your home while you’re away: Have […]

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If You Are Robbed

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If you are robbed, do your best to remain calm.  If you can’t remain calm, at least ACT like it.You must decide in advance your belief in resistance.  Personally I believe in the morality of self-defense but everyone must decide for themselves. I will say that if you are robbed and do not know what […]

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Holdup Prevention Rules

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You can’t ever be 100% sure you are doing the right thing for holdup prevention, criminals are individuals and individuals can’t be lumped into an all or nothing formula. However, in my experience as a prison guard that liked to talk, I learned a lot about the mindset of those criminals that got caught. If […]

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Home Improvement Fraud

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Home repairs and improvements can be costly. Watch out for home improvement fraud if: Somebody offers to do an expensive job for an unusually low price A company offers to make a “free” inspection If the person wanting to do the repairs “just happened to be in the neighborhood”. The most popular home improvement frauds […]

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How to Insure a Safe Hotel Room

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A clean and safe hotel room should be easy to find, but they are not always as prevalent as they should be. It’s a scenario familiar to any business traveler. Your airline flight was delayed, the cab line at the airport was endless and check-in was a mess. Jet lag has struck. It’s very late, […]

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The World’s Riskiest Places To Live: Disaster Prepping Around The Globe

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When prepping for a disaster, it is important to understand all the different risks which can be faced – and the effects those disasters can have. Looking after yourself during a tornado requires very different action to surviving a flood, for example. Being prepared for different types of risk is crucial, and you also need […]

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Making a Disaster Plan

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Making a Disaster Plan[/caption] A pre-arranged plan is easier, safer and more effective than reacting “from the hip” in what is by definition a life-or-death situation – especially in a multi-person household or business. Without a plan, you may have people going in as many different (and opposing) directions as you have people going.  Because […]

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Hotel Security

Just like street sense, hotel security involves common sense. Never open the door until you know who’s knocking.  If the person claims to be an employee, call the front desk to verify the stated name and purpose. I expect that most of the readership of this site has a good handle on the common sense […]

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Food Storage: How to Store Food With Dry Ice

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Knowing Store Food With Dry Ice is is an alternative to method to help preserve your food storage.  This method is slightly more complicated than using Oxygen absorbers, but it is cheaper. Additionally, depending on your location, this method is easier to do since most large grocery stores as well as welding supply companies have […]

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Driving

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What’s the right driving position?  Head restraint directly behind, but not touching, your head; hands at 3 and 9 o’clock on the steering wheel; seat adjusted so your wrist is just over the steering wheel when you extend your arm. That’s how to tell where to put the seat, not how to drive.  If you […]

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Completed Incremental Disaster Kit

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At Week 21 we are finally done with our incremental shopping list.  Now that you completed your  incremental disaster kit you will have completed many activities that help better prepare your family, as well as have a fully stocked 72 hour kit.  I urge you not to stop here, but to continue to plan and […]

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Outdoor Food Safety

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Summertime food may be dangerous!  Bacteria like picnics as much as we do, and summer heat will quickly raise the temperature of refrigerated food into the 40s and above – where bacteria grow like, well, bacteria. Outdoor food safety is a must if you don’t want to end your picnic with repeated trips to the […]

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Incremental Disaster Kit (Week 19)

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We are getting close to the end of the incremental disaster kit posts.*  By this point you should be amassing a goof bit of gear, have some new skills, and feeling much more prepared for disaster. Having worked in Emergency Management for more than a decade, I have been to disaster shelters.  While the government […]

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Book Review: Stop Teaching Our Kids to Kill

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There is perhaps no bigger or more important issue in America at present than youth violence. Columbine, Sandy Hook, Aurora: We know them all too well, and for all the wrong reasons: kids, some as young as eleven years old, taking up arms and, with deadly, frightening accuracy, murdering anyone in their paths. What is […]

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Survival Deer Hunting Techniques

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The deer hunting season is always so brief yet so intense that it calls for any deer hunter to be thoroughly prepared for it so as to take advantage of each situation that will present itself. The aim is to become a deer hunter that has all the tricks and skills that are necessary to […]

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Staying Safe from Terrorism

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This post contains some tips for staying safe from terrorism. But before you scroll down to see the tips, realize that the goal of terrorism is to use fear to enhance a political motive – if you allow your fear to change how you vote or what you allow your government to do the terrorists […]

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Incremental Disaster Kit (Week 18)

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We are getting close to the end of the incremental disaster kit posts.*  By this point you should be amassing a goof bit of gear, have some new skills, and feeling much more prepared for disaster. Having worked in Emergency Management for more than a decade, I have been to disaster shelters.  While the government […]

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Incremental Disaster Kit (Week 17)

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We are getting close to the end of the incremental disaster kit posts.*  By this point you should be amassing a goof bit of gear, have some new skills, and feeling much more prepared for disaster. Having worked in Emergency Management for more than a decade, I have been to disaster shelters.  While the government […]

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What Is a Crossbow And How Are Crossbows a Great Hunting Weapon

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Every hunter out there who hunts regularly must have heard of or is familiar with Crossbows.  Crossbows date back to medieval times, about two thousand years and still thrive well in today’s market, among hunters, artifact, relic and weapon collectors alike. A crossbow is a type of bow that consists of horizontal bow-like assembly mounted […]

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Lightning

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Take the threat of lightning seriously; if you can hear thunder, the storm is close enough to threaten you with lightning. If you feel your skin tingle or your hair stand on end, you are like a jet fighter that’s being painted by radar. Make yourself as small a target as possible without lying flat: […]

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Incremental Disaster Kit (Week 16)

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We are getting close to the end of the incremental disaster kit posts.*  By this point you should be amassing a goof bit of gear, have some new skills, and feeling much more prepared for disaster. Having worked in Emergency Management for more than a decade, I have been to disaster shelters.  While the government […]

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Food Storage: Oven Canning

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You will never find this Oven Canning technique in a USDA or National Center for Home Preservation website; there are just too many variables to say that the process works 100% every time with every food type. However, if you reread the section on food safety and see that for botulism to grow it needs […]

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Incremental Disaster Kit (Week 15)

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We are getting close to the end of the incremental disaster kit posts.*  By this point you should be amassing a goof bit of gear, have some new skills, and feeling much more prepared for disaster. Having worked in Emergency Management for more than a decade, I have been to disaster shelters.  While the government […]

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Incremental Disaster Kit (Week 13)

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We are getting close to the end of the incremental disaster kit posts.*  By this point you should be amassing a goof bit of gear, have some new skills, and feeling much more prepared for disaster. Having worked in Emergency Management for more than a decade, I have been to disaster shelters.  While the government […]

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ESI HN03 Bullet Camera SD Card Install

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In this video I show a ESI HN03 Bullet Camera SD Card Install, I am not pleased that I have to take the camera apart and add a mini SD card to make my camera record.  You would think that a security camera would come ready to work. At lease it was not hard. All […]

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Incremental Disaster Kit (Week 12)

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We are getting close to the end of the incremental disaster kit posts.*  By this point you should be amassing a goof bit of gear, have some new skills, and feeling much more prepared for disaster. Having worked in Emergency Management for more than a decade, I have been to disaster shelters.  While the government […]

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Gear Review: Wireless Doorbell Home Kit With Over 50 Chimes

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hhh I needed a wireless doorbell to put down by the gate at my land.  Since this one says it will transmit up to 900 feet line of site or 200-700 feet normally and I am only about 150 feet from gate to shipping container I thought this may work. Of course, that 150 feet […]

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Choosing The Best Rifle Scope For Survival

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When you’re in a sudden SHTF situation, a lot of things will probably go through your mind. Have you prepared enough? Do you have enough food? Does your family have enough protection? Do you have a plan? Will you survive? One of the most important things to consider if ever caught in a survival situation […]

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Book Review: Harvesting Urban Timber

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Harvesting Urban Timber explains the importance of harvesting urban trees and how to do so. Three to four billion board feet of potential lumber is being fed either directly or indirectly into landfills throughout the United States each year. Case studies illustrate how some cities and counties have reduced waste through the use of urban timber […]

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Incremental Disaster Kit (Week 11)

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If you haven’t been following the incremental plan or are just starting I want you to realize how just getting started is a BIG DEAL.  The majority of the citizens (and occupants) of this country have less prepared than what you would have if you followed this plan to this weeks amounts. Most people have […]

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Earthquake

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As an emergency manger for a New Madrid Seismic Zone State, as well as someone that grew up near the fault line, I take the threat of earthquake pretty seriously. What bothers me most about earthquakes is the lack of warning coupled with the possible distruction.  Short of moving, there really isn’t anything you can […]

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Nuclear Power Plant Safety

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I have to say, as someone that spent 4 years working as a emergency management planner assigned to our Nuclear Power Plant Safety program, and dedicated to training first responders in how to remain safe during a power plant response, I have little tolerance for the fear-mongering and nonsense that some people in the preparedness community […]

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Nine Tips To Becoming A Better Bow Hunter

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Bow hunting is a difficult form of hunting and many turn to it because of that. They want to push themselves, learn their limits, and be successful. There are many things that can go wrong in every scenario, but hopefully these 9 tips to becoming a better bow hunter will help prevent some common mistakes […]

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Incremental Disaster Kit (Week 9)

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If you haven’t been following the incremental plan or are just starting I want you to realize how just getting started is a BIG DEAL.  The majority of the citizens (and occupants) of this country have less prepared than what you would have if you followed this plan to this weeks amounts. Most people have […]

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Incremental Disaster Kit (Week 8)

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If you haven’t been following the incremental plan or are just starting I want you to realize how just getting started is a BIG DEAL.  The majority of the citizens (and occupants) of this country have less prepared than what you would have if you followed this plan to this weeks amounts. Most people have […]

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Incremental Disaster Kit (Week 7)

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More food (you can never have too much food), but also we are starting with longer term sanitation and comfort. Being able to repair your clothes and start dealing with hygiene issues is becoming important

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Preparing Your Home for an Earthquake

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Compared to other natural disasters like hurricanes and fires, earthquakes strike without warning anywhere in the world. There’s no telling when they’ll happen and most of the time, they bring extensive damage. Being prepared is always the smart move once you feel the earth shaking. Your own home itself can become a danger to you […]

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WT Makes Kale Chips

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We have made a Kale Chips Post before, kinda like the multiple brandied strawberry posts.  However the first time I showed this William was a baby, and when Genny went to make this on Sunday William wanted to participate. With WT wanting to cook with mommy, and Genny needing content for her Healthy Life group […]

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Floods

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Take Floods seriously – floods kill more people each year than any other natural phenomenon including tornadoes. Ask your local emergency management office if you live in a flood-prone area. Learn the area’s flooding history, flood warning signs and alert signals. Get a copy of the community flood evacuation plan. Have a fully-supplied emergency kit on […]

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Mobile Home Demolition

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The Mobile Home Demolition was not as hard as I thought it would be, of course it was messy, tiring, and seemingly never ending.  Once we figured out a system the process went much faster. First we used the backhoe to smash down the walls, and then used the truck and a chain to pull […]

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Recovering a Trailer with a Stump Puller Pipe

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I really want to build a reciprocal roof pavilion at the land. I think that it will give me lots of usable space, shade, and a great place to give classes and hang out. My problem is that information on building a roof like this is hard to find on the internet. I get that […]

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Making a Stump Puller Pipe

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In this article I will show making a stump puller pipe.  There isn’t much on the internet on doing this, but the technique is pretty old.  The problem with pulling stumps is that they are set to resist lateral pressure from pulling them sideways.  They (and those old cedar posts) come out much easier if […]

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Book Review: Building the Low Impact Roundhouse

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I really want to build a reciprocal roof pavilion at the land.  I think that it will give me lots of usable space, shade, and a great place to give classes and hang out. My problem is that information on building a roof like this is hard to find on the internet. I get that […]

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Incremental Disaster Kit (Week 6)

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In an emergency situation you may not be able to rely on infrastructure. Hospitals may be full or even closed. Being able to take care of small injuries may keep them from becoming larger emergencies.

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Book Review: Homes for Jubilee

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I got the book Homes for Jubilee because it was recommended by someone I trust in the arena of cement work and cement domes.  You may remember the mortar sprayer I got from mortarsprayer.com that I used to build the “Dome of Doom” aka the boulder looking dome I mashed up for the Doomsday Preppers […]

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Gear Review: Esi Hitch Portable Wireless Vehicle Backup Camera

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#WirelessTrailerCamera Esi Hitch Portable Wireless Vehicle Backup Camera Rear view camera Water Resistant IR Night Vision Camera System Trailer Hitch Rear View with 2.5″ LCD Monitor For RV Trailer Motorhome 5th Wheels Having a lot of trailers to move around and not a lot od space to do it meant I needed a backup camera.  […]

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Tornadoes and Other Windstorms

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Tornadoes are Mother Nature’s most feared events because they are her most destructive force. Don’t wait for a warning! The more ready for emergency your home/business is, the safer you are; second, any thunderstorm can produce tornadoes. Tornado WATCH: conditions are right for tornadoes to form in the listed area. Pay close attention to the […]

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Incremental Disaster Kit (Week 5)

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Growing up, my Mom instilled in me a very expensive habit, I feel the need to east something every day. Each day of food I have stored, is one day longer I keep the wolf off the door in the event of a major disaster.

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Severe Weather

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Keep an ear out for Severe Weather.  Local forecasts are more available than ever, and you can use them for more than just planning how to dress! When you hear special weather information, as opposed to just a forecast, know what you’re hearing.  What’s the difference between a WATCH and a WARNING? WATCH: conditions are […]

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Burglary Prevention

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If you want tips on burglary prevention experience has shown us that burglars like many things (mostly other people’s things), but most thieves prefer two conditions: An invitation, and A fast, easy, undetected entry and exit Burglary invitations aren’t stuffed into envelopes as are birthday party invites; nor do we hang signs on our doors.  […]

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List of Great Books on Bartering

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Just by going to websites like this, you are way ahead of the general populace. If you go ahead and actually prepare you are light-years ahead of most. If we have a large scale disaster, you may be in a position to trade some of your goods (and services) for items you may need. Here are some books to get you started in bartering.

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