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  If I accidentally drove my car off a bridge, and suddenly found myself in the water, inside my car, with no way to get out of my seatbelt and out of the car (which was starting to fill with water), I’d be glad that I carry an emergency knife! Now, in fairness, that’s never… Read more »


MAGS

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  Survival instructor Charley Hogwood wrote a book about mutual assistance groups to serve aid those forming, searching for, or expanding a such a community preparedness organization. The MAGS author is also the owner and chief instructor of P.R.E.P. – Personal Readiness Education Programs. Charley describes his unique book and the in-depth approach like this:… Read more »


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Water One gallon, per person, per day – and more for someone who is pregnant, elderly, a child, has unusual medical needs, etc. We have all been told we should store at least that much. And we know the more we store, the better, right? Most organizations and groups suggest starting with a small goal… Read more »


First Aid Kit

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Are you trained in first aid? If not, you should be. You can buy or assemble a first aid kit fairly cheaply, but if the only thing you know how to use in it is the adhesive bandages, you may have trouble in an emergency. It will do you little good to have a first… Read more »


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Have you been paying attention to what’s happening in the South and on the East coast? The snow and winter weather wreaking havoc on the people there. Even with the predictions of bad weather, people are still stubborn and think it will be no big deal. They think they can literally weather the storm. The… Read more »


World Map

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There are a lot of good reasons to be a prepper in our world today. Let’s take a look at five of them. 1. The economics in our world are unstable. While it may be tempting to stick our fingers in our ears and sing to drown out reality (like many people we know do),… Read more »


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I know, we’re a few seasons late to the game, but recently, my sons and I started watching The Walking Dead. Over the course the few days of Thanksgiving vacation, we watched quite a bit of the series. As we drove back from our trip, the boys started talking about what their first steps would… Read more »


Christmas cactus

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Well, winter is here. And frankly, it came all too soon for me. There are things I wish I’d done (in the yard and outside) before the snow started, but where I live, that time has passed. Of course, there are a lot of things you can do to make your house safer and more… Read more »


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Who doesn’t love secret compartments? Whether it’s the huge passageways tucked behind some discreet corner, or a tiny pocket in a jacket; it’s absolutely delightful to hide things away. Book safes have been used since time immemorial to stash things away, whether they are keys to a safe, treasure maps, a private document, or perhaps… Read more »