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Have you ever been to a gun show? It’s something else. I can tell you about it from my experience, having been to about 20 gun shows in six states over the past year. Most gun shows focus on guns and ammo. The guns run the gamut; some are brand new with all the latest… Read more »


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It’s important that we know what the emergency preparedness plans are at any schools that we are associated with, whether your children go there, you work at a school, or there’s one in your neighborhood. It would be good to know what to expect in an emergency. I wrote previously about what I found for emergencies at… Read more »


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In a terrible scenario of an economic collapse or some type of natural or man-made disaster, will we wish we had a bug out location, food storage, weapons to protect ourselves, garden seeds, and access to water. But that’s not all. You may think you’ll be self-sufficient. But that won’t work. FEMA is not the… Read more »


Canned food

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A spoonful of the stuff may be enough to kill 100,000 people Ever hear of a little bacterium-caused illness known as botulism? It’s a serious condition often caused by consuming improperly stored or preserved food. Clostridium botulinum is the bacterium’s name, and it just loves spoiling the party—literally. Botulinum will munch on exposed food and… Read more »


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One of my watched, now defunct, shows on television was called “Life After People.” It was a fascinating deer-in-the-headlights look at what the Earth would become if people weren’t around to exert their influence. Based on science and some real life examples of abandoned places, “Life After People” showed how quickly everything in the environment… Read more »


Protect your Home

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Protecting yourself is easiest done when you are comfortable. The majority of us are most comfortable when we are in our own home. We have all of our stuff there. We are storing our disaster preparations there. Why wouldn’t you want to protect all of your hard work? Some basic things you can do are… Read more »


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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 »


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Last week, my friend came to visit so we could do some hardcore geocaching (see geocaching.com for more information). We had a wonderful time and can’t wait to get out again, despite the bumps, bruises, and bites (those darn mosquitoes!). We found hundreds of caches (yes, we’re pretty committed to the game), but near one… Read more »


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It’s no longer possible to just dip your head in a stream and gulp down some cold fresh water. Other than shelter, water is an immediate need in any situation. It is possible to live for up to a week without food, on the other hand, depending on temperature and activity level, the longest a… Read more »


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The weather is warming up, and the outside is calling! This is a great time to plant a garden, kill weeds, and get more involved in outdoor sports such as boating, mountain biking, and hiking – time outdoors is good for your mental health as well as your physical health. But sometimes people pursuing an… Read more »