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If you are buying a new home or thinking about moving, you probably have a list of wants and needs, such as the number of bedrooms, an updated kitchen or a pool in the backyard. While these things can certainly make your home enjoyable and fit your lifestyle, there are probably some other considerations that… Read more »


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We never know when we will have to just grab a bag quickly to take with us in an emergency – is your “bug out bag” ready to go? Do you know much about them? Here’s some information that might help you get a bag to use for a “bug out bag”. What’s a Bug… Read more »


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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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I was talking to someone about emergency preparation a few days ago, and he was not at all interested in doing anything to prepare ahead. He had an interesting theory of how he would make it through any hardships. That got me thinking: If we aren’t prepared to take care of ourselves, who do we… Read more »


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Earth berm homes utilize the architectural process of using soil against multiple walls to garner thermal mass. The practice reduced heat loss and helps sustain a steady temperature inside the home. Earth berm homes have become a favorite among off the grid and prepper families because they enhance the ability to use passive solar power,… Read more »


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Every winter, we hear horror stories of people who got trapped in their car, or stuck in the snow. No, these aren’t the stories your friends tell of the time they broke their key opening a frozen door, or of scraping windshields with credit cards. Some of these stories have heart wrenching endings. Something as… Read more »


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Bugging in, that is staying home or close to home in the event of a crisis may make the most sense for you and your family. No matter how much we talk about or prepare for bugging, staying in the home turf is probably going to be the first option for most of us. First… Read more »


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Most emergency situations require than individuals and families evacuate and seek shelter far away where it is safe. In some situations however, the safest place to be during the duration of the emergency is at home. In these situations, people should be prepared to be holed up with the supplies they will need to outlast… Read more »


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Shelter Building There might come a time when having the knowledge and skill to build a survival shelter will save your life and the lives of your family.  Protecting yourself from the harsh elements and/or hiding from gangs can be a matter of life and death.