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With all the concerns lately about natural and non-natural disasters, including the economy, some people are choosing to prepare a bug-out location they will go to when they are ready to go off-grid. What are some things to take into consideration when you look for a place to bug out? First of all, ideally you’ll… Read more »


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If you plan to eat your stored food on a regular basis, and if during an emergency you plan to shelter in place, and if you have the time and interest in canning, home canning can be a great way to go. I remember my mother sending me down to the basement to get a quart… Read more »


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Why do a dry run of bugging-out? Because all of us overestimate how much we can take, and waiting till we absolutely need to bug-out might cost us our lives. Here’s my experience: I decided one day I would simply load up my truck to see how long it took and how well it would… Read more »


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Do you have a bug-out bag ready to grab and go? EFoods Direct sells them, or you can make one yourself, with everything that is the most critical for you to have if you have to leave your home in a hurry. A lot of people look at this as their “72 hour kit”. A… Read more »


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If there is an emergency, FEMA will be there soon to help, right? Those who hope or want FEMA to come save them in an emergency during a big crisis are kidding themselves. FEMA couldn’t handle the New Orleans disaster from Hurricane Katrina – it took them forever to get there, and the help they… Read more »


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If you think that the government is going to come to your aid during a disaster, then maybe you should learn about 72. The rule of 72 is well known to government officials and rescue organizations. It stands for 72 hours, the time when citizens will be left on their own to survive, however they… 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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Did you stockpile enough aluminum foil? This versatile product is a valuable resource. Here are eighteen different emergency and preparedness uses for aluminum foil. We bet you haven’t thought of them all. To be prepared, we suggest that you purchase a large amount of “heavy duty” or restaurant quality foil.   Attract Fish When the fish aren’t… Read more »


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When I was a kid, having “no less than a quarter at all times” meant to always have at least a quarter in my pocket for an emergency – you know, so I could call someone on a pay phone if I needed to. That’s not what this is about. Yes, it’s about keeping at… Read more »


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  There’s no way to predict with 100% certainty where you will be when an emergency happens. You could be at home (depending on how much of your time you’re at home – but most of us are home at least 1/3 of the time, while we sleep). You could be at work (that could… Read more »