Holiday ornaments

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These items need to be on your holiday shopping list; this is no time to forget about being prepared for emergencies. The holidays are a perfect time to stockpile a few things for emergency preparedness. The availability of certain items, plus the holiday sales, mean that you can get what you need for less money. While the… Read more »


long term storage food deals

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  Wood and gas will ultimately become precious resources during a long-term disaster. When a regional or national disaster is billed as a short-term emergency, it is still very wise to conserve all resources just in case the official government disaster estimate proves false. Integrating thermos cooking into the family or mutual assistance group preparedness… Read more »


power grid

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  Despite the importance of a secure and fully functional Emergency Alert System, it is really not surprising that the warning measures have become severely vulnerable. One just has to look at the state of the power grid to grasp the lack of attention the federal government has paid to life-saving infrastructure. If the power… Read more »


sun beaming down

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Where were you on July 24, 2014? It was a summer Tuesday. Maybe you were at work, or enjoying the beach, or just at home, engaged in your regular routine. Chances are, though, that you were blissfully unaware that a solar flare just nearly missed the Earth. Had circumstances been just a bit different; if… Read more »


chopping wood for fitness

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  Self-reliance lifestyle plans are not complete until the importance of physical fitness is addressed.During either an emergency scenario of nearly any duration, a strong back is just as integral to survival as a strong mind shelves filled with food, equipment, ammunition and weapons. Working out in order to survive the demands of a disaster… Read more »


duct tape

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  Survival gear and tools which have more than one purpose are always a big hit with preppers. When only one item has to be placed in the bugout bag or get home bag, both the weight of the bag is reduced, and so are expenses. Duct tape is perhaps the king of all budget… 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 »


Writing Hand

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How many times have you made a “To Do” list? I am a great list maker – and “To Do” lists are among my favorites! (There’s also my “Books to Read” list, “Movies To Watch” list, “Things I Want” list, and many more.) I make a “To Do” list almost every day, and it really… Read more »