Commercial Potable Water Solutions

Potable water is always going to be at the top of your priority list in a survival situation. After air and shelter from the elements, nothing is more important to life than clean, potable water. Drinking straight from a stream, river or lake can spell disaster.  Dysentery and other GI tract ailments can leave you […]

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DIY Emergency Lighting

We’re in the middle of tornado season right now – from April to July – depending upon where you live in the country.  It will overlap with the hurricane season, which runs from June through November – peaking in August and September. Every winter, some areas of the country are subject to crippling ice storms […]

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Battle Back: Fighting Dementia

We all have our own fears about growing older.  We Baby Boomers are an independent lot, and we want to stay that way. For some of us, it’s the idea of being immobile.  Not being able to do all of the physical activities we’re used to doing.  It may be walking and hiking, gardening, skydiving […]

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12 DIY Home Invasion Preps

I don’t know if home invasion robberies have become more common or if they’re just getting more press.  Irrelevant, IMO, because one thing we know is, they DO happen with some regularity. I did a Google news search on, “home invasion” and got 93,400 results.  That was just news articles.  You get a couple million […]

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Doctor You: Broken Ankle

Imagine you are bugging out following a catastrophic event. You are following your perfectly laid plans and you and your group are heading to your ready stocked and secure bug out location. You are still a few hours traveling time away when one of your group suffers a major lower body injury. They are in […]

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How To Get Rid of 6 Deadly Household Bugs

Sanitation is one of those things folks just don’t want to think about.  We flush the toilet, hit the garbage disposal button, or take the trash to the curb for pick-up and the problem disappears. What would you do if these utilities were suddenly unavailable?  It could be anything from a work strike by utility […]

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7 Bug Out Vehicle Options

For whatever reason, your “personal tripwire” has been tripped, and you need to leave your current location. It may be something sudden, such as a house fire or wild fire, or it may be something more intense, such as an economic calamity or social unrest. Regardless, you feel the need to evacuate or bug-out. If […]

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Making Cured Sausage

I’ve been making my own sausage for quite a long time now.  Seriously, if you like sausage, consider learning how to make your own. Aside from the cost savings (and skill building), one of the best things is, you know what’s inside the casing.  None of that government regulated approved-rat-turds-per-sausage kind of quality control! There […]

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Don’t Be A Target Of Opportunity

Violent situations can present themselves virtually anywhere in our lives. They can happen at your home.  At work.  While you’re in the mall.  Or while you’re walking down the street after a dinner in a restaurant. Certain situations present easier targets to assailants.  Criminals look for a “target of opportunity” – they want you in […]

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Spark Catchers: 4 Commercial Tinder Options

We all understand the importance of fire in a survival situation.  Apart from the warmth they provide, you have the ability to cook your food, sanitize your water, and dry wet clothing. Perhaps equally important is the mental health aspect a fire provides.  Few skills are more important than the ability to build a fire […]

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Making Wheat Gluten “Meat”

A number of years ago, I was having problems milling my whole wheat. I had assumed that the grain mill I use to grind my malted grains for beer (primarily barley) would work for my winter wheat stores. Bad assumption. The grains were too small and too hard for the knurling on the mill wheels […]

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