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4 Things That Can Ruin Your Garden Plot

4 Things That Can Ruin Your Garden Plot

One of the best things about growing a vegetable garden is having access to a ready source of food in the case of an emergency. From green beans and tomatoes to carrots, kale, lettuce and more, a backyard garden can give us a sense of security, as well as a steady stream of delicious veggies […]

By October 23, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Coping With Travel Disasters – Pray That They Don’t Happen At All!

Coping With Travel Disasters – Pray That They Don’t Happen At All!

Whether you are an impulsive traveler or a well planned one, disasters can strike any moment on your trip. Many people say that it is best to avoid thinking about such things on a trip, but it is always good to be safe than sorry in a foreign land. People usually keep in mind the […]

By September 25, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
To Junk or Not to Junk, That is the Question

To Junk or Not to Junk, That is the Question

The more complex a system, the more likely it is that something within that system will go wrong. Call it entropy, if you like. Call it chaos. Call it Murphy’s Law. Whatever you decide to call it, there’s a good chance that you’ll also be calling a tow-truck once this happens to your car. The […]

By September 23, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
Preparing For Winter in 2014

Preparing For Winter in 2014

The word is, that this years winter in the United states is going to be brutal compared to what we have been getting the last several years. It is suppose to hit us a lot earlier as well. My sources say the end of September or early October. According to the newest edition of North […]

By September 10, 2014 6 Comments Read More →
Baofeng Doubles Down on New Handheld Radio

Baofeng Doubles Down on New Handheld Radio

Originally posted by Bob Hawkins in the APN Ham Radio News News of Baofeng’s newest & latest handheld UHF/VHF Radio, has all of Amateur Radio keying up & queuing up for what looks to be the culmination of the most popular handheld radio around. Chinese Electronics Manufacturer Baofeng(Pofung),  new BF-F8HP dual band handheld radio, offers more transmit […]

3 Disaster Mitigation Items all Households Should Have

3 Disaster Mitigation Items all Households Should Have

Natural disasters are not only becoming more frequent, but more deadly. In 2011, there were 553 deaths in the U.S. as a result of tornadoes, which was more than 2001 to 2010 combined, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association. The Oklahoma Insurance Department estimated damages from the 2013 tornado which destroyed the town […]

Prepping for Prepping: The Preparedness Rabbit Hole

Prepping for Prepping: The Preparedness Rabbit Hole

Originally published on Utah Preppers Prepping – it’s an endless activity that has few rewards, and those rewards often are not close in payout to the amount of time and effort that went into them. The interim rewards in prepping include not having to run to the store constantly to keep your food stocked. When […]

By August 5, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
Eyes Off: 7 Pieces of Gear For Counter-Surveillance

Eyes Off: 7 Pieces of Gear For Counter-Surveillance

Questions from non-preppers: Why bother practicing shooting a 2-inch group at 300 yards? Why would I ever want to learn how to make a Dakota Fire Hole so that the light and smoke doesn’t give away our position? Why would I need to be able to dress a wound while not causing further infection? I’d […]

By July 24, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
7 Bug Out Tips from Backpackers

7 Bug Out Tips from Backpackers

      Many skills that are taught as “emergency preparedness” or “survival” skills that were outdoor or backpacking skills long before those movements ever even had a name. I have often advised beginners who are building their Bug Out Bags and making their Bug Out Plans to take up backpacking as a hobby for practice, […]

Top 10 things you need to know about water in an emergency.

Top 10 things you need to know about water in an emergency.

By Glenn Meder Don’t miss your chance to win a free Ipad Mini  (details below this post) 10) IN AN EMERGENCY, YOUR WATER CAN BECOME DANGEROUSLY CONTAMINATED. After the initial danger from an earthquake or hurricane or other disaster has passed, the most significant risk to your family’s health could very likely be contaminated water. This […]

By April 27, 2014 3 Comments Read More →