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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 3 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 →
How to Prepare For the Coming Food Crisis

How to Prepare For the Coming Food Crisis

Opposed to what people think: Food Crisis are very common. In fact there are countries and regions which are going through one right now. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that nearly 870 million people, or one in eight, were suffering from chronic undernourishment in 2010-2012. Almost all the hungry people, 852 million, […]

Find An Authorized Home Generator Dealer

Find An Authorized Home Generator Dealer

When it comes to purchasing a new home generator, there are a lot of questions you have to ask yourself. How much wattage do I need for my home? What are the differences between manufactures? How do I even hookup a generator? Perhaps most pressing, “where do I even start?” is arguably the top question […]

Essential Items for the Prepper First Aid Kit

Essential Items for the Prepper First Aid Kit

A first aid kit is a sensible item which no US home should be without. Your basic kit can treat any number of ailments with just a few simple items, from cuts and sprains to insect bites and allergic reactions. A prepper’s first aid kit, however, is intended to help you stay fighting fit in […]



Earlier this month, APN Author Stephanie Dayle got some scary news about her twin babies.  Let's see what we can do to help out.