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Goodie Gifts For Canners

Goodie Gifts For Canners

Whether you know an expert canner/dehydrator or someone just starting in the art, we always need supplies but are not always easy to shop for. So for this holiday season I have put together a list of the tools I have found to be very effective when it comes to canning, dehydrating and cooking in […]

By September 20, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
2000 Homes Threatened by Wildfire In California

2000 Homes Threatened by Wildfire In California

Sept.18,2014: More than 2,000 homes and up to 1,500 other smaller structures are threatened by wild fires that are spreading out of control near Sacramento California. With 2,500 brave firefighters involved, the fire has already consumed 44 square miles of trees and brush and is just 5 % contained. Most of the homes in danger […]

By September 18, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Driving in a Winter Wonderland: 5 Ways to Prepare Your Car for Winter

Driving in a Winter Wonderland: 5 Ways to Prepare Your Car for Winter

Icy pavement accounts for 154,580 crashes annually, while snow and slushy pavement cause 175,233 crashes, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. But accidents can be avoided with proper planning and winterization. Proper planning means having everything you need before you head out for a winter drive. Don’t assume you’ll have a warning before disaster […]

By September 17, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Nuclear Powers, the Rise in the Middle-East and the New Bomb

Nuclear Powers, the Rise in the Middle-East and the New Bomb

(Editorial note: Article & Video is the opinion of the author.) “History shows the folly in hoping that each new, more destructive weapon will not be used. And yet we dare to hope that this time it will be different. We, and the Soviets have amassed a combined arsenal of 55,000 nuclear weapons, equivalent in […]

By September 16, 2014 4 Comments Read More →
Update: Monsoon Kills Nearly 500 People

Update: Monsoon Kills Nearly 500 People

September 15, 2014 nearly 500 people have been killed across Northern India and Pakistan. Flooding in a village south of Srinagar, India leaves women and children scavenging through their destroyed homes while thousands are stranded. “Massive de-watering operations have been launched in flood-hit areas of the city as military and civilian rescuers have been using […]

By September 16, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Meetups and Events

National Preparedness Month 2014 (+ free ebook and NPM special)

National Preparedness Month 2014 (+ free ebook and NPM special)

September is National Preparedness Month and thousands of private, public and nonprofit groups are encouraging businesses, agencies, organizations, schools and families to take time to help your community get better prepared for disasters and emergencies of all kinds. Granted a vast majority of preppers are WAY ahead of the general population when it comes to being prepared and […]

By September 2, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
SURVIVAL PREPAREDNESS EXPOS

SURVIVAL PREPAREDNESS EXPOS

The number and variety of Emergency Preparedness Expositions and Conferences has exploded in recent years. While there are scores of such events that are well known and advertised, there are hundreds of smaller local and regional events that are not so well known. The popularity of these events has increased and decreased depending on current […]

Get Ready for America’s PrepareAthon

Get Ready for America’s PrepareAthon

America’s PrepareAthon! is a national community-based campaign for action to increase emergency preparedness and resilience through hazard-specific drills, group discussions, and exercises. Ready.gov explains the goal of America’s PrepareAthon! is to build a more resilient nation by increasing the number of individuals who understand… which disasters could happen in their community; know what to do to be […]

Sustainable Preparedness Expo – Spokane WA

Sustainable Preparedness Expo – Spokane WA

  By Stephanie Dayle A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of visiting the Sustainable Preparedness Expo in Spokane WA,  and was very pleased with what I saw. This was my third year visiting the Expo and once again I was amazed by the number of like minded folks all coming together to learn and […]

Get Ready to ShakeOut October 17, 2013

Get Ready to ShakeOut October 17, 2013

On October 17, 2013 at 10:17 a.m. (local time) millions of people across the U.S., Canada and around the world will participate in the Great ShakeOut earthquake drill. The ShakeOut began in California in 2008 and has been organized in many other states, regions and countries since then. Official ShakeOut Regions require significant local or […]

Survival

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 →
CS Magnum Kukri Machete Product Review

CS Magnum Kukri Machete Product Review

Originally Published on the APN Product Review Blog Knifehog.com was most gracious in donating the Cold Steel Magnum Machete for this review, be sure to check out their great selection of knives & edged weaponry. There’s few who doubt the need for a stout blade. Most tend to focus on pocketknives or tactical fighting knives, but there’s […]

By September 9, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Best 6 Tips For Group Traveling

Best 6 Tips For Group Traveling

You will be hard pressed to find a person, man or woman, who does not like to travel. Traveling gives you the options to explore new places, their culture, marvel at natural beauty and soothe your mind weary of domestic chores. However, the joy and experience of traveling alone and traveling in a group is […]

By September 6, 2014 0 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 […]

Homeward Bound: The Perfect Bugout Location

Homeward Bound: The Perfect Bugout Location

You’ve said it to yourself many times over… “When shit hits the fan (SHTF), I’ll be in the hills.” In all actuality, that isn’t a bad plan. In fact, I’d say it’s an optimal plan and in most cases, preferable to bugging in. Especially if the crisis you’re preparing to weather has anything to do […]

Preparedness

2000 Homes Threatened by Wildfire In California

2000 Homes Threatened by Wildfire In California

Sept.18,2014: More than 2,000 homes and up to 1,500 other smaller structures are threatened by wild fires that are spreading out of control near Sacramento California. With 2,500 brave firefighters involved, the fire has already consumed 44 square miles of trees and brush and is just 5 % contained. Most of the homes in danger […]

By September 18, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Driving in a Winter Wonderland: 5 Ways to Prepare Your Car for Winter

Driving in a Winter Wonderland: 5 Ways to Prepare Your Car for Winter

Icy pavement accounts for 154,580 crashes annually, while snow and slushy pavement cause 175,233 crashes, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. But accidents can be avoided with proper planning and winterization. Proper planning means having everything you need before you head out for a winter drive. Don’t assume you’ll have a warning before disaster […]

By September 17, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Nuclear Powers, the Rise in the Middle-East and the New Bomb

Nuclear Powers, the Rise in the Middle-East and the New Bomb

(Editorial note: Article & Video is the opinion of the author.) “History shows the folly in hoping that each new, more destructive weapon will not be used. And yet we dare to hope that this time it will be different. We, and the Soviets have amassed a combined arsenal of 55,000 nuclear weapons, equivalent in […]

By September 16, 2014 4 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 →
CS Magnum Kukri Machete Product Review

CS Magnum Kukri Machete Product Review

Originally Published on the APN Product Review Blog Knifehog.com was most gracious in donating the Cold Steel Magnum Machete for this review, be sure to check out their great selection of knives & edged weaponry. There’s few who doubt the need for a stout blade. Most tend to focus on pocketknives or tactical fighting knives, but there’s […]

By September 9, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Sustainable Living

Goodie Gifts For Canners

Goodie Gifts For Canners

Whether you know an expert canner/dehydrator or someone just starting in the art, we always need supplies but are not always easy to shop for. So for this holiday season I have put together a list of the tools I have found to be very effective when it comes to canning, dehydrating and cooking in […]

By September 20, 2014 0 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 →
5 Ways To Get Ready For The Fall Harvest

5 Ways To Get Ready For The Fall Harvest

By Nevermars Soon, we’ll feel the familiar brisk change in the air. Daylight won’t be quite as harsh or last as long. Instead of our summer uniform of shorts and a tee shirt, it’ll be time to don a sweater and some jeans. Fall is coming. As gardeners, the approaching season means it’s time to […]

By September 2, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
There Is Still Time Left For Planting That Fall Garden

There Is Still Time Left For Planting That Fall Garden

You still have time. Yes, in most cases depending on your geographical location you can still get your fall vegetable Heirloom Seeds into the ground and still have a bumper crop before the deep winter snow sets in. It doesn’t matter if your spring garden was successful or not. Now is the chance to extend […]

By August 30, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Medication and Emergency Preparedness

Medication and Emergency Preparedness

An important part of any emergency preparedness plan that can easily be overlooked is medication. No matter what type of medication you take, you don’t want to find yourself in a crisis situation without it. Ensuring that your medication is covered by your emergency preparedness plan involves these six steps. 1. Compile your medical information. […]

DIY and How-to

6 Tips for Planning a Secure Remote Cabin

6 Tips for Planning a Secure Remote Cabin

By William Edward Summers Many like the idea of having a cabin tucked away in the woods where they can go to enjoy nature and get away from it all. How to keep the cabin safe from intruders and large animals when you are not there and how to afford it in the first place […]

Establish a Plan B: Hydroponics

Establish a Plan B: Hydroponics

About the Author: Chris is an urban hydroponic hobbyist who uses hydroponics to maximize his 400 square foot yard and extend the short Chicago growing season. Chris blogs about his hydroponic experiences at HealthSmartLiving.com. Hydroponic gardening is the easiest way to ensure you always have food, no matter what’s going on in the outside world. […]

DIY Deodorant

DIY Deodorant

There are many rumors circulating the internet and other publications about the harmful effects of deodorants and antiperspirants on our health, but finding a more natural solution to deodorant can be difficult. How do you know if it will work and be effective? Is it cost effective? What are these chemicals and why are they […]

DIY Self Watering Planter

DIY Self Watering Planter

(Editors Note: This article was shared with us by Personal Creations.) Don’t be intimidated! Putting together a self-watering planter is much simpler than it sounds. The basic idea is a container for the plant above a reservoir, with something to wick water up to the roots, regulating the amount of moisture that reaches the plant. […]

How To Have A Blooming Garden This Year

How To Have A Blooming Garden This Year

How To Have A Blooming Garden This Year Plant a seed and have a blooming garden right? Well….it’s not that easy. You can have a bumper crop, and in some cases, even by accident, but that’s like trying to win the lottery. The odds of doing so is slim to none. For the most part […]

Other Recent Posts

Food Storage Basics Part 1; Preparing to Store

We all know our basic cost of living is increasing. Despite the increase and the knowledge that at some point, we are going to be stuck at home with no way to get to the grocery store, we keep spending. We just assume tomorrow will take care of itself, right?

By August 31, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
I-15 Flooding Hero Saves Elderly Couple From Horrible Death!

I-15 Flooding Hero Saves Elderly Couple From Horrible Death!

Brave or Stupid? Man jumps into flood waters to save elderly couple as it plunges over a ravine!

By September 9, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
Dare Devil Runs Into Outback Tornado for a Quick Selfie

Dare Devil Runs Into Outback Tornado for a Quick Selfie

In this video titled “Crazy Guy Runs Into Outback Tornado To Take Selfie,” we witness what seems to be quite a daring stunt performed by a “crazy guy,” who heroically runs into what he thinks is a tornado. Fortunately for the man in the video, the massive spiral of dust isn’t actually a tornado, but […]

By September 9, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Communicate Off the Grid with Satellite Phones

Communicate Off the Grid with Satellite Phones

It seems like hardly a week goes by without news of another cyber threat that has compromised a supposedly secure website. The people responsible for these hacks aren’t the only ones we should be watching, however. The bigger threat for the average American are potential attacks on the electrical and communication grids, according to lengthy […]

By September 7, 2014 0 Comments Read More →