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Lodge Sportsman Grill

Lodge Sportsman Grill

…zen & the art of cooking on a cast iron grill… I nearly forgot. Over two years ago, I was so happy with a new acquisition, I made a video of it’s first use…an “unboxing” if you will.  Earned a gift certificate for Bass Pro Shops, enabling me to pull the trigger on a Lodge Cast […]

By September 30, 2014 0 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 →
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 7 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 →

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

Lodge Sportsman Grill

Lodge Sportsman Grill

…zen & the art of cooking on a cast iron grill… I nearly forgot. Over two years ago, I was so happy with a new acquisition, I made a video of it’s first use…an “unboxing” if you will.  Earned a gift certificate for Bass Pro Shops, enabling me to pull the trigger on a Lodge Cast […]

By September 30, 2014 0 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 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 →

Sustainable Living

Lodge Sportsman Grill

Lodge Sportsman Grill

…zen & the art of cooking on a cast iron grill… I nearly forgot. Over two years ago, I was so happy with a new acquisition, I made a video of it’s first use…an “unboxing” if you will.  Earned a gift certificate for Bass Pro Shops, enabling me to pull the trigger on a Lodge Cast […]

By September 30, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Ammonium Dichromate: A Dual Natured Chemical Compound

Ammonium Dichromate: A Dual Natured Chemical Compound

Chemical science has developed a lot when compared to its earlier days. The analysis of chemicals and their effectiveness whether useful or hazardous could be easy known to the chemists now. Indeed it takes time but not as like early. However mostly known for their negative properties chemicals also have proved out highly useful for […]

By September 30, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The 4 Points To Consider While Using KMnO4 For Water Disinfecting

The 4 Points To Consider While Using KMnO4 For Water Disinfecting

One of the necessities of human beings has been water. Certainly there is no life without water. It has endless applications. Other than being used for domestic purposes, there have been various other uses of water including fountains and synchronized musical shows. The prime requirement while using water for any purpose is that it should […]

By September 30, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Green Trends in House Keeping

Green Trends in House Keeping

  Eco-friendly housekeeping is essential in keeping away various health threats in your household. In her blog in Hubpages, Patty Inglish indicated that sustainable housekeeping presents a growing trend in the 21st century. You may find it difficult to combine sustainability and efficient housekeeping practices sometimes. Just how do you find ways to make life […]

By September 24, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
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 7 Comments Read More →

DIY and How-to

Green Trends in House Keeping

Green Trends in House Keeping

  Eco-friendly housekeeping is essential in keeping away various health threats in your household. In her blog in Hubpages, Patty Inglish indicated that sustainable housekeeping presents a growing trend in the 21st century. You may find it difficult to combine sustainability and efficient housekeeping practices sometimes. Just how do you find ways to make life […]

By September 24, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
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. […]

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 →
What Does It Mean When Our Troops Don’t Support Our President?

What Does It Mean When Our Troops Don’t Support Our President?

By Allyzonx Just for a moment, let’s remove the political aspect of this headline. You’ll notice I didn’t title it, “Why The Troops Hate Obama”. The overhead view is the most tell-tale perspective an though its tempting to call this article vague, it helps remove the details from the problem and examines the basics. Headlines tell […]

By September 23, 2014 0 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 →