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10 Survival Skills to Learn in 2013

You may be looking to military books for survival training but if that’s your sole source of information you’re likely missing out on tried-and-true, gadget-free survival skills that can carry you through a long-term emergency. One of the best sources for information is history – in fact, you might be able to learn as much from an archaeologist as an Army Ranger. Here are 10 survival skills to consider learning this year:
Start, control and use fire – If you’ve […]

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Scott, MA

“Two back to back events proved that planning and preparation goes a long way to ensure your family is not only safe, but relatively happy during difficult times. In the Northeast we are usually good with snow storms, but a hurricane followed a few weeks later by a very early snow storm was unusual.
First, Irene paid us a visit knocking out our power for 4 days, then about a month later we got hit with an October snow storm […]

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10 Keys to Surviving a Disaster

A Guest Blog Post by Jeff Ordonez
Note: Author, researcher, and teacher Jeff Ordonez has studied world religions for over 25 years. He’s traveled extensively throughout North America and South America seeking the truth and now appears on nationally syndicated radio. To learn more about Jeff and his book, Seven Predicted Disasters, visit: http://7predicteddisasters.com
Fiery words of doom and gloom have existed for millennia and predictions of global cataclysms have seized the mind for ions. Almost all faiths and cultures have […]

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Off the Grid – Not Out of Power

Portable solar charging panels allow you to charge and power electronics even when you’re off the grid. Trekkers, boaters and RV’ers have been testing them out and giving feedback to manufacturers for a few years now. That’s good news for Preppers who want reliable, compact, lightweight portable power in a disaster, emergency – or if they just decide to slide off the grid for a while.
Depending on the size, portable panels can power cell phones, tablets and laptops, while […]

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Village Construction Kit

One of our favorite topics to pop up this year was the DIY modern village kit from Open Source Ecology. Marcin Jakubowski announced that modern life could be maintained with 50 basic machines. Now, Jakubowski is a physicist, but he’s also a farmer. As a farmer / physicist, he decided that science wasn’t really solving any of the world’s problems so in 2003 he founded Open Source Ecology, a network of farmers, engineers and supporters whose main goal is […]

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What You Need to Know about Dehydration

It’s critical to understand the importance of hydration and how to stay safe if your regular water supply is interrupted. Going without food isn’t fun, but going without water will get you in big trouble – fast. You can only go without water for about three to five days. As soon as cells are deprived of water they start to deteriorate and die, soon after which organs quickly shut down and the damage can be irreparable.
You need 64 ounces […]

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9 Prepper Gifts Sure to Please

It’s that time of year again and you’re probably trying to figure out what to get your favorite Preppers. Whether you’re stuffing a stocking, taking a host gift to a holiday party or need a gift for one of the eight crazy nights, here’s a list of our favorite small gifts:

Sugru – If you haven’t yet heard of Sugru, get ready to get excited. Sugru is self-setting, moldable rubber that can be used for fixing things or making things […]

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Health Hazards After Disasters

Clean up crews who began putting New Orleans back together after Katrina reported a hazard nobody anticipated: an abundance of snakes – everywhere.
As we have seen recently from the cleanup after Hurricane Sandy slammed New Jersey and New York, the initial dangers of a natural disaster may pass in a day or two, but other dangers can linger long afterward. Here are some post-storm dangers to watch out for:

Animals, insects or reptiles where they aren’t supposed to be. Fire, […]

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Stacey, TX

“I never thought I’d be dipping into our emergency food supply so soon, but I can’t say enough how relieved I am to have it. A few years ago my husband and I thought it would be smart to purchase an emergency food supply. After researching, comparing, and finally talking with representatives, there seemed to be only one clear choice. We bought a couple of buckets from our personal Wise food representative.
What a smile I had on my […]

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Doomsday Preppers on National Geographic Channel – New Season!

Preppers everywhere are addicted to Doomsday Preppers, a series on the National Geographic channel. This popular show, now in its second season showcases real preppers as they prepare for worst-case scenarios, which gives viewers all kinds of creative ideas and information about preparing for disasters and emergencies. One of the best parts of the show is the discussion at the end of every episode in which experts evaluate the subject’s plans and reveal how long they are likely to […]

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