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Top 5 Prepper Books

In many parts of the country February is a slower time of year – great for catching up on your reading. Here are our recommendations for five books that will give your prepping plans a boost:
1. The Prepper’s Pocket Guide: 101 Easy Things You Can Do to Ready Your Home for a Disaster by Bernie Carr – This small guide encourages readers to make a sensible evaluation of potential risks then make incremental preparations that don’t break the bank. […]

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Rain Barrel 101

Rain barrels are an ancient innovation but they should be part of every modern Prepper’s strategy. Using one seems pretty simple, right? Well, yes. But, not exactly. There are some things you should know to use your rain barrel safely, and there are some modern ideas in the marketplace that may give a significant boost to the utility of the rain barrel.
A rain barrel is a 55-gallon drum that is used to collect and store rainwater from runoff areas, […]

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5 Survival Myths

As more and more people become interested in being prepared for long and short-term emergencies, the quantity of survival information seems to multiply. However, we all know not to believe everything we read on the Internet or watch on TV – right? When it comes to planning for life-or-death situations, it pays to be discerning about the information you’re basing a survival plan on.
Here are five survival myths that may surprise you:

You can go for weeks without food. Sure, […]

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Preppers on Pinterest

Sometimes we ask you to trust us a minute in our blog posts and this is one of those times. You see, if you’re not already on Pinterest, we want you to consider joining.
Pinterest is a content sharing website that allows members to “pin” images and videos to “pinboards” they create on different topics. Membership is free, all you have to do is sign up here. After you sign up you too can create “boards” that relate to things […]

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The New Portable Generators

If you haven’t seen the new generation of portable thermoelectric generators, be prepared to get excited. These little powerhouses convert heat from buring small debris or boiling water into power for USB devices such as smartphones, GPS units, cameras, lights, radios and water purifiers. One of the main benefits of these devices is that unlike solar panels they work in any weather at any time of day, indoors or outdoors.
A favorite of campers, the $129 BioLite CampStove uses heat […]

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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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