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The Ultimate Bartering Checklist for Doomsday Preppers

It looks like humanity is starting to trust each other less and less, with fears of others around the world, and even our next-door neighbors, growing. As experts have moved the Doomsday Clock closer to midnight, doomsday preppers can feel some relief knowing that they aren’t overreacting. While some preppers might be spending lavishly in the event of the world coming to an end, you don’t need to be one of these people. Realistically, you can prepare for the […]

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5 Ways to Be Prepared for Any Situation

No one in the United States resides in an area that is entirely free of some type of emergency or natural disaster. Some emergencies, such as home fires, windstorms, and lightning strikes, can happen anywhere. Other natural disasters occur more often in certain regions of the country. 

For instance, earthquakes occur more in the central and western parts of the country. Hurricanes affect people in states along the coasts, while winter storms occur in the northern regions of the United […]

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5 Essential Rainwater Harvesting Tips for Homesteaders

Collecting rainwater is an easy and environmentally friendly viable option for saving water and money.

For anyone who is looking to collect rainwater for their commercial property, for their home, or simply for their garden, there are a few tips and tricks to keep in mind when setting up a successful rainwater harvesting system.

First, choose your rainwater’s purpose.

Rainwater can be collected and used to fulfill any of the different purposes you typically use water throughout your day. That includes cleaning, […]

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9 Celebrity Preppers Ready for Anything

Even if you are a famous actor, world-class athlete or chart-topping musician, you are not immune to disaster. Having access to vast quantities of cash will only get you so far if the proverbial you-know-what hits the fan, and many celebrities are aware of this. 

In the past, prepping was most commonly associated with the tinfoil hat wearing, doomsday-fearing type. Today, however, people from all walks of life have realized that unthinkable things can, and often do, happen, and the […]

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Hurricane Season Has Arrived: Here’s What to Know in 2019

For some in the United States, June 1st brings gleeful anticipation of sunshine and white sand beaches. But for much of the country, June 1st has a different meaning. It marks the arrival of hurricane season.

Atlantic hurricane season lasts from June 1st to November 30th, and the average number of significant storms per year1 from data collected from 1981-2010 is 12.1—and an average of 6.4 of those storms are hurricanes, with 2.7 listed as major hurricanes. And as the […]

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Preparedness Tips for Natural Disasters

With the creature comforts that surround many of us, it’s hard to imagine how quickly it all could change. But all you have to do is turn on the news, or ask any disaster survivor, to know that when a natural disaster strikes, your life can be turned upside-down in a matter of hours, minutes or even seconds.

Preventing natural disasters isn’t an option—so, the only alternative is to be prepared for them. No preparedness list will be comprehensive, […]

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Essential Steps to Prepare Your Home for a Natural Disaster

If you live
in an area that is prone to natural disasters, then there are some essential
tips you need to know to keep your home ready for disaster and to ensure you
have it easy in the aftermath of a disaster. The steps will come in handy when
you are trying to survive a natural disaster because you could use them to stay
ready. Each of the steps features important information that is worth noting.

Stocking up on food

Food is
probably the first thing you […]

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Household Prep Plan for Emergencies

No one wants to think about the potential for a natural disaster or another calamity to strike their home or community and affect their family.
As unpleasant as such situations may be to think about, it is important that we consider them in order to plan for what should happen should the circumstances arise.
Having an emergency plan for your household can go a long way toward keeping your family safe in the event of an emergency. By planning and having […]

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Procrastination – Can You Afford the Cost?

Several years ago, I had an experience that haunts me to this day.  If there was any way possible to turn back the clock and re-live that Saturday, it would be such a blessing.  Not because there was anything traumatic or ugly that transpired that day, but just the absolute frustration of an exciting opportunity lost to the far too common ease of procrastination.

A few years after we had purchased a cabin in the high mountains of the Manti-La […]

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Even a Simple Wound Can Kill

One of my favorite gifts as a kid was a 30lb. fiberglass recurve bow I got for Christmas.  I loved shooting my bow and would practice in the back yard shooting at cardboard boxes for hours.  The arrows I was using were nothing like the aluminum of carbon fiber arrows of today.  They were very basic wooden arrows with a metal field tip crimped on the end.  I only had three arrows and they were really showing the signs […]

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