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Comments Off on Be Ready for Weather Emergencies

When it comes to prepping there are many different potential threats that we need to be ready for.  Everything from civil unrest to medical pandemics and even foreign invasion.  While it is certainly smart to be ready for these types of things, the most likely disaster will be weather related.  Almost all parts of the world experience some type of severe weather including hurricanes, tornados, severe snow or ice storms, floods and many others. Preparing for weather emergencies will be different for everyone, depending on what types of weather is most common in the area.  No matter what the threat, however, there are certain things that everyone has in common.  Food, water and shelter are three of the necessities people […]

Using Aluminum Foil as a Tool for Survival

Posted: 23rd October 2013 by Michael Levanduski in Emergency Must Haves
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If you’re in an emergency or survival situation, you often have to make due with the things you happen to have with you.  Knowing how to use common household items is essential for any emergency planning or preparation enthusiast.   In this post, the many uses of aluminum foil will be covered, with a special focus on what it can be used with to help you survive in difficult circumstances. Sharpen Scissors – This is important any time, but if you’re in a survival situation, you’ll likely be using your scissors a lot, and keeping them sharp is critical.  If you want to use aluminum foil to sharpen scissors, smooth the foil out and fold it over two or three times so […]

The Many Survival Uses of Bleach

Posted: 13th October 2013 by Michael Levanduski in Emergency Must Haves, Water Storage, Water Survival
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The vast majority of households have a bottle or two of bleach to help with a wide range of cleaning activities.  It is excellent for washing white clothes in to keep them looking nice and clean. You can use it to clean tile floors, white kitchen appliances, make your bathroom sink and toilet look like new again and much more.  Bleach can also be used for a wide range of other things as well, many of which will come in quite handy in emergency situations and long term survival. The following are some of the many great uses for bleach.  If you don’t already have a gallon or two of this great product, make sure you pick some up the […]

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Many Uses for Dental Floss             By John Milandred Plain old dental floss has many uses other than cleaning teeth.  When you think about it, it actually makes sense. Because it has to fit in tight, abrasive spaces, floss is made of very strong nylon fibers. If you have ever tried to pull off a section of dental floss without the case’s built in cutter, you already can attest to its amazing strength. The waxed floss is great for knot tying. Since it is going into your mouth, floss is sterile right out of the package. With all these great qualities, it’s amazing that outdoor tool kits or survival kits don’t come with a package of floss right in them.  […]

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How to Recondition a Car Battery Have you ever considered the possibility of reconditioning the batteries you have instead of throwing them away?  You actually can recondition car batteries back to almost new condition and save yourself a lot of money compared to buying new ones. This involves a very inexpensive material called Epson Salt along with distilled water.  Not tap water or bottled water, you must use distilled water to avoid mineral deposits growing on the lead inside the battery.  Heat 16 ounces of distilled water to around 150° and dissolve approximately 8 ounces of the Epson salts in the water. Carefully dump the acid in the battery into a safe container, adding baking soda to neutralize the acid […]

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Review of the Sun Oven   All American Sun Oven® When we received our All American Sun Oven we were so excited to test it out.  There are several reasons why we wanted to add this product to our preparedness supplies. As stated on their website, SUN OVENS® can be used year round on sunny days. Even though it is called an oven, food can be baked, boiled or steamed. So other than fried foods, anything normally cooked on a stove top or in an oven can be cooked in a SUN OVEN®. Cook for free Bakes, Boils or Steams Any Kind of Food with the Power of the Sun – No Fuel Needed! This is a huge benefit for us as […]

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How to Make Char Cloth   Starting a fire during an emergency can save your life. The inability to build a fire can cost your life. Hiking, backpacking, horseback riding, fishing, hunting and many other outdoor activities all require basic wilderness survival skills to handle an emergency situation.  Your vehicle ran off the side of the road in a remote location (no cell phone service) with no help in sight and it will be dark soon.  This too would require basic wilderness survival skills to handle this situation. Making fire is significantly important to survive physically and mentally.  The heat provided by a fire warms the body, dries wet clothes, disinfects water, and cooks food. Not to be overlooked is […]

Emergency Must Haves

Posted: 29th January 2013 by admin in Emergency Must Haves
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Emergency Must haves Anyone paying attention will realize that the world and the country are in chaos. The slow deterioration of the world’s financial structure puts everyone in jeopardy. The United States is threatening to cut defense spending just when it is needed the most. World nations almost on a daily basis are challenging our military power; they sense weakness and know the financial situation will have an effect on our military’s ability to respond. Lone hackers and nation sponsored cyber experts continually probe our infrastructure for weakness. It is not a matter of if, something happens, it is simply a matter of when. One day you will awaken to a new normal. The planes will be grounded and trains […]

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How To Be Prepared During Hard Economic Times   Preparation for hard economic times requires that three needs be met: food, shelter and water.  Ensuring these survival supplies are in place will ease the stress of living in a very turbulent time. Food can be easily bought and stored now. The local grocery store can provide all the food necessary. Each person in the household must be allotted a 30-day supply of food. Food stores sell complete meals, such as turkey, stuffing and potatoes, which can be easily stored without refrigeration. Cans of fruit, nuts, vegetables and meat can round out necessary food supplies. Remember, though, that freezing and thawing will ruin cans of food packed in liquid. Don’t buy […]

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Preppers Emergency Food Supply   The Importance of Emergency Food Supply   When a disaster strikes, you will lose some of your essential facilities. You will more than likely lose electricity, hence no refrigeration and even in some cases no gas may be available. This state may last for a while depending on the extent of the damage caused so does that mean that we do not eat during those times? Of course not! This is where emergency food supply comes in.   During those trying times we need strong high – energy, non – perishable, no – preparation food for short – term aid. Likewise if you require this same type of non –perishable food for long periods or […]