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Don’t Throw That Away!

First, find yourself a tall, clean garbage can, hamper (old or new), or other container big enough to hold a lot of worn-out towels, sheets, t-shirts, pillowcases, etc. Instead of throwing them away, recycle them! I’ve been building up a supply for probably over 25 years in an old hamper that belonged to my grandma and I’ve actually used them for […]

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Mix It Up!

Far too often, I tend to think in only one direction, like there’s only one way to do something. Such as a Go-Bag.  To me, a pack needs everything from A-Z, nothing less – nothing more.  When there’s too many items in a bag, the pack’s too heavy to carry. Too few items and your pack isn’t complete in emergencies. Recently, I was talking […]

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The movie, The Day After Tomorrow, was released in 2004. It’s a fictional account of a father and son (along with others) surviving an unbelievable ice storm, primarily “on location” in New York City. While watching the movie, I picked up on a survival tip that totally makes sense. At one point in the movie, the climatologist father […]

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Power Tip #10 – Keep It Simple

Prepping shouldn’t be all that complicated. Yes, it’s important to plan ahead and acquire all the things you need to survive for a period of time, but many have the tendency to do more or buy more than they need to. Acquire knowledge and be thorough in your preparations, but keep it simple. For example: […]

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Bartering… the Great Exchange!

A possible real scenario not too far down the road: “Things are really dire right now. Money is virtually useless because store shelves are empty and banks have closed their doors. Despite all I’ve done to prepare for the worst, there are some things I lack, partly because I didn’t correctly estimate amounts, and partly because different scenarios require […]

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Did You Know?

3.7 million is an impressive number! It’s the number of people who call themselves “Prepper” in the United States. Yes, just in the United States! Their reasons for prepping will be varied but the ultimate goal is the same: to be ready for anything and everything life sends their way! Now tell me, with 3.7 […]

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Power Tip #9 – ICE

Just heard this great idea … Right now, put ICE in your phone’s contact list. This stands for “In Case of Emergency” and will be so helpful to emergency responders or emergency room attendees. They have been trained to look for this information.  Once you’ve put ICE in as a contact, type in (on the […]

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CHECKLIST: Essential First Aid Kit

Imagine this scenario: You’re on a road trip and are in an accident. Emergency units are available but may not arrive for another 30 minutes. Or imagine this: the most frightening, colossal natural disaster has just hit your area and you and your family are victims. Thankfully, everyone survived but with significant injuries. Cell service is out […]

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Prepping Humor

An old man, a Prepper at heart, lived alone in Minnesota. He wanted to spade his potato garden but it was very hard work. His only son, who would have helped him, was in prison. The old man wrote a letter to his son and mentioned his predicament. Shortly, he received this reply, “For Heaven’s sake, […]

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First Things First

Sometimes, prepping can seem quite overwhelming at the beginning. Think “first things first.” Below is a list to help you get started: 1. Acknowledge that we’re not alone in this. God will be with us every step of the way. All we need to do is to surrender to His leadership and recognize His sovereignty. 2. […]

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