Category: Prepping and Survivalism

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Methods of Purifying Water That Are Simple, Effective, and Inexpensive

by Donald Thompson – Emergency Management Specialist What I would like to touch on here today is Water Treatment. I know that for some, it would be hard for me to teach you something new on this subject. But this particular aspect I have not seen addressed anywhere else. First, let’s just say it’s been a bad day in Muddville, and whatever nasty situation you are planning for has unfortunately happened. Now you find yourself and...

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Prepper Food Storage Ideas… Wheat and Gluten Sensitivity

by Michele O Wheat is the backbone of most long-term storage and bread made from wheat the “staff of life”.  After all, 3000 – 4000-year-old wheat found in pyramids was able to sprout, and it’s not exactly frigid in Egypt.  Now that is some long-term storage. But what happens to you or a family member who discovers they have either a wheat or gluten allergy, or intolerance?  Most people think that an allergic reaction is the...

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Can I Use My FoodSaver® to Vacuum-Seal Mylar Bags?

by KW Some time ago, I was having a problem vac-sealing grains such as oat groats and hulled barley in plastic bags. It seems they have sharp points that puncture even heavy duty bags. So I posed the question in the comments: “Can I use my Food Saver to vac-seal in Mylar bags?” The fine folks in here provided answers, suggestions, links to YouTube videos and the like. Thank you for all your help! I...

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Two Way Radio Communication Training (The Basics)

by Hunter_Prepper There are no handheld radios that will ever cover any kind of range (beyond LOS (Line of Sight)) without some kind of special circumstances or a repeater. The laws of physics, solid matter and the curvature of the Earth simply get in the way. So, here are your realistic options for achieving long (er) range. Amateur Radio (Ham) can offer coverage from a few miles to thousands of miles, depending on the band and...

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Helping Those In Need After SHTF

by Mama J This is one of the hardest parts of prepping for me. I do not have many neighbors that would be dependant on us, though there are a few. Our rural neighborhood will come together to help them. Not just one family. I don’t believe I would be able to turn away homeless hungry children. Not without great emotional cost. Actually, my family plans on keeping me away from stray children. We have adopted...

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How to Build an Underground Bunker on a Budget

by Doc Wacholz In April 2011, we saw one of the worst tornado outbreaks ever in the Southeast. On April 27th alone, there were 208 tornadoes with four being EF5’s tearing across hundreds of miles of the countryside, killing hundreds of people and destroying hundreds of millions of dollars in property across six states. This was the catalyst (amongst other things) to build a storm/ shelter/root cellar/bunker. This is not the easiest way or maybe...

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What Foods Should A Prepper Store?

When it comes to storing enough food to survive, unassisted and on your own for three to six months or a full year or maybe even longer is the point where most new preppers get overwhelmed and some give up altogether. And while I agree that storing and rotating such a large amount of food on a continuing basis can be a lot of work and takes dedication, it is by no means impossible, and...

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How To Stay Warm During a Power Outage

Let’s face it, heating your home during a long-term power outage is probably one of the biggest challenges that a homeowner facing the cold winter has to overcome. You have to keep your body temperature in the normal range i.e. above 95 F (35 C) or hypothermia will start to set in. When your body temperature drops, your heart, nervous system and other organs can’t work normally. Left untreated, hypothermia can eventually lead to complete...

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Cooking With A Thermos Bottle (Can It Really Be Done?)

I first learned of Thermos cooking while reading Kurt Saxon’s The Survivor newsletter back in the late 1980s and have been using this thermal cooking method to save propane ever since. I have no way of knowing for sure, but I would estimate a savings of $40 to $50 per year from my doing this. In a grid-down situation, using less fuel will be a top priority, and cooking with a Thermos (or other insulated...

How To Make A Homemade Water Filter

When asked where they should start their survival preparations, most people answer food storage. Wrong. In fact, food isn’t even in the top three survival priorities. The most important elements of survival are oxygen, shelter from extreme weather, and water. Depending on health, physical activity, and environment, and with limited activity, most humans can survive:  Five minutes or less without oxygen  10 days or fewer without water at 50°F (and even fewer as...