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Podcast: Five Health Things To Consider Before The SHTF

Spice and Salty spill the beans on “health things to consider BEFORE the SHTF” in this week’s Beans, Bullets, Bandages & You podcast.  Recorded on a road trip to the People’s Republic of Illinois, the duo discuss a veritable plethora… Continue Reading

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Food Rotation: Using Pantry Organizers Keeps Survival Larder Fresh

One of the most important parts of having an affordable “deep larder” is keeping food on hand that A) you like eating and B) that stays fresh enough to not have a bunch of waste. This is a big subject,… Continue Reading

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Prepping Guns: 4 Lessons To Learn From My Expensive Mistakes

My Sig Sauer 556XIR, Folded

It’s a hard thing to do, admit that you made a mistake… especially to do so in public. I’ve made a lot of them over the years, as have we all… and some of those mistakes have been quite expensive. … Continue Reading

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Book Review: How To Survive The End Of The World As We Know It – Rawles

Will James Wesley Rawles’ book “How To Survive The End Of The World As We Know It” actually do what the title claims? In as much as any book could help in such a dire situation, yes. Does that make… Continue Reading

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Get That Junk Out: 3 Preps For Wound Care

I’ve been thinking about wound care.  Developing The Place and other prepping or emergency activities often involve sharp tools, lots of muscle, and people doing tasks they don’t do every day — good conditions for traumatic injury.  I’m no expert… Continue Reading

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Escape From New York: Execution

The first thing you need to do when disaster strikes in an urban setting is recognize that something is wrong, and get out of the building. If you are wrong and nothing is happening, you can always go back inside,… Continue Reading

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5 Ways To Fight Your Inner Mall-Ninja

We here at Beans, Bullets, Bandages & You are, by policy, anti-Mall Ninja. What is a Mall Ninja?  There are several definitions, but in prepper terms it’s somebody who puts an emphasis on piling up really cool looking tactical gear… Continue Reading

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Podcast: Prepping For Electronic Device Failure

We have become so dependent on electronic that it really makes one wonder if an EMP would cause the mass suicide of people no longer able to connect to anybody they wanted at a moment’s notice. Even a trip to… Continue Reading

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It’s a House, Not a Solar Oven: Cool(ing) Ideas That Needs No Power

Because, Physics.   If you make air move faster, some of its heat energy is converted into the energy of motion, so it cools.  This natural law has being put to work on the porches of warmer climates for decades… Continue Reading

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Review: Anker Compact Car Jump Starter and Portable Power Pack

I mentioned this item before, as part of a ‘prepared car’.  Since I’ve had reason to use it lately, perhaps you might like to hear how it actually works. The idea is beautiful.  This power pack will jump start a… Continue Reading

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Review: Peep sight for 91/30 Mosin Nagant rifles by Anacortes Prototypes

One of the biggest challenges for preppers who own Mosin Nagant rifles is their optics, or lack thereof. Mosins are notoriously difficult and expensive to put optics on, especially if one wishes to keep the historical value of the gun… Continue Reading

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Breathe, Child: Prepping for Asthma, Part I – Avoidance

Ok, I know asthma affects many adults as well as children.  It is common in childhood though (about 13% of children in the U.S.), and what tugs at a parents’ heart more than a child struggling to breathe?  When the… Continue Reading

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Paranoid Prepper’s Escape From New York: Preparation To Flee

As I mentioned all the way back in my first post, I have had occasions to “Escape from New York”.  On a normal day, New York City is a nuisance to enter, and a nuisance to leave, not quite as… Continue Reading

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Prep Everyone MUST Know: How Not To Drown & To Recognize A Drowning Swimmer

Drowning doesn’t look like drowning. That’s one phrase we kept hearing over and over during our “rescue diver” training years ago, and it’s a key fundamental to learn.  Humans have something called the “Instinctive Drowning Response (IDR)”, something that people… Continue Reading

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Podcast: EOTech EXPS3 Holographic Sight Impresses

  Here’s the manufacturer’s blurb about the optic: “The “E” is for “Extreme.” The EXPS3 offers true 2-eyes-open shooting and a 7 mm raised base that still allows for iron sight access. It features easy-to-adjust side buttons and an adjustable,… Continue Reading