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Prepping Lessons To Learn From The Disaster In Puerto Rico

Lessons from Puerto Rico The destruction in Puerto Rico is an opportunity for all of us to learn a few lessons.  Prior to Hurricanes Irma and Maria, Puerto Rico’s largest problem was that the government had borrowed too much, and… Continue Reading

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It’s Cold Out: Prepping for a Warm House and Hot Food

It’s a Friday night.  Unusually, the whole family is home, because the weather forecast wasn’t good.  It rains through dinner, and while you’re doing the clean-up, the world goes dark.  The power’s out.  You peer out the window.  There’s no… Continue Reading

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This Year’s H3N2 Virus “Tough”, Causes Epidemic But Not “Cytokine Storm”

The USA and several parts of the world are being ravaged by the H3N2 virus, a particularly nasty version of the seasonal flu that has reached epidemic proportions in many areas. We are starting to see articles in the prepper… Continue Reading

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Prepper Food Review: Mountain House Pasta Primavera

This is one of those 1-2 servings, just add hot water, backpacker pouch meals.  They’re available at about $7 a pouch.  Ease of use I like these pouches for ‘go-bag’ foods, as they’re light and pack pretty small but offer… Continue Reading

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PrepBusters: Using Herbal Remedies – Four Things You Need To Know

A few hours after she ate the greens, she was feeling unwell, tired but unsettled. She noticed her pulse was slow and irregular.  The the abdominal pain came on, with nausea and vomiting. Her chest started to hurt….(1) In the.PrepBusters… Continue Reading

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PrepperGuns 101: Dealing With Recoil, A Sometimes Brutal Necessity.

Last summer, I remember that I wasn’t looking forward to my trip to the range, because I knew what I had to do it… Perfect day, high around 70, sun shining, white puffy clouds in the sky, low humidity… couldn’t… Continue Reading

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Opps! Six Dumb Prepping Mistakes We Made In 2017

We admit it. We’re human. We screw up. A lot. We do, however, think that one vital prepping skill is the ability to admit to our many prepping mistakes, and learn from them. We also try to learn from other… Continue Reading

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PrepperNomics 107:  Budgeting for Preppers

PrepperNomics 107:  Budgeting for Preppers In an earlier post on Supply Categories, I outlined the categories I use for planning and inventorying supplies. We can use those categories for preparing a Prepper Budget. Variable Costs Consumables have a Variable Cost… Continue Reading

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PrepperMed 101: Three Things to Know About This “Bad Flu Vaccine Year”

There’s a lot of talk going around about the “bad” flu vaccine this year.  (For example, in this story from the Quincy Herald-Whig) . What’s that actually mean, and how does it affect your prepping? What ‘a bad flu vaccine year’… Continue Reading

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PrepBusters: With Emergency Food, What Does a Body Really Need?

Cyclists have a saying: Light. Strong. Cheap. Pick two. (You can’t have all three; all choices involve trade-offs.) Prepper food has to shelf-stable. At least some of it needs to be easy to cook with minimal resources. There’s a lot… Continue Reading

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PrepperMed 101: Too Hot To Handle – Burn Care

I do some volunteer work for the Red Cross, and one thing we can count on is that when the going gets cold, there are a lot more fires.  We fend off the cold with the fire, but the fire… Continue Reading

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OPSEC: Taking On a Low Profile, Gray Man Style

Paranoid Prepper recently did a very nice piece on Operational Security (OPSEC), or how to not advertise your preps.  You can find it here.  It got Salty and I to thinking, and since our situation is somewhat different from Paranoid Prepper’s,… Continue Reading

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Prepper Fails and Prepper Successes: How’d the Year Go?

Salty and I are not big on New Year’s resolutions; but there is a value in giving yourself a checkup now and then, considering what’s been going well and what needs to be improved upon.  In this podcast, we do just… Continue Reading

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Swiss Army Knives:  The original multi-tool

When I was a Boy Scout, the typical scout knife was a Swiss Army Knife, sometimes with the Scout logo on it.  At the time these things seemed pretty handy, but then along came the original Leatherman multitool, and the… Continue Reading

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PrepperEats: Vegetable Frittata

Your mileage may differ, but although dehydrated egg powder worked fine in other recipes where it serves as a binder or whatever, eating the stuff plain (as in, rehydrated then fried or scrambled) has always been very disappointing — definitely… Continue Reading