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Hidden Danger: Spiders Can Hurt Preppers, Maim Or Even Worse

All he did was take a hike in the woods of a state park.  At the time, we didn’t notice anything amiss.  A thing like that shouldn’t take the wonders of modern medicine to keep from killing a guy, should… Continue Reading

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Podcast: Is The Media Hindering Your Preps? Probably.

<script src=”https://www.buzzsprout.com/85428/540709-episode-27-is-the-media-hurting-your-prepping-probably.js?player=small” type=”text/javascript” charset=”utf-8″></script> I don’t watch the news. I don’t even have a television. I don’t spend hours going over the latest news/outrages/spin/whatever on the internet. This podcast explains why. After years of being a “news junkie”, after letting… Continue Reading

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Gun sales are down, but so are prices… NOW is the time to buy!

The oldest axiom on how to make money on Wall Street is to “buy low, sell high”. It should come as a surprise to nobody that gun sales are off following the 2016 elections. We don’t talk politics, even a… Continue Reading

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Toxic: Major Threats Hide Near Most Of Us, Often In Plain Sight

Spice & I work as a volunteer on a regional emergency management committee, and the #1 thing we prep for around here is something I don’t hear anybody talking about… probably because it’s not sexy, doesn’t require guns or long-term… Continue Reading

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The Paranoid Prepper: Low Probability Events

One of the things that makes preppers look, . . . paranoid, is the fact that the preparations are all for low probability events.  Too many of us are then unable to discuss what we are preparing for without sounding… Continue Reading

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Avoid This One Critical Mistake I Made When Buying Ammo As A Prep

Here’s a lesson from the School of Hard Knocks. Sometimes buying ammo is a mistake… or at least buying the particular ammo that you put in your shopping cart is.  I’ve made a lot of prepping mistakes over the years,… Continue Reading

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Ammo Cans: The Army’s Trash Is A Prepper’s Treasure

One of the problems with being a prepper is storage.  For ammunition, the most popular solution is the military style ammo can.  These come in a variety of sizes with 50 cal. and 30 cal. being the most common.  These… Continue Reading

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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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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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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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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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Bug Out Bags: BOBs for the Bobless

The first step for most preppers is to assemble a personal Bug Out Bag (BOB), so I don’t need to convince my loyal readers, both of them, of the importance of a BOB. With 20 people to plan for, some… Continue Reading

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Gun Review: Henry .22LR/L/S Golden Boy Rifle

Today’s review is the Henry Golden Boy chambered in .22LR/L/S. I plan to post reviews of the “regular” Henry .22LR/L/S as well as the Henry .22 Magnum, and Henry Big Boy .357 magnum carbine. Here’s Spice at the range killing… Continue Reading

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Scum Weenies: Are Canned Vienna Sausages A Decent Prep?

Article by Salty & Spice We’ve all seen them, and chances are good most people have actually eaten them… the ubiquitous Vienna Sausage. I gotta be honest, the name Vienna Sausage sounds a bit too fancy for these gelatinous packed… Continue Reading