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Urban Prepping: 6 Places You Didn’t Know You Can Stash Stuff

Just so you know, my father owned a construction company so I’ve been around the construction related trades all of my life, and I managed a construction crew when I was in college. I’m not licensed in any construction trade,… Continue Reading

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PrepperMed: Four Questions About Vitamins

Should vitamin supplements be a part of food preps?  If so, of what kind, and how much?  These are the questions I’ve been considering; and I thought it might be of value to you to share some of the research… Continue Reading

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How Do Preppers Eat The Prepping Elephant? One Bite At a Time

Prepping can seem an impossibly difficult task.  The ultimate goal, after all, would be able to deal with anything life sends your way.  It’s like trying to eat a whole elephant! So how do you start? Anything is better than… Continue Reading

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My Prepping No-No: I’ve Made The Same Mistake Over & Over, Don’t You Make It Too!

I”ve made many prepping mistakes over the years, and hopefully I have learned from at least most of them There’s one that I have made over and over, and yet I have to struggle every day not to make it… Continue Reading

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Huge Prepper Mistake: “I hate (______________), they can starve for all I care!”

Duck & Cover Drill

I admit it, there are some groups of people I really don’t care for. There are people of certain political views that I think are idiots for thinking that stuff. With so many religions in the world (and sects among… Continue Reading

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Paranoid Prepper: You Can Prepare Anywhere!

You Can Prepare Anywhere By now you may have realized there is a prepper myth that I just don’t agree with.  The idea is that urban centers, and perhaps other locales, are simply impossible to survive in if SHTF.  I… Continue Reading

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PrepperMed 101: Hidden Danger – Spiders Can Hurt, 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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Step-By-Step: How To Make Hardtack Biscuits Simply & Inexpensively

Making Hardtack Biscuits Hardtack has been a staple long-term storage food for over 1,000 years. Known by many names, and made in untold numbers of combinations of grains and flours, the purpose of Hardtack (or sea biscuits) is to provide… 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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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

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Podcast: Rainwater collection & water storage at both home and The Place

In this edition of the 3BY podcast, Salty and Spice take a look at their current water collection and storage situation at both the homestead and at The Place. Spice details her water collection system and drip irrigation systems at… Continue Reading

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Paranoid Prepper: The Jersey Boys

Paranoid’s Security System.  Guarding the food dish.  😊 The Jersey Boys: When I set out to write this series, I found that among the “defined terms” for this site was “The Boys”, meant to refer to household pets.  Consequently, I… Continue Reading

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Gasoline storage: One can per month, every month for a year.

Why a picture of two empty gas cans? These two cans are on their way to the Gas Station, they got used to top off my truck and car as part of our gas storage and rotation system. I fill… Continue Reading

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Food review: Louisiana Red Beans & Rice from Backpacker’s Pantry

This is a dehydrated pouch meal meant as camping supplies but certainly suitable as fairly shelf-stable and compact storage food that doesn’t need refrigeration.  You add boiling water to the pouch, stir, seal it up for about 20 min, and… Continue Reading