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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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Ahead on Points: 6 Prepper Wins and 3 Prepper Fails on a Hiking Trip

I just got back from a hiking trip in the mountains, and wanted to share my experiences:  The good to encourage their use and the bad to save you from learning the Hard Way.  I had to be very selective… 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: Choosing A Bug-Out Location, Things To Consider

In this week’s episode of the 3BY podcast, we talk about things to consider if/when it’s time to look into finding a Bug-Out Location (BOL) otherwise known as a survival retreat, something similar to The Place. We talk not only… Continue Reading

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Driving through water, an outstandingly quick way to die

Want a really fast and interesting way to kill yourself? Try driving through running water of unknown depth… that will do a really good job of (at the very least) destroying your most expensive possession and likely ending your life. … Continue Reading

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Review: Cobra ACXT1035R GMRS-FRS waterproof floating walkie talkies

Cobra ACXT1035R FLT handheld transceiver

There’s probably no bigger “bogus” claims in all of advertising right now than the “range” claims of handheld GMRS/FRS “walkie talkie” radios (BTW I hate the name “walkie talkie”, it’s so very junior-high, isn’t it?). I’m sure we’ve all seen… Continue Reading

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PrepperMed 101: When the heat Stays on for too long – Heat injury

It was a firm belief of my mother that “No one ever drowned in sweat.”  Just in case, she taught us to swim though. And she taught us the basics of today’s topics…I admit I’ve supplemented that a bit from… 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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Battling the Hydra: The Autumn Olive menace to a BOL, and how to combat it

BOL is shorthand for a bug-out location, and the expression is usually used for a spot out in the country where a family can get away from it all.  Some BOL keepers spend considerable thought on things like lines of… Continue Reading

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Podcast: We open up our get-home bag

I’ve got to admit it, in the prepping community there seems to be a bizzare fascination with the collecting, construction and contents of get home bags, three day bags and bugout bags. I’ve seen people come to verbal blows on… Continue Reading

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Product Review: The Yukon Growler – it’s not just for beer…

Why review what is essentially a really big beer Thermos on a preparedness site?  Because it’s so very useful for when you have to stay outside in extreme weather.   Three problems that this product helps solve are a part… Continue Reading

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The Prepared Car: Some tips & advice about automobile preps

If you listen to the podcasts, it will not shock you to learn that Salty and I cover a lot of miles by car.  Well, in rural Missouri, pretty much everything is a goodly drive away.  That’s hardly unique though;… Continue Reading

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Bleach is a Prepper’s Friend … temporarily

Bleach.  We’re talking the common household variety, about $2.50 a gallon at the nearest big box store.  More formally, sodium hypochlorite dilute solution (usually 5.25%, although ‘household bleach’ varieties range from 3-6% solutions).   In chem-speak, it’s a potent oxidizing… Continue Reading

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Where Am I Going To Put All This Stuff?

After the WTC experience, I realized there was no way I could predict the type of disaster.  I never in my wildest imagination (wild at times) could have dreamed that one up.  Suicidal maniacs hijacking airplanes and flying them into… Continue Reading