kevin rockwell

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Mar 17

Spring Seed Planting Time

small garden

Hey Preppers spring seed planting time is here. Winter is waning and it is now time to plant your spring vegetable garden. Our customers who have bought the Essential Seed Kit know that they have plenty of seeds to use now for your garden and many more to save for your survival seed vault in …

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Dec 02

Joos Orange Solar Charger – Keep Your Gear Powered

joos solar charger

The Joos Orange Solar Charger by Solar is a portable solar charger that is super easy to use. You can use it to power your phone or other small electronic devices. It’s great for everyday, and essential for emergencies. My son asked for, and received one, at Christmas. I was skeptical. What teenager wants a solar charger? He’s …

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Nov 11

Prepper Videos

Sharing some Prepper list videos today. 7 Worst Rookie Prepper Mistakes and How to Avoid Them http://www.survivalnewsonline.com/index.php/2014/02/the-7-worst-rookie-prepper-mistakes/ Survival Tips S1 E12. Snoman discusses the 7 worst rookie prepper mi… Read more … Another Prepper essentials list… 10 Items a New Prepper Needs In this episode, we review 10 items (plus 1 for extra credit) that …

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Oct 09

Rosemary- Your Herbal Medicine Cabinet

Rosemary

Here in California, Rosemary grows like a weed. You find in edging gardens or filling in spaces in public plantings. But, it is much more than an evergreen shrub that smells nice. Rosemary is a woody and fragrant herb useful for cooking and medicine. It’s straightforward and easy to grow, and looks nice most of the …

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Sep 30

Don’t Just Prep During Emergency Preparedness Month

winter storm

It’s the last day of Emergency Preparedness Month… but don’t start thinking that you are DONE! This is a good time to make sure you have your house in order, and are set for Winter. Some Things You Can Do…. Change out the Water in your Water Storage Containers Check the seals on your jars …

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Sep 29

The Dehydrator Bible Review

The newest addition to my kitchen library is the very complete “The Dehydrator Bible” by Jennifer MacKenzie, Jay Nutt & Don Mercer. I love my food dehydrator, but never felt like I was making the most of it. Sure, I dehydrated fruit for snacks and trail mix, and I make KILLER Beef Jerkey… but I always …

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Sep 15

What Vegetables Can You Plant in September?

broccoli

September is a month on the cusp… some places are faced with Indian Summer, in other regions the leaves are beginning to change, and in South Dakota they were hit with 8 inches of snow. So, for some people, planting a new crop of anything is absurd… but for those in warmer climates, there is …

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Sep 12

How Connected Are You?

media

I’m embarrassed to admit just how much time I spend online. Of course, it is my “real job” as a writer to be online…. but still…. I worry about time spent sitting on my butt and poking away at a keyboard. Then there are the kids…. according to recent studies, kids spend on average of …

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Sep 10

Pandemic Protection

pandemic

Sadly, trying to envision a world where a Pandemic Survival Kit is needed is no longer difficult. What do you do when diseases like Ebola or this new Respiratory Virus are in your neighborhood? Would you rather look foolish taking precautions? Or is it foolish to go out unprepared? Everyone should have some Pandemic protection gear …

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Sep 03

Is the Monstanto “Corporatocracy” running our country?

I learned a new word today, “Corporatocracy”. Broken down it means, a government run by corporations. Not a surprise, is it… our politicians have long been bought and paid for by wealthy companies. Politicians need money; companies have money… so politicians do what the corporations ask. It’s just a little favor, after all. But now it’s sunk to …

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