kevin rockwell

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May 20

Do you have a survival go bag for your vehicle?

Many of us have put together Go Bags for when the SHTF occurs. A bag filled with survival essentials that we can grad and go with if we have to bug out and find safety during an emergency. This is a very good practice for anyone to have such a bag. But do you have …

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May 13

Groundbreaking Food Gardens: 73 Plans That Will Change the Way You Grow Your Garden- Book Review

rooftop garden

I’ve just discovered a fabulous new gardening book, “Groundbreaking Food Gardens: 73 Plans That Will Change the Way You Grow Your Garden” by Niki Jabbour. She and 72 other gardening experts lay out plans for different types of vegetable gardens. But it’s more than just… put the carrots here and put the tomatoes there… each garden …

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May 12

Five Essential Nutrient Rich Vegetables for Your Garden

Nutrient Rich Vegetables Not all vegetables are created equal. The nutrition found in leafy greens far exceeds what you might find in your average cucumber. If you are planting a garden for maximum value with limited resources, it might be good to plant nutrient rich vegetables that will provide you with the most return/benefit. That’s …

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May 06

Can Rotation Shelves

stocking food

Keeping your Pantry Organized is incredibly important. The best designs will allow you to see at a glance what you have so you don’t keep buying what’s already there. There is a running joke in my family about tomato paste. Every week for a month, I would buy tomato paste. Why? Because when I bought it, …

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Apr 30

Beans As a Survival Food

Beans are one of the most versatile, and healthy foods to have in your Prepper Pantry. They are loaded with nutrients, full of fiber, and a great source of protein. Beans can be eaten fresh, or dried for later use. Make them into soups or stews, eat them as a side dish, mash them into …

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Apr 24

Secret Rooms – Keep Your Food Storage and Survival Supplies Safe and Hidden

secret rooms

Stockpiling food and supplies for your family is the right thing to do. The question is, do you want to share with everyone you know? If people see that you have food, medicines and important tools to get through an emergency situation, where do you think they will head when trouble starts? Suddenly, you have acquaintances and strangers …

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Apr 21

Faraday Bags to Protect Your Electronics From EMPs

faraday bag

Our world is addicted to electronics. A large Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP) could disrupt life as we know it. From one minute to the next we would lose the ability to use phones, computers and even our cars. Fortunately, a Faraday cage, or Faraday bag, will protect essential electronics. Mainstream Media is now acknowledging that …

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Apr 18

No Power in the Kitchen? Opening Cans and Jars for those with Limited Hand Strength or Arthritis

Jar Opener

Creating a stocked pantry means storing food in cans and jars, sealed packets and buckets. Creating a tight seal means keeping your food fresh and ready to go when you need it. Without power, you have to use manual tools, but manual tools require strength. What if you don’t have the hand strength to use …

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Apr 17

Bug Out Bag Alternatives for the Elderly

Bug Out Bag Alternative

The average Bug Out Bag can easily weigh in at 30-40 pounds. To someone young and strong, this is a walk in the park (for the first few miles anyway), but for the weak or the elderly, a fully loaded Bug Out Bag is just not going to work. For those who cannot carry as much …

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Apr 03

Start A Fire With Corks!

wine cork

Love this simple fire starting trick! Save the corks from any bottle of wine that you have finished enjoying. Make sure they are REAL CORKS (not the synthetic ones, or the screw tops… the ones made from actual cork). Save the corks in a jar filled with rubbing alcohol. Keep the lid on tight. (Don’t …

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