Category: Prepper

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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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 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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Aug 07

Prepper News of The Week

Prepper News and Views   Keeping you up to date on the latest news about the Prepper subject. It is important to stay on top of news and updates so that you are aware of what is going on so you can be ready.   Rumor Check: Is There a $500 Reward for Reporting Neighbors …

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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 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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Apr 01

Using a Whetstone -A Knife is Only as Good as its Edge

“Always take care of your tools” was a mantra that my father drummed into me from early on. Keep them clean, put them away after using them, treat them well, and they will work for you. Dad would set aside time every week to maintain his tools. On Saturday mornings he would pull out the …

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Mar 04

Herbal Medicine Cabinet- Chamomile

Chamomile- I love having Chamomile in my garden. This pretty sweet plant from the Daisy family, is covered with little white flowers all summer long. German Chamomile is an annual that forms a 3 foot bushy sort of plant, while Roman Chamomile is a perennial that grows low to the ground. My preference is for the German Chamomile …

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