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General Topics

Fire

May 25, 2018

Ah, fire, the perfect topic for the pyromaniac in you. It’ll keep you warm and cook your food, but starting one takes practice. There are SO many good tools to have on hand for fire. I’d recommend getting your hands on multiple options and getting practice in with every single one. Find which products work well for you and which…

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Food Storage, Recipes

7 Tasty Oatmeal Add-Ins Using Your Food Storage

May 22, 2018

Oatmeal is a terrific survival food but the same flavors can get old quite fast. Below are a few ideas for add ins to switch it up using items you are probably already putting in your food storage! Many of these can also be added to a basic granola recipe. 1. Strawberry Banana FD (Freeze Dried) Sliced Strawberries, FD Banana…

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Medical

Using Iodine to Protect Against Radiation

May 13, 2018

It’s always important to know not only what to use for certain scenarios, but what the limitations of that item are. It’s a great idea to keep an appropriate form of Iodine in your preps to help protect against Nuclear radiation, but do you know the proper dosages? Do you know what forms of radiation it can help protect against?…

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Medical

Medical Kit/First Aid

May 7, 2018

When it comes to medical supplies, there seem to be a few different mindsets out there. Some people go with just your very basic first aid kit, like the kind you can buy pre-assembled and containing such items as band aids, antibiotic ointment, and cleansing wipes. Some go all out, buying advanced medical equipment for surgeries and procedures that only…

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Food Storage

Choosing Cookware

April 15, 2018

Although some emergencies may allow us to continue using our modern stoves and microwaves, it’s a good idea to have some basic cookware that can be used over a fire or other heat source and be easily portable. Much of the backpacking cookware you’ll find in stores will be aluminum which, while lightweight, has a lower melting point than stainless…

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Product Reviews

Product Review: Stanley Base Camp Cook Set 4x

April 15, 2018

The time came… I needed to replace the cook set in my emergency gear with something a bit more suitable for my family. When I first started prepping I was in a relationship but we didn’t have kids. Now we are married with two kids and two dogs. So the compact little cookware set that had been sitting in my…

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Food Storage

Volume vs Weight: Fresh, Dehydrated, and Freeze Dried Foods

April 11, 2018

I often see confusion when people try to compare measurements of dehydrated and freeze dried foods to fresh equivalents. In fact, it reminds me of those math problems that circulate social media and essentially boil down to whether people remember the order of operations. Remember, volume is the amount of space the item takes up, NOT the weight of said…

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General Topics

Storage Methods for your Preps

April 8, 2018

What is the best way to store your preps, especially if you are buying in bulk? This is a topic with many options and so it is easy to feel overwhelmed. You can buy items already packed for you (like grain already in buckets) or if you do it yourself you’ll be able to customize to your own needs much…

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Cleaning & Hygiene, Women's Topics

Candida in Clothing/Reusable Products

April 7, 2018

Candida albicans is a yeast (type of fungus) that we all have in and on our bodies. Normally it’s not an issue, but if you deal with an overgrowth of Candida then it can rear it’s ugly head as oral thrush, skin or nail infection, or as a yeast infection around the genitals. This includes Candida contributing to many diaper…

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Babies & Kids, Women's Topics

Pregnancy

March 19, 2018

Pregnancy can be a difficult time for all involved. Sometimes you can go through pregnancy and childbirth without any problems whatsoever, sometimes something major can happen needing intervention, and there is no way to predict up front how it’s going to go. There comes a point that all you can do is hope for the best, but before that point…

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