An invitation to Submit Guest Posts and Win Preps

This blog is now almost four years old (in February) and I have put up almost 1500 posts on various subjects.  Most of these have been prepared by my wife or myself along with a few guest posts.  I have tried to … Continue reading

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A Problem with Chinese Made Fire Starters

In the past, I have told you about the magnesium fire starters that are currently being sold by Harbor Freight.  They are normally priced at $2.99 and occasionally on sale for $1.99.  These starters are made in China.  Since they are … Continue reading

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Water Assurance: An Inexpensive Device

Here is another article from a friend on a plan to backup your water. Howard Water is a concern for us as a family. In the area where we live, we do not often face droughts but they do occur. … Continue reading

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Fish Hooks can be Used for Bird Hunting

Now the first thing I want to explain that hunting birds with fish hooks is probably illegal everywhere.  This should only be used as a method of last resort when your life is at stake.  But if the situation is … Continue reading

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Replacing Axe Handles is an Art

The other day I came across a nice old boys axe.  A boy’s axe is a midsized axe that normally comes with a 28-inch handle and 2 ¼ pound head.  Since this one had a broken handle, I decided to … Continue reading

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Crayons for Light, is it a myth?

On face book and other sites I keep getting all of these survival tips, now don’t get me wrong I like to get them.  But at the same time look at some of them with a bit of skepticism.  It … Continue reading

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More on Saving Old Beans that Have Turned Hard

The other day I received the following comment regarding the post Old Beans from 1970 Made Soft and Edible.  “Am I correct that the old beans would grind well into bean flour, and would probably make better than OK frijoles refritos? … Continue reading

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Water can be Your Most Important Prep

Here is another entry in the contest, this one is about water. Howard You have posted several articles about water, which I think is THE most important prep of all preps.  Being a former water operator I know how important it … Continue reading

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More on the Subject of Night Vision

Here is a post from Ed on the Subject of Night Vision Howard If you’ve ever had to find your way out of a large building after the power goes out you can appreciate the value of having at least … Continue reading

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AuxComm HF Exercise Announcement

For those of you who may be interested Howard On Sunday, 25 January 2015, at 3pm (EST) the AUXCOMM Network will be conducting another volunteer HF emergency communications training net for all AuxComm personnel within the United States.  The primary … Continue reading

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Gardening For a Fistful of Dollars

Here is a guest post by Joe on the subject of how to make extra money by gardening.   This is a great way to learn new skills, while increasing your own preparedness. Howard For those of us suffering from weeks-long … Continue reading

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