Mothballing Small Engines for Storage.

Over the years, I have learned about mothballing small engines the hard way.  Years ago I failed to mothball engines correctly, just shutting them down and forgetting about them.  Several years later I attempted to start them and ended up … Continue reading

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A few ideas to help you with your preps.

Every now and then, I get a bunch of ideas none of which justify a full post.  So here is a bunch of miscellaneous information on preps. First I want to give you more encouragement to go to garage sales.  … Continue reading

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Pork Soup from Leftovers

My wife is a very good cook and is always creating her own recipes.  I had this for lunch yesterday and was so good I decided to post it here for you all to enjoy.  So here is her recipe … Continue reading

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40 Most Common Edible Wild Plants in North America

Edible wild plants are an often-overlooked food source.  Many of the edible wild plants on this list probably grow near you, regardless of whether you live in the city or country. Find a book that covers the edible wild plants … Continue reading

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Raised Beds make for Easy to Maintain Gardens

Summer is here and it is time to have your garden planted.  Now I am not a gardener, I like the produce, but gardening is something I do under protest.  Now my wife likes to garden.  However, in recent years … Continue reading

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Dealing with Everyday Emergencies.

Preparedness covers a very wide area and we often focus on the most serious aspects of it and don’t post about the smaller everyday emergencies.  But today I had someone send me the following e-mail about everyday emergencies and concerns … Continue reading

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Boiling Water Verses Pasteurization to Make Safe Drinking Water

For many years, we have been told to boil water that may be contaminated by bacteria.  Some groups have given different lengths of time that the water should be boiled. I have heard times of up to twenty minutes.  Now … Continue reading

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Understanding the Various Methods of Water Filtration or Purification

Water filtration or purification is an extremely important skill for preppers.  But it is an area in which I see a lot of confusion.  There are many different systems that are available and all of them claim to be the … Continue reading

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Yard Sales can Save You Lots of Money

Where I live the temperature has been in the mid 70’s and the garage and yards sales have started.  Yesterday morning was the first time this year I have been out and spent a couple of hours shopping.  Now every … Continue reading

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Sillcock Keys, The key to Finding Water In the Cities

If you live in the city or an urban area, you will notice that many of the water faucets cannot be turn on without a special key.  This is called a Sillcock key and can be purchased at any hardware … Continue reading

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