Category Archives: Self sufficiency

How the Just in Time System Hurts Everyone in an Emergency

In an emergency how much can you depend on the grocery stores?  For all of who worked as a stock boy in a grocery store the world has changed. Twenty or even ten years ago, we stored tons of merchandise … 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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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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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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Ten Free Preps, For When You are Short of Money

  This morning I have been giving some thought as to what a new prepper or even an experienced prepper can do to improve their position for free.  We are all short of money at times, but that should not … Continue reading

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Poor Broke College Students and Preps

This post is the result of a question one of my grandchildren asked me.  He is going to college in Idaho. Here is his question “If you are a poor college student living in an apartment in what ways can … Continue reading

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Taking Advantage of Other Peoples Knowledge.

  We all should be taking advantage of other peoples knowledge, but many of us miss one of the best sources of information on prepping. The other day I got into a conversation with an older gentleman, who is in … Continue reading

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Family and Friends, Why We Need Them

The older I get the more I realize that many of us in our attempts to maintain operational secrecy ignore what may turn out to be our most important prep.  Most of us stock, food, water, medical kits and all … Continue reading

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So what is the Best Equipment for the Job?

I am a self-admitted gear nut; I have one of almost everything when it comes to preparedness.  By no stretch of the imagination could I carry everything I have.  Scrounging just comes naturally to me; I find stuff in garage … Continue reading

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