Category Archives: Self sufficiency

Free Five-gallon Buckets are Yours for the Asking

I have recently received several email inquires about how to get hold of inexpensive or free five-gallon buckets.  Now I have a lot of five gallon buckets, some I have paid for, but many that I have gotten for free. … Continue reading






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Mason Jars, 20 Different Ways to Use Them

Mason jars are another one of those things that we take for granted.  They are easy to get and always seem to be available.  Yet they have so many uses I can’t think of them all.  So I have made a … Continue reading






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Fifteen uses for five-gallon buckets

Five-gallon buckets are cheap, easy to get and one of the most useful items to have at your home or bug out location.  Personally, I always try to keep extra buckets on hand.  My buckets are mostly food grade, but … Continue reading






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Make Your Home a General Store

Actually, Make Your Home a General Store  is the title of an article I read in Meridian Magazine an LDS publication.  While this preparedness article is written from a religious point of view, it makes a great point of looking … Continue reading






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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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