Category Archives: Seventy-two hour kits

Protecting Your Vision and the Need for Glasses

Being an old man and having to wear glasses, I have become much more aware of the need to have a backup plan to let you keep having good vision after TEOTWAWKI.  My first suggestion would be to get an … Continue reading






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More on Your Evacuation Plan or Bugging Out

After writing a post on evacuation plans the other day (Planning Your Evacuation or Bug out Route). I received the following comments from a friend.  These are some additional points that you should take into consideration when planning an evacuation. Howard Your … Continue reading






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Planning Your Evacuation or Bug Out Route

Evacuating or bugging out is not at the top of my list of planned responses to a emergency.  I will stay in place until it becomes more dangerous to stay than to leave.  Now my plan like anyone else’s may … Continue reading






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Civilian or Military Gear, What Attracts attention

Lately I have been seeing quite a controversy on whether or not to wear or use military gear if you have to evacuate or bug out from your home.  The argument runs along these lines. 1 Military gear will make … 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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An Inexpensive Sleep System for your Bug Out bag

Many of us because of age or other problems are limited in the size bug out bag that we can carry.  One problem that I have encountered is having adequate shelter, while keeping the weight down.  I recently found a … Continue reading






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Backpacking Stoves that are Good for Your Bug Out Bag

Spring and summer are just around the corner and many of us will do some camping.  This is a great time to try out some of the equipment that we have been accumulating. This last few summers I have been … Continue reading






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Duct Tape and it’s Many Uses

I have written about duct tape before and why you need to store it, but we recently came up with a few more reasons, so here is another blog.  There are so many uses there is even a book written … Continue reading






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A Good Little Grab and Go Bag, Dutch Army Surplus

I have a tendency to accumulate preps that I like, for example flashlights, knifes and back packs.  Now I have too many of all three, but it seems like I am always getting more.  The ones I am not using … Continue reading






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The SilverFire Scout Biomass Stove is very Efficient

I recently received a new stove to test, this is the SilverFire Scout.  Now before I say too much about the stove I want to explain a bit about my background.  I have served in the fire service and for … Continue reading






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