Category Archives: Shelter

Building Field Expedient Shelters to Keep You Dry

With all the recent rain we have been having, I have been thinking about field expedient shelters.  Now I am familiar with many of the improvised shelters made with natural materials.  But to tell you the truth I have never … Continue reading

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Sleeping Dry While Camping in the Rain

It has been raining hard on and off for the last several days.  This resulted in a discussion about sleeping dry while camping in the rain.  I was very surprised about how little some of the young men knew about … Continue reading

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A Comparison of Four Different Fire Starters

Today one of my granddaughters and I were experimenting with different types of fire starting devices.  It ended with us making a video of Randy lighting Vaseline soaked cotton balls in a short video which we posted on you tube. … Continue reading

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Sheltering in Place can be Easy If You Plan

With all the talk about sheltering in place going round I want to offer a few suggestion in case you have too. The need to shelter in place could be caused by everything from pandemics to economic collapse.  The other day … Continue reading

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Shipping Containers and How to Insulate Them

I have always liked shipping containers for storage and other uses.  My family has several and I have had one in my yard for many years.  They are inexpensive to purchase, require little maintenance, and hold up well to the … Continue reading

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Solar Lighters, an Interesting New Item

Yesterday I was down at Disaster Stuff, a local preparedness supplier located in Roseville, California and saw an interesting new item.  A solar lighter, now this was designed to be a cigarette lighter and I was amazed at how quick … Continue reading

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How Do I Know When to Bug out?

In my contacts with other preppers, I am often asked the question, how do I know when to bug out. Many seem to want a list of signs that they can look for, that will give them a clear signal … Continue reading

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Improvised Shelters can Keep You Alive in Both Hot and Cold Weather

Building improvised shelters from the elements is not hard and can save your life.  If you get too hot or too cold, you can die.  Finding good improvised shelter can help you keep a normal body temperature.  Shelter will help … Continue reading

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How to Choose a Good Sleeping Bag

  Sleeping bags are something that I have given a lot of thought too.  Currently there are many good sleeping bags on the market.  They can vary from twenty-five to several hundred dollars in cost.  But how much is a … Continue reading

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Wind Chill and How it Can Affect You

Wind chill is a measure of the combined effects of wind and temperature.  Temperature alone does not give a true indication of the impact of cold.  The human body loses heat through convection, evaporation, conduction, and radiation.  Wind chill has a … Continue reading

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