Category Archives: Shelter

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Improvised Heaters can Keep You Alive in Cold Weather

 

Depending on the climate, that you live in, heating your home in an emergency may be a matter of life or death.  Where I live it would be cold, but with dressing warmly, I could survive in my home …

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Field Expedient Techniques that You Need to Learn

The other day I was reading a Field expedient handbook published at the U.S. Army Infantry School back in the 1960’s.  These are interesting little books with lots of good knowledge.  If you run across field expedient handbooks for sale …

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Staying Warm While Sheltering in Place After a Disaster

 

You have decided or circumstances have dictated that you are going to shelter in place.  The neighborhood in which you live in not ideal.  There are too many unprepared people and the houses or apartments are close together.  You …

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Bugging Out vs Sheltering in Place is Always a Controversy.

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As I get older, reality sets in.  Years ago, when I was much younger I felt as many of you that I could take my backpack and head into the wilderness and survive.  As I got older and learned more …

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Home Repair Supplies for Use in an Emergency Situation

Home Repair Supplies

We all stock food, water, medical and the other standard supplies.  But what do you stock in case your home needs a bit of first aid.  Do you stock home repair supplies?  Your home can be damaged from many causes …

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Winterize your home and preps Before You have Problems

 

It is still Sept and we have already had snow in the Sierra’s and I see strange weather in many parts of the world.  If you live in the northern hemisphere now is a good time to winterize your …

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