EMP Attack by North Korea is a Real Possibility Says DHS Study

EMP attack

I rarely reprint items from the news, but today I will make an exception.  An EMP attack is something that has worried many of us for some time.  It is something that could bring devastation to most of the US.  …

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Will You Eat a Rat to Survive?

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“Will you eat a rat?” is a legitimate question.  If your answer is no, you are not mentally prepared to survive.  Rats are a delicacy in parts of the world.  One of the first ideas the military teaches about surviving …

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Pressure Canners Vs Pressure Cookers

The  other day I received the following comment from MeITX. regarding my post The Many Amazing Uses of a Pressure Cooker as a Tool for Preppers.  It stated, “Don’t confuse a pressure canner with a pressure cooker. It is …

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Understanding the Uses of the Military Crest of a Hill or Ridge

We have probably all heard of not allowing ourselfs to be silhouetted against the sky when on a ridgeline or hilltop, while hunting or not wanting to be seen. In law enforcement whenever we did surveillance in the hills, we …

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Utilities and Earthquakes

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With all the recent earthquakes, I have done a small unscientific survey to see how many people that I knew that could shut off their utilities in an emergency.  Now I am not talking about preppers, but the public in …

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Best Used By Dates On Canned Foods are Often Misunderstood.

best used by date

This is a subject that I have posted on previously and causes me a lot of frustration.  I keep running across people who throw canned foods out as soon as they reach their best used by date.  They think that …

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Auburn California Preparedness Fair Sat. April 12, 2014

This is a post mainly for readers who live in Northern California.  On April 12, one week from today there will be a Preparedness Fair, held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 287 Poet Smith in Auburn …

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Some Easy to Make Raised Planters

One of the problems of getting old is that you don’t bend over as easy as you used to.  My wife has wanted to try some raised planters for a while, to see if it is easier on her back.  …

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How to Build a Comfortable Outhouse

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Yesterday I talked about sanitation; today I want to continue this subject by talking about outhouses.  When I was young I lived in two different homes that had outhouses and I am somewhat familiar with them.

An outhouse does not …

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Poor Sanitation can Kill You

In the twentieth century our average lifespan increased by 35 years.  Improvements in sanitation were responsible for 30 of these years.  Prior to the twentieth century, more people died of disease caused by poor sanitation in every war than as …

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