Carrying Good Quality Knives

I am a great believer in carrying good quality knives.  A couple of years ago I purchased a Benchmade 940 Osborne.  Since then I have been using it as my everyday carry and it gets some rough treatment. Recently I … Continue reading

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12 Spices that You Want in Your Storage

My wife and I were discussing some problems she has had with the storage of some spice mixtures that she purchased from Costco.  She has been using their Lemon & pepper seasoning and the Montreal Steak season when she noticed … Continue reading

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Electric Panels and How to Turn Off the Power.

It seems that whenever I talk to a group of people, I find someone who does not know how to turn of the electric panel to their house.  This is something that everyone should know how to do, even your … Continue reading

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Nighttime Emergencies, How do You Respond?

When I worked in a firehouse, we always kept our turns outs (bunker gear) right by our beds.  With everything always in the same place, we could be dressed and on our to way to slide down the pole in a … Continue reading

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Your Most Important Prep

I have been thinking about what is your most important prep.  In talking with people, the most common answer that I have received is water or food.  Amongst the other answers that I have received are shelter, knives, fire starters … Continue reading

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15 Over the Counter Medications Preppers need to Stock

Over the counter medications are well worth stocking.  Many of them were originally prescription medications and some still are in larger strengths.  One of the items that I have listed is not what you would normally consider medications, but it … Continue reading

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FreezeDryGuy Christmas Special

These can make great Christmas presents

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Hybrid Solar Headlamp, a Review

I like flashlights, my wife says, I am obsessed with them I have so many.  There are all kinds of different ones around the house from expensive to cheap.  Even I will admit I have way more than I need.  … Continue reading

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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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Solar Stove, the Experiences of a Newbie

A while back, I received a Solar Stove 1.0 from Art at Solar Prepper .  It is a nice little folding stove that appears to be well made.  I had a friend of mine Tamara check it out.  Now she … Continue reading

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