Solar storm to hit today

I just received this message and am sending it out for your information. Howard This is an important message from the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG) Regional Incident Communication and Coordination System (RICCS). Location(s): Global A severe geomagnetic storm … Continue reading

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Strategic vs Tactical Radios for Defensive Use

In any type of serious emergency, be it a major national disaster, a nuclear attack or major civil disruptions you need to be able to communicate with your friends and family.  In addition, you need intelligence, to know how to … Continue reading

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Getting the Most from Your Personal Radio, MURS or FRS/GMRS

Here is an excellent article on the advantages of MURS radios for people who do not want to obtain a license for ham radios. It was sent to me by a friend from RACES. MURS stands for Multi-Use Radio Service.  After … Continue reading

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Some Tips on Using Herbal Teas

The other day I was in the grocery store and took a good look at the herbal tea section.  Everything is now in tea bags and is quite expensive.  Now I am old enough to remember a world where tea … Continue reading

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A Good Whole Wheat Bread Recipe

Everytime I go to visit my daughter I look forward to eating her good homemade whole wheat bread.  She makes it from scratch, starting with whole wheat and grinding it herself. This is my daughter’s favorite bread recipe.  It is … 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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Why Store Whole Wheat?

Whole wheat or berries are easy to store and can be purchased quite inexpensively.  I don’t know where the term wheat berry came from, for years they were just called whole wheat.  But things change.  The internet describes a wheat … Continue reading

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Storing Grains for Long Term

I have been storing grains for well over forty years using what was the most current method at that time.  The first buckets of wheat I stored were in five-gallon square metal cans with a friction lid.  We put bay leaves … Continue reading

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Free Preparedness Manuals to Download

If you have been reading this blog for very long you probably know I like free stuff.  I am always on the lookout for it and like to pass along suggestion to all of you.  So here is a new … Continue reading

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Growing and Preserving Figs

We have a large fig tree in our back yard.  For the amount of space and the limited care it takes, it produces way more fruit than any other fruit tree of which I am aware.  It will produce two … Continue reading

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