Your Gun Safe and the Hazards of Electronic Locks and EMP

I was recently asked a question about the electronic locks that we see on so many new safes.  The question was will EMP destroy the electronic locks on your safes.  Electronic locking mechanisms are a real convenient, but at the … Continue reading

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A Weapon You can Carry on a Plane, the Quarterstaff

I have always had an interest in history, military history in particular.  As such, I have read and studied a bit on medieval weaponry.  One thing I have found is that most countries had a martial arts fighting system and … Continue reading

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How do We as Preppers React to Terrorist Threats

Today on Drudge I saw the following news item, “ISIS Hackers Plan “Message to America” Attack Today”, they are announcing a hacker attack that is suppose to occur at 2 pm est.  The hackers are promising something “surprising” that “will … Continue reading

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Supply Caches, a Good Idea or Not?

  Over the years, I have talked to many people who have cached supplies with different results.  Some have went back to check on their caches and have never found them.  Other were able to walk right up to theirs. … Continue reading

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Sugardine, a Great Homemade Antiseptic

I try to put up a new post every day, but occasionally there are posts that I think are important enough to be repeated. This post on sugardine is a good example.  It is something that everyone should know and … Continue reading

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Self Storage Lockers can be a Hazard to Your Preps

When I first retired, I worked for a large company and among the buildings I was responsible for, was a Self Storage Locker.  Now it was not located in the best part of town and there were always problems. Now I hear and read … Continue reading

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Medical Preparations for TEOTWAWKI or a Major Disaster

Let’s assume a few things about a major disaster or TEOTWAWKI.  It will be darker, (no lights), colder, hotter, wetter, drier, and dirtier.  The world will not be as safe. There will be less clean water, less food, more danger, … Continue reading

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Good Physical Shape and Why You Should Stay in It

In the past, I have always advocated staying in good physical shape.  I even mentioned it in a blog just the other day.  I have always been blessed with the ability to walk long distances without any problem and even … Continue reading

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Food Storage Updates on Long-Term Storage

Here are some food storage updates on some of the various long-term storage items we have encountered lately. The other day someone gave me three five gallon buckets, two of dehydrated broccoli and one of dehydrated carrots.  They had been … Continue reading

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Ten Free Preps, For When You are Short of Money

  This morning I have been giving some thought as to what a new prepper or even an experienced prepper can do to improve their position for free.  We are all short of money at times, but that should not … Continue reading

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