SAM Splints Belong in Your First Aid Kit.

Everybody needs a good set of splints in their first aid kit.  While there are many ways to improvise splints, it always saves time if you have one ready to use.  My first aid kit contains several of the SAM … Continue reading

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Sanitary Napkins, Tampons and Diapers Are They Good Blood Stoppers?

This post was sent to me by a friend.  For many years, I have been told that sanitary pads, diapers and tampons worked well as wound dressing.  This article disagrees and says that they should not be used on a … Continue reading

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Pemmican and How to Make the Traditional Way.

I see a lot of discussion of pemmican on the internet and quite a few recipes being distributed.  Now pemmican is a great survival food.  It is a concentrated mixture of fat and protein.  It was used by the native peoples of North America.  Upon the … Continue reading

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Poor Broke College Students and Preps

This post is the result of a question one of my grandchildren asked me.  He is going to college in Idaho. Here is his question “If you are a poor college student living in an apartment in what ways can … Continue reading

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Sewer Backups or Flooding, How to Clean Up After One

The other day we put up a post on the problems of sewer backups that can be caused by a major disaster or flooding.  Remember that after a major disaster or disruption of services that many of the flood control … Continue reading

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How to be a Prepper and Avoid Going Crazy

I have been a prepper for almost 50 years and still have managed to enjoy life.  During this time, there have been many changes.  First, we were prepping for war with the Soviet Union; everyone thought that it was imminent.  … Continue reading

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Honey a Great Food for Long Term Storage

The other day I saw an article by someone who was storing large amounts of peanut butter, jam and honey.  From the sound of the article they were buying all of it at their local grocery store. Now honey is a … Continue reading

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Sealing Food in Five Gallon Buckets is an Important Skill for Preppers

This post is a rerun of one I did in 2012.  There seems to be a lot of misunderstanding about the best method for sealing food in five gallon buckets. First be sure your buckets are food grade, second make sure that … Continue reading

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Multi Tools are They Worth Carrying?

For many years I have carried a multi tool. Years ago I started by carrying the first Leatherman that came out.  I found it useful and carried it for many years.  Later I encounter the Leatherman Wave and found that … Continue reading

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Keeping Deer Out of the Garden

Summer is rapidly approaching and it is time to plant our garden.  I have lived in this house since 1987 and last year for the first time, I had a problem with deer attacking my garden.  This year I expect … Continue reading

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