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I have been preparing since I was in my twenties and now that I am in my seventies, I will continue to do it as long as possible. During my life I have seen many changes, as a child I can remember when we had no TV, a party line phone and an outdoor toilet. Many of the tools that we used prior to the advent of power tools are now collectors items or considered junk.
I look at the electronics and power tools that are available today and how dependent everyone has become on them. What will happen when the electricity fails? …Read More...
Old age is the one thing that none of us can escape. Along with old age come the physical problems that to some degree are in all of our futures. We lose our hearing, our joints don’t work the same and our memories get shorter. But at the same time, we have accumulated a large amount of knowledge and hopefully financial resources. Regardless of how hard we struggle eventually old age effects prepping.
So how do we deal with it? Because of my age, this is an immediate concern to me. While I am in good condition for my age, I would find it much harder to bug out on foot, so would my wife. …Read More...
You are standing in a crowd of approximately 700,000 people; you are way in the back. You don’t see anyone with a camera. So you are hidden in the crowd right. Well think again. The new Gigapixel images that are available from various commercial companies lets you identify individuals in huge crowds. The one shown in the following link Gigapixel images lets you identify faces in a crowd of 700,000 people. Put your cursor on the picture and click your mouse. You will be amazed at what you see.…Read More...
Here is a flyer for the annual fair put on by the LDS Church in Auburn California. If you live close this is a good chance to learn some new skills. The event is free and open to the public.
Emergency Preparedness Fair
Saturday, Sept. 19
12pm – 5pm
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
287 Poet Smith Dr, Auburn Ca.
New Home Buying
Information and Displays… Read More...
Fire Prevention / Earthquake Preparation
Drought Tolerant Gardening
Ham Radios and Communication
Food Storage, Canning, Dehydrating, Pickling, Freeze Drying, and Cooking
Generators, Alternate Power, Wood Stoves
First Aid and Emergency Medicine
Water Purification, Filtration and Storage
Solar Ovens and Alternate Cooking
72 Hour or Bug Out Kits
Alternate Heating and Lighting
Because of something that recently happened to a friend of mine, the subject of personal and home security has been on my mind quite a bit lately. Over the years, I have posted several articles on various ways of securing your home against break-ins. Here are a couple of links that will give you some suggestions on how to secure your home, How to avoid being the victim of burglars, Dogs for Security and Why You Should Have One, Pick the Neighborhood in Which You Live Carefully.
In addition to the above information on home security, I recently came across a couple of new ideas. …Read More...
For the past, several months I have been on the Adkins Diet and have lost just over 40 lbs. This diet has worked well for me; I don’t feel deprived or hungry. Because I love potatoes and miss them, my wife tries to find substitutes for them. Now I like potato salad. So the other day we had some people coming over for barbequed hamburgers and of course potato salad. Now I love potato salad with burgers, so my wife makes me a cauliflower potato salad. You substitute cauliflower for potatoes.
Now here I am at the table looking at a big bowl of potato salad and a smaller bowl of cauliflower potato salad. …Read More...
Today I am watching what is going on in Greece and looking for the lessons we can learn from it. I think that the economic problems they are having is just the tip of the iceberg. They are the canary in the coalmine.
The news from Greece includes the following.
- All over Athens, people have been queuing tonight, but the lines outside the National Bank branches were by some distance the longest, reports Jon Henley. And that’s because the National Bank supplies the banknotes, and lots of other Greek banks, by midnight on Sunday, had no more of those.
- While Greece’s government announced on Sunday night that the country’s banks would not open on Monday, that capital controls would be introduced and limits set on withdrawals, there was no official confirmation yet of what those limits would be.
Security window films can make your home much more resistant to burglary attempts. They consist of polyester, or PET films that are applied to your windows or glass doors in order to hold them together if the glass is shattered (similar to laminated glass). The difference between security film and laminated glass is that these security films can be applied to your windows after they have been installed.
Security film is thicker than regular window film that you buy to tint your windows. It normally uses a pressure-sensitive adhesive type of glue, which helps prevent glass breakage, along with holding glass pieces together while the glass gets broken.…Read More...
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 at over 70 my joints are still good.
The other day a friend of mine calls up and says that he is going to hike a trail in Yosemite that he heard has some beautiful views. Since I do enjoy photography, and he says it is all downhill I figure why not. Now I have not been hiking regularly for some time (getting lazy in my old age) but since it is downhill why not. …Read More...
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. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, there have been more troubles. Today we have problems with the economy, concerns about freedom and the fighting throughout the world. Diseases new or old are always on the horizon.
Today they talk about global warming. Before that, there was global cooling, acid rain Y2K, and oil and food shortages caused by overpopulation. It seems like there is always something in the news to worry us. …Read More...