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A few ideas to help you with your preps.

Every now and then, I get a bunch of ideas none of which justify a full post.  So here is a bunch of miscellaneous information on preps.

First I want to give you more encouragement to go to garage sales.  This morning I bought a nice case of tools for five dollars.  A great buy see the attached pictures.  It seems like I almost always find something I can use.  If I don’t need it, I trade it for something I do need.

Both Lowe’s and Home Depot have a good sale on Kingford Charcoal.  A two pack for $9.99, with a limit of five bags a person. …

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Poor Broke College Students and Preps

prepsThis 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 you start preparing now when you have limited space and limited income?”  Now the answer to this question may help more than just college students, there are a lot of people who have the same limitations on storing preps for various reasons.

Fortunately we live in a very affluent society and many things are readily available. The first thing that you have to do is to take stock of what you have.   …

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Garage Sales are Great for Finding Preps

Summer is starting and so are garage sales.  Today for a total of $20, I bought a WW2 entrenching tool in good condition, 2 new pistol belts, one canteen with cover, all military issue and one drawknife.  For those of you who don’t know what a drawknife is see the following blog http://bit.ly/14j1QuL.   Every year I find an amazing amount of items that I can either use, give to my kids or trade.

With a bit of patients you can find almost anything. Two weeks ago I bought a Honda 1000 watt generator which normally sells for upwards of $800.00…

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A New Look At Lists

We all make lists of the things we need to learn or add to our preps.  I know I have made plenty.  Sometimes I complete them but more often than not, they get lost before they are finished.  Making lists is always a bit of a chore; you end up with a huge list of things you want not necessarily need.

So use your imagination, take your list and look it over from a different prospective.  Imagine that you have received a phone call from your super secret buddy who is really in the know and he says you have twenty four hours before the grid goes down and you are back in the dark ages.  …

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Why You Need to Hold a Garage Sale

Eliminate clutter

I am running a bit late with my post this morning, because like a lot of other people I have had a storage problem, just too much stuff.  So I decided to do something about it.  We decided that we needed to get rid of the clutter.  So today, we are holding a garage sale.  When you start looking around it is amazing the things you will find that you no longer use.  We have sold a big pile of stuff today and hope to get rid of more tomorrow.

This has cleared the room to store some items that we need as well as generating some money to buy more preps.…

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When am I Going to Need My Preps

How long do I need to keep storing preps?

Periodically I am asked questions about various aspects of preparedness.  One of the most common is when is it going to happening?  I often receive several variations of this question, mostly from new preppers.  I know it is natural to want a date or some sign to look for.  Everyone including me would like to have one.

Now I have been prepping since the mid 1960’s.  During that time, I have heard many experts predict time and dates.  But so far, they have been wrong.  Now I am not saying that there have not been changes for the worst, because this county has been going downhill steadily.  …

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