Duct Tape 911: Could You Tape Yourself Together in an Emergency?

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When I first heard about this book, my first reaction was who would ever tape themselves together? Then I remembered… oh yeah, my brother has done just that! When he was a teenager, he went hunting with his friend (another responsible teenager - yeah right) and he wound up in a 4-wheeler accident. The nearest town was […]

Store Gasoline Indefinitely with PRI-G Fuel Stabilizer

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Like thousands of others, before Hurricane Ike hit we rushed to the store to buy one of the last remaining generators – but once the lights went out we realized we had a big problem – we didn’t store enough fuel to keep it running. And a year later we ran into an even bigger problem – the generator […]

Kick off Summer with a Food, Fire, & Filter Bucket from Survival Based

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Summer is HERE and it’s getting HOT! Before you run off to the beach to work on your tan, remember we are officially in Hurricane season and you need to be ready. Not sure where everyone lives, but all over Houston there are road signs warning everyone to prepare for the Hurricane Season. One way our […]

Happy Father’s Day! Here’s Something For You…

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Well, Fathers Day is right around the corner…. We can picture all the fathers, grandpas, sons, brothers and nephews wanting to be in the outdoors this summer. Who wouldn’t like a Camp Chef Stove in the backyard or to take up the canyon (where allowed) to cook outside? Can you smell the bacon, eggs and […]

Preparing for a Disaster With Essential Oils

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September 11th Hurricane Katrina Indian Ocean Earthquake & Tsunami Joplin MO Tornado Mount St Helens Eruption Great Lakes Blizzard Yarnell AZ Wildfire Disasters — natural or caused by humans. Perhaps warnings are given out and you have time to prepare. Others strike when you least expect it. What happens in the aftermath? Are you truly […]

WIN My Favorite Canning Supplies…

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Win My Favorite Canning Supplies… Welcome to our huge canning supply giveaway! 14 bloggers, 2 sponsors, and a complete canning set up. First let me introduce our sponsors. Pantry Paratus is a canning equipment and self sufficiency equipment company located in Montana. Pantry Paratus sells a complete line of everything you will need to can […]

Jake & Miller’s Big Adventure (A Preppers Book for Kids)

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A Preppers Book For Kids Jake & Miller’s Big Adventure by Bernie Carr, is marketed as “a preppers book for kids” and presents an excellent, simply-worded introduction to the idea of being prepared. When you first open the book you are greeted with a cover page that features adorable pencil doodles of camping gear, paw prints […]

It’s Not Your Mama’s Hot Pepper Jelly + Tips for Making Jam & Jelly

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We have Joan from High Mountain Dessert teaching us how to make some Hot Pepper Jelly today! I don’t know about you, but I love this stuff! I appreciate her sharing one of her secret recipes with us, and even going above and beyond and giving us some tips on how to make your own jam & jelly! The only […]

Survive Going to the Dentist with Kids – 12 Ideas to Get them Excited!

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Ok let’s face it, going to the dentist with kids is not exactly what people enjoy doing with their free-time. Even if we dread going, it doesn’t mean it needs to be that way for our kids (or even for you). Going to the dentist can be fun, and getting your kids excited about going is […]

Food Storage For Self-Sufficiency and Survival (Book Review)

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The question I get asked most often is – I want to be prepared, but where and how do I start? Well, I have the answer… Get Started With Food Storage! I know… you were expecting something sexy and exciting like saving the world with Jack Bauer - but the scary truth is most people in the United […]

What Moms Really Want (Believe Me I Know!) + Giveaway

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I hate flowers! I’ve tried to not be a brat in the past whenever I receive them, but that all came to an end this Valentine’s Day. I got not just 1 box of half-dead flowers, but 2! I was going to restrain once again, and pretend that expensive dead flowers are my favorite, but […]

37 Creative Storage Solutions to Organize All Your Food & Supplies

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 One of the biggest concerns people have when beginning to prepare is… Where the heck do I put everything? With pantries shriveling away it makes it difficult to store hardly anything in them, and if you’re trying to store a year supply of food and supplies… you can just forget it! But don’t worry, there is hope! […]