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Gift Ideas for Preparedness

November 25, 2011


A Preppers Christmas Gift

With Thanksgiving just behind us, most of us turn our attention to preparing for Christmas and gift-giving.  For those of us who also are still trying to help our loved ones along the path of preparedness, this could be the perfect opportunity to give something truly useful.  True, there’s nothing like Santa Claus boxers, paper […]

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Review: Ka-Bar Becker BK2 Companion

November 2, 2011


The Ka-Bar BK2 Companion Knife

Before making most any purchase, I enjoy thoroughly researching a product. I go online and look for unbiased reviews of the item, I visit to look at how other consumers have rated it, and if possible I go to local retailers to touch and feel the item I’m considering. I learned this lesson the […]

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Magazines for Preparedness

October 31, 2011


a good list of prepping magazines

If you are like us, you are hungry for information and new ideas that will help you prepare for any future.  Joe and I are avid readers of both fiction and non-fiction.  We have reviewed a few novels here on the blog, but there are some periodicals that are well worth your time also. Magazines […]

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Baby Gear for TEOTWAWKI, part 3 (“Shelter”)

October 18, 2011


Post TEOTWAWKI shelter for babies

You are probably wondering what I am planning to discuss under this category.  “Shelter” is pretty obvious- keep the baby in a safe, climate-controlled place.  But I want to expand a little bit to include the items you may need inside that shelter. Where will baby sleep? This may not be as obvious as it […]

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Product Review: Tattler Canning Lids

October 12, 2011


tattler reusable canning lids

I have been canning for a number of years now.  I enjoy doing it and it does my heart good to see wholesome homemade food lining our cupboards.  I’ve tried to pick up more cases of canning jars every year hoping to fill every one with healthful produce from our garden.  From a preparedness standpoint, […]

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Product Review: Black Diamond Spot LED Headlamp

August 26, 2011


For years I dismissed the notion of a headlamp, sticking faithfully by my Mini MagLite for my after hours visibility needs. I considered a headlamp to be the camper’s version of a pocket protector, or at best a fad that would soon be forgotten and replaced with a new and improved gadget. I guess my […]

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Prepping On A Shoestring Budget

August 17, 2011


Things are getting difficult all around these days.  For many people, money is already tight and the prices of everything seem to be steadily climbing. Finding a Few Extra Dollars It can seem that there isn’t extra money to put towards preparing, but I would challenge you to really think about your spending habits.  Can […]

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Stock Up On Staple Items Without The Tax

August 2, 2011

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Many states offer a “tax-free weekend” in early August to encourage people to get out and spend money.  In our state, it usually covers all things associated with “back to school.”  In addition, stores are vying with each other for our dollars so there are many big sales to accompany the tax holiday. I take […]

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Get Thee to TSC

July 18, 2011


Apparently, Tractor Supply Company is having an unadvertised sale for preparedness items.  I am a bargain hunter by nature, so I always give at least a glance to the clearance sections of just about anywhere I shop.  Look at some of the fantastic things in the clearance bin now. When the world is a different […]

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