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February 19, 2013

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Making a Homemade MRE (Meal Ready to Eat)

A breakfast homemade MRE

You’ve probably heard the term Meal, Ready-to-Eat, or MRE for short. It’s a term coined by the U.S. Military in the 1970’s when the armed services recognized the need to provide troops in the field with a variety of nutritionally balanced meals that were relatively easy to carry, had a long shelf-life, and could be […]

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February 18, 2013

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Why You Should Include Sprouts in your Preps

Bean Sprouts for your preps

Those of us in the over-35 age range probably have a bit of difficulty jumping on the “sprouts” bandwagon.  Though they lately seem to be making a more mainstream comeback, I know I associated “bean sprouts” with women who never shaved their legs or used deodorant.  This was not an a group I felt an […]

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February 16, 2013

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Quote of the Week: Pausch on Contingency Planning

wolves

“Another way to be prepared is to think negatively. Yes, I’m a great optimist. but, when trying to make a decision, I often think of the worst case scenario. I call it ‘the eaten by wolves factor.’ If I do something, what’s the most terrible thing that could happen? Would I be eaten by wolves? […]

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February 15, 2013

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Friday Five for February 15, 2013

Friday Five Bingo

For those who are believe we are living in the end times, there were a lot events in the news to grab your attention. Here’s what this week’s Friday Five from PreppingToSurvive brings: a 150-ft astroid will narrowly miss the earth on Friday, the 10th case of a SARS-like virus confirmed, and North Korea exploded […]

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February 14, 2013

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Boost Your Sustainability Skills with Beans

beans for sustainability

Learning to rely on yourself for the things you need to survive can seem like a daunting idea. It doesn’t have to be. One of the simplest things you can do in your quest to become more self-reliant is to grow your own vegetables. This can be done anywhere no matter if you live in an apartment or have acres of land to plant a garden.

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February 12, 2013

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Book Review: Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner’s Guide

sage

For years, I’ve been interested in wild edibles and healing plants. I wish I knew someone locally with whom I could apprentice, but alas, I do not. The next best thing I can do then is travel to the experts when possible and read everything I can get my hands on. One of the great […]

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February 11, 2013

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Making a 32-Piece Every Day Carry (EDC) Survival Kit

my edc

My wallet isn’t thick and it’s certainly not lined with credit cards, but I do carry something with me every day that is much more important than any piece of plastic from a financial institution. It’s my Every Day Carry (EDC) Survival Kit. I put this kit together many years ago with one thought in […]

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February 9, 2013

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Quote of the Week: Lincoln on Perseverance

the civil war

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing. ~ Abraham Lincoln 

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February 8, 2013

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Friday Five for February 8, 2013

Friday Five Phone

While 108 million people watched the SuperBowl on Sunday, far fewer paid attention to some key news items like the ones featured in this week’s Friday Five from PreppingToSurvive: DOJ memo affirms U.S  citizens can be assassinated without due process of the law, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide if remaining silent can be interpreted as admission […]

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February 7, 2013

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The Outdoor Pharmacy, part 5: Oregano

oregano

Most of us are pretty familiar with the taste of oregano even if we are not too sure what the plant looks like.  It is almost synonymous with Italian foods we adore like pizza and lasagna.  It’s delicious and savory, but it’s a lot more than that.  We should all give it a closer look. […]

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