Prepping Tip of the Week 12/15/17 – Tools That Fit Your Skill Level

Prepping Tip of the Week 12/15/17 – Tools That Fit Your Skill Level

If you have tools that you don’t know how to use or don’t feel confident using, then they’re basically going to be useless to you during an emergency or disaster. A ‘tool’ doesn’t have to be a physical object, either. It could be a skill, such as fire making. If you’re not that comfortable making fires, then I would highly suggest doing everything you can to learn fire making better to get more confident. When the time comes to make…

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Top 10 Last Minute Christmas Gifts for Preppers/Adventurers

Top 10 Last Minute Christmas Gifts for Preppers/Adventurers

Christmas isn’t all about gifts, but if you’re still looking for something nice for that special prepper/outdoorsman/adventurer in your life, there’s still time! Here are some ideas: 1. Mountain House – Mountain House is truly one of my favorite freeze dried food companies. Great stocking stuffer! Use my coupon code to get 30% off when ordering from their website: MHAMB7VK40CW1 Can also be found at Walmart, REI and other outdoor stores. 2. Knife – Who wouldn’t love a new knife?…

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Prepper Product of The Week 12/13/17 – Goal Zero Nomad Portable Solar Panel

Prepper Product of The Week 12/13/17 – Goal Zero Nomad Portable Solar Panel

If you’re looking for a portable solar panel to charge your devices on the go, especially for your bug out bag, I feel the Goal Zero Nomad is a great option. I’ve been using this solar panel for YEARS and it hasn’t failed me. You’d be surprised how many people don’t think that solar is good enough to charge their devices but this solar panel has charged my phone many times over. Just like with any solar device, direct sunlight…

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Prepper Video of the Week 12/11/17 – Budget Chest Seal [First Aid]

Prepper Video of the Week 12/11/17 – Budget Chest Seal [First Aid]

I’ve had my eye on chest seals to add to my first aid kits but they’re usually very expensive. This video from Bushcraft412 talks about where we can get these budget chest seals and even does a quick demo! Great for your first aid kit. Subscribe to my weekly mailing list where I offer tips and advice on being prepared!

Prepping Tip of the Week 12/8/17 – Lip Balm Fire Starter

Prepping Tip of the Week 12/8/17 – Lip Balm Fire Starter

Lip balm isn’t just good for chapped lips! It’s great as a fire starter as well. As long as the lip balm has petroleum or beeswax, it will be great to smear onto any tinder to get a fire going easily. Lip balm is small and inexpensive, so stock up and put one in each kit! Here’s a video where I use beeswax lip balm to get a fire started: Subscribe to my weekly mailing list where I offer tips…

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Top 10 Emergency Household Supplies

Top 10 Emergency Household Supplies

Every home needs some basic things for emergencies and disasters. These are very basic suggestions and every household will vary, but these are just my top 10 ideas. There are many more tools/products that your home might need depending on your region, if anyone is disabled in the household, elderly, etc. Outside of food and water, and the tools that go with them like cook set, water purification, etc., here are the top 10 products that I feel every home…

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Prepper Product of The Week 12/6/17 – Durable Rain Poncho

Prepper Product of The Week 12/6/17 – Durable Rain Poncho

I have learned that carrying around those $1 poncho’s that rip easily and are a pain to work with are just not going to cut it when I need protection from the rain. I have had this LOOGU rain poncho for 2 years now. I absolutely love it. It’s durable, 100% waterproof and it can even double as a tarp! I’ve tried this as a tarp, I’ve worn it in the rain several times and it has been worth every…

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How to Study and Pass the HAM Technician License Test

How to Study and Pass the HAM Technician License Test

Recently we finally hunkered down, studied really hard and passed our HAM technician license test. I’ve been wanting my HAM license for over a decade. When I was first looking into getting it, they were requiring people to learn morse code. Morse code isn’t easy to learn so I just kept putting it off and putting it off. My husband and I have been wanting it for years, but just never took the time to sit down and study. First,…

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Prepping Tip of the Week 12/1/17 – Storing Water in Your Vehicle

Prepping Tip of the Week 12/1/17 – Storing Water in Your Vehicle

There is a huge debate on this subject, but here is what I know from personal experience: it’s perfectly fine to store water in your vehicle for long periods of time. It’s perfectly fine to store it in your hot garage or shed. There’s nothing wrong with letting your water get warm. Warm water is nothing to be worried about. Many people worry that when the plastic heats up, that it’ll seep toxins into the water. However, simply letting the…

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