Real Life Emergency Bug Out – “My First Bug Out”

Real Life Emergency Bug Out – “My First Bug Out”

At about 6:00 pm, on November 9, 1977, L&N freight train no. 407 derailed at Gull point near Pensacola, Florida. Among the 35 cars that tumbled off the track that evening were 2 containing anhydrous ammonia. The ammonia released into the air resulted in the death of 2 people, the injury of 46, and the evacuation of over 1,000. That was 40 years ago today. I was 16 years old. This was my first “bug-out”. It was already dark that…

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Prepper Video of the Week 11/20/17 – Kevlar An Alternative to Paracord?

Prepper Video of the Week 11/20/17 – Kevlar An Alternative to Paracord?

I watched a video by my friend Country Prepper who is looking for alternative cordage options to paracord. Paracord has become the standard in the prepper universe because of how much weight it can hold. But paracord isn’t the perfect cordage. He did a test of some Kevlar and I gotta say, I’m pretty impressed by it! Kevlar seems to be a great, lightweight alternative to paracord. Check out his video: Get notified of new blog posts!

Prepper Product of The Week 11/17/17 – Jetboil

Prepper Product of The Week 11/17/17 – Jetboil

I only recently got a Jetboil but it has forever changed our lives. It boils water within just a few minutes, cutting our cooking time in half and it really doesn’t use anymore fuel than regular cooking/boiling does. Plus everything you need stacks neatly inside (even the fuel, if you get the smallest size). There are many different types of Jetboil’s, we like the personal cooking system because it has a heat indicator on the outside. They’re all great, it’ll…

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How To Navigate Using an Analog Watch Instead of Compass

How To Navigate Using an Analog Watch Instead of Compass

It can be easy to lose your bearings without a compass. Yet, there are ways of findings North, East, South, and West even without a compass. One method is using an Analog Watch. For the Northern Hemisphere you would point the hour hand towards the sun. Next, draw an imaginary straight line in between the right side of the hour hand and 12 o’clock. The direction pointing out from the watch from the middle of the hour hand and 12…

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Prepping Tip of the Week 11/15/17 – DIY Ranger Bands

Prepping Tip of the Week 11/15/17 – DIY Ranger Bands

Ranger bands can be used for a variety of things. I love using them to “lock” altoid tins and also as a way to secure items to other items or even to organize items, such as keeping all of your stakes together. There are a lot of good uses for ranger bands and it’s SO easy to make your own. Here’s a video explaining the very easy process: Get notified of new blog posts!

Learn How to Store Food and Water for Emergencies

Learn How to Store Food and Water for Emergencies

Want to learn how to store food and water for emergencies? This book is an extensive guide on how to: Types of food to store Gardening/sprouting How to calculate how much food and water you need How to build your water supply (including many ways to purify water!) How to build your food supply How to cook without electricity How to store food and water for pets/livestock How to keep track of your food/water supply Get prepared today with this…

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Prepper Video of the Week 11/13/17 – Emergency Mental Preparedness Game

Prepper Video of the Week 11/13/17 – Emergency Mental Preparedness Game

In addition to physical training, we need to train our mind for emergencies and disasters. How do we go about doing that? We can train our mind through everyday activities. Say you’re at the grocery store, start thinking about how you would escape if something bad were to happen. Where are the exit routes? How would people react? Would you be able to reach your car and get out of the parking lot or would you have to hide somewhere?…

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Prepper Product of The Week 11/10/17 – Mountain House Chicken Fajita

Prepper Product of The Week 11/10/17 – Mountain House Chicken Fajita

The Mountain House Chicken Fajita Bowl is one of our absolute favorite meals. It’s clear that many other people love it too because whenever we go to REI to get some, they’re sold out! Or when we go to the website to order some, they’re sold out! However, when they’re not sold out, I highly recommend getting a bunch and hoarding it, because it’s so so so delicious! Mountain House hit a home run with this meal! Here’s my official…

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Top 5 Gifts for the Woman Prepper in Your Life

Top 5 Gifts for the Woman Prepper in Your Life

Women preppers really aren’t that different than men. Whether you want someone to get prepared or whether they’re a seasoned prepper, these are gifts that they’re sure to love! NONE of these suggestions are meant to suggest that only women do these tasks or use these items. These are items that I (a woman prepper) use a lot and I know that I would love to receive them as a gift. Is it time to upgrade your old dehydrator? I…

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Prepping Tip of the Week 11/8/17 – Storing pet food for emergencies

Prepping Tip of the Week 11/8/17 – Storing pet food for emergencies

There are two ways that we store our dog food for emergencies. The first way is by buying an extra bag and keeping that on hand for bugging in purposes. This makes sure that we have at least 1 extra months worth of dog food. Dog food will only stay good for so long in the original packaging, so it’s up to you to decide how many extra bags of pet food you’re able to store. This includes how much…

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