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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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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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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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Prepping Tip of the Week 11/22/17 – Glow Sticks

Prepping Tip of the Week 11/22/17 – Glow Sticks

We have tons and tons and tons of glow sticks. They’re an easy, quick, lightweight light source that requires no batteries. Sure, once you’ve cracked them open and they’ve stopped glowing, then they’re basically trash. But glow sticks are a great way to have consistent, small amount of light. You can get glow sticks at the dollar store and on sale at Walmart after holidays. You can regularly find them in the party isle of most stores. Stock up! Subscribe…

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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: Subscribe to my weekly mailing list where I offer tips and advice…

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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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