Emergency and Disaster Prepping

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The First Glops Have Hit the Fan, Do You Have Enough Toilet Paper?

Yes, I believe the first glops have indeed started to hit the fan blades. I can list all the reasons why, but I really don’t want to go there in depth. But I think many of you are with me on this. We can debate on where we’ll end up, but in the meantime, things […]

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Survival Fire Starting Options

7 Simple Survival Fire Starting Options

The big earthquake shook you awake in the wee hours of the morning. Thankfully, everyone got out the house safely. But now, you must stay out of your home as the aftershocks have made it unsafe to be indoors. You’ve been busy setting up camp in your backyard and helping your next-door neighbor craft a tent out of survival blankets. You’re whipped.

And you just want a hot cup of soup and a cup of coffee.

When you’re in survival mode, one of the skills you need to know is how to start a fire. Cartoons that show people rubbing two sticks or two rocks together don’t show how difficult this sort of friction fire starting can be. When you’re trying to survive, you don’t have time for cartoon-inspired methods, no matter how cool they seem. You need to start a fire now and with minimum effort.

The best fire starting options for survival are simple ones. No matter how skilled you yourself are, you’ll want something that’s easy to do because you want any member of your family to be able to start a fire and make that cup of soup. And you may not have time to impart your wisdom upon Grandma and the kids.

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Brewing Coffee Without Power

Coffee After the Apocalypse Tutorial: How to Grind and Brew Coffee Without Electricity

In part one of this tutorial, I showed you how to roast coffee beans without electricity.

Why would you do this instead of just drinking instant in the event of a power loss? Well, some of us really like real coffee. Instant is great, but sometimes you just need something real – especially in times of distress. And green coffee beans store exceedingly well for the long term.

If you are at all concerned about planning for a prolonged power outage, being able to go from green coffee bean to a cup of brewed coffee is a powerful thing. I know of one person who plans on doing this as a barter – not bartering the beans, but bartering brewed coffee as a means of survival.

Even if you don’t plan on being the post-apocalyptic Starbucks, a brewed cup of coffee is never too far away if you’re set up right.

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6 Ways to Hack Outdoor Solar Lights for Survival

It’s that startling moment when the lights go out in the middle of the night.

You haven’t had time to mount your flashlights next to your bed. And you can’t find your candles in the complete dark. As you stumble about, you notice a white glow coming from your vegetable garden.
It’s the solar lighting you put out there earlier this year.

Often overlooked as a preparedness tool, solar lighting is something we should all consider. You can use them in many other ways than just looking pretty: from increasing egg production, to charging batteries, to preparing your unprepared loved ones.

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How to Stock Your Food Storage With A Wholesale Account

Do you know where to buy American-grown lentils, garbanzos and green peas that will sprout so you can grow more? Do you know a place to get dried fruit, grown here in America, at wholesale prices? Do you have access to an American company that mills their own grains and sells them wholesale to individual customers? Read on to find out how to get these crucial survival foods at wholesale prices.

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