This is a great way to create your own emergency sewing kit, but without it being packed into a tiny little space, such as the usual tiny emergency sewing kit to see. While this isn’t necessarily the kit you want for your bug out bag, this is a great way of having sewing supplies in a convenient and organized fashion for your by the location. Simply...
I have a few emergency blankets tucked into my Bug Out Bag.  They are used to retain heat.  You can buy inexpensive blankets, or you can also invest in the larger, thicker ones, depending on the space you have.  If you live in a hot climate, the inexpensive thin ones would be fine, but if you live in a climate that is fairly cold most of the year,...
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Because you never know where you’ll be or how far from home you will be when a disaster strikes, I have ten extra shopping bags in my bug out bag.  If I am able to hit a grocery store but then have to walk home, I would rather have sturdy re-usable shopping bags rather than trying to get home carrying plastic bags that are prone to ripping, especially...
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Something I have in my Bug Out Bag that numerous people have commented on as being a great idea is Bungee Cords. You can use them to secure things to the outside of your BOB, to use with a tarp for shelter, to wrap around the ankles if your pants if you are concerned about bugs going up your pants leg, I bought a huge multi-pack of bungee cords that...
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If you have picked up any tuna in the last couple months for your preps, you will need to check and see if you bought any tuna that has just been recalled. The Bumble Bee recall includes 5-ounces cans of chunk light and chunk white tuna in water and oil sold from Jan. 17 until Wednesday, with best-by dates from Jan. 14, 2016, to Jan. 18, 2016.  Specific...
Filed in: Food Storage
When SHTF, there might come a time when you run out of food, or when you need to relocate from one area to another on foot where the amount of food you can carry is limited.  But there is a lot of food available in the wilderness, aside from the common ones most people think of. Wild berries While most people think of just blackberries, there are actually...
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Question: What items should I try and have extras of for trading. It is kind of a tough call, because ideally you will want to keep everything you have, but even the best preppers will end up running low on something important.  In a survival situation, there will always be supplies you can trade in an emergency if there is something you absolutely...
If you were attacked during a doomsday scenario, would you be able to protect yourself without a weapon?  Many women believe that as long as they have a gun, they can protect themselves, but personal emergencies rarely occur when you are ready for them.  What if you are gardening and someone sneaks up behind you without you realizing they are there? ...
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I thought this video was a pretty interesting look at how the President of the United States will be able to bug out in a national attack/catastrophe.  Talks in quite a bit of detail about the president’s “doomsday plane” (a hardened airplane), including how the flight deck has a lot of analog equipment (less suspectable to EMP). ...
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Love cream of chicken or cream of mushroom soup?  You can make up cream of ____ soup mix base for much cheaper than continually buying packages of the soup mix in the store. 4 cups instant non-fat dry milk 1-1/2 cup cornstarch 1/2 cup instant chicken bouillon granules 4 tbsp dried minced onion 2 tsp thyme 2 tsp basil 1 tsp pepper (or to taste) Combine...
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