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What Makes a Good Preparedness Radio?

March 14, 2017 PreppersSurvive 2

It was time… time to update my analogue radio to an digital preparedness radio.  What is a preparedness radio?  A preparedness radio is a radio that gets the National Oceanic and Atmospheric (NOAA) stations also known as emergency weather stations.  It also should have multiple power source options.  Preparedness […]

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What Should Be In Emergency Kit?

March 7, 2017 PreppersSurvive 1

A friend of mine lives in Northern Idaho and recent cold weather and a windstorm had her living without power.  They had to figure out how to stay warm during a power outage for 10 days!  With the cold weather and storms moving in, I’ve had several people […]

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Chocolate Rations

February 27, 2017 PreppersSurvive 4

If your are like me and considered adding chocolate rations to your food storage but haven’t yet, don’t wait until its too late.  Have you noticed that chocolate prices have steadily increased?  In 2016, many newspapers covered the global chocolate shortage.  Its estimated that the shortages will start in […]

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Food Storage Starter Kit

February 21, 2017 PreppersSurvive 3

Having a month supply of food storage is simpler than you might think.  It’s known as a food storage starter kit.  In one box (19 x 13 x 7.5) you can put 6 cans of food that will make 90 meals.  The 6 cans are a bit bigger […]

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Driving in a Snowstorm

January 25, 2017 PreppersSurvive 3

There are a several simple things Preppers may want in their car when driving in snowy weather conditions.  Below is a list of seven items, can you guess what they are?  If you’ve lived in a snowy climate for years then you can probably guess most of them.  However, […]

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B.O.S.S. Survival Kits Review

December 29, 2016 PreppersSurvive 3

Stanford Outdoor Supply has two B.O.S.S. Survival Kits worth checking out.  The first is a 127 piece Fishing and Hunting Kit.  The second is a 33 piece Fire Starting Kit.  In previous posts, you’ll find articles on assembling a mini fishing kit and fire starting kit but I get the occasional […]

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Testing Faraday Bags

November 29, 2016 PreppersSurvive 9

Do Faraday bags work? There’s a lot of misinformation about what a Faraday cage (or bag) protects against.  The basic belief is that Faraday bags are designed to block radio wave transmissions, act as an insulator to protect against electronic currents, block tracking and hacking.  Federal agencies and […]

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An Uncensored Peek Inside a Prepper’s Pantry

October 25, 2016 PreppersSurvive 4

My friends and family get caught off guard by me sometimes.  “Can I get a picture of your prepper’s pantry for an article I’m writing”?  The first few times I asked this, the response was the same, an indulging smile followed by an awkward silence.  The hesitation, which is totally […]

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5 Emergency Heat Sources Worth Considering

September 8, 2016 PreppersSurvive 10

Like most of you, I enjoy being warm.  I live in southeast Idaho where its common to have 6 months of snowfall so staying warm is not always easy.  As a dutiful Prepper, I am constantly on the lookout for affordable emergency heat sources (my first source is […]

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9 PRINTABLE Food Storage Cookbooks PDF

July 12, 2016 PreppersSurvive 0

Food storage is, for many of us, the most expensive prep.  However, not all of our food storage preps need to cost money.  The Prepper community is growing (YAY!!!) which means there are a wide variety of resources available to us and some of those resources are FREE. […]

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Quickest Way to Start a Fire

June 28, 2016 PreppersSurvive 5

Building a fire may look easy but for most people it takes some practice.  The quickest way to start a fire is with a fire starter!  Fire starters are designed to start quickly, burn hot, and last for a couple of minutes.  This allows tree branches that are placed […]

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Prepper Calendar: 12 Month Prepper Checklist

May 30, 2016 PreppersSurvive 0

Ever wondering what the preparedness community is up to each month?  We not only have the National Preparedness month in September but there are eleven other national observance months that make up the 12 month prepper checklist calendar.  Here are several uses for this prepper calendar: Save money on emergency […]

12 Survival Books Worth Reading

12 Survival Books Worth Reading

April 26, 2016 PreppersSurvive 1

Like many of you, I enjoy being swept away by a good book. I even carry a light novel in my bug out bag.  The Prepper in me wants to make sure I have a good book to read even if the “lights-go-out”.   The library is a great […]

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Canned Food Gone Bad – Do you know all 8 signs?

February 1, 2016 PreppersSurvive 2

Do you know the signs to watch for to avoid eating canned food that might be deadly?  There are several ways harmful bacteria can contaminate canned food.  “In the United States, about 110 cases of botulism are reported each year“.  A person can’t see or smell if a can is […]

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Prepping for Beginners – plan, checklist, tips

January 22, 2016 PreppersSurvive 2

Preppers Survive gets quite a few emails each month.  My favorite emails are from newbie Preppers because they have an intensity and an urgency in their comments and questions.  This intense urgency is how I felt when I first started prepping.  I laboriously looked for articles on prepping for beginners.  It […]

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Prepper Supplies Checklist – Page 1 of 3

September 8, 2015 PreppersSurvive 0

I’ve noticed that on several Prepper discussion boards people are looking for an extensive Prepper Supplies Checklist, a way to organize their preps, wishlist, and survival goals.  If you are one of the many looking for a way to organize your preps then I hope this article and […]

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Powdered Milk Uses

July 21, 2015 PreppersSurvive 1

It took me a long time before I would even considered purchasing powdered milk for food storage.  First, I do NOT enjoy milk.  It’s just not something you’ll find in my fridge.  Second, my parents introduced me to powdered milk as a child, YUCK!  My dad had a seasonal […]

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Simple & Inexpensive Off Grid Room

April 28, 2015 PreppersSurvive 2

Have you ever considered which room in your home would make the best Off Grid Room in an emergency?  After reading Fernando Aguirre’s book, The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse, I began looking at my living space with a new perspective.  The book is based on the author’s […]

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5 Knife Sharpening Hacks

February 24, 2015 PreppersSurvive 0

Most bug out bags have a knife, many do not have a whetstone or knife sharpening tool.  There are several easy hacks that might surprise you.  These knife sharpening hacks will put a cutting edge a pocket knife, machete, or a kitchen knife with items you’d find in or around your […]

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Antibiotics for Preppers – Fish Antibiotic

May 28, 2014 PreppersSurvive 2

Several people have asked me questions about antibiotics for preppers like:  How can I get prescription-quality antibiotics for my emergency kit? Are animal antibiotics safe for human consumption? And then there is my question, how can I get antibiotics cheaper? At the beginning of the year I visited […]

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Bug Out Bag Printable Checklist

April 15, 2014 PreppersSurvive 9

 Bug Out Bag Printable Checklist FOOD & WATER Personal daily rations for three days 32 oz water bottle (It’s recommended to drink 8 oz, eight times throughout the day = 64oz.) Water filter Camping cook set, utensil, scrubbing pad LIGHT & WARMTH Flashlight with extra batteries and/or solar/hand […]

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Duct Tape EDC

March 21, 2017 PreppersSurvive 0

Duct tape is an EDC (everyday carry) for me.  I’ve been carrying it since high school.  A skater friend gave me the idea when I saw his shoes all duct taped up.  He told me  he gets holes in his shoes from skateboarding.  It’s apparently hard to do jumps and […]

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Storing Canned Food – 4 Rotation Ideas

November 19, 2016 PreppersSurvive 1

I’ve had several people tell me they don’t believe in food storage.  When I asked why, its always for the same reason.  The summed-up version: they bought a large supply of canned food, stored it for five to ten years, then threw it away.  Have you ever thrown […]

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Ink Making Process – It’s so easy!

November 8, 2016 PreppersSurvive 1

It’s eye-opening to learn about the wild things that grow in one’s backyard.  It all started when I spotted some interesting looking mushrooms through the window.  They were driving my husband crazy by growing on his well manicured lawn.  One Saturday, I headed outside a little early to […]

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Evacuation Plan – What Would You Save?

October 11, 2016 PreppersSurvive 6

Have you considered the top 5 things you’d save in an emergency?  Saving loved ones takes priority over everything else but what if you had 3 minutes to grab 5 things?  My sister didn’t have the luxury of time to think about this when her and her family of […]

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Drinking Water Test Kit

September 20, 2016 PreppersSurvive 2

Have you ever wondered about the drinking water in a new place?  Have you ever wished you a had a drinking water test kit on vacation to feel a little safer about the water you and your family are drinking?  If you have, you are not alone.  Company’s like […]

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Best Emergency Lights for a Power Outage

August 23, 2016 PreppersSurvive 7

Light plays an important role on our emotional well being.  When there is no light our minds can get overly active and in a crisis situation darkness can feed our fears.  Lights allow us to prepare meals, read, work, and feel safe when the sun goes down.  Some […]

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What do water filters remove?

July 26, 2016 PreppersSurvive 2

What do water filters remove?  Do water filter pitchers remove the same contaminates as water filter straws?  What is the difference between a water filter and a water purifier?  These are some of the questions I wanted to know when I started looking into which water filter to add […]

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$6 Tactical Pen

June 13, 2016 PreppersSurvive 0

Tactical Pen Everyday Carry One of the greatest benefits to being a woman prepper is the use of a handbag.  I store a variety of everyday carry items in it like a knife, duct tape, pepper spray, key chain light, multi tool, small first aid kit, battery bank, […]

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