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Is it Safe to Drink Old Water Storage?

September 19, 2017 PreppersSurvive 4

Have you ever noticed how water doesn’t taste the same in all locations? Whether it’s straight tap water, water softened tap water, well water, bottled water, or tap water in a different city, it all tastes different. In fact, the drinking water from my faucet tastes different from […]

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What Should Be In Emergency Kit?

March 7, 2017 PreppersSurvive 2

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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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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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 13

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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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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8 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. […]

12 Survival Books Worth Reading

12 Survival Books Worth Reading

April 26, 2016 PreppersSurvive 2

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

How can you tell if canned food is bad?  Do you know the signs of spoiled canned food that might be deadly?  There are several ways harmful bacteria can contaminate canned food.  In the United States, there are over 100 cases of botulism are reported each year.  This harmful bacteria […]

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Prepping for Beginners – plan, checklist, tips

January 22, 2016 PreppersSurvive 3

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 […]

Preppers Supplies Checklist

Prepper Supplies Checklist

September 8, 2015 PreppersSurvive 1

Do you have a way to measure the prepping milestones you’ve hit?  Are you looking for a list of survival gear that can help you determine the right preparedness supplies for you and your family?  Have you ever felt anxious or overwhelmed on your prepper journey?  You are not […]

Off Grid Room

Simple & Inexpensive Off Grid Room

April 28, 2015 PreppersSurvive 4

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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How to Start a Mushroom Farm

March 24, 2015 PreppersSurvive 1

In time of need, people will be driven to eat just about anything. While mushrooms are widely accepted as a source of food, trying to consume them from wild sources can be very dangerous. On the other hand, starting your own mushroom farm now will give you a […]

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4 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 […]

The Secret to Carrying Three Days Worth of Water

The Secret to Carrying Water

January 27, 2015 PreppersSurvive 0

You’ll find me at preparedness fairs from time to time to share tips and information.  One frequently asked question:  What method did I use for carrying water in my Bug Out Bag?   My Answer:  I carry (2) 32 oz water bottles filled with water and water purification straw. […]

How Do We Store Water?

How Do We Store Water?

August 15, 2014 PreppersSurvive 2

A person can survive approximately three days without water which is the reason it is first on my priority list.  FEMA suggests having (1) gallon of water per person per day.  If you’re storing water for more than one person the gallons can add up.  A question that Preppers ask […]

Antibiotics for Preppers

Antibiotics for Preppers – Fish Antibiotic

May 28, 2014 PreppersSurvive 3

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 […]

A Prepper Story

A Prepper Story

May 6, 2014 PreppersSurvive 7

My husband may never forgive me for telling this story but it demonstrates an important lesson.  We planned a trip to go hiking through Kings Canyon, one of California’s National Parks.  Being the Prepper that I am, I read up on the local animal life and what to […]

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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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Short Term or Long Term Food Supply?

April 1, 2014 PreppersSurvive 2

Do you know the difference between short term & long term food supply? According to FEMA, some foods & beverages can be stored indefinitely if stored “in proper containers and conditions”. Short-term food is usually highly processed (boxed meals) or stored in liquid (canned foods) or has high […]

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How to Pack a Sleeping Bag into a Backpack

November 23, 2017 PreppersSurvive 0

I was so grateful for the well-constructed zippers, as I successfully fit under 30 lbs worth of essential survival items in my bug out bag. Having a backpack and sleeping bag for each member of your family can make storage space an issue. Many sleeping bags are so bulky that […]

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Gutting a Turkey the Quick & Easy Way!

November 8, 2017 PreppersSurvive 0

Cleaning and gutting a turkey is not as hard as some people might think. Get to learn about the process from this comprehensive guide on preparing your turkey. If you are going to prepare the turkey, then you need to know some of the important steps towards the […]

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Communicating in an Emergency

October 23, 2017 PreppersSurvive 2

Communicating in an emergency can be problematic. Disaster can strike anytime, and when it does communication is often the first thing to be compromised. Below is an infographic with helpful tips on communicating in an emergency situation.   To keep yourself and your family safe and avoid being caught in […]

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DIY Backpack Ideas – Quick Emergency Backpack

September 26, 2017 PreppersSurvive 0

Turn a windbreaker jacket or sweater into a backpack, without any sewing. There are some situations where it would be extremely useful to have a backpack. Knowing these quick and easy DIY backpack ideas may be a useful skill, here’s why: Have you ever been in a grocery store that […]

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Tactical Pen Uses

August 29, 2017 PreppersSurvive 0

A tactical pen is a popular everyday carry for preppers. Although they can widely differ in weight, size, and design there are some common features that all tactical pens have. These features are a replaceable ballpoint pen, aluminum kubotan for self-defense, and a steel tip designed for breaking glass. I’m a big […]

Mobile Charger Battery Bank - Kogala Solar Bank Review

Mobile Charger Battery Bank – Kogalla Solar Bank Review

August 8, 2017 PreppersSurvive 1

Awesome prepper gear! A mobile charger battery bank is an item you’ll find on most prepper’s emergency supply checklists. It’s handy for recharging cell phones, walkie-talkies, NOAA radios, digital readers, GPS, and high tech camping lanterns when a power outlet isn’t available. My husband is a Boy Scout leader […]

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Power Failure Emergency Lighting SK638 Review

July 28, 2017 PreppersSurvive 0

Growing up in California power outages and rolling blackouts were common, especially during the summer.  This may be one of the reasons I’m a collector of emergency lighting. My collection varies widely mostly focused on off-grid lighting. However, my collection of lighting was lacking power failure options so I […]

5 Basic Military Survival Skills

5 Basic Military Survival Skills

July 17, 2017 PreppersSurvive 0

Nobody knows survival better than military forces, which is why it’s always a good idea to turn to them for advice on this matter. However, we don’t all need to be professionals when it comes to life in the wilderness, but essential skillset is important if you want […]

Best Food to Pack for Hiking

Best Food to Pack for Hiking

July 10, 2017 PreppersSurvive 0

One of the most important things you need to plan for a multi-day hike is the food. You need enough to keep you going and keep you healthy, but at the same time, you want it to be lightweight. You will be limited to a few options, but […]

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Steps to Use a Fire Extinguisher Correctly

July 3, 2017 PreppersSurvive 2

Do you know the steps to use a fire extinguisher correctly?  What may seem like common sense, is not as common as you would think. I felt a little bad as I snatched the fire extinguisher out of my coworker’s hands. The catered food, tablecloth, and table were on fire! […]

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How to Recharge Batteries Using Saltwater

June 27, 2017 PreppersSurvive 3

Did you know you could recharge batteries without electricity?  That’s right, no electricity needed, a completely off-grid battery charger.  This is a cool product!  A fellow reader of this blog recommended I look into a prepper product that recharge batteries using salt-water created by Greenivative.  The company agreed to let […]

10 Items You May Find in a Prepper's Garage

10 Items You May Find in a Prepper’s Garage

June 12, 2017 PreppersSurvive 0

Have you ever heard of the Doomsday Clock? It’s a representative expression of how close the world is to Armageddon. The clock doesn’t subscribe to your typical twelve-hour day — instead, top scientists determine its movement. The closer to midnight it gets, the closer we are to…doomsday. It […]

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2017 Prepper Bundle – eBook Library

June 7, 2017 PreppersSurvive 0

  Leading authors on preparedness and self-reliance have collaborated to bring a bundle of educational products for preppers at every level.  For $30, add the Prepper Bundle to your summer reading plans.  Valued at over $300, this bundle is a great deal for those that enjoy learning, prepping, […]

Creating the Right Long Range Ammunition

Long Range Ammunition

May 23, 2017 PreppersSurvive 1

Did you know that the ammunition you use has a lot to do with your ability to shoot accurately? Throughout most of the community, long range is considered to be at least 500-600 yards out. This is where you begin to see all the variations in components of […]

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Preppers Survive Book

May 6, 2017 PreppersSurvive 3

Over the years, I’ve had many requests to create a book about a simple guide to being prepared. Readers wanted a preparedness formula they could share with their friends and family.  They also wanted a way to see how they measured up as a prepper.  Prepper Supplies Checklist is […]

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5 Essentials for an Emergency Financial Plan

April 20, 2017 PreppersSurvive 2

Have you ever wondered what skills you might want or need in an economic crisis?  Do you have a financial plan for your family if the united states were ever to have a second great depression?  There are several methods to procure goods and provide for the needs […]

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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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