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5 Emergency Heat Sources Worth Considering

September 8, 2016 PreppersSurvive 9

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 secondary heat sources (my first source is […]

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Best Emergency Lights for a Power Outage

August 23, 2016 PreppersSurvive 5

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 […]

Fire Starter Kit

Fire Starting Methods – Fire Starter Kit

June 28, 2016 PreppersSurvive 5

One prep I find very useful this season is a fire starter kit.  It’s particularly helpful when camping with a light rainfall or in the morning when the dew sets in.  My experience has taught me that when tinder is damp starting a fire can be a little more […]

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My Power Outage Kit

November 28, 2015 PreppersSurvive 1

A friend of mine lives in Northern Idaho and recent cold weather and a windstorm had her living without power for six days, news reports say that some people had no power for 10 days!  With the cold weather and storms moving in, I’ve had several people inquire […]

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Prepper Supplies Checklist

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 […]

Off Grid Room

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 […]

Sleeping Kit

Survival Sleeping Kit

November 2, 2014 PreppersSurvive 2

Whether you are new to the camping scene or bugging out from an natural disaster and just don’t know any better, a $30 sleeping bag will NOT get you comfortable through the night!  Many of us are used to 7o+ degree homes with cozy beds and layers of […]

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Blanket Preps for Winter

October 25, 2014 PreppersSurvive 0

I live in an area where long snowy winters encroach on all the other seasons of the year so finding ways to stay warm is a constant challenge.  Heat sources aren’t typically cheap which leads to creative alternatives. Blanket Preps for the Winter is the sixth of eight articles that […]

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Layering Clothes for the Winter

October 15, 2014 PreppersSurvive 0

I’m a California girl that moved to South East Idaho and burr it is cold here (20 degrees below people)!   Locals would take pity on me and recommend and item of clothing to help keep me warm.  After a few years of gathering ideas on layering clothes for […]

Frugal Lighting Preps

Frugal Lighting Preps

July 21, 2014 PreppersSurvive 2

It is important to set a budget and time frame for acquiring all the items you’ll need & want to stash.   Determining a budget and schedule will give you time to shop around for sales and research the cost vs the quality of emergency preparedness items.   For example:  […]

Simple, Affordable, DIY Steps to Solar Energy

Simple, Affordable, DIY Steps to Solar Energy

June 30, 2014 PreppersSurvive 0

Being a Prepper, I love the idea of solar energy.  What is not to love?  It’s renewable, it’s green energy, it can lower monthly electrical expenses, and in the event of a blackout it is an independent, self-sustaining electrical supply that can keep essential appliances running.  However, after hearing how […]

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A Safer Candle

June 9, 2014 PreppersSurvive 2

My mother-in-law’s home caught on fire the day after Thanksgiving, just a few months ago.  She enjoys candle light and seems to use candles more frequently around the holidays. On Black Friday, a candle was left unattended and started the house on fire.  The fire department was called an they […]

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