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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 […]

Lights for a Power Outage

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 […]

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Prepper Calendar: Basic Prepper List

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 prepper calendar.  Here are several uses for this prepper calendar: Save money on emergency preparedness supplies – […]

Canned Food Gone Bad

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 […]

Prepping for Beginners

Prepping for Beginners – plan, checklist, tips

January 22, 2016 PreppersSurvive 0

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

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 […]

Prepper Library

Building Your Library the Prepper Way

August 11, 2015 PreppersSurvive 0

One of the most important preps you can have are books.  They are a vital source of entertainment and education.  Without the written word it is difficult to progress as a society.  Isaac Newton said it best, “If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon […]

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 […]

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Build an EDC you can be proud of

March 10, 2015 PreppersSurvive 0

The Everyday Carry (EDC) consists of the items that you carry with you, well, every day. We never know what we may encounter over the course of the day and it is typically not feasible to carry your bug-out bag with you at all times.  EDC items typically […]

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Bug Out Bag Essentials for Beginners

December 1, 2014 PreppersSurvive 1

Bug Out Bags have many aliases: 72 Hour Kit, Prepper Backpack, Emergency Bag, Survival Bag, BOB, SHTF Bag, and a few other names I’m forgetting.  Why is it called a Bug Out Bag?  Google’s definition of the term “Bug Out” means to “leave quickly” which is exactly what […]

Frugal Ideas on How To Stash Supplies for a Rainy Day

How To Stash Supplies for a Rainy Day

July 16, 2014 PreppersSurvive 0

Rainy days happen to most people:  job loss, natural disaster, medical hardship, financial hardships, economic downturn, etc.  Stash supplies for those rainy days to provide a buffer for you through hard times.  Gathering emergency supplies doesn’t have to be costly.  In fact, below I have created a list of […]

ALTERNATIVE METHODS TO MAINTAINING GOOD HYGIENE

Alternative Methods for Maintaining Good Hygiene

June 16, 2014 PreppersSurvive 1

Maintaining good hygiene is critical for staying healthy.  It is a key factor in fighting off infection, illness, and disease.   The historical fiction book: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Anne Shaffer painted a vivid picture of how important soap is in maintaining […]

Doctor Prescribed Antibiotic Alternative - Fish Antibiotic

Antibiotic Alternative – Fish Antibiotic

May 28, 2014 PreppersSurvive 2

Several people have asked me questions about antibiotics 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 the doctor […]

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