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What Makes a Good Preparedness Radio?

March 14, 2017 PreppersSurvive 4

It was time… time to update my analog radio to a 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 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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Chocolate Rations

February 27, 2017 PreppersSurvive 5

Candy may not be the most vital necessity but comfort food may feel like it during hard times.  I add candy to my food storage a couple times a year, usually after the holidays or the summer (smores season) when Hershey bars go on sale. These goodies are […]

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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

January 1, 2017 PreppersSurvive 4

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 12

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 […]

Storing Canned Food

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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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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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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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. […]

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Quickest Way to Start a Fire

June 28, 2016 PreppersSurvive 6

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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$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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Prepper Calendar: 12 Month Prepper Checklist

May 30, 2016 PreppersSurvive 1

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 […]

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Should I get a $30 Handheld BAOFENG UV-5R HAM Radio?

May 3, 2016 PreppersSurvive 4

Original article BAOFENG UV-5R REVIEW & GUIDE from www.bugoutbagbuilder.com Communication during an emergency between yourself and your friends and family is so crucial that it almost goes without saying. Yet have you considered what you would do if the phone networks went down? What if there was no more internet? […]

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 […]

Emergency Communication Plan

What Should an Emergency Plan Include?

April 12, 2016 PreppersSurvive 5

8 Step Communication & Evacuation Plan In an emergency, the first resource that people WANT is a way to send and receive information.  Being connected plays a vital role in our sense of safety and well being.  What is Family Emergency Preparedness Plan?  It’s a way to connect or […]

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