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Before the Hurricane: Protecting Your Castle


As a somewhat new resident of Houston, Texas (almost four years new), I’ve yet to personally experience the severity that comes with a hurricane touching down. With so many companies selling hurricane proof shutters, doors, windows, etc., I thought I’d watch a few videos and read up a bit on what I can do myself […]

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Hurricane Survival Kit Basic Supplies

Hurricane season’s in full swing for those of us living in prone areas. It’s crucial that we have our houses in order. Where should you start if you haven’t already? If you don’t have the basics, start there! Since there’s no such thing as an all-inclusive list that fits everyone, here’s a general basics list (courtesy of […]

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National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness Month is September!

National Preparedness Month is Here. If you haven’t recently, now might be a good time to access your overall preparedness during National Preparedness Month.  With so many reasons to have some of the essentials you’ll need on a daily basis at your disposal, it makes sense to take some time to do a needs assessment. […]

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Tiny Survival Kits

Tiny Survival Kits you can fit in your pocket

What would you keep in your tiny survival kits? Question for you, can almost everything you’ll need to survive an emergency fit into an Altoids can or something of similar size?  Well, we found six different versions of survival kits that meet that description over at Each one has it owns unique list of […]

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Portable Solar water heater

Easy and inexpensive portable solar water heater DIY for under $10.00

Portable Solar water heater is a great survival tool to have in your preps. Hot water is something we all will want every day and especially in a SHTF scenario or unexpected emergency or disaster.  It  may not be something you’ll necessarily have access too without some forethought on your part. We’ve seen a lot […]

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72 Hour Survival Kit

If You Don’t Put Together Your 72 Hour Survival Kit Now You’ll Hate Yourself Later!

  Do you have a 72 Hour Survival Kit? Guest Post by M.D. Creekmore from This short modified excerpt is from my book 31 Days to Survival – this would also make a good bug out bag packing list, with a few modifications… As with any “prepping shopping list” you’ll need to tailor the suggestions listed below […]

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Dry Canning

Dry Canning I’ve bottled peaches, jams, apple pie filling but it has never occurred to me before that I can use my Mason jars to bottle dry goods. Sure, store my rice in beans in sealed #10 cans for long term storage, but that requires special equipment to make the cans airtight. But at The […]

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Smart Self Reliance Attitudes

Like the self reliance skills we discussed earlier this week, it takes more than physical preparation to truly be prepared. Those who are great at preparing tend to have certain attitudes and traits. Here are some of the attitudes and behaviors every true prepper has. Caution It’s tempting to watch shows like The Walking Dead […]

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Places to Store Emergency Food

5 Clever Places to Store Emergency Food

Which places to store emergency food do you use? You’ve been taking time to gradually build up your canned food storage, but now you’ve run into a problem: you’ve reached critical mass! The amount of storage you have (or need to have) exceeds the amount of available space in your home. Where’s it all going […]

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