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Make 50-hour Emergency Candles for Less Than $2 Each

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Learn How to Make 5o Hour Emergency Candles Once, in college, the power went out on my half of town. (I went to school in a small town in Idaho.) since my roommates and I had very little interest in preparedness at the time, we only had a single flashlight for out apartment. It was […]

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Living Without Electricity

Living Without Electricity – Essentials to Consider

Basic Things To Remember When Living Without Electricity It has happened to all of us at one time or another. The power goes off and our world suddenly is without the conveniences of electricity. Whether due to an act of nature, something caused by man or simply a lifestyle choice, there are some basic essentials to […]

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Basics of Fire Safety CERT Training

This week at my CERT training, I was able to learn more about fire safety. Specifically, I learned that fire can also be described as “an exothermic reaction process where rapid oxidation of a material produces light, heat, and other products of combustion”. I learned the answer to a $64,000 question: Is oxygen itself flammable? […]

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Lunch Ain’t Free!

For those of you fellow preppers out there, how many times have you heard this from your family, friends, or neighbors when they start talking about a disaster happening and they plan on living unprepared?: “I’ll just go to [insert your name here]‘s house!” Chances are that even for those of us who live quietly, […]

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SOS: Thoughts on Italy’s Costa Concordia’s Capsizing

The tragedy in Italy this weekend has definitely shaken many individuals who will be traveling on cruise ships, no doubt. While we are awaiting the causative details of this tragedy, we already know that Captain Francesco Schettino had deviated from the ship’s charted course. Five fatalities are the current count as of this writing, with many more […]

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Insta-Fire Fire Starter/Stand-Alone Fire Fuel

We all know that there are basically two-reasons to build a fire: Necessity Convenience Necessity Fire offers warmth, light, a safe method for heating and cooking food, protection, and the ability to sterilize tools and boil water. Campers and outdoor enthusiasts are no strangers to the methods of how to start a fire: matches conventional […]

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Featured SnoMan Article: 1-Day Emergency Plan

The following article is featured from our friend SnoMan @ SurvivalNewsOnline.com. Enjoy! You can be ready for emergencies in just one day I know tons of people who haven’t prepped because they have big plans and just can’t seem to get started. If you’re one of those people, this plan is for you. Follow these […]

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Denver’s Self-Reliance Expo 2011

This last weekend we attended the National Self-Reliance Organization’s Semi-annual Expo in Denver, Colorado. It was held at the National Western Complex and accommodated thousands of interested attendees, from near and far. We spoke with dozens of individuals and families who traveled from all over the United States and Canada in order to attend. One […]

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Pelican LED Flashlight Give-Away

In celebration of Independence Day, and to showcase one of our newest products, we are giving away a premium-quality LED flashlight. Pelican brand flashlights are used by firefighters, law enforcement, servicemen, and other public service personnel. Here are some of the features we like with the Pelican 2360 LED flashlight: Light-weight & Compact: Aerospace grade […]

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