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A Rain Barrel Could Be a Key Part of Your Prepping Strategy

A Rain Barrel Could Be a Key Part of Your Prepping Strategy

Breaking News
Clean water is a precious commodity. We would die without it after 3-5 days. Pets and plants need water as well. One solution for getting clean, free water is making and using a rain barrel as part of your prepping strategy. It may be a key element for successful survival gardening. For more on this, check out the following article. It’s from Ag Opportunities, Volume 22, Number 6, June 2011, the newsletter from the Missouri Alternative Center. Making and Using Rain Barrels By Jennifer Schutter, Regional Horticulture Specialist, Adair County Just in the past three years I have incorporated three gardening practices into my yard and garden-raised beds, compost bins, and a rain barrel. I absolutely love all three and encourage you to do the same. People are now encouraged more t...
Tips To Survive During a Hurricane and Other Natural Disasters

Tips To Survive During a Hurricane and Other Natural Disasters

Natural Disasters
When you know you still have time to prepare for the upcoming disaster, you must devise a way to protect yourself and survive through it. You must learn about every natural disaster separately to make sure that you have a way out of the situations that can be controlled and prevented. Here is how to survive a hurricane and other natural disasters. Hurricane When you know a hurricane is going to strike your locality, you must first turn off all the utilities at once. Close down the gas lines and fill as many containers and tubers as you can with water. Try to stay in the center of your house and away from the doors and windows. Close all the shutters. You must also form an emergency plan to move to a safer location with your family if you find the time. Understand the possible dangers tha...
How Should You Prepare for a Pandemic

How Should You Prepare for a Pandemic

Pandemic
The time of pandemic can cause panic among people due to its seriousness and potentially increasing fatality rate. The World Health Organization declares a pandemic when a virus causes stress to a wide population's health. The pandemic can spread quickly, and people can start showing the symptoms, although many are likely to survive. There is no need for panic in such conditions as WHO provides instructions on how to deal with a pandemic. Common instructions, like staying at home, are released for children and the elderly first. The businesses may also close down with the increasing severity of the pandemic. The time of pandemic can also can interruptions in supply and cause economic repercussions. Here we look at how prepared we should be when a pandemic occurs. Before the pandemic When...
5 Basic Survival Skills One Should Know

5 Basic Survival Skills One Should Know

Survival Skills
It is easy to live comfortably inside our homes, where we feel safe and invulnerable. But when a disaster strikes, it can become difficult for some to survive due to a lack of survival skills. Any major calamity can cause panic among people, but it is not time to panic. It is time to buckle up and prepare your way out of the disaster. Become a survivor through the worst when others want to give up. These basic survival skills are important for everyone to know. Purifying water One skill to develop is learning how you can find clean water and purify it for safe drinking. We can survive without food for days, but water is a necessity that can kill a person in a matter of hours. Your top priority is to locate a clean water source. Gravity, greenery, and empty areas are usually the first...
Of Negatives And Positives

Of Negatives And Positives

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By the middle of the morning on Saturday Diane’s kids were up and watching cable TV in the next room, eating freshly baked cinnamon rolls. Survival Sally and Diane continued their conversation. “Sally, I love your money saving tips,” said Diane, “and I think Duane will, too.” “Uh, oh, here comes the ‘But,’” said Sally laughingly. “Well, yes,” Diane began. “All this talk about being prepared for bad things to come is important I’m sure, but it all sounds so negative. I don’t want to bring my kids up in that kind of an atmosphere.” “As Sam is fond of saying, ‘The world is an unfriendly place.’ The trick is getting through life the best way possible. It doesn’t all have to be a downer. We can learn to do things that are interesting and fun. And like Sam also points out, a lot depe...
Forex and Preparedness– What’s the Connection?

Forex and Preparedness– What’s the Connection?

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Joe Gelet contacted me to refer me to an article entitled What Preppers haven’t Prepped for – the big gaping hole, which sets forth the idea that preppers have prepared for many things, but most have overlooked suitable financial preparation. This affects our day to day lives both now and in the future, whether you’re concerned about your retirement fund or the ever increasing price of a loaf of bread. Joe’s remedy? The info in a book he wrote called Splitting Pennies: Understanding Forex. What is Forex? And what is the connection to preparedness? We should know something about this if we’re going to understand how the monetary world works so we can best be prepared to live each day or face an economic collapse. Joe and I talked about these things on this week’s DestinySurvi...
Online Security–How Concerned Should Preppers Be?

Online Security–How Concerned Should Preppers Be?

Online Security
Now and then I hear from readers who are concerned about online security. How concerned should preppers be about being tracked online? They wonder whether it’s safe to make purchases from my site or other prepper sites. In fact, is it even safe to view such sites? I’ve assured readers that, to the best of my knowledge, any tracking being done is by advertisers who are more interested in their buyng habits than the government is in gathering data. Of course, that may not always be the case. The main thing is to practice common sense by not deliberately revealing too much about yourself online. Back in the spring I interviewed Riverwalker for DestinySurvival Radio on the subject of OP SEC and how preppers can practice discretion to protect themselves and their families. I wrote a po...
A Rain Barrel Could Be a Key Part of Your Prepping Strategy

A Rain Barrel Could Be a Key Part of Your Prepping Strategy

Rain Barrel
Clean water is a precious commodity. We would die without it after 3-5 days. Pets and plants need water as well.One solution for getting clean, free water is making and using a rain barrel as part of your prepping strategy. It may be a key element for successful survival gardening. For more on this, check out the following article. It’s from Ag Opportunities, Volume 22, Number 6, June 2011, the newsletter from the Missouri Alternative Center. Making and Using Rain Barrels By Jennifer Schutter, Regional Horticulture Specialist, Adair County Just in the past three years I have incorporated three gardening practices into my yard and garden-raised beds, compost bins, and a rain barrel. I absolutely love all three and encourage you to do the same. People are now encouraged more t...
8 Wilderness Survival Tools to Always Have in Your Backpack

8 Wilderness Survival Tools to Always Have in Your Backpack

Wilderness
When you are planning to hike in the wilderness, it is important that you have everything necessary to camp the right way. These wilderness survival tools are effective for survival and make up a good time during your camp. Firestarter You must carry a fire starter with you to prepare your food and keep yourself warm. It is one of the most necessary survival tools for any hike or trip. Fire is also effective in keeping the predators away. You can choose different types of fire starters based on your carrying capacity. Multi-tool A survival knife or a multi-tool is a good tool to keep in your backpack. Consider the type of hike or trek you are going for and find out what tools you will need without putting unnecessary weight. Having a multi-tool that contains basic tools like filer,...