May 27, 2019

Remember our Heroes

This post is by Bernie Carr,   Today, Memorial Day 2018, I’d like to take a moment to pause and honor our heroes who have given the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country.  We are forever grateful.    

What to Do If You Get Bitten by a Tick

This post is by Bernie Carr, Outdoor season is here and one of the dangers we need to watch out for is getting bitten by a tick. Ticks carry a lot of diseases and many of them, such as as Lyme disease are hard to diagnose. What if, in spite of all your precautions, you find a tick on your body?  Knowing what to do will help you to get ahead of the problem. Things you must do as […]

A Quick and Easy Way to Make Beef Jerky

This post is by Bernie Carr, A couple of weeks ago, I posted about trying to dehydrate food for the very first time with my new dehydrator. It turned out so well that I made a new goal to make beef jerky. Why make your own jerky? Making your own jerky is a great way to preserve meat if you have a surplus, or if you just want to make quick, healthy snacks. A lot of commercially prepared beef […]

6 Survival Skills to Practice Regularly

Written by Jay Jones from Blueridge Survival Knowing something is one thing, practicing and being familiar with it is another. In a stressful situation, you don’t want to have to struggle your way through basic survival skills. Being familiar with the following skills will give you the confidence you need to make it through any survival scenario. You should try to practice them at least once a month and the easiest way to do it is to simply use them […]

Learning to Make Soap at Home

This post is by Bernie Carr, Last week I told you about my food dehydrator adventure. This week I got to experiment with making soap at home.  My son gave me a soap-making kit for Mother’s Day.  Yes, my kids know what I like 🙂 The kit we tested was Chelsea’s Sage Basil and Mint Soap-making Kit. What the kit includes It has everything you need to get started with “melt and pour” soap-making: 2 1 lb. bars shea […]

A Look at Non-Lethal Self-Defense Weapons

Written by Scott Huntington Protecting yourself is a priority. However, it can be frightening to think of the impact you could have on someone’s life if you use a lethal self-defense weapon like a gun against them. For those who prefer to seek a less lethal solution, technology has brought some great alternatives to the market. This article takes a quick look at some ways to make yourself feel safer at home and abroad. Many are quite affordable and don’t […]

I Tried Using a Food Dehydrator for the First Time – Here’s What Happened

This post is by Bernie Carr, My daughter gave me an early Mother’s Day gift – you guessed it – a food dehydrator. Since I had wanted one for a while now I could not wait to try it out and opened it way before Mother’s Day. Why I wanted a food dehydrator Drying food is a great skill to have. Supplement your food storage with dried foods. Take advantage of produce and meat sales. Preserve foods you are […]

Tips for Storing Supplies in an Apartment

Editor’s note:  I invited readers to share their favorite storage tips for emergency supplies in an apartment.  We got some great responses. Use every available space Always be on the lookout for somewhere to put more preps.  All the usual space is taken up, and if you are like me, you can always use more space for those goodies you want to stock for later. Think you are out of space? You have space under the bed, on the floor […]

How to Stay Safe in Church and Other Places of Worship

This post is by Bernie Carr, It is a sad state of affairs that we now have to discuss ideas about staying safe in places of worship. But with the recent shooting at a synagogue in California, the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka, the ChristChurch shooting in a mosque in New Zealand and other mass shootings in places of worship, it is  a subject that we need to consider. Churches traditionally have an open door policy, as anyone […]

Using Survival Gear Everyday

Written by James Walton The every day carry (EDC) craze blew in and created a stir in the way many people look at preparedness. Suddenly it was more acceptable to carry a flashlight on your person every day. Maybe even a serious folding knife, too. What about carrying hardcore survival gear every day? Does it really make sense to have this type of gear on your person each day? Is it effective outside of the woods or an emergency? The answer […]

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