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Out of the Wild Venezuela

Finished watching the last few episodes of Out of the Wild Venezuela, the Discovery Channel’s adventure/survival show. This was the 3rd season, the first two were in Alaska. Nine ordinary people are dropped off and have to survive off the land for 30 days while traveling back to 70 miles to civilization. This has been […]

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Do It Your Self

Survival is about being able to take care of yourself when the need arises. Self sufficiency is the ability to provide for your own needs. Some individuals live a very self sufficient lifestyle. They grow their own food, the raise animals for meat, some make their own clothes. They may live off grid and provide […]

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$50 Silver?

Silver continues to climb to new records. At the pace it has been moving up we could very well see it break through the $50 barrier and then spike to $65. As you well know the markets can be going gang busters one day and crash the next. Silver and gold have been getting much […]

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Must Read-Global Food Crisis

This is a great article on 20 Reasons to Be Prepared for a Global Food Crisis. This is a great example of why you need to keep up with the daily news and what is going on in the world. If you read the articles in the links he provides it will become even more […]

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Free Preps-Part 2

Some people have a knack for finding great deals and free stuff. Lady luck just seems to shine on them. Not so much with myself. Oh sure I get the occasional good deal but usually I am a day late and a dollar short. I spend a fair amount of time on Craigslist looking for […]

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Mountain House Foods in Short Supply

Received a copy of Emergency Essentials current catalog the other day. While thumbing through it I came across a full page notice about Mountain House Cans: “Due to recent increase in demand Mountain House has asked all distributors to temporarily stop taking new orders for Mountain House Cans. Mountain House’s backorder is so large that […]

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News You Need to Know 4/7/11

News you need to know from today’s headlines. What this means for the future price of oil is anyone’s guess: White House actions pushing Saudi Arabia toward China and Russia Japan Earthquake & Nuclear Crisis Create Epic Demand For Emergency Preparedness Supplies Oil tops $110 after Japan suffers another blow Bernanke or Bust: Everyone Loses […]

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Free Preps!

Free is good. If you are interested in items you can add to your preps then check out your credit card rewards program. Most of us have a credit card or debit card we use on a daily basis. With most of them they may be tied to some type of reward program. You may […]

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The Runnur for EDC

Came across this in the 2011 edition of Backpacker Gear Guide. The Runnur is a strap that is worn across the body from shoulder to hip to carry essential items you need during the day such as your keys, sunglasses, cash, phone, etc. Made for people who have too much stuff for their pockets or […]

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127 Hours

Saw the movie 127 Hours over the weekend, the story of a young man who got stuck in a canyon with his arm wedged by a bolder. Anytime I watch movies like these I am always looking for survival tips. In the opening scenes he is riding all out on a mountain bike out into […]

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