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Survival and preparedness for life after a short term emergency, a disaster, or SHTF collapse.

The Coming Disastrous Global Crisis

April 18, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin

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I know you can feel it… the coming global crisis. And that’s a good thing (that you know the disaster is coming). It means your eyes and ears are open. Hopefully you’re preparing. It’s coming like a freight train – one that can’t be stopped because of its enormous mass and inertia. This object is in motion and no-one’s going to stop it…

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Off-Grid Charging System For AA-AAA Batteries, Plus USB

April 17, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin

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The combination of the right portable (folding) solar photovoltaic panel and battery charger will keep your rechargeable batteries charged while ‘off-grid’, enabling you to keep your communications devices, portable radios, flashlights etc.. charged and running in situations ranging from a long-term power outage to being out in the field or at a remote location.

While on the go, out in the field or backpacking, the following combination of equipment will provide ample charging for the most popular size consumer batteries (AA, AAA), as well as devices that require a USB charge (see below).

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Leaders And Their Blind Followers

April 16, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin

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Most people are followers – not leaders. Similar to the behavior of dogs who will follow a pack leader, most people tend to follow others – even blindly or subconsciously.

A preparedness mindset tends to break you of this habitual human behavior (being a ‘blind’ follower in the pack). But watch out, the wolves leading the pack of today’s modern sheeple-people don’t like it when followers begin to ask questions…
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How To Measure Energy (kWh) Of A Single Device With A Power Meter (Watts over Time)

April 15, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin

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If you are considering or planning an off-grid or standalone alternative energy system such as a solar PV system for your home, your cabin or whatever else – one of the first things you need to do is to measure the energy usage or power consumption of the appliances and devices that you intend to power.

Logically, you first need to know the basic power consumption requirements in order to do much of anything else in the planning process. A very convenient tool (meter) that I have been using for this purpose has helped immensely while determining my PV solar array size, battery bank, charger/inverter, etc..

Here’s how it works and how simple it is to use:
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Food Storage Calculator: 1-Year Of Bulk Foods

April 14, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin

Food Storage Calculator

Use this food storage calculator to calculate quantity guidelines of ‘bulk’ foods based on 1-year of preparedness. The calculator is based on recommendations that I found issued by the LDS, who are a popular source of information in the realm of food storage.

In an uncertain world there is certain good sense in planning for the unexpected…

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Human Night Vision

April 13, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin

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‘Night vision’ of the human eye is an interesting phenomenon – a sensation, a uniqueness that many do not experience in today’s modern (bright) world. There are times though when our human night vision if properly adapted, could become a powerful nighttime asset, and with regards to survival & preparedness, this might be one’s own security (for example).

Our eyes are a remarkable thing in how well they can adapt over an extremely wide range of light (brightness) conditions.

Here are a few facts and tips regarding your human ‘night vision’ while using your own unassisted eyes…

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The Spring Deer Are Prepping

April 12, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin

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60 degrees today! Spring is here! I was happy to see the deer on the property yesterday as more and more of nature’s animals make themselves visible around here as they are out and about, feeding, prepping ;) – heard the coyotes again out back – more birds are around – a moose is apparently roaming the area (haven’t seen it yet) – even saw our resident (large) Pileated Woodpecker the other day – Just wondering when the bears will begin appearing ;)

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