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Some Of The Preps That I Took With Me During A Long Road Trip

April 24, 2017, by Ken Jorgustin

As many of you know, I recently returned home from a very long road trip (8200 miles) with Mrs.J (and our mini-Dachshund). Being preparedness-minded and being so far away from home for so long, I wanted to bring along some specific prep items for “just in case”.

The just-in-case preps were intended to cover some of our potential needs if things went bad while we were out on the road so far from home.

While it would have been physically impossible to bring enough preps to cover all scenarios, the fact that we traveled in my truck enabled us to bring a bit more than an ordinary car.

Here is some of what I dragged along with me:

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What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2017-4-22)

April 22, 2017, by Ken Jorgustin

Mountains in Utah off I-15 after the sprawl of Salt Lake City

This weekly post is an open-forum (any topic) to voice your thoughts, opinions, or questions for others. Lets hear about what you’ve been doing this week for preparedness, or perhaps what you have done to convert your ‘fiat’ (paper) currency into tangible assets 😉

The more who comment, the more that’s spread around for the benefit of all…

Note: We appreciate that you stay on-topic with your article comments during the week. However for any ‘off topic’ comments, use this most recent Saturday open-forum article,
‘What did you do for your preparedness this week?’

Note: Read the most recent (150) comments (from all articles) on the ‘Discussion’ page.

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Vitamin Supplements Guide List

April 21, 2017, by Ken Jorgustin

Preppers will store up a supply of food, but have they considered the nutritional balance of the foods they’ve stored versus what the body needs?

Vitamins are necessary for our general nutrition and good health. Although they do not directly contribute to energy or body-building materials, they are important to form complex chemical compounds that are necessary to convert food to energy and to build tissue.

Note: A prolonged lack of vitamins may result in serious health problems.

The following vitamin supplement guide (list) details some of the specific information corresponding to the USRDA daily allowance for adults.

The list includes the vitamin function in the body and some of the natural food sources for the vitamin itself.

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America Is MOSTLY Rural With Pockets Of Urban Suburbia

April 20, 2017, by Ken Jorgustin

(Driving across Great Salt Lake Desert)

I am about to wrap up a journey of more than 8,000 miles while traveling (driving) from the far reaches of the northeast all the way to California and back again along a different route.

It has been an amazing and very enjoyable experience, and while I have traveled LOTS during my previous career, that travel always involved flying from one location to another and is no comparison to my recent experience. Driving these distances is an entirely (ENTIRELY) different experience.

Why? Here’s why…

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Ten Concealed Carry Mistakes

April 19, 2017, by Ken Jorgustin

(Doesn’t look like a concealed carry mistake, but I couldn’t resist 😉 )

The following list of ten concealed carry mistakes will hopefully get those of you who carry a handgun – thinking and doing something about it…

Feel free to add you own considerations to the list…

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The Corsair Stealth Survivor USB Flash Drive Key-chain Backup

April 18, 2017, by Ken Jorgustin

I thought that I would share with you something that I have been doing for awhile now; I keep a high capacity USB flash drive on my key-chain as backup for the personal files on my main computer.

I had chosen the Corsair “Stealth Survivor” 256GB flash drive, given its capacity to hold all that I need, and given its rugged and waterproof design.

Here’s why I consider it to be good preparedness and here’s why I chose the Stealth Survivor:

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Lightning Facts and Fiction

April 17, 2017, by Ken Jorgustin

Thunderstorm cloud, central Kansas


Observing the lightning within a thunderstorm, especially a severe thunderstorm is an awesome site to behold. A few nights ago while staying in central Kansas I had the opportunity to view several simultaneous severe thunderstorms which were producing stunning lightning in a continuous non-stop light show.

I observed the enormous towering cumulus clouds during the late afternoon as they were rapidly building into billowing pillars of bubbling frothing shades of white and gray. As the classic anvils formed on top of the two side-by-side distinct storms, I knew it was going to be a fun show…

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