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10 Things People Will Miss Most Without Electricity At Home

July 22, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin


To go without electricity for a couple of hours is a bad enough experience for most, but imagine the horror if the power grid were to stay down for days, or even weeks!

Can you imagine the unthinkable and challenge yourself to consider life without electricity for 1-year or more (e.g. SHTF after an EMP cluster)?

The resulting shock to today’s modern man (and woman) would not only be an emotional jolt, but could quickly turn into a life threatening reality for those who have not prepared for such an occurrence. It could be life threatening even for those who have prepared!

Without electricity (even for a short time), these ten things will be high on the list for most people; the things that will be missed the most based on the modern lifestyle of today…
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Calculate Gallons Of Rainwater Runoff From A Tarp

July 22, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin


When it rains, there is a stunning amount of water that falls from the sky, and it adds up very quickly for every square foot that you capture and collect from runoff (as from a tarp).

For survival and preparedness, or for the purposes of simply collecting rainwater for your various uses, having a method of capturing the rain will potentially provide you with a large quantity of water.

Here’s how much rainwater you can collect and a chart from having calculated gallons of water based on inches (or fractions of an inch) of rainfall.

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Is ExPatriation The Way For Patriots?

July 21, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin


I have been coming across more and more articles written about those who expatriate (leave the country), or the concept of expatriation – written by either expat’s themselves or by those who apparently long to expatriate from the United States (for sociopolitical reasons).

In the context of leaving the United States due to the quagmire we’re in – and while the notion of moving to a (better?) country or place may seem inviting for some, I generally disagree with the notion. Here’s why…

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What If The SHTF While You’re On Vacation?

July 20, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin


You are enjoying a well deserved vacation when the worst happens – SHTF!

Not just a small localized disaster, but a true SHTF event.

It’s been in the back of your mind (since you’re a prepper) the ‘what-if’ thought.
What if you were on vacation when ‘it’ happens? The shite hits the fan.

What will you do?

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Bleach-Water Ratio For Drinking Water

July 19, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin

Bleach - Water Ratio

If your water source is uncertain, you should treat it first before drinking it.

One way to treat water for drinking is to add a small amount of regular bleach (chlorine). Here’s how much bleach to add, and a way to remember the quantity:

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Water From Source To Home After The SHTF

July 18, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin


It has happened; it has hit the fan. The power is out – the grid is down – the blackout has been ongoing for weeks with no end in sight. The water pressure in your home has stopped and there’s nothing coming out of the faucet.

The toilets won’t flush and you’re in deep shit (pun intended)…

Now what?

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Medicine in Your Bug Out Bag or First Aid Kit

July 17, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin

Someone recently said,

“I found myself in a situation to use my (Bug-Out-Bag RX) for a few days, and they (RX) had lost their potency.”

When I checked with my pharmacist she said, ‘Never leave blood pressure pills or heart/nerve pills in a hot car as the heat will nullify the effect within just a few hours’.

“If I did it, someone else might…”

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