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

Best Dehumidifier For A Safe Or Gun Cabinet

April 24, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin


Best is subjective, I know, however I’ve had this particular ‘wireless’ (don’t have to plug it in) dehumidifier for several years and have been using it in my safe with great success.

Here’s what I like about this mini dehumidifier and why I think it’s one of the best:

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Tornado Season

April 23, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin


Have you ever wondered when is ‘tornado season’ for different parts of the country?

Tornado season occurs at different times for different regions of the United States. The season typically shifts northward from early spring into the mid summer months.

The important thing to remember is that a tornado can happen any time of the year if the conditions are right.

That said, the following regions of the United States will experience ‘tornado season’ during these months:

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Tornado Myths

April 23, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin

Tornado Myths

There are many myths about tornadoes. Do any of these sound familiar?

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Thermal Slow Cooker by Thermos

April 22, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin


Cooking requires fuel, and fuel consumption depends upon efficiencies of the cooker (and what your cooking and how you’re cooking it). Awhile ago I acquired a relatively small thermal cooker (an ordinary but well insulated thermos) which I’ve used for slow cooking rice and other such things. Given the success I’ve had with it, I decided to go big – and bought a purpose-designed bigger thermal cooker, and I have been very impressed by its ability to require very little fuel compared to traditional methods of cooking a pot full of ‘stew’ on the stove.

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Examples Of Finding Use For Your Preps Even Though TEOTWAWKI Has Not Happened

April 21, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin


There are some who prepare for TEOTWAWKI (the end of the world as we know it) with the full expectation that it will happen – that one day they will be able to pull out all their preps and implement their survival plan. And when it doesn’t happen (hasn’t happened yet), some actually feel remorse, regret, invalidated, even ‘disappointed’?

While this is not my view (I actually do NOT wish it upon us), I will speculate that many or most preparedness minded folks also do not wish for TEOTWAWKI and instead they look upon their preps and preparedness plans as insurance. Additionally, I’ll bet that many of you actually incorporate your preps and preparedness into your day-to-day lives as much as practically possible rather than waiting for ‘that day’.

Is this you? Which side of the fence do you visualize yourself? Let’s hear some of your examples how you may be currently using your preps or have found circumstance to use them even though the proverbial collapse has not happened yet…

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US Nuclear Power Plant Locations & Live Wind Flow Map For ‘Fallout’

April 20, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin


If there is ever a nuclear power plant disaster or meltdown in the United States, the following map of their locations compared with a live wind flow map (direction and relative strength) will enable you to quickly determine your downwind risk from radioactive fallout effects.

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Best AA Rechargeable Battery

April 19, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin


I have been using the Panasonic ‘eneloop’ rechargeable battery with great success, including the common AA size – a Ni-MH Low-Self-Discharge chemistry making it one of the best.

Here’s more detail why the eneloop is one of the best rechargeable batteries for preparedness…

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