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Dissatisfied With The Direction Of The U.S. ?

September 17, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin


With the November elections around the corner, the trend line of American’s dissatisfaction with the way things are going in the U.S. is clearly negative.

Will this, coupled with the current president’s dismal 30-something % approval ratings, make any difference in the outcome of the elections?

And if it does, will the newly elected make any (positive) difference in the way things are going?

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Chlorine Bleach For Sanitizing Raw Fruits And Vegetables

September 16, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin


In addition to sanitizing food contact surfaces, chlorine bleach solutions may be used for sanitizing raw fruits and vegetables during the washing or peeling process.

We occasionally hear of salmonella contamination of raw fruits and vegetables causing gastrointestinal illnesses. It’s not that hard to imagine how it could happen…

When buying fruits and vegetables at the grocery store, it is often unknown where the produce has specifically come from, under what sanitary (or lack thereof) conditions, who picked it, processed it, how was it handled, was it kept clean during distribution, how many people have picked up the produce and put it back down on the grocery store shelf, were their hands dirty…

Here’s one way to assure that your raw fruits and vegetables are sanitized:

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Fuel Treatment For Generators

September 15, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin


Not only might you have your own generator sitting at the ready for a power outage, there are tens of thousands of generators at the ready in a wide variety of settings such as hospitals, airports, cell phone sites, internet service providers, fire and police stations, large apartment buildings, office buildings, data & telecommunication centers, drinking water pumping stations, nuclear power plants, and many more…

The thing is, when you need it the most, your generator might not start – because you didn’t use any fuel treatment…

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Is Stored Water Safe After One Year?

September 15, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin


I received an email asking my opinion regarding the safety of drinking water that has been stored for a year under specific conditions that include being exposed to higher than normal temperatures during the summer.

Here is the question and my answer.
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Disinfectant Bleach-Water Ratio

September 14, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin


Bleach is one of the most widely available and affordable disinfectants on earth. Clorox® brand liquid bleach was introduced in 1913 and has played a critical role in helping to protect public health by killing germs that cause illness.

For years, bleach has helped purify water – particularly during times of disaster, and has been a disinfectant to help kill germs that can make people sick, including MRSA, Staph, and Norovirus.

Disinfecting frequently touched surfaces is essential for prevention. Germs and viruses can thrive in the kitchen, bathroom, baby’s room and laundry room, especially around toilets, sinks, faucets and bathtubs.

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – recommend the use of bleach for controlling the spread of pathogens that can cause infections and other health threats.

Here is the recommended bleach to water ratio for disinfection:
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Best Flashlight 2014

September 13, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin


The best flashlight of 2014 is based on my own personal opinion of must-have features, all bundled in a quality product that I can depend on.

Here’s a list of flashlight features which I consider to add up to the best overall set to determine this year’s best flashlight:

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Keep Spare Parts With Your Preps

September 12, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin


I can’t emphasize enough, to keep important spare parts and supplies to repair your essential systems! For your preps (and/or anything you value) that has moving parts, parts that will wear out, or parts that might break, it is an important part of your overall preparedness planning to keep spares – spare parts – spare assemblies.

During times of disruption (or worse), you might not be able to drive to the local hardware store, automotive store, parts supply store, Home Depot, Lowe’s, or the lumber yard, etc. to buy what you need when something breaks or when you need to build or replace something…

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