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What To Expect And Bring On A Bug-Out To Someone Else’s Place

November 25, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin


A bug-out to someone else’s place is a touchy subject and may not end up the way you envisioned. Will the doors be open?

For example, the circumstances which caused your decision to bug-out may be one factor that will affect how well you are received. Your relationship with the person (people) at your presumed destination will be a factor. Your past history and behavior will be a factor. The probable length of stay will be a factor. Your skills, potential contribution, and what you bring to the table will be a factor.

There are all sorts of factors which may or may not be the things that enable you to get in the door at the other end. In fact, the door may very well be shut…

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Tinder For Building A Fire

November 24, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin


To build a fire, you start with a source – a spark or flame. Ideally you will have at the ready some fine dry tinder to which the spark or flame is applied. Next comes kindling and then progressively larger pieces of firewood.

Tinder is very important in that it is often a necessary step to successfully build a fire, and the quality of your tinder will determine your results.

Here’s a list of tinder sources:

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Turmeric Home Remedies – A Super Spice

November 24, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin


Turmeric, native to southeast India and used often in Indian cuisine, is considered to be a ‘super spice’ due to it’s apparent health benefits.

While not everyone enjoys the unique flavor of turmeric, the various home remedies which utilize it may be a good reason to keep it among your food storage in the pantry.

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2 Safe Ways How To Thaw A Frozen Turkey

November 23, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin


To thaw a frozen turkey in a safe way, takes time. So you need to plan ahead and not find yourself behind schedule serving that important turkey dinner ;)

Thanksgiving will soon be upon us and the traditional turkey dinner will be served across much of the U.S.; so for the sake of modern survival, here is how-to thaw a frozen turkey using either of the following two safe methods:

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Best Turkey Brine Recipe

November 23, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin


Have you ever made a brine for your turkey? If you’re up to the challenge for this Thanksgiving Day, here’s a recipe to consider.

For those of you who haven’t tried a turkey brine, you will be very surprised at the difference in flavor from a typical basted turkey. The turkey will cook to be incredibly moist, tasty, and tender – a meal to remember…

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Cutting Board Cross Contamination And How To Avoid It

November 22, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin


A necessary tool in any kitchen is a cutting board. Most kitchens contain several. A problem is – cross contamination of foods could get you sick. Very sick.

Preparedness not only includes plans, supplies, and ‘know-how’, but it also involves good safe practices, which are especially important during times when medical help may not be as accessible. That aside, no one wants to get sick from contaminated food – and if it has happened to you before – then you know what I mean. Very unpleasant.

Here’s what to do:

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If The Grid Goes Down, How Will You Get Your Water?

November 21, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin


Given that there are real risks out there which could bring down the power grid – what will you do to obtain one of the most important life-sustaining supplies – your water?

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