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What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2016-10-22)

October 22, 2016, by Ken Jorgustin


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 the 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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Can You Build A Fire In The Cold, Rain, Or Snow, Without Help?

October 21, 2016, by Ken Jorgustin


Guest article, by ‘NRP’…

Here is the situation;

TSHTF big time, there is no one to help you and you need to get home, or to your BOL, or to safety somewhere else. You find yourself out in the middle of nowhere with only your GHB and maybe a few other items you have found on the way. Even worse, it’s mid-December, there’s snow on the ground, it’s still snowing/raining, and getting late in the day. It WILL be very cold and you need to hunker-down for the night. What do you do?

As odd as it might seem, there are millions and millions of people that have little to zero idea how to build a life-saving fire in a situation like this, even if their life is in danger.

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How To Determine The Remaining Hours Before Sunset

October 20, 2016, by Ken Jorgustin

How to know how much daylight is left

Knowing this simple technique — how to determine the hours of sunlight until sunset — will not only amaze your friends, but it could help you during any number of situations…such as estimating enough time to find (or make) shelter, time remaining to travel without the aid of artificial lighting, or give you the time to accomplish the tasks you need to before the sun sets (collecting firewood, starting a fire, making dinner, etc.).

For the geographical latitudes within the ‘lower 48’ of the United States, the following is method can be used to approximate time remaining until sunset.

Here’s how…

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What Is Your Favorite Rice and Beans Recipe?

October 19, 2016, by Ken Jorgustin


This morning Mrs.J said that we’re having rice & beans for dinner tonight. It gave me an idea for today’s post…

When we have a meal with ‘rice and beans’, we don’t JUST have rice and beans. There’s more to it… the other ‘stuff’ that goes with it or on it – to make it all more palatable and interesting. The spices, sauces, combinations thereof, etc.. all the different recipes.

So, given that most preparedness-minded folks include rice and beans in their deep pantry of food storage, I thought it would be fun to list our favorite recipes to share with each other.

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Calories Per Pound Of Rice, Beans, Wheat

October 18, 2016, by Ken Jorgustin


The most common ‘staple’ dry foods for preparedness and long-term food storage are rice, beans, and wheat berries.

You yourself may have some of these in your deep pantry inventory. In order to fully grasp how much you actually have with regards to calories and ‘survival day’ equivalent, the following information should quickly help you to figure that out.

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Which Long-Term Survival Food Do You Have The Most Of?

October 17, 2016, by Ken Jorgustin


Here’s a question for you (a sort of poll) which may be interesting to share with others, “Of your ‘deep pantry’, which foods do you have the most of?”

Over the weekend Mrs.J and I looked through our own food storage inventory in order to discover if we had enough of ‘this’ or ‘that’ with regards to our preparedness (food staples, etc..), and it occurred to me that it would be fun to share with each other the food preps that we tend to have the most of.

If you respond with a list, prioritize it by listing ‘the most’ first, etc..

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Nuclear Radiation Shielding Protection

October 16, 2016, by Ken Jorgustin


Radiation shielding is a mass of absorbing material placed between yourself and the source of radiation in order to reduce the radiation to a level that is safer for humans.

The effectiveness of the material depends on the type of radiation itself, the properties of the shielding material, and the shielding strength or thickness of that material.

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