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Politicians Will Not Save You

April 1, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin


Listen up folks… As the election cycle is beginning to heat up yet once again, and as we all begin to endure the relentless bombardment of news snippets and sound bites from the next batch of D’s, R’s, and whoever else manages to get ‘air-time’, there’s something very important that you need to remind yourself of – and it’s especially true today…

Don’t look to politicians to liberate you or to save you. Only YOU will save you!
They are just politicians!

Think about that…

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Garden Vegetable Calories

March 31, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin


While deciding which vegetables to grow in your ‘survival garden’, among the many things to consider might be the number of calories that you will get in return for the vegetables that you choose to grow.

In an environment in which you are doing your best to procure calories, this will be especially important as you seek to maximize your caloric return for your time and effort.

I have recently updated the following list of garden vegetables and their associated calories:

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Long Term Food Storage SALE

March 31, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin


I’m always looking for the SALE. As with ordinary grocery shopping, when I’m looking to add more long term food storage to ‘shore up’ my existing supply, I often wait (unless I need it ‘now’ ;) ) until I discover a good SALE on the food that I’m looking for.

Just like at the grocery store when various companies offer occasional promotions and sales to get you in the door – or to coax you try their product for the first time, the same thing happens with ‘preparedness’ companies from time to time. And there’s one going on right now that might interest you (long term food storage)…

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Fence Ideas For A Vegetable Garden

March 30, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin


A potential and probable problem for nearly any vegetable garden is that of keeping animals out. After all the hard work, labor, and TLC that goes into one’s vegetable garden, all it takes is for one or two hungry rabbits or deer to ‘clean you out’.

With all the various critters who would like nothing more than to eat up your vegetable garden, a fence is a very good defense.

The question for you is this: What has been your experience with fencing a vegetable garden? What has worked and has not worked?

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The Sawyer Mini Water Filter

March 30, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin


‘Sawyer’, developers of point-of-use water filters including the ‘Sawyer Mini Water Filter’, have been developing products for the outdoor industry since 1984, and the Sawyer Mini Water Filter is their most popular filter product – and for good reason…

The Best Mini Water Filter

The ‘best’ is always subjective, however given its very reasonable price-point, I do believe this may be the best ‘mini’ style portable water filter for the money.

Here’s why…

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Is There Arsenic In Your Well Water?

March 29, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin


If you have a well for your drinking water, you might consider testing it for arsenic (regularly). Included as one of the many contaminants that are typically part of a ‘standard’ well water test, arsenic is something that you really want to know about – especially since you ‘might’ be slowly poisoning yourself without even knowing it…

Here’s more information including an interactive map of the United States which shows some areas which have dangerously high levels of arsenic in the wells which have been tested.

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‘Jade Helm 15′ Military Drill

March 28, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin


The upcoming “Jade Helm 15 – Master the Human Domain” ‘domestic’ military drill has created a storm of controversy all over the internet, and for good reason. There are LOTS of questions surrounding the motives and details of the exercise which is doing more than just raising a few eyebrows.

Operation Jade Helm 15 will commence July-15 (until September-15) in the American southwest (as in, all of it) (Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah and Colorado) and is a ‘domestic’ military training exercise which some say may violate the Posse Comitatus Act (while others say it technically does not).

The ‘drill’ apparently has the military working in acceptance of, or some cooperation with, state-county-local domestic law enforcement agencies and will include Special Operations Command, the special forces of the military services, the 82nd Airborne, elements of Marine Expeditionary Unit(s), and interagency partners, which refers to other departments and agencies of the federal government, including – reportedly – the FBI and DEA.

Never before has such a drill of this apparent scope and magnitude occurred on US soil, and while military training exercises happen all the time, and while many or most of them are unknown to the public, this drill has a purpose – Training has purpose. The only reason you would train on this scale and in this place, is to evaluate you operational abilities in an English speaking, Western environment

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