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What Are Your Hobbies -Interests?

May 26, 2017, by Ken Jorgustin

A bit off subject for prepping and preparedness, but it might be fun…

Many of us have a hobby (or more than one) that we enjoy as a personal interest, for enjoyment, maybe to get our mind off the crazy world that we live in.

Sometimes we need our “down time” to step outside the box, to relax and enjoy what we enjoy.

Yesterday while listening to one of my radio shows as I worked around the house, I heard this topic brought up and thought it might be interesting to hear about each others hobbies.

So what’s your hobby and why do you think that is?

Maybe it’s not exactly a hobby, but something that you particularly enjoy doing outside the normal day-to-day stuff that you find relaxing. What’s your interest?

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Prepping For 1 Week -Water and Food

May 25, 2017, by Ken Jorgustin

Storing an amount of extra water and food to be prepared for 1-week is smart and cheap preparedness insurance for many of the “most likely to happen” disruptions that you may encounter one day.

You may be surprised that the majority of Americans apparently do not have a solid 1-week supply of food at home, and most certainly don’t have a 1-week supply of stored water either.

The assumption is that the faucet will always deliver clean drinking water and the grocery store will always be open and accessible. Unfortunately this normalcy bias has helped keep the notion of preparedness out of the mainstream consciousness.

While having a supply of food and water to last 1-week will not cover all hypothetical disruptions, it will set you off in the right direction to be prepared for many of today’s typical disruptive events within “Prepping and Preparedness 1” and hopefully eventually moving you towards “Prepping and Preparedness 2”.

Here’s what you might consider doing regarding water and food:

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Prepping and Preparedness 2 -Overview

May 25, 2017, by Ken Jorgustin

“Prepping and Preparedness 2” is a level of being prepared for 1-month.

Level-2 builds upon the topics discussed in Level-1 and I will not be repeating those details with the exception of expanding the topics where necessary.

“Prepping and Preparedness 1”

That said, there are a few additional preparedness topics that I will include here because the presumption of being prepared for up to 1-month implies that the disaster event is more serious and requires additional thinking and preparation.

If you have met the requirements to graduate from level-1, chances are that you’re interested to go further now that you’ve established a baseline. Prepping and preparedness is rather contagious in that as you achieve more personal readiness, you start to feel more independent, confident, and liberated. It’s a good feeling!

So lets get going and make it to the next level!

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Prepping and Preparedness 1 -Overview

May 24, 2017, by Ken Jorgustin

“Prepping and Preparedness 1” is a level of being prepared for 1-week.

If you are a newbie and are here reading this, you’ve come to the right place. Not only is this blog filled with lots of prepping and preparedness articles, I am working on a specific series to help you along from level-1 and beyond.

If you are someone who wants to get started prepping (regardless of your reason why) and you’re not quite sure how to go about it, I can almost guarantee that once you begin taking action you will become motivated and easily make it to level-2.

If all you do is complete levels 1 and 2, you will be set up for most all ‘typical’ disruptions that are most likely to come your way.

Okay lets get started and dig in with this overview:

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Prepping and Preparedness 1 – 4

May 23, 2017, by Ken Jorgustin

For the newcomer to prepping and preparedness it may seem or feel daunting, overwhelming, and even intimidating to venture down the road less traveled.

This may also be true for those who are already into the realm of prepping which can take on many forms, methods, and a wide variety of goals and end-results.

It may seem like there really is no clear road map out there, and not knowing exactly what to do first, second, and so on, could lead to inefficient preparedness practices or even costly mistakes that you may regret.

Well I’m going to spell out my own version of a road map to prepping and preparedness in an ongoing series of article topics which will come under one of four major categories or “levels” of prepping and preparedness.

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Green Coffee Beans for Long Term Storage

May 22, 2017, by Ken Jorgustin


Green coffee beans are best for long-term storage whereas roasted coffee beans have a limited shelf-life — they comparatively won’t retain their fresh flavor for too long. The shelf life of ground coffee is even less – making both roasted coffee beans and ground coffee poor choices for long term storage.

For those who are setting aside foods for prepping and preparedness, many of you are coffee drinkers – so what is the best coffee for long term storage?

Green coffee beans.

Here’s more about it, what you will need, and how to do it:


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What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2017-5-20)

May 20, 2017, by Ken Jorgustin

photo taken during a hike earlier this week

This weekly post is an open-forum (any topic) to voice your thoughts, opinions, concerns, or questions for others. Lets hear about what you’ve been doing this week for preparedness.

The more who comment, the more who benefit from the discussion…

First timer? Lets hear from you too 😉

Note: We appreciate that you stay on-topic with your comments during the week. For any off-topic comments use the most recent Saturday open-forum:
What did you do for your preparedness this week?

Note: Read the most recent (100) comments (from all articles) on the ‘Discussion’ page.

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