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Summer’s Over – What Are You Doing To Prep For The Winter?

September 1, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin

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A hint of fall color during a recent sunset, exaggerated by the setting sun

I can’t believe it’s September 1st already – Labor Day – the traditional end of summer. Most of the kids are back in school; vacations are over, and the leaves are already beginning to change color where I live. Where did the summer go?

While there’s still some good weather to come, the clock is ticking till winter. I still have all sorts of outdoor things I need to get done before it gets too cold and the snow flies. More preps to procure for the winter. More projects to finish around the house and property…

Now that the season is changing to Fall (different depending on where you live), what are the things, the preps, the projects, that you would like to get done before winter?

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Cooking Without Electricity

August 31, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin

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If the power goes out (grid down) and the electricity is off for a period of time, you will need an alternative method of cooking without electricity. Even your kitchen’s gas stove might require electricity to operate, so it’s best to consider multiple ways to cook and/or to boil water.

Here are a few ideas:

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Preparedness is Peace of Mind

August 30, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin

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When you make the decision to take that first step towards preparedness, you will experience a pleasant and powerful awareness of ‘peace of mind‘.

You will suddenly become excited about the prospect of taking personal control of your life’s needs. You will become self-empowered as your preparedness actions take form, and you begin to take steps towards personal responsibility for your survival without complete dependence upon external rickety systems stretched and squeezed to very thin margins of reliability.

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Portable AM Radio For Disaster Information

August 29, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin

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Reliable information during a disaster or escalating crisis is paramount to survival. People need to know the scope of the disaster. They need information.

Depending on the disaster, the communication systems we normally rely upon may become unusable. Home phones become overloaded or unusable in many disaster scenarios. Hurricanes and tornadoes (and other disasters) could cause power failures and your methods for gathering information or communicating will be ‘dark’.

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Credit Card Debt

August 29, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin

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Unfortunately (but by design) most Americans are saddled with a heavy burden of credit card debt. Having credit card debt, especially credit cards with high balances, will adversely affect your mood and your outlook (whether you realize it or not), and will remain a major obstacle that holds you down in life.

Having credit debt has very negative side effects including stress, hopeless feelings of being bound to seemingly endless payments, feeling trapped, and even relationship issues due to the financial strain.

If you would rather feel liberated from your debt, to feel in control of your life’s finances, then the answer is to adapt a new way of life – a new way of thinking that will eventually leave you debt free…

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Use-by, Best-by, and Sell-by Food Expiration Dates

August 28, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin

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More than 90% of Americans throw out food prematurely, and 40% of the U.S. food supply is tossed out unused every year because of food dating.

Most people do not understand what ‘Use-by’, ‘Best-by’, and ‘Sell-by’ (so called ‘expiration’) dates really mean on their foods.

The fact that so much food is thrown out is stunning, and unbelievably wasteful…

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4 Ways How To Tell If A Dented Can Of Food Is Safe To Eat

August 28, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin

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If a can of food is dented, it may be unsafe to eat it’s food contents and should be discarded – but not all dented food cans are ‘bad’ – some of them may be perfectly safe.

Here’s how to tell the difference if a dented can of food is safe to eat or not…

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