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Gladding U.S. Made Military Mil-Spec 550 Paracord

September 19, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin

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‘Gladding’ has earned it’s #1 reputation for the best quality paracord cordage, and they are considered to be the best at what they do.

It’s Made In The USA (upstate NY), they’re an approved vendor of the United States Department of Defense and supply the U.S. DoD with mil-spec Mil-C-5040 paracord.

The thing is, you can get this paracord too! Every prepper should seriously consider having a roll of this stuff (I’m sure many already do).

Here’s a bit more about Gladding (a brief factory video tour) and the best place where you can get this paracord (the real thing).

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100 Items To Disappear First

September 18, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin

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The following list of 100 Items to Disappear First has been floating around the internet for quite some time. While I am not certain of its original source, the list may be thought provoking.

I’ve posted it here for your convenience and thoughts…

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21 Things For Pandemic Survival

September 18, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin

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A pandemic may incapacitate (and/or terminate) a significant portion of the population, crippling the infrastructure due to lack of manpower and possibly leaving you without utilities and other services for the duration (months or longer).

If a deadly virus were to infect the population and spread easily from person to person, a pandemic (worldwide outbreak of disease) could begin. No one can predict when a pandemic might occur.

Are you ready to self-impose a quarantine for 30, 60, 90, 120 days?

Re-posted for your information, given the onset of Ebola:

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Dissatisfied With The Direction Of The U.S. ?

September 17, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin

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With the November elections around the corner, the trend line of American’s dissatisfaction with the way things are going in the U.S. is clearly negative.

Will this, coupled with the current president’s dismal 30-something % approval ratings, make any difference in the outcome of the elections?

And if it does, will the newly elected make any (positive) difference in the way things are going?

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Chlorine Bleach For Sanitizing Raw Fruits And Vegetables

September 16, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin

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In addition to sanitizing food contact surfaces, chlorine bleach solutions may be used for sanitizing raw fruits and vegetables during the washing or peeling process.

We occasionally hear of salmonella contamination of raw fruits and vegetables causing gastrointestinal illnesses. It’s not that hard to imagine how it could happen…

When buying fruits and vegetables at the grocery store, it is often unknown where the produce has specifically come from, under what sanitary (or lack thereof) conditions, who picked it, processed it, how was it handled, was it kept clean during distribution, how many people have picked up the produce and put it back down on the grocery store shelf, were their hands dirty…

Here’s one way to assure that your raw fruits and vegetables are sanitized:

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Fuel Treatment For Generators

September 15, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin

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Not only might you have your own generator sitting at the ready for a power outage, there are tens of thousands of generators at the ready in a wide variety of settings such as hospitals, airports, cell phone sites, internet service providers, fire and police stations, large apartment buildings, office buildings, data & telecommunication centers, drinking water pumping stations, nuclear power plants, and many more…

The thing is, when you need it the most, your generator might not start – because you didn’t use any fuel treatment…

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Is Stored Water Safe After One Year?

September 15, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin

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I received an email asking my opinion regarding the safety of drinking water that has been stored for a year under specific conditions that include being exposed to higher than normal temperatures during the summer.

Here is the question and my answer.
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