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Calculate Gallons Of Rainwater Runoff From A Tarp

July 22, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin


When it rains, there is a stunning amount of water that falls from the sky, and it adds up very quickly for every square foot that you capture and collect from runoff (as from a tarp).

For survival and preparedness, or for the purposes of simply collecting rainwater for your various uses, having a method of capturing the rain will potentially provide you with a large quantity of water.

Here’s how much rainwater you can collect and a chart from having calculated gallons of water based on inches (or fractions of an inch) of rainfall.

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Is ExPatriation The Way For Patriots?

July 21, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin


I have been coming across more and more articles written about those who expatriate (leave the country), or the concept of expatriation – written by either expat’s themselves or by those who apparently long to expatriate from the United States (for sociopolitical reasons).

In the context of leaving the United States due to the quagmire we’re in – and while the notion of moving to a (better?) country or place may seem inviting for some, I generally disagree with the notion. Here’s why…

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What If The SHTF While You’re On Vacation?

July 20, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin


You are enjoying a well deserved vacation when the worst happens – SHTF!

Not just a small localized disaster, but a true SHTF event.

It’s been in the back of your mind (since you’re a prepper) the ‘what-if’ thought.
What if you were on vacation when ‘it’ happens? The shite hits the fan.

What will you do?

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Bleach-Water Ratio For Drinking Water

July 19, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin

Bleach - Water Ratio

If your water source is uncertain, you should treat it first before drinking it.

One way to treat water for drinking is to add a small amount of regular bleach (chlorine). Here’s how much bleach to add, and a way to remember the quantity:

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Water From Source To Home After The SHTF

July 18, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin


It has happened; it has hit the fan. The power is out – the grid is down – the blackout has been ongoing for weeks with no end in sight. The water pressure in your home has stopped and there’s nothing coming out of the faucet.

The toilets won’t flush and you’re in deep shit (pun intended)…

Now what?

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Medicine in Your Bug Out Bag or First Aid Kit

July 17, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin

Someone recently said,

“I found myself in a situation to use my (Bug-Out-Bag RX) for a few days, and they (RX) had lost their potency.”

When I checked with my pharmacist she said, ‘Never leave blood pressure pills or heart/nerve pills in a hot car as the heat will nullify the effect within just a few hours’.

“If I did it, someone else might…”

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Getting Started With Survival Preparedness – Skills, Categories

July 16, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin


While getting started with prepping /survival preparedness, it may seem overwhelming to figure out what you need, and what you need to know. Don’t worry too much though, because the fact that you’re even thinking about it puts you way ahead of nearly everyone else.

There is a logical way to go about starting your preparedness,
and here’s how…

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