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This Thanksgiving Day We Celebrate Our Preparedness Successes

November 24, 2016, by Ken Jorgustin

Norman Rockwell – Freedom from Want

As someone who has prepared for a potential time of need and for a time of potential food & supply disruption (and worse), I am grateful for what I do have, and will celebrate today for this year’s ‘bountiful harvest’ (this year’s preparedness successes).

So as the Pilgrims celebrated their harvest and gathered around the table for feast, lets also celebrate our own successes this year in the realm of preparedness.

What are your preparedness successes that stand out from the rest this past year?

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Traffic Gridlock – Are You Prepared?

November 23, 2016, by Ken Jorgustin

Los Angeles, Thanksgiving Getaway 2016

When I saw these traffic images of complete gridlock, and whenever I see or experience a nightmarish traffic situation, it affects me in a way that’s probably a bit different than others…

While others who are stuck in the same traffic jam are most likely annoyed, angry, or pi$$ed off about being late to wherever they’re going next, I instead get a reinforcing jolt of certainty that most people will be absolutely ‘screwed’ who live in population-dense regions if and when the SHTF. It’s absolutely amazing to witness the sea of humanity at times – and to recognize the systemic risks that go along with the supporting infrastructure that keeps it all alive…

That said, people live where they live, and that’s the way it is. So what can be done to be prepared for traffic gridlock?

A few ideas:

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Turkey Cooking Time

November 22, 2016, by Ken Jorgustin


How Long To Cook A Turkey?

How long it takes to cook a turkey depends on the oven temperature, whether the turkey is stuffed or not, and how many pounds the turkey weighs.

The following Turkey Cooking Time Chart is for an oven temperature of 325 degrees F.

Tip: Cooking (roasting) the turkey low and slow (325-F) results in a more juicy tender bird than higher temperatures which may dry it out quicker.

Tip: Try roasting the turkey with breast-side-down for even more deliciousness.

Let’s hear your own turkey cooking tips…

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How To Thaw A Frozen Turkey Safely

November 21, 2016, by Ken Jorgustin


To thaw a frozen turkey in a safe way, takes time. So you need to plan ahead and not find yourself behind schedule serving that important turkey dinner 😉

Thanksgiving will soon be upon us and the traditional turkey dinner will be served across much of the U.S.; so for the sake of modern survival during the turkey dinner, here is how-to safely thaw a frozen turkey using either of the following two methods:

(Re-posted for this year’s Thanksgiving…)

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What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2016-11-19)

November 19, 2016, by Ken Jorgustin

This weekly post is an open-forum (any topic) to voice your thoughts, opinions, or questions for others. Lets hear about what you’ve been doing this week for preparedness, or perhaps what you have done to convert your ‘fiat’ (paper) currency into tangible assets 😉

The more who comment, the more that’s spread around for the benefit of all…

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

Note: Read the most recent (150) comments (from all articles) on the ‘Discussion’ page.

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A List Of Gift Ideas For Preparedness

November 18, 2016, by Ken Jorgustin


If you are looking for gift ideas for general preparedness, then have a look at the following list of preparedness-related items to spark the imagination.

Comment with your own preparedness gift ideas too…

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20+ Other Uses For Soap

November 17, 2016, by Ken Jorgustin


To a chemist, soap is what you get when you boil down the sodium salts of fatty acids. To you and I, it’s just soap – known mostly for removing dirt from grimy hands or washing clothes and dishes.

Here are a few other uses for soap…

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