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May 24, 2016, by Ken Jorgustin

‘Sampson’ needs to quit sleeping the day away and get to prepping 😉

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Preparedness And How To Prep When You Are Poor Or Low Income

May 23, 2016, by Ken Jorgustin

(image: the Great Depression poor)

There is a big difference between “I can’t afford a generator” poor and “we are splurging by adding cheese to Raman noodles for dinner” poor.

Too many people might not start prepping because looking at the cost of ‘recommended items’ can be intimidating. Regardless of your own economic status, lets get a discussion going about some of the things that ‘poor’ or low income people can do to start or continue prepping.

Some suggestions may be specific while others more general.
Here are a few ideas to get it started:

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POLL: How Big Is Your Garden?

May 22, 2016, by Ken Jorgustin


Participate in our anonymous poll and let us know how big your garden is…

Most all preparedness-minded folks have some sort of a garden or various patches of dirt for growing summer vegetables. Growing one’s own food not only results in great tasting fresh homegrown ‘real’ veggies, but preservation techniques such as home canning will add to one’s food storage shelves and will provide the same delicious tastes long after harvest… not to mention the independence and self-sufficiency attributes that go along with it…

I’m curious to discover the range of garden sizes out there.
I’m sure you’ll find it interesting too…

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What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2016-05-21)

May 21, 2016, by Ken Jorgustin

Mr. Black Bear decided that the deer food belongs to him… We did not argue…
Afterwards we promptly ‘retired’ the feed bowl until next winter 😉

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 into tangible practical assets 😉

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

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Dandelions For Dinner

May 21, 2016, by Ken Jorgustin


Dandelions are considered a nuisance by many, but to those in-the-know regarding foraging, the dandelion is a source of free food. Did you know that dandelions are edible?

Dandelions are probably the easiest plant to identify, and are quite widespread. The entire dandelion is edible, from the root to the flower, and they can be found quite easily in many areas, even in early spring or late fall.

If you look out your window right now, you might even see some…

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Survival Theory – A Preparedness Guide – by Jonathan Hollerman

May 20, 2016, by Ken Jorgustin


Having recently read the book, Survival Theory: A Preparedness Guide, by Jonathan Hollerman (former SERE Instructor and current ‘grid-down’ consultant), I felt compelled to recommend it for those who are willing to consider the cold hard facts of some of the things you will face and some of the things you will need to consider after a major life-altering ‘worst-case-scenario’ event that brings down the grid.

Jonathan begins by saying “You should prepare for hard times NOT because it may take the government three days to mobilize, but because there are multiple, verified scenarios that would cripple the US government leaving you on your own for months…or possibly years.

That is not fear mongering; it is the truth.

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The Seven Steps of Survival

May 19, 2016, by Ken Jorgustin


Guest post by ‘Confused and in the dark’

A few decades ago I took a series of wilderness survival courses through Sea-Grant and our local community schools program. I live in coastal Alaska and the classes were intended to teach survival in high stress wilderness and marine emergency situations, cold-water survival, CPR, wilderness first aid, survival pack, and numerous others.

The one that seemed to have universal meaning to me was the Seven Steps of Survival. I found these steps to be much more wide-ranging than just wilderness survival. I have applied them to every aspect of my life and taught them to my son and now my grandson.

I will share the seven steps and try to give some examples on their usefulness both in survival situations and as a general guide to life and prepping. I will also try to relate the steps to the law of threes and some other prepper themes:

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