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Survival and preparedness for life after a short term emergency, a disaster, or SHTF collapse.

Diversify Excess Cash Into Safety

February 26, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin


If you are preparedness-minded and fortunate enough to have excess cash funds beyond your bills and obligations, AND if you are very concerned about our economic future or stability (an apparent ‘house of cards’), you might be wondering where to focus your ‘investments’.

Here’s one opinion:

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Walking: Survival Fitness and Exercise

February 25, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin


If you lack good fitness, fail to exercise regularly, or you are generally ‘out of shape’, even though you might have all of your preparedness supplies and extra food on hand (ready for SHTF) – you still aren’t ready because in a post-collapse world there will be little time for sitting on one’s ass all day.

Here’s one thing you can do to improve your ‘survival fitness’…

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Total Percent Of Fresh Water Remaining On The Surface Of The Earth Is Shockingly Small

February 24, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin

image credit: USGS

The total amount of fresh water on earth is a precious commodity, and although you might think there’s plenty of it – when you comprehend the following statistics and put it in perspective, it may seem otherwise…

Only 0.000067 of the total water on earth is available on the surface as non-saline fresh water in our rivers, lakes, and streams.

That’s just 1/150th of one percent of the total water on the planet! 0.0067 percent. That’s how precious our fresh water is.

That tiny slice is illustrated as follows:

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5 Steps To Financial Survival

February 23, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin


Financial survival is a legitimate aspect of modern survival. Striving for financial independence will lead you to freedoms you may have never known existed. Even if you’re buried in debt, once you’ve made the decision to make your way out – ‘the process’ will be self-liberating and uplifting (even though it may take a long time to get there).

Here are five steps (things you can do) to get you on your way to financial freedom.

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Which Water Filter To Buy

February 22, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin


Here’s a question for you all – What are the various drinking water filters that you own, or have owned, or you desire or plan to buy?

I’m curious to hear your experiences (good or bad) regarding any given drinking water filter that you’ve had.

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What Are Your Best Favorite Survival Movies Or TV Series?

February 21, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin


The list of ‘best survival movies’ (or TV series) results are in – although go ahead and keep adding your own favorites because I will occasionally update this post to re-adjust the popularity list.

Choosing the single best survival movie is certainly a subjective and individual choice, so instead lets list your favorite survival movies (as in more than one) to come up with a cross-section of movies (and TV shows/ series) which you consider to be worthy of the genre.

These might include plots of a post-apocalyptic, Armageddon or doomsday event, maybe wilderness survival or a natural or man-made disaster, a war plot, or perhaps a documentary or recounting of an actual ‘survival’ event, etc..

There are lots of movies (and a fair number of past and present TV series) which one might consider to be within a survival genre. Lets hear what your favorites might be…

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The Snow On Your Roof Weighs 7 To 20 Pounds Per Cubic Foot

February 20, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin


2015 has brought ‘tons’ of record snow onto the roofs of buildings all across New England. The weight load of the accumulated snow on a roof is astounding, and dangerous.

Today I had the pleasure (sarcasm) of shoveling most of the snow off the roof of my 5th-wheel trailer. I should have shoveled it sooner, but it being parked not so close to the house I wasn’t paying it much attention – until yesterday’s snowfall – when I suddenly realized the predicament and hoped that this wasn’t the ‘straw’ that’s going to ‘break its back’ (or roof!).

I just calculated how many pounds of snow was probably sitting there…

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