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List The Most Important Preps That You Own

May 10, 2017, by Ken Jorgustin

I was sitting here thinking about my preps – something that I do from time to time while reassessing my readiness.

You might ask, “Readiness for what?”, and I would answer, “Just about anything”. One’s readiness and preparedness might be as small or as large as you make it to be.

Sometimes there are limiting factors such as time, money, space, circumstances; but we all live with and make the best of our own situation.

That said, I thought it would be interesting for us to list some of the “most important” preps that we own (or would like to own) so as to come up with a list.

Everyone has their own opinions, priorities and concerns, so don’t be intimidated by what someone else may say if it’s different from your own. So lets hear from you:

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Without Electricity Most Of The Population Will Not Survive

May 9, 2017, by Ken Jorgustin

It really is incredible when you start to think deeply about our reliance upon electricity and the terrible disastrous consequences of being without it for a long period of time. Heck, even a relatively short period of time without electricity will likely result in people “losing it”…

How long will it take without electricity until lots of people literally begin to die?

What will be the specific chain of events that will lead to the deaths of so many people?

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Will A Triggering Event In North Korea Change What You Are Doing?

May 8, 2017, by Ken Jorgustin

I recently received an email from someone who expressed the following conern:

“I’m getting a bit antsy about a potential triggering event in North Korea that might lead to a wider situation, for which we as a nation are not yet ready.”

And here’s the topic launch, a hypothetical:

“What if you came upon evidence that convinced you of a high likelihood that war would break out with North Korea, say, on July 4th, 2017. What would you do NOW that’s any different from what you have been doing.”

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People Are Going To LOSE IT When Times Get Tough For Real

May 6, 2017, by Ken Jorgustin

People are “losing it” now, never mind what will happen when times get tough for real!

How often have you seen others around you “losing their minds” over seemingly trivial things?

How often have you observed others “losing it” over recent politics and political ideals?

How often have we seen news of other people “losing it” around the country and around the world for one thing or another?

Anxiety appears to be very high. Tensions are evidently very tight. People are “snapping”…

Now imagine what will happen if and when times get “really” tough (for real)…

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What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2017-5-6)

May 6, 2017, by Ken Jorgustin

This weekly post is an open-forum (any topic) to voice your thoughts, opinions, concerns, or questions for others. Lets hear about what you’ve been doing this week for preparedness.

The more who comment, the more who benefit from the discussion…

First timer? Lets hear from you too 😉

Note: We appreciate that you stay on-topic with your comments during the week. For any off-topic comments use the most recent Saturday open-forum:
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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Birch Bark Fire Tinder

May 5, 2017, by Ken Jorgustin

Birch Bark is one of the best tree barks for fire tinder and it will light even when it’s damp. Why? Because the natural oil in birch bark is very flammable.

To build a successful fire, preparation is critical. Most all of the work is done prior to sparking or lighting the fire.

Other than having an ignition source, the most important part of a successful fire is what happens during the first seconds of flame. Your tinder bundle is critical for success.

There are a wide variety of tinder materials (natural and man-made) that will enable a successful fire. One such natural tinder source that is very prevalent in my region is birch bark, and one of the great things about birch bark is its ability to catch flame even when it’s damp.

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Tornado Alley, Tornado Facts, And How They Form

May 4, 2017, by Ken Jorgustin

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Tornadoes occur mostly in the United States. On average, 1,200 tornadoes cause 1,500 injuries and 65 fatalities per year in the U.S. (source:

Here’s more about “tornado alley”, tornado facts, and how they form:

Also, a question for you…

For those who live with the threat of tornadoes, do any of you have a specific storm shelter integrated with your home or property? If not, what are your preparedness plans if a tornado is approaching?

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