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What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2017-2-4)

February 4, 2017, by Ken Jorgustin

I saw this UFO cloud at sunrise this morning.

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 this 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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The Further A Society Drifts From The Truth…

February 3, 2017, by Ken Jorgustin

“The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it.”
-George Orwell

What do you think of this quote from George Orwell?

Is this happening before our eyes? Is truth now considered ‘hate’ by some (or by many)?

If yes, then why is that?

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Best First Aid Kit 2017

February 3, 2017, by Ken Jorgustin


The best first aid kit of 2017, decided by customer reviews, ratings and popularity, has been around the top for several years in a row – which is adding to it’s credibility.

Whenever anyone says ‘best’ or in this case,’best first aid kit’, it is entirely subjective. This particular kit while not designed for professional EMS, is apparently designed and priced for typical use by the average Joe – while providing more value than other similar kits.

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Knifemaker Reveals Secret For A Sharp Knife Edge

February 2, 2017, by Ken Jorgustin

The following are some tips and advice on how to sharpen a dull knife and how to sharpen a knife that’s already pretty sharp – from knifemaker James Wahls.

Every prepper has at least one knife. More than likely you have several knives or more, each of them them serving a range of uses and purposes.

The invariable issue that you will encounter is sharpening a knife in a way that will end up with a very sharp edge. Until you have actually sharpened a knife the right way, you won’t know what you’re missing…

Here’s the simple secret…

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How To Preserve Potatoes

February 1, 2017, by Ken Jorgustin


So you’re in the grocery store being frugal and you notice that potatoes are on sale, but you know that if you buy too many – they will spoil before your household will eat all of them…

Or, you are growing potatoes in your garden, and during harvest you have LOTS of them…

If you don’t have your own root cellar and don’t want all those extra potatoes to spoil, here are a few ways to preserve them for long term food storage.

Note: Potatoes are one of the highest calorie-per-pound garden vegetables (about 400 calories per pound), and are a great choice for the ‘survival garden’ (among other things).

UPDATED: Additional method added (a sort of DIY root cellar)

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Best To Put Your Foot Down Only When You Know Your Footing

January 31, 2017, by Ken Jorgustin

I had a recent experience that I want to share, given the reinforcement it will provide for ‘lessons learned’ both literally and metaphorically.

Fortunately I did everything right or it might have been a bit worse…

As often as I can and weather permitting, I enjoy a near daily hike somewhere out on the property. It’s not only good exercise but it further familiarizes me with the hidden acres out there, the ‘nooks and crannies’, as I enjoy being outdoors, the wildlife, and other things and hidden treasures that I meet see.

The sequence of events:

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Lessons Learned From Missing Snowmobiler Found Alive

January 30, 2017, by Ken Jorgustin

Yesterday a missing snowmobiler was found just across the border of northern New Hampshire into Maine after having gone missing the day before. He was lucky to have been found alive after a cold wintry day and night in the deep woods of this rugged and unforgiving region.

I highlight this incident to use as ‘lessons learned’, to discuss what he could have done or should have done to avoid the situation and how he could have been better prepared.

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