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20+ Reasons Why You Need Food Storage

20+ Reasons Why You Need Food Storage

Why do we need to store food? Here are 20+ reasons for food storage. Let me know if you agree, and add your own reasons too. Firstly, it sure is convenient!

Drinking Water Storage – How Long In Plastic Containers?

Drinking Water Storage – How Long In Plastic Containers?

A lot of people are apparently concerned about the (health) effects of plastic as it pertains to drinking water storage ('bottles', jugs, containers, barrels, etc.). I have spent time researching the general subject of various plastics versus their apparent safety for...

Rats – Mice – Insects After SHTF – What To Do About It

Rats – Mice – Insects After SHTF – What To Do About It

In every major disaster, in most of recorded history, and all of prehistory, rats, mice, and insects may have been the number one most common cause of death. You must be adequately prepared for them. They can very easily become the major problem that kills you, your...

Best Water Bottles – Plastic, Stainless Steel, Glass, Aluminum ?

Best Water Bottles – Plastic, Stainless Steel, Glass, Aluminum ?

Which water bottle is the best, or the safest? What about choices of materials? Here are a few thoughts.   BPA-Free Plastic Water Bottles Plastic water bottles are a good choice for many short term uses. They are convenient and available in most stores. Store...

P 38 or P 51 Can Opener – Simple Essential for Compact Emergency Kit

P 38 or P 51 Can Opener – Simple Essential for Compact Emergency Kit

The P 38 (or the P 51), "the best Army invention ever." It's a great add-on to one's emergency survival kit. Especially for a smaller, lighter, compact kit. You can attach it to a keychain using the small punched hole. Here's how it works:   The P 38 and the P 51...

Categories Of Prepping & Preparedness – Start With These

Categories Of Prepping & Preparedness – Start With These

The following list of survival & preparedness category groups are intended to encompass higher level tiers from which we could drill down into more detail. One effective method for deciding upon preparedness supplies is to think about each of the groups or topics...

Black Berkey Red Dye Food Coloring Test – Does it Work or Not?

Black Berkey Red Dye Food Coloring Test – Does it Work or Not?

I have heard conflicting reports about the validity of the "red dye test" (food coloring) for the Black Berkey water filter elements. Some have said that it's a valid test to indicate or verify that the filter is still 'good'. Others have said, no, it's not an...

Water Purifier or Water Filter – Which is Best?

Water Purifier or Water Filter – Which is Best?

To know which one is the best (a water filter or water purifier), it's about the phrasing, words, and how it relates to water treatment standards. The term 'water filter' is broadly used to describe many water filtration devices. But did you know that not all water...

How To Clean Berkey Water Filters in the Sink or a Bucket

How To Clean Berkey Water Filters in the Sink or a Bucket

How To Clean Berkey Filters (Sometimes called black Berkey filters, filter elements, ceramic filters, or candles) If you have a countertop / tabletop water filter system such as the Berkey or other brands that use 'filter candle' elements, every once in awhile you...

Survival Priority #1 – Water or Shelter?

Survival Priority #1 – Water or Shelter?

Survival priorities. What comes first, next, and so on. Many of you know the rule of three: 3 - Minutes without air Hours without shelter (body core temperature) Days without water Weeks without food The Rule of Threes Aside from air (ability to breathe), I've heard...

Oil Lamp For Preparedness – Quality Matters, Safety, Tips

Oil Lamp For Preparedness – Quality Matters, Safety, Tips

An oil lamp (hurricane lamp) is a unique low tech emergency preparedness asset for a power outage event. It will also provide a unique ambiance for occasional use and enjoyment during non-emergencies. There's nothing like the light of a flame. It's a practical source...

Best Dehumidifier For Gun Safe (or any Safe!) Here’s Why I Like It

Best Dehumidifier For Gun Safe (or any Safe!) Here’s Why I Like It

I just renewed my dehumidifier for my gun safe. It inspired me to refresh and update this article which I originally wrote a few years ago (but is still quite valid!). (Renew means the occasional drying of the internal silica. Read on for the review and details...)...

10 Most Popular Tools For Outdoor Survival

10 Most Popular Tools For Outdoor Survival

The following is a list of 10 popular 'tools' (things, items) (in order of popularity) to be used for outdoor survival. The list is based on input from preppers themselves, from a poll conducted awhile ago. These might be part of what you might keep in a bug out bag,...

Medicines Best for Barter after System Collapse?

Medicines Best for Barter after System Collapse?

Hypothetical situations for the sake of preparedness are good to ponder. Let's think about medicines. The medicines that would be good to have on hand for YOU, and/or for barter & trade. Lets say that you are living in a time of societal collapse. People are no...