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(Nov. 26, 2015) Happy Thanksgiving! Be thankful you're a prepper! Being a prepper is not just about hoarding food and supplies. Prepping is about combining your skills, hobbies and interests to survive whatever comes your way. Prepare to live happily ever after with us!
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Weird Survival tools: Have you ever heard of potassium permanganate? See the video about how this amazing survival chemical is a weird but wonderful addition to your bugout bag. It's magic! See the other weird survival tools.
____________________________________________________________ How to have a very prepper Christmas... The holidays are almost here and Santa is checking his prepper list twice to see who is naughty and nice. Now's a good time to introduce family members to your preparedness activities and to show them you care. You'll find preps for kids and for your spouse, as well as anyone on your list.
Give us this day our daily bread! Remember that Christmas is a time of gathering around the table with friends and family. It would not be possible without the daily preparations you make. Bread is at the heart of the most basic meal. Here's how to ensure you have enough bread for your family.
Luxury prepping. If you're planning on getting a tax refund in 2016, then consider the water storage tank, right. It holds 260 gallons, which is enough water for a family of four to survive a month. Water isn't a luxury until it's too late and you don't have any. Then it's a necessity! If you've got some money coming to you, then here's how to spend your tax refund on prepping luxuries.
____________________________________________________________________ How to save money to buy the preps you really want... If you're prepping on a budget you can find wiggle room for more preps with just a few tweaks to your normal routine. Best of all, you can save money for more preps without denying yourself anything! Below are some changes you can make in your life today, so you can start saving money for prepping the easy way for whatever tomorrow brings.
How to start prepping with little or no money: Ten totally free preps (we promise that won't cost you a dime).
Budget busters: Unless you're a Gates, a Trump, or a Zuckerberg, you're on a budget, though they may not realize it. Budgeting is the art of controlling your expenses to get more of what you want. Why give away so much of your hard- earned money by spending it the wrong way? Any prepper can budget to get more of what they want Here's how to be a prepper on a budget.
Got a five-spot? You won't believe the cool preps we found for $5 or less. Whether you want to give these survival items as gifts, or keep them for yourself, you're going to love this list of preps under $5.
Can we nickel and dime you? Using this easy idea, you can turn pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters into an Amazon gift card using a Coinstar machine. There's no fee to turn loose change into preps you buy on Amazon. You'd be surprised how quickly it adds up.
____________________________________________________________________ How to get free stuff Yes, you can live happily ever after on a budget with tips on how to penny pinch and get frees stuff.Get started prepping for little or no money...
Free Family Survival Manual. Here's a free guide from the U.S. Department of Defense from 1963! The Personal and Family Survival Manual, complete with instructions on how to build a family fallout shelter still has many valuable tips for preppers in the modern world.
__________________________________________________________________ Get happy and healthier in 2016! As preppers we often focus on skills and prepping supplies, and while some of us stay fit and exercise, health isn't a top concern beyond the bandages! If you're prepping to survive, then you may as well look at your health. Here's how to have a healthier and happier you in 2016...
Toss the microwave and enjoy cast iron cooking. Great to own, cast iron cookware, such as a skillet or Dutch oven, readily goes from open flame to stove top giving you indoor and outdoor options, plus it enhances nutrition of your meals with iron, provides fast heating, and requires no soap in the clean up. Learn how to care for your cast iron.
want to avoid the toxin that's poisoning tap water, bottled water and toothpaste). Right, the Big Berkey water filtration system can get rid of fluoride in your everyday water and filter raw water for your survival in an emergency.
____________________________________________________________________ Ingenious alternative use survival ideas. "Make do or do without," is a motto adopted by preppers who heard it from the Great Depression era. To that end, here are some unusual ways to make do and survive to tell about it with ideas on incredibly versatile tools...
Admittedly weird and wonderful, these wacky survival tools just might save your life. ___________________________________________________________________ The biggest prepping mistakes (and how not to make them). Are you using gear properly? Have you overlooked some essentials?
Popular! Have you overlooked any of these survival items? Sometimes preppers overlook the necessities. Here's the popular list of the most overlooked preps, like a fire escape ladder for those who live on the second floor.
Pretty Little Prepper Lies! Whether lies are secretive, boastful or come from the misinformed, preppers need to be aware and to take a measure of caution before accepting prepping ideas and misinformation. Don't succumb to the pretty little lies from other survivalists, FEMA, the U.S. Federal Drug Administration, or the Centers for Disease Control either.
___________________________________________________________________ Natural Solutions for Preppers With an eye on mother nature, preppers bent on homesteading look for natural solutions to their prepping needs. Below are some ideas on how to harvest natural resources.
How to get rid of bugs naturally. Bugged by bugs? Get rid of them without harsh chemicals. Getting rid of bugs naturally isn't as difficult as you may think.
Got natural antibiotics? Here are 19+ natural antibiotic alternatives. Take a closer look at the available natural antibiotics. Prescription antibiotics may not be available when you need them most, so you'll need alternatives. There are many natural, botanical antibiotic alternatives to find in the natural food stores or search easily online. Natural antibiotics can be your first line of defense (before going to the doctor for antibiotic drugs). Natural antibiotics can help you with sinus infections and colds, sore throats, urinary tract infections and ordinary cuts and scrapes. You need only have the knowledge of the right natural antibiotics.
Terrific turmeric and why you need some. Preppers have been among the first to rediscover the significant powers of turmeric, the ancient spice, and its active compound: curcumin. 15 medicinal uses of turmeric.
Coffee has a vital role in survival! Grab a cup a joe and read on.There are grounds for keeping coffee grounds, coffee cans and coffee! Done with your pot of coffee and still have leftovers? 1 Nourish your plants with the cold coffee water. 2 Compost the coffee grounds with the filter! Learn how to use a coffee filter for survival.
Rice water: it's good to know... As an electrolyte replacement, rice water is an effective home remedy for nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, which is among the primary way preppers will use it, but rice water has so many other benefits. Discover more how to use rice water (and more about why you'll want to use it).
___________________________________________________________________ Living without electricity. Could an attacker sabbotage the power grid? Could a solar storm wipe out our power grid for weeks or even months or years?
More reasons to stash chewing gum in your preps. Only four out of five dentists recommend gum for their patients who chew gum and we wondered why! Chewing gum can help you in a survival situation. If you read our original article back in 2012, you'd have noticed 7 great reasons to stockpile gum, but we've added more compelling reasons to stock gum for survival, bringing it to a total of ten reasons in this revised article.
Strange preps: Are fish antibiotics* safe for humans? Find out what several experts in the prepping community have to say... A doctor, a couple of nurses and a paramedic weigh in on the decision of whether to stock fish antibiotics.*
Easy project: Have you checked the questionable ingredients of your hand sanitizer? They're often made in China and contain acetate and food colorings.You can make your own hand sanitizer with rubbing alcohol and essential oils.
Canned meats: Probably the best protein source for preppers is canned meat and you'd be surprised at what is available. How ome your grocery store doesn't carry ground beef in a can or a shelf stable bacon in a can? Discover canned meats for long term storage.
Got Vitamins? Did you know a healthy diet of potatoes supplemented only with milk or butter is all a human body needs to sustain proper nutrition? The combo provides two vitamins (vitamins A and D).
Mexican Fiesta Food Storage: Plan ahead and your family can dine on tacos, tostadas, enchiladas, and other specialties with Yoder's canned taco filling, home made tortillas, canned beans, olives, corn and even sour cream!
Yoder-Lay-He-Who! Yoder's canned meats have a 10-year shelf life. Try canned sausage, canned hamburger, and canned beef taco filling too!
____________________________________________________________________ Bugging out
Bugout by bike and be happy. If you must travel for work, you may be concerned about how you might get back should the world suffer a cyber attack or EMP. Travelling by car you can carry a bugout bike. By airplane you can ensure you have enough cash to buy yourself a bike to get back home. Here's more on picking the right bicycle equipment to survive.
What's in your pocket? If you did a pocket dump of the average prepper, likely you'd find a knife and/or firearm, a firestarter, and a flashlight. Have you neglected one of the most important tools to carry with you daily? Read our Prepper's Everyday Carry List.
Eight rust busters! Preppers can "make do" and bust the rust with stuff in the pantry and around the house! Learn how to get rid of rust on knives, bicycle equipment, cast iron pans, concrete and more.
___________________________________________________________________ Pandemic Preparedness In late 2014 preppers hit the panic button about Ebola realizing that America's infrastructure was weak for pandemic. The CDC did little to assure patriots. What will be the next pandemic?
The black death (Bubonic Plague) is in America! The bubonic plague is alive and well in America! Did you the United states gets 1-17 cases of the plague annually? Right now, preppers in Utah, Colorado, California and Arizona need to take particular note. Possibly also the U.S. Department of Defense may have mishandled the bubonic plague and equine encephalitis samples at its laboratories! Here's how to avoid getting the plague.
Concerned about nukes? Find out if you live near a nuclear power plant and how you can protect yourself against radiation from man-made or natural disasters. Left, IOSAT pills, also called "nuke pills" are an inexpensive prep for peace of mind.
Hurricane season is here! Take a look at how prepper's weather the storm to survive a hurricane.
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