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PREPPER QUESTION: Are surplus gas masks good deal or not?
No - surplus gas masks usually are not a good deal.  This is one of the
eight things to know about a gas mask before you buy one
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before you buy a gas mask.

PREPPER QUESTION: Why do I need a corded phone? Why do I need a
A corded phone and the landline may well be your life line. While
everyone else is busy jamming the cell phone lines to check the status of loved
ones, you will get a better opportunity to get through.

Some families have opted to dump their home telephone and landline, but they
shouldn't. The main reason to keep a corded telephone with a landline in your
home  is because it is reliable! Choose a corded phone because it:

  • Works after power outages: Your landline is there for you long after your cell
    phone runs out of juice, and an ideal prep for ice storms, tornadoes,
    hurricanes and earthquakes because it operates without help from the
    power company. The phone company supplies its own power and phone
    uses very little power.

  • Offers the best 911 help: Your landline connects directly to 911, which means
    the operator knows your location. This is not true of a cell phone!

  • Provides Data security: Telephone landline provides privacy not afforded by a
    cell phone. Cellphones are easier to tap!

PREPPER QUESTION: What is a composting toilet?
A composting toilet is self-contained and waterless toilet that uses
peat moss in the base for  composting matter. There is no holding tank and no
pump outs.

PREPPER QUESTION: I'm planning my food storage and I wondered, is corn a
vegetable or a grain?
Corn is both a vegetable and a grain! When corn is harvested fresh it's
a vegetable. Corn that's dried before harvesting is a grain. It gets more
interesting! You see, you can grind popcorn into cornmeal. Why? Because popcorn
is a grain that's dried before harvesting. In other words, it's a grain!

PREPPER QUESTION: Does all bottled water have magnesium and potassium?
: Water filtration gets rid of contaminants, but also some essentials
you're body needs, which is why you're asking about whether bottled water has
magnesium in it and potassium. As an example Dasani water includes both
ingredients; however, we are not HAPPY to drink this product. Why? According to
Natural News,
Coca Cola's Dasani water contains alarming levels of cancer-
causing chemicals. Apparently, the bottled water brand has illegally high levels of
bromate, a cancer causing agent. But you asked specifically about magnesium and
potassium in the water. Let us explain why we would want to do with out it:

  • Magnesium: Bottled water usually doesn't have magnesium in it. Dasani
    water has magnesium sulfate,  as well as potassium chloride, salt (a
    negligible amount of sodium for taste).  Magnesium sulfate is an inorganic
    salt, a chemical compound that contains magnesium, sulfur and oxygen. This
    composition is Epsom Salt!

  • Potassium: Dasani water also includes Potassium Chloride, which is a
    chemical  compound of potassium and chlorine, which is used as a fertilizer.
    Potassium chloride has also been used as a fire extinguishing agent!

In the book, Facts that will Scare the S#*T Out of You, pictured at the bottom right
of the page, author Cary McNeal explains, "How bottled water may include arsenic,
nitrates carcinogenic components and coliform bacteria!"

If you want real water with minerals, look for natural springwater.

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