Category Archive: Family preparedness plan

How to Make a Box Hockey Rink

How to Make a Box Hockey Rink It’s easy to place such an emphasis on preparedness that we can overlook the importance of finding ways to entertain ourselves during an off-the-grid situation.  It’s important to remember that kids, and adults, need some downtime and enjoyment during difficult circumstances as well.  One of the best ways …

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Surprising and Practical Uses for Rubber Bands

Surprising and Practical Uses for Rubber Bands Believe it or not, rubber bands can be used for a lot of purposes beyond holding things together.  While we don’t often think of them as being an essential component of our survival gear, they may come in handy for a number of projects that can make life …

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How to Safely Back Up a Trailer or Camper

How to Safely Back Up a Trailer or Camper Backing up a trailer, camper or boat into its proper position is not that difficult once you get the hang of things.  The trick is to practice and allow your confidence to develop.  Let’s look at some techniques that can help to increase your learning curve …

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How to Make a Septic Bin for Animal Waste

How to Make a Septic Bin for Animal Waste Anyone who has animals knows how they can produce a significant amount of waste in a short amount of time.  Dealing with excessive animal waste will be an issue in a situation if normal garbage collection services are disrupted.  However, you can create an improvised septic …

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How to Make an Electricity Free Air Conditioner

How to Make an Electricity Free Air Conditioner There is a new type of homemade air conditioner that is sweeping the world due to its simplicity. You can make one out of some of the most abundant and basic materials around in an hour or so. People have reported drops in indoor temperatures in excess …

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How to Make Hard Tack Easier on Your Teeth

How to Make Hard Tack Easier on Your Teeth   Hard tack is one of the oldest survival foods out there, and it has been a staple in one form or another for thousands of years.  Even now, it’s a popular go-to item that is used as a food source of last resort.  The only …

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How to Make a Candle from Waxed Cheese

How to Make a Candle from Waxed Cheese If you have your hands on some waxed cheese or cheese that is surrounded by a thick casing, you can turn it into a candle during an emergency.  While it will force you to open the cheese and eat or throw it away, knowing this trick can …

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How to Contend with Fear During a Crisis

How to Contend with Fear During a Crisis Fear is a powerful emotion that has the ability to either help or hurt us.  However, how we are generally taught to deal with it may not be the best solution.  Let’s take a look how re-framing our views on fear may be the first step towards …

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Top Environmental Toxins the Government Downplays

Top Environmental Toxins the Government Downplays The EPA is in charge of keeping our air and water clean, and they do so by establishing guidelines and regulations.  However, these regulations do not eliminate toxins from our environment.  Rather, they are there to give us the impression that we are safe, and that the contaminants we …

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Simple Ways to Boost Your Level of Cyber-Security

Simple Ways to Boost Your Level of Cyber-Security Data mining, hacking and outright theft of information is becoming a problem of epidemic proportions.  However, most people still don’t realize how easy it is to secure accounts and keep your data from being accessed without your permission.  While it is true that a lot of data …

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