Category Archive: Preparedness products

How to Make a Cheap and Effective Manual Vacuum Sealer

How to Make a Cheap and Effective Manual Vacuum Sealer Vacuum packing food items is one of the best ways to extend their shelf life no matter how they will be stored.  However, commercial products as well as refill bags can be expensive and difficult to obtain during a crisis.  Let’s take a look at …

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How to Make a Drinking Water Dispenser for Your Backpack!

How to Make a Drinking Water Dispenser for Your Backpack! Access to water is a perpetual concern while hiking, and finding a place to hold water can be an annoyance.  You can eliminate the need to carry bottles in your backpack or hand by creating a self-contained dispensing system from a few basic items.  This …

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Cayenne Pepper, Nature’s Magical Medicine

Cayenne Pepper, Nature’s Magical Medicine Cayenne pepper is particularly effective for treating a wide-range of skin problems, and it is also a powerful topical pain reliever.  One of the best ways to apply cayenne pepper to bug bites, rashes, burns or sore and achy muscles and joints is by making a salve from this remarkable …

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Interesting, Practical and Helpful Uses for Aspirin

Interesting, Practical and Helpful Uses for Aspirin Aspirin has long been used to reduce pain, inflammation and fevers.  However, aspirin is known to produce a wide-range of other benefits as well. Let’s take a look at how a little bit of aspirin can go a long way when it comes to solving common problems that …

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How to Fashion Rope from the Yucca Plant

How to Fashion Rope from the Yucca Plant The Yucca plant is a shrub that is commonly found in hot, arid climates such as the desert southwest, and it is very abundant.  Variants of the plant also exist in cooler areas as well.  Yuccas tend to have long, fibrous stem-like leaves that extend out from …

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Underground Shelter

Underground Shelter     Catastrophic events, pandemics, and fears of the end of the world have prompted buyers to invest in “underground shelters.” In this 2012 “SoCal Connected” piece, reporter Vince Gonzales uncovers the sudden boom in shelter sales across the country. The shelters provide all of the amenities a normal house would provide, including …

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The Treasure Trove of Items in Military Surplus Outlets

The Treasure Trove of Items in Military Surplus Outlets Military surplus items used to appeal to a small but dedicated niche of ex soldiers or militia-types.  However, more and more people are discovering the abundance of survival resources that are available through these outlets.  Many items are built with quality and efficiency in mind while …

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The Benefits of Carbon or Charcoal for Digestive Problems

The Benefits of Carbon or Charcoal for Digestive Problems Carbon or charcoal tablets has been viewed as a remedy of choice around the world for centuries.  This safe, simple and abundant powder is well known for its ability to soothe or treat a host of ailments and conditions.  They are particularly useful when dealing with …

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What’s the Difference Between Water Resistance, Repellent and Waterproof?

What’s the Difference Between Water Resistance, Repellent and Waterproof? It’s important to know the differences between water resistance and waterproofing. This is something that is not always clearly explained on products, and using the wrong level of protection for the wrong purposes can lead to all kinds of unnecessary problems. Let’s look at the differences …

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Making and using a Bow Drill

When I was learning to make fire using the bow drill I browsed the internet for information, I found that there are quite a few websites out there that have articles about the bow drill, but I felt there was never enough information. Each person has their own tips and specialist knowledge around the subject …

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