How to Make Camp Bread in the Field

  Did you know that you can make bread with a few basic ingredients, a dutch oven or similar pot, and a campfire?  The process is ridiculously-easy, and this is a great way to give yourself access to carbohydrates without having to carry around a lot of bulky or perishable foods.  Not only that, but …

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How to Make Bug Dope in the Field

There are tons of choices out there when it comes to insect repellents.  You can buy commercial products or whip up any one of a million different recipes that are known to have varying degrees of effectiveness.  One recipe in particular produces a repellent called Bug Dope, and it’s quite popular with hardcore campers and …

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Trapped in Snow:  Another Reason to Have a Survival Kit

An unexpected Christmas storm buried parts of New York and Pennsylvania with more than six feet of snow that took days to dig out from.  While this part of the country is accustomed to seeing a lot of snowfall in a short amount of time, this storm was almost too much for even the most-seasoned …

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Is this Going to be Your Year of Preparedness?

Now that all of the holiday festivities are over and we get settled into the dawn of a new year, this is a good opportunity to think about how to get it off to a great start in terms of our preparedness efforts.  If we learned anything from last year, we’re living in unpredictable and …

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Turn These Everyday Items into Simple Survival Resources

  Your ingenuity and ability to make useful resources out of whatever material may be on hand is one of the most-important survival skills to nurture.  In fact, some of the best tips and tricks that come our way are so effective because of their simplicity.  Here are a few examples that illustrate this point, …

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Don’t Put Food in Snow to Keep it Fresh

  Putting food in snow to keep it fresh during a winter emergency is one of the first things that comes to people’s minds.  It makes sense because we’ve been conditioned to think that the mere presence of snow indicates that surrounding temperatures are below freezing.  However, this isn’t the case thanks to properties of …

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Are You Prepared to Endure a Deep Freeze?

This winter seems to be relentless in terms of leaving much of the country in a persistent, deep freeze.  While it’s not unusual for warmer parts of the country to experience brief bouts with cold, arctic air, we seem to be caught in a cycle that keeps repeating itself.  This poses significant challenges, and risks, …

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Simple and Delicious Powdered Milk Recipes

Powdered milk is a staple item in many emergency food stockpiles, yet few people really look forward to drinking it during a crisis.  Fortunately, there are plenty of ways that you can obtain the benefits of powdered milk without having to cringe at the unpleasant taste.  Here are a few simple recipes that can give …

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Common Diseases Transmitted from Animals to Humans

Sometimes it’s difficult to associate cute, furry animals with harboring pathogens that can make us ill or worse.  However, animals represent one of the biggest threats to humans in terms of spreading disease. In fact, more than 75 percent of all emerging, infectious diseases are zootonic, or transmitted from animals to humans. One of the …

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Protecting Your Stockpile:  Beware of These Signs of Spoilage

Our emergency food stockpiles represent one of the most important resources to have on hand during a prolonged-crisis, yet so many people forget to inspect them on a regular basis.  While properly-packing and storing foods will go a long way to reduce the risk of loss over time, there is always the chance that items …

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