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  • Enterovirus (grab your thieves oil): Enterovirus EV-D68 is spreading with
    thousands of kids nationwide. Its' time to get out your Thieves oil, elderberry,
    Calcium pills and other super immunity boosters.

  • Hoarding Chia? Maybe you should consider it! Rich in Omega-3 and Fiber Chia
    seeds are one of the best known sources of essential fatty acids, and an
    excellent source of Omega-6, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, dietary fiber, and
    protein. These seeds can be eaten on their own or added to salads, cereals,
    puddings and yogurts to boost nutritional content. See our Amazon grocery list.


  • Fall is almost here, do you have a good book? You've been meaning to read
    One Second After, and now's the time when the air is crisp. One Second After by
    New York Times best selling author William R. Forstchen brings us a story which
    can be all too terrifyingly real. It's a story in which one man struggles to save his
    family and his small North Carolina town after America loses a war. In one
    second, a war will send America back to the Dark Ages. The war is based upon a
    terrorist weapon, an Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP).  A weapon that may already
    be in the hands of our enemies.



  • Have you stashed a pair of old shoes in your car? Do it now. Place a pair of
    sturdy and comfortable old shoes or boots in your car and another at your place
    of work, so you'll always have a means of walking out on foot, should you be
    unable to take public transportation or your car home. Old shoes have worn to
    your foot, so you'll be less likely to blister. You won't want to walk home in flip
    flops, sandals or high heels. After a disaster, you may find broken glass or
    people to evade. You may have to run, kick or hike out to safety! Think with your
    best foot forward.

  • One stove that takes three fuels? Yes. The Volcano 3 Collapsible Cookstove,
    pictured right, will help you grill, wok, bake, roast or use a dutch oven and it
    take three fuels! Propane, charcoal and wood.  Never be without a source of
    heat for cooking.

  • Can you eat freeze dried chicken without cooking it? Yes! You could eat
    freeze dried chicken straight from the mylar bag and it makes a tasty snack!
    Pictured immediate right in a Lodge cast iron skillet, is Legacy Foods chicken.
    Legacy offers NON-GMO meats, coffee, milk, fruits and veggies and other high
    quality emergency prepared foods. While there is no cooking required for a
    protein snack of this freeze dried chicken, left it is prepared by adding 1-1/2
    cups water to a cup of meat and garnished with cilantro, lime, bell peppers and
    onions as part of a Mexican fiesta. You can live well in uncertain times if you plan
    ahead with quality emergency foods. Plan a Mexican Fiesta with shelf stable
    foods!

  • Did you pack everything? 50 Survival Items you Forgot to buy. We compiled
    a list of fifty survival gadgets in all to improve your chances for survival or make
    life off grid easier. Granted, this isn't your ordinary list. It's the gear you forgot
    to get!

  • Live in earthquake country? If you're on a C.E.R.T. (Community Emergency
    Response Team), you know the importance of a gas shutoff valve tool or water
    main wrench: as gas lines may break during an emergency. Make sure you have
    a Main Gas Valve Emergency Shutoff Tool easily accessible near your gas valves
    and know how to use the tool to help prevent an explosion, but do you know
    other ways of surviving an earthquake? No matter your level of preparedness,
    the ultimate goal should be towards surviving the big one!

  • Do you know the first signs of dehydration? Besides hoarding medical
    supplies, you must understand treatment and care and be aware of the signs of
    dehydration, including dizziness, nausea, muscle cramps and tiredness. To
    remedy dehydration, mix a pink of salt in almost a pint of water and drink. (Use
    a mason jar in the pint size, and fill it up about 3/4 of the way.)

  • Have a Doomsday Prepper's Secret Garden? The Secret Survival Garden, a
    book by Rick Austin, pictured left was featured first on National Geographic's
    Doomsday Castle, and most recently on episode five, season four of Doomsday
    Prepper's, Nat Geo's other documentary about preppers, homesteaders and
    survivalists. Read the book and be sure to catch his wife Survivor Jane, who is
    also an author and Internet celebrity. Get a glimpse of this dynamic prepping
    duo on the latest episode, which you find On Demand.

  • Get more use out of your grain mill! Grind popcorn! When wheat was in short
    supply in WWII people combined 25% popcorn flour with 75% wheat flour for
    their favorite recipes. Today, preppers use grain mills to grind wheat, popcorn,
    and also coffee, oats for oat-milk and baking, almonds into almond flour for
    baking, nuts for nut butters, and beans into flour for baking.

  • Why is a tea bag in first aid kits? Why is tea important in surviving uncertain
    times? Did you ever stop and wonder why a tea bag is in a first aid kit? Survival
    tea (how to use and why you should stockpile):   Tea has amazing health
    benefits whether ingested or placed topically to remedy medical ailments. We've
    compiled some ten compelling reasons to include tea bags in your stockpiles,
    bugout bags and medical kits. Tea bags are a pain reliever (particularly
    toothaches)! As well, tea makes an excellent tinder, so be sure to pack some
    bags of tea in your bugout bag and discover more uses of tea in preparedness.

  • Got meat, milk and eggs? Rice and beans together form the perfect protein;
    however, the best source of protein for preppers isn't necessarily rice and
    beans! Consider also hoarding freeze dried whole powdered eggs, dairy
    products, freeze dried and canned beef, pork chicken, turkey, fish and even
    vegetables. Consider the 8 best proteins to stockpile.

  • What is FEMA hoarding? 10 Things FEMA doesn't want you to know about.
    Certainly the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has secrets.
    Preppers are leery about even visiting a FEMA camp following a catastrophe and
    with good reason. Uncover the truth. There are things FEMA doesn't want you to
    know about...

  • Essential skills: What are the 9 best essential oils for preparedness?
    Essential oils for preparedness is a topic not often discussed in prepper forums,
    and yet preppers partake in using essential oils for their health and survival. Get
    into essential oils with tinctures to help you stay healthy and thrive in uncertain
    times.

  • Mouthwash saves lives? Certainly mouthwash helps prevent cavities and
    plaque buildup as it delivers its promise of freshening breath, but mouthwash
    has applications preppers also as an antibacterial (kills bacteria), antiseptic (kills
    bacteria, fungi, protozoa and viruses), and a disinfectant (destroys bacteria,
    viruses and fungi).



  • Got propane? Kerosene? Charcoal? 15 sources of fuel for the homestead.
    Learn the proper methods of storing  fuel around the homestead and beyond.
    Get ideas for fuels you hadn't previously considered. Add this list to your
    personal survival manual.

  • Any alternatives to 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.

  • Emergency foods that boost morale! 10 Morale boosting snacks. A basic
    human need for sustenance and comfort, a prepper's pantry is filled with variety.
    When levels of stress are high, having the right kinds of foods can help at a
    subconscious level to improve morale and help you survive. Preppers can help
    plan for a sense of well being and normalcy in uncertain times by stocking
    variety.

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