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Take a look at your first aid kit what's missing?: Bandages. Check! Alcohol wipes. Check! Antiseptic. Check! Ammonia inhalants. What? Ammonia inhalantstreat and prevent fainting. Pictured right, sometimes ammonia inhalants are also known as smelling salts. They provide immediate relief of light headedness and are one of ten things your first aid kit should have, but probably doesn't.
When there is no bread and you have no yeast... Learn how to make no yeast bread! Making your own bread is fun and while yeast is an ingredient of many breads, here are some yeast-free bread recipes to try.
Get some vegetables in your prepper's pantry! Stock your long-term larder with freeze dried and dehydrated vegetables. Here's our list of veggies to stockpile.
How to prevent the flu. Preventing the flu and staying healthy go hand-in-hand, starting with good gut health. There are dietary supplements that also can enhance immunity. Here's how to NOT get the flu!
Survival Psychology. What separates survivors from those who don't make it? People who respond quickly, remain clear in head, focused in their task, and have a stress free attitude, have a distinct advantage when it comes to survival. Here's how to survive with your mind!
Fight or flight? It's a basic instinct for both man and animal: the instant a being realizes that danger is imminent, there is a "flight "or "fight"; decision to make. In the world of prepping, fighting is "bugging in" and fleeing is "bugging out." Read more about the flight or fight response.
Prepper's home defense: There's lots to consider in home defense from barbed wire and boobytraps to barricades and bull dogs ~ as well as bomb shelters and bunkers. Here's how to fortify your home before crisis.
A Wool blanket is a survival tool. Be sure to have a wool blanket in your survival kit. A wool blanket can provide added warmth to your sleeping bag, or serve as emergency shelter from rain. Use a wool blanket as ground cover, help shock victims and more.
Wash and clean without soap. Staying clean is an important survival skill. Whether you're out camping in the woods, find yourself homeless or just run short on supplies, it's good know how to stay clean without soap.
Develop a Food Rationing Strategy. No matter how much food and water you stockpile, and no matter how robust your garden is growing, there's one thing that's for sure ~ eventually your food supply will run out. When food is scarce, have a plan for rationing the last of the food (and an ethical plan if possible).
Go beyond beans and rice! Imagine if you had to eat rice and beans for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Life would be pretty bland. Once you have enough, go beyond rice and beans in your food storage to not only survive, but thrive! Here's our top ten foods to stockpile beyond rice and beans.
How much water should you have for an emergency? A family of four needs 270 gallons of water for a three month supply, according to Utah State University. That's entirely too many bottles of water to have in storage, which is why you need to look at all your options for emergency water storage. How to buy large water tanks. Large water storage tanks provide the answer to your family's emergency water needs as a secondary source to the municipal water supply. No matter where you live, having a secondary supply of water is important.
Prepping for seniors. Whether you're prepping for yourself or for a senior you love, aging is a factor. While everyone should prepare for an emergency, seniors may have special needs. Here's a guide to preparedness for seniors.
iOSAT: the teensy pill that could save your life. The masses of initial survivors of a nuclear catastrophe will be begging for this tiny pill, but only a lucky few may get this life- saving, thyroid blocking pill of potassium iodide that's government approved. Why wait for a handout that may never come? The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission is stockpiling iOSAT "Nukepills," so shouldn't you?
Prepper Toilets. Do you have a plan when the stuff hits the fan? If your #1 place to go #2 isn't available because the toilets won't flush, you must have an alternative sanitation plan. Read about your Prepper Toilet Options.
Survive lung cancer with natural cures. Having lung cancer is no walk in the park, but you can walk with nature to survive cancer. Both spiritually and figuratively, nature can help you survive and there's support from the scientific community that it's all possible. Survive lung cancer naturally with alternative treatment options.
What's the best prepper protein possible? Canned meats! Check out the top ten canned meat options for your food storage to beef up your prepper's pantry.
Cook indoors in an emergency! When it's wet and rainy, or cold and snowy, how will you cook when the grid goes down? Can you take your off-grid cooking inside? Yes. Here are eleven ways to cook indoors in an emergency.
Homeless survival lessons. Could you survive the streets? The nights? The hunger? The cold? Being homeless isn't the same as bugging out. There are a different set of rules. Here's a prepper's guide to homelessness.
Italian food storage. Mama Mia you'll find some delicious Italian food storage ~ shelf stable and just add water foods ready for dinner or lunch.
Best gluten-free emergency food for preppers. It's hard enough to find gluten-free foods when it's not an emergency as wheat is in just about everything ~ even gravy. It's absolutely necessary for someone suffering from Celiac disease to stockpile certain foods. Here's the top ten gluten- free emergency foods that are shelf-stable to last you several years..,
Find your perfect match. Survival matches come in several varieties. Find the perfect survival match and garner a few match hacks and skills for your survival..
Stock up on Electrolytes! Excessive sweating from a strenuous activity or illness are just two reasons why you'll want to stockpile electrolytes as part of your overall prepping plan. Right, RecoverORS helps to restore electrolytes lost due to traveler’s diarrhea, food poisoning, stomach flu, fever, diarrhea, vomiting, hangover, or extreme sports.
Ration bars are not the same as energy bars. What's the real purpose of a ration bar and how is it different from a food bar? Which should you pack in your bugout bag? What's the best ration bar? Read all about ration bars, which provide non-thirst provoking and carefully proportioned rations of food to sustain you through crisis.
Food bars. Survival food bars, like Millennium food Bars will provide you and your family with much needed energy, nutrition and calories in an emergency.
Vacuum sealing. Are you vacuum sealing your food what about making ice packs? Seed saving? Well, maybe you should! Here's our popular article: Prepping with a food saver.
Get your Gamma Seal Lids! Gamma seal lids convert buckets into waterproof and airtight storage containers. They make it easy to get into your food storage! Ordinary buckets may have a lid, but you'll surely break a fingernail getting into your food storage if you don't have a bucket opener. Gamma seal is a plastic screw on bucket lid that's easy to open and easy to seal back for the next time.
The importance of socks and pantyhose in survival. You won't look at your sock drawer in the same way ever again.
Doing the laundry without electricity. Off-grid washing machines and how to do the laundry without electricity. Wash clothes without electricity, like the Amish! Here's a list of the Off grid laundry methods.
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