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Tapped out? You think you're tapping into clean drinking water when you turn on the faucet, but you may be tapping into a cocktail of unwanted contaminants, potentially deadly toxins and organisms. Before you tap into your tap water, tap into this article on the 10 reasons not to drink the tap water.
Look for the silver lining! Prepping secrets about silver. Discover secret tips for finding silver hiding in your coin jar. No need to be a coin collector to profit from these tips.
Survival is sweet! Chocolate is among the best emergency foods to stockpile. While there is a limited shelf life there are survival uses of chocolate worth considering.
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.
Prepper carts. Consider owning a handcart, wheelbarrow or wagon to help with the task of hauling your supplies! A hand cart is an indispensable tool for off-grid living. Review this list of ten carts for preppers.
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New! Homeless survival lessons. Homelessness can be a sad place or it can be freedom. It's all how you look at it, according to those who've experienced it. The resources are available to you if you only know where to look. Embrace them! This guide to homelessness for preppers is a special look at how a prepper can survive homelessness.
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Mexican food storage. Get out your rice, pinto beans and pinto bean seasoning, masa harina and tortilla press! Rehydrate your freeze dried meat and sour cream. Clip some cilantro from the garden, open the jar of salsa and now you're ready to have an off-grid Mexican fiesta! Did we mention the pinto bean seasoning. Good stuff, pictured right.
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?
Rise and shine! Have you given much thought about the most important meal of the day? Now's the time to plan your breakfast food storage.
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How to spot the "fake news." While an editorialist is allowed commentary and opinion, journalists are supposed to stick to the facts and delineate. That's not what's happening today. Patriots are on the alert. Here's how to sort through the media bias and spot the fake news.
Emergency water pouches. What's the deal with those emergency drinking water pouches in survival kits? Are emergency water pouches worth the price?
New! It's time to get ticked off! Tick season is here and you can prepare. Don't go camping, hunting, or hiking without a tick kit. Don't have one? Get a tick kit together with just a few inexpensive items. Be sure to learn about Lyme Disease and Powassan Virus.
Firestarters are a spark of brilliance! Every prepper, camper, hunter or scout master needs a quality firestarter but may not know the difference between a ferro rod or a magnesium and flint firestarter. Get schooled on this basic survival item, which should be part of your everyday carry. See our list of best of the firestarting options for preppers.
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Weird stuff you can compost. Coffee grounds, eggshells, and orange peels are among prepper favorites for composting, but what about a vacuum bag? Find out if it's on the list of weird stuff you can compost.
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Steal this idea about steel wool. Your stockpile should include steel wool. Did you know you can make a fire from steel wool and a battery? Steel wool has a host of other uses for preppers. Here's how to use steel wool prepping.
20 uses you didn't know about Vick's Vaporub. Getting a cold is a buzz kill! Vicks Vaporub can help by temporarily relieving coughs due to common cold, but there's so much more that Vick's VapoRub can do (all of which preppers will appreciate). Consider the alternative uses of Vick's VapoRub.
Camp stoves. Cooking off grid in an emergency requires having a variety of camp stove options to take advantage of different scenarios and available fuels. In looking at the various camp stove options, preppers should consider unique needs, locale and budget. Right is the Volcano Camp Stove, which takes three fuels: propane, charcoal or wood!
Planning emergency meals. What are your emergency food options? This list of emergency food provides an overview for your prepper's pantry, your go bags, and your vehicles, so you're ready when the "S" hits the fan.
Food for thought about meat tenderizer. You might like to add a meat tenderizer to your list of preps. Not only will you want to have it on hand to make meats more palatable when the stuff really hits the fan, but meat tenderizer is a folk remedy with prepping uses, too!
How to Survive a Sarin Gas Attack. We can no longer be naive about the reality that a Sarin Gas attack could happen on U.S. soil. Are you ready? Survive a sarin gas attack!