General Preparedness

This category covers all topics not belonging in other categories.

  • A Rose Speaks of Love

    A rose speaks of love silently in a language known only to the heart. When you give roses to her, the thought is eternal and the perfume is endless. She will know the gift is from the heart when it is roses. I sent my Nancy eleven roses when I first met her. She was a ballerina and was dancing with a New York Ballet Company, I was a Crop Duster Pilot, the competition was tough for her attention. My enclosed card read, "Regretfully I could not find a twelfth as beautiful as you, so I had to...
  • Remembering what it used to be like

    I’m old enough to remember the Civil Rights activists, the white lines painted on the floors in the buses, the “Whites Only” signs everywhere in the south. There was change of course, and it came at a price of murders, beatings, arsons, civil discord, riots, and much more too lengthy to describe here fully. It taught me a lesson I only read about prior to this era happening and the time frame where I lived. This is that message; read it loud and clear; The only civil change that will happen...
  • Reflections

    Not often these days do I reflect on what I am and how I got here, but I did today. I thought about the water that has flowed past the old bridge everyone talks about and I decided to reflect for a moment here living out the last of my life in a warm climate. First, as I looked into the eyes of the woman I have shared these past forty-seven years with. I realized what a wondrous gift God has allowed me to have being with her. I didn’t realize it so much at one time, but awhile ago I did...
  • Is Diatomaceous Earth for You?

    Is /npic.orst.edu/factsheets/degen.html"">Diatomaceous Earth part of your survival plan? After TEOTWAWKI, it will be necessary to re-establish many things, including a sustainable food source. Hunting and scavenging for food will be part of this process, but gardening will also play a very large role. With gardens, however, come garden pests, and diatomaceous earth is rumored to be a solution to pest problems of all kinds. It is not without its own set of drawbacks, however. What is...
  • Equal Justice Under the Law

    Until our laws are equally applied to ALL people, regardless of their station in life, our country will never be safe from lawlessness. If you do the crime, it is long pastime you get indicted, criminally charged, and are required as we all are to hire an attorney, and suffer the process all the way to the end. If you are found guilty of treason, when it is all done and over with, you should be legally hanged by your neck until you are dead. Consequences are what make the laws work for...
  1. Civil War is Coming to America

    At this late date it is inevitable. Because of a number of factors that are ongoing in the US President Trump will most likely be the last Republican President to be elected to office in the near future that is, until the next Civil War has run its course. Here is why: Illegal Immigration is one of the major catalysts that will end a free and legal election in America. The deck is being stacked right now to make sure the Democrats will win from now on. They will steal every election in the...
  2. The End of the Toilet Paper as We Know It

    There are many basic comforts what we may take for granted once the SHTF. Simple pleasures like walking into the house and flipping on the lights or grabbing an ice cold drink from the refrigerator will all be things of the past, leaving us longing for the days when they existed at our fingertips. Losing these things are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to creature comforts that will no longer exist after TEOTWAWKI, and though foraging on without them will be unpleasant, it is...
  3. Survival Uses for Pool Noodles

    Every now and then you come across an item or object that makes a light bulb come on above your head. Usually this is when something you are using seems as though it could be useful for another task, making it dual-purpose. Better yet, it is sometimes possible to find even more uses for an object, making it become a practical tool for survival. While going for a swim recently, I noticed a pool noodle that was left behind. Admittedly, I have never really seen what the appeal of a pool noodle...
  4. Tin Cans into Survival Gold: 20 Uses for Used Cans

    Stockpiling food is an important part of every survival plan. While dry goods will make up some of your food supply, also included are canned goods. After dining on a meal of pork and beans, you may be tempted to dispose of the tin can in which they came, but it might prove more beneficial to keep it. Once opened, these cans cannot be resealed, but they can definitely still be used for many tasks. Photo: Costco At some point it becomes wise to consider dual purposes that can be served by...
  5. 20 Reasons to Consider Apple Cider Vinegar

    Since storing items requires space and for many of us space is limited, it is important to make the most of what room we do have. Because of this need to use every inch in our favor, it is key to buy and store items with multiple uses. The more you can get out of one particular item, the more valuable it will be to you, especially in cases where a little bit goes a long way. Photo: Bragg Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is not just a salad dressing anymore. Organic, raw, unfiltered, and...
  6. Preparedness Lessons from Chicken Little

    If Chicken Little were real, he would be working overtime running around yelling that the sky is falling. Perhaps he would be right, perhaps the sky is falling. What Chicken Little did not say was a single word about preparedness; all he did was run in circles freaking out. There are two things you can learn from Chicken Little. 1. Do not waste time running around like a chicken without a head. While it is natural to panic, it is not productive to go into full meltdown mode when the SHTF....
  7. 50 Survival Skills You Should Have...Just For Starters

    In order to survive whatever life throws at you, there is one universal thing that can help: knowledge. What you know how to do and what you have practiced are skills that will contribute to your success or, in the event that you lack knowledge, failure. Knowledge is easy to carry with you because it is weightless, taking up only space in your brain. It is also unbreakable and does not expire, so the more you have, the better off you will be. In life, and in survival, there are basic things...
  8. The Original Survival Lighter: The Zippo

    Preppers everywhere are no stranger to the need to plan for fire when the SHTF. We talk about it all the time along with the various ways to make fire happen. No matter what fire starting method you choose, there is one thing that will come in extremely handy in a survival situation. That item is a good old fashioned lighter, but not just any lighter will do. Photo: GSanders It may be tempting to pick up a cheap multipack of disposable lighters to split up, throwing some in your BOB, car,...
  9. Survival Uses for Petroleum Jelly

    One of the many items that can be and has been proven useful in survival situations time and time again is petroleum jelly (also known as Vaseline). With its medicinal, hygienic, and emergency uses, tossing a container of petroleum jelly in your pack may prove useful many times over. Here's why: Petroleum jelly is flammable. It makes for an easy fire starter; all you have to do is dip a cotton ball or some paper in it and ignite. If the only thing standing between you and getting soaked is...
  10. Need Fire? Try Matches!

    To many of us, life includes the luxuries associated with having a roof over our heads. Beneath this roof we enjoy such creature comforts as a place to cook hot meals and stay warm when cold weather arrives. While enjoying such an existence is paramount for much of the population, it may not always be possible to partake in such a lifestyle. The time may come when TEOTWAWKI forces a change and a dependence upon new means to survive. Part of life after the SHTF is likely to include leaving...
  11. Conserve Cash by Developing Skills and Using The Stuff You Already Have

    When you near the end of the line and are almost out of a product to the point it becomes hard to get out of a bottle, what do you do? Give up and throw it away, moving onto the next one? I remember being a kid and trying to get the last bit of ketchup out of the bottle, then giving up and moving on to a fresh one. My aunt was horrified by my actions, and immediately chastised me for them. She took my ketchup bottle and added water to it before giving it back to me good as new with ketchup...
  12. 5 Reasons to Stock Salt

    As we grew up, our parents exposed us to tips and tricks to get us through different things we encountered. One such example in my case involved salt and mosquito bites. Since mosquitoes may as well have been the state bird where we lived, bites from them were a regular occurrence. Being a little kid, impulse control was not a skill I had yet developed, so I would scratch those bites until they bled and finally scabbed over. To stop this behavior, mom and dad called upon salt. At the first...
  13. Always Be Prepared; Even if You Don't See It Coming, Things Can Change Instantly

    Well, I got lost in the woods this weekend. It was the most stupid, preventable thing and I would like you to learn from it if possible. I say 'if possible' because I broke every common sense rule there is and hopefully none of you can quite say the same. It started off being the first nice day I've seen in ages, so I wanted to spend it outside. By 'outside' I mean in unfamiliar terrain a few hours from where I live. What I wanted to do was hike to a bald eagle's nest and take some...
  14. Survival Uses for Glass Bottles

    There is not much more disheartening than to see the natural world littered with trash such as glass bottles. The upside to this is that there are many uses for such bottles that we are so easily able to find laying around, which is a bright side of sorts. The many uses of glass bottles in particular bodes well for us as these seem to be rather plentiful out in the world. Repurposing someone's discarded glass bottle could be just what it takes to make your life and survival easier. Photo:...
  15. Are You and Your PC Ready for 2015's Leap Second?

    Have you ever thought about the difference a second makes? We've all told someone to 'wait a second' or declared that certain tasks will take 'just a second' but have you ever really thought about the significance of a second in your day, or even your life? Sure, it takes a many seconds to make up more important units of time such as minutes, hours, days, and weeks, but the second itself is still pretty important, especially if that second is a leap second. In the year 2015, a leap second...
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