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Saturday Survival Serial – Week 21

Saturday Survival Serial - Week 21

  If you are new to the series or have missed any episodes, you can find them all right here!   Brad waited impatiently for Jimmy to make a choice. Terry was on edge and Alison was still shut down mentally from being assaulted. She moved when you pushed or pulled her lightly but would …

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A Prepper’s First HAM Station

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Being amateur radio operators and  a preppers, we tend to share a little more about HAM radio than most emergency preparedness pages.  Just search our site with the word “HAM” and you will find a plethora of articles on amateur radio, better yet, just click here.  We’ve noticed that there has been some confusion as to …

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Saturday Survival Serial – Week 20

  If you are new to the series or have missed any episodes, you can find them all right here! The drizzling  rain came down through a pale spring sun as people gathered around to say goodbye to one of their own. Jimmy Walker walked with leaden feet toward the group, wishing he could be almost …

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Saturday Survival Serial – Week 19

Saturday Survival Serial - Week 19

  If you are new to the series or have missed any episodes, you can find them all right here!   Fire was everywhere and spreading fast. The tents, tarps, trees, and even the stones were ablaze. Jimmy Walker ran through the camp, calling out for people to get buckets but no one was answering. He …

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5 Ways a CME Can Change The World

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The Carrington Event, ever heard of it?  As a prepper, this event should be known and studied by all.  September 1-2, 1859 one of the largest geomagnetic storms ever witnessed took place.  The sun had spewed charged particles directly towards the earth in a Coronal Mass Ejection.  Aurorae lit up the night skies, from the North …

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Saturday Survival Serial – Week 18

If you are new to the series or have missed any episodes, you can find them all right here! Jimmy was exhausted and it was only noon. People were nervous, anxious, and he didn’t blame them. With a sickness going around and no luxurious hospitals around, even the common cold made people wary. Jimmy had the …

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11 Bug Out Location Considerations

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  Choosing a bug out location introduces a whole different set of criteria than a normal home purchase.  Amenities like an all stainless steel kitchen or updated counters won’t matter much in a grid down situation.  When looking for a BOL, you should consider certain attributes that might make your life easier when the power …

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How to Build A Barrel Stove

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  Wood is and will be the primary source of off grid heating for preppers and homesteaders.  It is inexpensive, plentiful, and renewable.  Unfortunately, current regulations are strangling the wood stove market.  Prices are climbing ever higher as manufacturers are struggling to meet the emissions requirements set by the EPA.  Fortunately for us, for now …

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G-MAG Saltwater Charger, Part 1 with Backyard Amusement

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In this video we take a brief look at the G-MAG Salt Water Charger. This off grid device is great for charging both on the run, and on demand. No waiting for a sunny day, just put in salt, add water and charge away. This nifty little device will charge everything, from batteries, AA, AAA, …

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Saturday Survival Serial – Week 17

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If you are new to the series or have missed any episodes, you can find them all right here! Jimmy stood in the snow and fading light with his shotgun aimed at the blood soaked man. He heard steps behind him but didn’t dare turn and look, hoping it was Brad. “Everyone, just calm down. Let’s …

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