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BATTERY CHECK!

Battery Check

    BATTERY CHECK! By Todd Jones of Effective Tactics.   When was the last time you checked the batteries in your flashlight? Your radio? How about the battery in your smoke detector? Our plan is to share this article once a month, as a reminder, to get you to start considering batteries as essential gear. …

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The Lost Art of Bartering.

    The Lost Art of Bartering. In a day and age where costs seem to be ever on the rise, learning the skill of bartering or trading can be useful. In a case where cash might not have next to no value, think Greece, or you just don’t have any, having the capability to barter for …

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Canning Basics for Preppers

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    Canning Basics for Preppers Canning is not complicated and is easy to learn. It’s a simple procedure of applying high heat to food in a closed jar in order to prevent decay. By placing prepared food into canning jars and sealing them with two-piece vacuum caps, you can remove one portion of the decay …

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Predicting Weather in SHTF- Part 1, the Acu-Rite 01036

  Predicting Weather in SHTF- Part 1, the Acu-Rite 01036 People have been trying to predict the weather since the beginning of time.  They’ve often wondered why yesterday was hot and sunny and today is cold and rainy.  Through the centuries, folks looked for clues and patterns to predict tomorrow’s weather.  Ever heard “Red sky …

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MTECH USA XTREME Knife Review

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    MTECH USA XTREME Knife Review Sometimes you just want a knife that scares people at the very site of it. Something that looks menacing just lying there. There a so many knives that fit that description that we wanted to narrow down our choices. As preppers, getting a good item at a low …

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Tin Hat Ranch is Headed to Africa!

      Tin Hat Ranch is Headed to Africa! Yes, you read that correctly. The Tin Hat Ranch is heading to Africa, Liberia to be more accurate.  If you’ve been around the Ranch a while you might remember that Spot (or “the other Mike” at the Tin Hat Ranch) runs a nonprofit that is working …

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10 Uses for SHTF Survival Tampons

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      10 Uses for SHTF Survival Tampons  Do you know what the word tampon actually stands for? Tactical Adventure Medical Preparedness Outdoors Necessity (T.A.M.P.O.N.) All kidding aside, a tampon is an F.D.A. class II medical device. And while it is considered so for its intended purpose, Tampons actually can serve a few medical functions. …

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Homesteading Was Once Considered Patriotic

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Once upon a time, the government actually considered gardening the duty of every American. Homesteading was once considered patriotic. In the last 50 years though, there has been a serious shift in how people view food and the great disconnect most Americans now have is unlike anything ever seen before. During World War I and …

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Looking Back in Time to Look Forward.

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      Looking Back in Time to Look Forward. There are many reasons we prep. Most of us feel that our way of life is not going to continue for much longer and things aren’t going to be so easy. Something as small as a power outage can instantly bring us back an entire …

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The most overlooked prep. Part 2

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    The most overlooked prep. Part 2 If you recall, back when I wrote part one of this series, I was ready to go with a plan. You can read part one here if you missed it. I suggest that you do so you can see where this all started. If you are short …

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