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If the power goes out (grid down) and the electricity is off for a period of time, you will need an alternative method of cooking without electricity. Even your kitchen’s gas stove might require electricity to operate, so it’s best to consider multiple ways to cook and/or to boil water. Here are a few ideas: […]

Read more: Cooking Without Electricity

Author: Ken Jorgustin
Posted: August 31, 2014, 3:47 pm
When you make the decision to take that first step towards preparedness, you will experience a pleasant and powerful awareness of ‘peace of mind‘. You will suddenly become excited about the prospect of taking personal control of your life’s needs. You will become self-empowered as your preparedness actions take form, and you begin to take […]

Read more: Preparedness is Peace of Mind

Author: Ken Jorgustin
Posted: August 30, 2014, 3:36 pm
Reliable information during a disaster or escalating crisis is paramount to survival. People need to know the scope of the disaster. They need information. Depending on the disaster, the communication systems we normally rely upon may become unusable. Home phones become overloaded or unusable in many disaster scenarios. Hurricanes and tornadoes (and other disasters) could […]

Read more: Portable AM Radio For Disaster Information

Author: Ken Jorgustin
Posted: August 29, 2014, 7:00 pm
Unfortunately (but by design) most Americans are saddled with a heavy burden of credit card debt. Having credit card debt, especially credit cards with high balances, will adversely affect your mood and your outlook (whether you realize it or not), and will remain a major obstacle that holds you down in life. Having credit debt […]

Read more: Credit Card Debt

Author: Ken Jorgustin
Posted: August 29, 2014, 2:45 pm
More than 90% of Americans throw out food prematurely, and 40% of the U.S. food supply is tossed out unused every year because of food dating. Most people do not understand what ‘Use-by’, ‘Best-by’, and ‘Sell-by’ (so called ‘expiration’) dates really mean on their foods. The fact that so much food is thrown out is […]

Read more: Use-by, Best-by, and Sell-by Food Expiration Dates

Author: Ken Jorgustin
Posted: August 28, 2014, 9:55 pm
If a can of food is dented, it may be unsafe to eat it’s food contents and should be discarded – but not all dented food cans are ‘bad’ – some of them may be perfectly safe. Here’s how to tell the difference if a dented can of food is safe to eat or not… […]

Read more: 4 Ways How To Tell If A Dented Can Of Food Is Safe To Eat

Author: Ken Jorgustin
Posted: August 28, 2014, 5:40 pm
One prep with literally thousands of uses is Duck Tape (also called Duct Tape), a miracle tape created during World War II when the US military needed a flexible, durable, waterproof tape to use making repairs in the field. The GIs called it “duck tape” because it was waterproof, like a duck’s back. Duck tape […]

Read more: Uses For Duck (Duct) Tape

Author: Ken Jorgustin
Posted: August 27, 2014, 2:00 pm
Image: The Presidential Range – New Hampshire If you’re looking to stock up on long term food storage from quality and substantial vendors such as Augason Farms, Mountain House, Wise Food, and others — Or survival gear from Tom over at, a leading supplier of military 550 paracord (made-in-the-USA), LifeStraw, water filters, ‘fish’ antibiotics […]

Read more: Survival Preparedness Resources

Author: Ken Jorgustin
Posted: August 27, 2014, 12:56 pm
A wood stove may be one of the most important preps for the winter, especially for us northern preppers. Whether or not a wood stove is your primary or backup source of heat, it’s simplicity and readily available fuel source makes it a no-brainer for preppers in a colder climate. Not long ago we moved […]

Read more: Best Wood Stove For Preparedness

Author: Ken Jorgustin
Posted: August 26, 2014, 2:57 pm
…a fear I have had for some time: We have little or no warehousing backup in the event of a supply shortage. Our concentrated supermarket supply system uses JIT (Just-in-Time) technology efficiencies allowed by computers and the Internet. The thing is, what if there were a sudden unexpected demand – the JIT delivery systems will […]

Read more: ‘Just-In-Time’ Food Supply Disaster Is Looming

Author: Ken Jorgustin
Posted: August 25, 2014, 7:00 pm

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