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This holiday season, consider shopping for some of your preparedness supplies from our sponsor vendors listed below who help support this website. Without their paid advertisements, I would not be able to do this on a daily basis. When it comes down to it, you’re the one’s who make this possible, by visiting and making […]

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Author: Ken Jorgustin
Posted: November 28, 2014, 8:00 pm
While you are out shopping this season, and while some of these personal security tips may seem paranoid, the fact is that trouble lurks just beneath the surface where criminals are looking for victims. Situational awareness will enable you to see it on occasion. It’s there. Here are 21 tips to consider for your personal […]

Read more: 21 Tips For Your Personal Security While Shopping

Author: Ken Jorgustin
Posted: November 28, 2014, 12:01 pm
The Meaning Of Thanksgiving The historical meaning of Thanksgiving has become diluted for many Americans today. Our modern generations have never experienced the hardships similar to that of the early Pilgrims while they were learning to successfully grow crops while starving and trying to feed themselves by any means possible. Their lives consisted of pure […]

Read more: Thanksgiving Today Vs. The Thankful Pilgrims Early Hardships

Author: Ken Jorgustin
Posted: November 27, 2014, 12:00 pm
The turkey cooking time depends on the oven temperature, whether the turkey is stuffed or not, and how many pounds the turkey weighs. The following time chart is for an oven temperature of 325 degrees F. Cooking the turkey low and slow (325) results in a more juicy tender bird (IMO). Here’s how I came […]

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Author: Ken Jorgustin
Posted: November 26, 2014, 4:45 pm
Situational awareness is basically knowing what is going on around us. This concept includes our immediate surroundings as well as what’s going on beyond our visual perimeter. While we can only become aware of a situation from input of our senses (sight, sound, etc..), sometimes there are things (barriers) that cloud our judgement and diminish […]

Read more: Barriers To Situational Awareness

Author: Ken Jorgustin
Posted: November 26, 2014, 12:00 pm
A bug-out to someone else’s place is a touchy subject and may not end up the way you envisioned. Will the doors be open? For example, the circumstances which caused your decision to bug-out may be one factor that will affect how well you are received. Your relationship with the person (people) at your presumed […]

Read more: What To Expect And Bring On A Bug-Out To Someone Else’s Place

Author: Ken Jorgustin
Posted: November 25, 2014, 1:35 pm
To build a fire, you start with a source – a spark or flame. Ideally you will have at the ready some fine dry tinder to which the spark or flame is applied. Next comes kindling and then progressively larger pieces of firewood. Tinder is very important in that it is often a necessary step […]

Read more: Tinder For Building A Fire

Author: Ken Jorgustin
Posted: November 24, 2014, 2:30 pm
Turmeric, native to southeast India and used often in Indian cuisine, is considered to be a ‘super spice’ due to it’s apparent health benefits. While not everyone enjoys the unique flavor of turmeric, the various home remedies which utilize it may be a good reason to keep it among your food storage in the pantry. […]

Read more: Turmeric Home Remedies – A Super Spice

Author: Ken Jorgustin
Posted: November 24, 2014, 1:49 pm
To thaw a frozen turkey in a safe way, takes time. So you need to plan ahead and not find yourself behind schedule serving that important turkey dinner Thanksgiving will soon be upon us and the traditional turkey dinner will be served across much of the U.S.; so for the sake of modern survival, here […]

Read more: 2 Safe Ways How To Thaw A Frozen Turkey

Author: Ken Jorgustin
Posted: November 23, 2014, 9:55 pm
Have you ever made a brine for your turkey? If you’re up to the challenge for this Thanksgiving Day, here’s a recipe to consider. For those of you who haven’t tried a turkey brine, you will be very surprised at the difference in flavor from a typical basted turkey. The turkey will cook to be […]

Read more: Best Turkey Brine Recipe

Author: Ken Jorgustin
Posted: November 23, 2014, 2:27 pm

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