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portable soupPortable soup was a concentrate that made a dried stock similar to a bouillon cube.  It was used in the 18th and 19th centuries and was also known as pocket soup or veal glew.  It was used by …

The post Portable Soups as Carried by Lewis and Clark and How to Make It. appeared first on Preparedness Advice Blog.

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Posted: July 11, 2014, 7:33 pm

living off the landYesterday I put up a post on the subject of living off the land and how hard it can be.  Now by living off the land I am not talking about homesteading, I am talking about living the life of …

The post More on Living Off the Land and Mountain Men Preppers appeared first on Preparedness Advice Blog.

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Posted: July 10, 2014, 6:40 pm

mountain man preppersPeriodically I encounter mountain man preppers who tell me about their plans to live off the land like the Native Americans.  Now I am not saying that it is impossible, but preppers who can do this successfully are few and …

The post For all You Mountain Man Preppers Who Plan to Live off the Land. appeared first on Preparedness Advice Blog.

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Posted: July 9, 2014, 6:38 pm

Gentian violetGentian violet is something that your great grandmother may have used.  It is a antiseptic dye that has been around since 1890.  It has been used for everything from treating  minor cuts to skin infections.

While it is still available …

The post Gentian Violet a Good Medication for Preppers to Stock appeared first on Preparedness Advice Blog.

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Posted: July 8, 2014, 5:44 pm

homemade water filtersPeriodically I see various plans to make  homemade water filters published on the internet.  Having studied a little on the subject of water filtration I am extremely skeptical about them being reliable for water purification as many people claim.

Normally …

The post Homemade Water Filters can be Effective, if Combined with Sodis appeared first on Preparedness Advice Blog.

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Posted: July 7, 2014, 5:12 pm

The Going Home SeriesThe winner of the Survivalist series has been chosen and the books will be forwarded to them. They gave us some excellent suggestion for future blogs. I would like to thank everybody else who entered. Unfortunately there can only be …

The post Survivalist Series Giveaway appeared first on Preparedness Advice Blog.

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Posted: July 6, 2014, 2:48 pm

A few weeks ago I wrote a post on Can Openers can be a Problem.  This article pointed out the problems that occurred when some friends of mine attempted to open a number of heavy duty #10 cans of …

The post Going Out of Business Sales and Can Openers appeared first on Preparedness Advice Blog.

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Posted: July 6, 2014, 2:47 pm

depressionAfter every major disaster, the incidence of depression increases.  One study showed that suicide rates increase after severe earthquakes, floods, and hurricanes.  In extreme situations like TEOTWAWKI, some people will experience depression.

Severe depression causes you to lose hope, energy, …

The post Treating Depression Without Medications after a Major Disaster. appeared first on Preparedness Advice Blog.

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Posted: July 5, 2014, 6:16 pm

Years ago, the farmers and woodsmen watched nature signs for all kinds of reasons.  This would include finding your way home, knowing when to harvest the wild plants that they used, predicating the weather, locating game and many other things.…

The post Nature Signs Preppers Should Watch For appeared first on Preparedness Advice Blog.

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Posted: July 4, 2014, 5:33 pm

Calcium Hypochlorite For several years, I have seen many people recommending calcium hypochlorite for water purification.  They are providing correct information in that calcium hypochlorite will treat water if used correctly.  A pound of it will treat thousands of gallons of water …

The post Calcium Hypochlorite for Treating Drinking Water, The Good and the Bad appeared first on Preparedness Advice Blog.

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Posted: July 3, 2014, 3:48 pm




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