29 Items Veteran Preppers Get From Garage Sales

 

29 Items Veteran Preppers Get From Garage Sales

Let’s face it, prepping can be expensive.

Anyone who has started adding up a month’s worth of groceries knows that, let along trying to pay for a year’s worth to put in your stockpile. That can be scary; scary enough that it turns many people away from prepping altogether.

But what if you could save money on prepping? What if I was to tell you that you don’t have to spend a fortune and you don’t have to buy every single piece of survival gear that people are touting? For that matter, what if I was to tell you that you can get an awful lot of what you need dirt cheap, especially if you’re willing to take someone else’s hand-me-downs, rather than buying everything new?

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Disaster Preparedness Tips for Your Dog

 

Disaster Preparedness Tips for Your Dog

Floods, storms, wildfires — you can’t prevent extreme weather or disastrous events, but you can take charge of how you respond. These emergency preparedness tips will help keep you and your dog out of harm’s way.

Source: American Kennel Club

Emergency Response Technology Improves as Disasters Get Worse

 

Emergency Response Technology Improves as Disasters Get Worse

Natural disasters are causing more damage than ever in the past: in 2017, the U.S. experienced 16 “billion-dollar” natural disasters — events causing at least $1 billion in damages — tied with 2011 for the record. On the positive side, in the last decade or so, there have been dramatic improvements in emergency response technology aimed at improving our ability to respond.

Source: Northrop Grumman

5 Skills Invaluable in a Long-Term Disaster

 

5 Skills Invaluable in a Long-Term Disaster

According to the American Prepper Network, the five main skills needed for a long-term disaster are abilities related to power, water, shelter, food, and basic survival skills. My take on this is very similar, except that I’ve replaced power generation experience with medical experience. After all, mankind has gone without electricity for a far longer time than we’ve relied upon it. On the other hand, doctors, nurses and others with expertise in keeping people healthy will be in great demand in a survival situation.

These five skills encompass the basics of survival in a long-term disaster situation.

Source: Prepper Broadcasting Network

Knowing How to Save a Life May Save Yours!

 

Knowing How to Save a Life May Save Yours!

For the second week of National Preparedness Month, we thought we would turn our attention to the skills all of us should possess, but only a few do. Knowing how to perform CPR and other emergency first-aid techniques may not only save the life of a loved one but may save your own as well. Taking CPR or first-aid classes as a family is an enjoyable experience that will bring you all closer while learning truly critically skills. There are numerous life-saving techniques you can learn…

Source: Emergency Essentials Blog

The Get Home Bag

The bug out bag is one of the most talked about bags is one of the most written about bags in the prepper blogosphere; however, the Get-Home Bag (GHB) may be the bag you are most likely to use during a crisis. The Get-Home Bag (GHB) is a survival kit designed to get you home if a catastrophic disaster occurs while you are away. Hopefully you will be able to make it to your vehicle and drive home, even if you must detour, but experience teaches that isn’t always possible. One of the unforgettable images from the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 was large groups of people walking across the Brooklyn Bridge with the dusk and smoke blocking the view of the twin towers. Design your Get-Home Bag (GHB) with the assumption you will need to walk home.

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PrepperMed 101: Deadly Dehydration

The Beans, Bullets, bandages, & You Blog has a great article on Dehydration.  Staying hydrated during an emergency situation or disaster is very important.  Therefore, having a ready supply of water is vital to surviving an emergency situation or disaster.

PrepperMed 101: Deadly Dehydration

The Beans, Bullets, bandages, & You Blog has a great article on Dehydration.  Staying hydrated during an emergency situation or disaster is very important.  Therefore, having a ready supply of water is vital to surviving an emergency situation or disaster.

If life were a Mad Maxx movie, death by dehydration would involve deserts and grimy men with lots of beard stubble. Since most of life is not Hollywood, death by dehydration mostly looks like a baby with diarrhea. Or a toddler who’s had a bad fever for several days. Maybe it looks like an adult prostrated with heat who can no longer sweat. Whatever its face, dehydration is a lot more dangerous than mutant biker gangs in the real world.

How can we recognize this problem when its developing, and what should we do about it if there’s no medical professionals around to help? I’m not a physician (and this is not me giving you medical advice), but here’s some of the ideas the medical people have to offer.

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100 Items That Will Disappear In An Emergency

hese are at least 100 items that will disappear in an emergency at the very least at your local grocery or big box store. Can you picture the empty store shelves after a disaster? I have seen them after a flooding episode here in Southern Utah. Luckily, only the bottled water shelves were empty, but you can imagine if we had a major emergency. I’m hoping as you read this list you will think of the things that you will want to stock in your home so you are better prepared. You don’t have to store everything on this list, just the things that you would miss if the roads and highways shut down.

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How To Sharpen a Knife Properly: Hunting & Survival Blade Sharpening Tips

The actual process of honing your pocket knife, survival knife or hunting knife’s edge of your knife’s blade is a relatively simple process which may seem like it requires little explanation. But there’s a lot that actually goes into sharpening your knife properly. For example, different types of blade steels and different types of blade grinds require different grits and different honing angles.

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Have You Considered Your SHTF Communications Plan?

For most preppers quantifying is a problem. We buy stuff and we store stuff, but do we have a true definition of what “prepared” is? The truth about being prepared is that we cannot quantify what we will need.I will let you in on a little secret. Worry more about what you don’t have in comparison to what you do. Instead of concerning yourself with quantity, think more about categories.

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How To Put Together A Vehicle Survival Kit

Have you been thinking lately that maybe you need a vehicle survival kit? If a disaster hits the road you are traveling on, you may want a few of the items listed below in your car or truck. Everyone is different, but I hope this list gets you started. If you think of some ideas, I will add them to my list to help others. Let’s help the world be prepared for that unforeseen emergency on the freeway, back roads, or highways.

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Oregon Woman Survived 7 Days In The Wreckage Of Her SUV

  A woman from Oregon was found alive after crashing her SUV in Big Sur, California.  Angela Hernandez survived for seven days in the wreckage of her Jeep Patriot by siphoning water from a nearby creek. Using the radiator hose of the crashed vehicle, Hernandez was able to siphon water…

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GMRS / FRS Real Effective Ranges

We have all seem a pair of walkie-talkies claiming a range of anywhere from 6 to 50 miles; anyone who has used a GRMS/FRS Radio knows the actual range is much, much smaller.   The folks over at Beans, Bullets, Bandages & You have been testing the ranges of various  consumer GMRS / FRS radios. 

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