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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GI Bill Fraud Scheme

In a bait-and-switch scheme, a group of fraudsters used educational programs for veterans to enrich themselves while cheating service members out of an education they were entitled to under the law.

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45 Survival Uses for the Humble Tarp

Most people have had occasion to use a tarp at some point to keep firewood dry, temporarily patch a leaky roof, or in some cases for shelter. But when SHTF, there are a variety of survival uses for a humble tarp. We’ve listed 25 of these uses below.

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Be Ready for Severe Summer Weather

The summertime brings thoughts of bright, sunny days. However, the summer months also include extreme heat, hurricanes, lightning, and wildfires. Prepare your family for severe weather hazards. Stay safe at home or on vacation with information from the Ready Campaign. Learn how to respond to the most common summer weather.

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15 Ways To Cook Without Electricity

When it comes to preparing for disaster, one of the first things that we need to do as preppers is determine how we’re going to cook food if SHTF. Nearly all stoves nowadays are electric so if the power goes out, you’re forced to find alternative cooking methods. For many, this will be a challenge, but not if you’re properly prepared. If you’re fortunate enough to live in a warm climate or experience a disaster in the spring, summer or fall, cooking outside is an option. If, however, SHTF in the winter, you may not be able to go back and forth to a grill or a campfire. Also, solar heaters won’t be so great either, because the outside temperatures may be low enough to affect the cooking process. Let’s take a look at ways to cook both indoors and out without needing power.

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10 Prepping Activities To Do With Your Kids This Summer!

Summer is coming! The kids will be out of school very soon and will need ideas to keep them out of trouble and off your nerves. Teaching kids prepping should be at the top of your list of things for them to do. We put a lot of emphasis on adults knowing how to prep, but we really should be teaching the next generation how to prep too.

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Israeli Bandage – How To Use It To Stop Traumatic Bleeding

The ‘Israeli Bandage’ is highly recommended for First Aid Kit trauma preparedness. It has a large sterile non-adherent pad surface to cover the wound, and is attached to a length of elasticized material (like an ‘ACE’ bandage). It uniquely wraps to a hemorrhaging wound with a built-in pressure applicator. The device can potentially save life between time of incident to urgent care…

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Assembling a 72 Hour Survival Kit

In times of trouble, having what you need close at hand to better endure or even survive a crisis is crucial. Disasters and other emergencies come in all forms and kinds, either natural or man-made, and all but the most minor will be necessitate some type of material preparation in order to ensure sustainment of yourself and loved ones. You don’t have to be a hardcore prepper or survivalist type to see the value in having a ready, easily transportable pack of needed and useful pieces of equipment and other supplies.

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