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Perfect Spots To Set Up Your Home Security Cameras

2017-10-24T01:59:53+00:00 By |Categories: Featured, General Survival|

Even if you have the best home security cameras, you still need to install them in the right spots to make sure your home is protected against theft. Read on and find out the ideal places to set up your cameras! Home Security Cameras: Catch Thieves Red-Handed A well-monitored home is a safe home. According to the National Burglar and Fire Alarm Association, the chance of burglars invading houses without a security camera is three times higher than breaking into those with one. Well-placed cameras not only help identify intruders and increase the likelihood of catching them, but it also makes thieves hesitant to break into a home. Before you decide to install home security cameras, know the perfect spots to put them. 1. Front Door The front door of your home is the most popular entry point for burglars and criminals. While you may think most thieves will shy away from accessing them, an estimated 34% of burglars enter through the front door. Experts say that placing cameras about sev..

5 Things That Could Go Wrong With Your Survival Plan

2017-10-24T02:10:33+00:00 By |Categories: General Survival|

This post may contain affiliate links. Thank you for supporting us with your purchases! There’s a famous quote by Mike Tyson which says, “Everyone has a plan ‘till they get punched in the mouth.” With that said, few things can punch you in the mouth harder than a life-threatening disaster. While it’s certainly important to have a survival plan in place, it’s also important to know what could go wrong with it. Considering potential downfalls allows you to shore up the weaknesses in your plan and keeps you from being completely caught off guard if one of those downfalls becomes a reality. To help you spot potential weaknesses, here are five things that could go wrong with your survival plan. 1. Lost or Destroyed Supplies If you’ve stockpiled supplies, it’s natural for you to count on them being there when you need them. However, in a disaster scenario, these supplies are going to be a prime target for thieves, and they may end up stolen. Likewise, natural disasters such as fires..

6 Simple Steps to Protect Your Mail Against Vandals

2017-10-24T01:59:59+00:00 By |Categories: Featured, General Survival|

When it comes to vandalism, there is not a greater item at risk than your mailbox as thieves can easily steal your mail. It’s a perfect target for vandals, hence, there’s no better time to learn how to protect your precious mail from thieves than now! Secure Your Mail from Vandalism and Theft Mailbox vandalism has become a lot more common than it used to be. Anybody can knock off your mailbox if it’s not well built and fixed properly in the ground. However, it does not provide you ample amounts of protection and care you need. Therefore, in order to make sure your mailbox gets maximum protection and remains safe from any sort of vandalism, here are six important steps you need to do! 1. Always Report Theft A lot of people do not really report the theft of their mailbox property. They think it’s not worth the hassle of complaining. However, rather than just holding back the report, it would be best for you to make an immediate complaint of any mail theft straight to your postmaster. ..

MASSIVE Recall of Freshly Packaged Vegetables Includes Wal-Mart, HEB, Archer Farms, and Western Family

2017-10-23T10:47:55+00:00 By |Categories: General Survival, Prepping|

You are here: HomeCurrent EventsMASSIVE Recall of Freshly Packaged Vegetables Includes Wal-Mart, HEB, Archer Farms, and Western Family MASSIVE Recall of Freshly Packaged Vegetables Includes Wal-Mart, HEB, Archer Farms, and Western Family 2 comments October 22, 2017 Current Events Featured Posts Food A massive vegetable recall has been issued for a huge array of packaged vegetables. Mann Packing in Salinas, California has issued a huge recall that affects not only their own brand but also Nourish, Wal-Mart, HEB, Archer Farms, Western Family, Trader Joe’s, and more. The products could be contaminated with listeria and have a “best if used by” dates from October 11 to October 20. If you have any of the following products, you can return them to the store where you purchased them for a full refund or contact Mann Packing’s 24-hour consumer line at 888-470-2681 or visit veggiesmadeeasy.com/products. The FDA..

UPDATED LIST: MASSIVE Recall of Freshly Packaged Vegetables Includes Wal-Mart, HEB, Archer Farms, Meijer, Whole Foods, Safeway, Albertsons, Western Family, and More

2017-10-24T03:04:22+00:00 By |Categories: General Survival, Prepping|

You are here: HomeCurrent EventsUPDATED LIST: MASSIVE Recall of Freshly Packaged Vegetables Includes Wal-Mart, HEB, Archer Farms, Meijer, Whole Foods, Safeway, Albertsons, Western Family, and More UPDATED LIST: MASSIVE Recall of Freshly Packaged Vegetables Includes Wal-Mart, HEB, Archer Farms, Meijer, Whole Foods, Safeway, Albertsons, Western Family, and More 5 comments October 22, 2017 Current Events Featured Posts Food UPDATE: There are new additions to the recall, including foods from Meijer, Whole Foods, and Albertsons. The specific recalls are listed below the originial list. A massive vegetable recall has been issued for a huge array of packaged vegetables. Mann Packing in Salinas, California has issued a huge recall that affects not only their own brand but also Nourish, Wal-Mart, HEB, Archer Farms, Western Family, Trader Joe’s, and more. The products could be contaminated with listeria and have ..

The Fourth “B”

2017-10-24T01:02:29+00:00 By |Categories: General Survival, Prepping|

Written by Guest Contributor on The Prepper Journal. Editors Note: A guest contribution from Texan to The Prepper Journal. I have had this one for awhile as the subject matter required some extra-special handling. As you will read it may be easy for some of the statements made herein to be labeled as sexist, or worse, and that clearly is not the authors intent. The material, heavily edited by me, is intended to raise awareness of an issue that one needs to prepare for as it is a fact of life. To the authors credit he included a number of steps to deal with complications, like excessive bleeding, and while I don’t doubt his proposed method, I also am not qualified to offer medical advice so I edited them out. All true preppers will seek the information needed through their own network of medical professionals and certified instructors, which is what both the author and I encourage. As always, if you have information for Preppers that you would like to share and possibly receive a $25..

Depravity, Frivolity, and Dissent: Are We Watching the End of an Empire?

2017-10-24T03:04:24+00:00 By |Categories: General Survival, Prepping|

You are here: HomeFeatured PostsDepravity, Frivolity, and Dissent: Are We Watching the End of an Empire? Depravity, Frivolity, and Dissent: Are We Watching the End of an Empire? 29 comments October 21, 2017 Featured Posts Survival Saturday (ADULT CONTENT WARNING) A 40-year-old essay predicted the end of an empire and current events sure make it look like we’re watching it happen in real time. I spend a fair bit of time scanning the news every day for my site, Preppers Daily News. And some days, I just have to shake my head as I realize that people are so desperate for…something…that they just keep going to further and further extremes to try and find that elusive thing their lives are missing. The more I read, the more likeness I see to Sir John Glubb’s essay, The Fate of Empires and Search for Survival. (It’s only 24 pages and you should definitely read it – it’s brilliant.) Sir Glubb wrote this outstanding work..

DIY Emergency Heater for $5

2017-10-24T02:10:38+00:00 By |Categories: General Survival|

This post may contain affiliate links. Thank you for supporting us with your purchases! It’s getting cold out, which means it’s time to make sure you’re prepared for a winter power outage. If you don’t want to spend money on expensive propane space heaters and the like, you could try making your own space heaters, like VP Prepping & Survival does in this video. All you need to make this emergency heater is: An empty, clean small paint can. 70% isopropyl alcohol (50% doesn’t burn well and 90% burns too fast). Big roll of toilet paper. Here’s how to make it: Remove the coardboard inner roll from the toilet paper. Shove the toilet paper into the can (it should barely fit). Fill the can all the way up with alcohol (give the toilet paper time to soak it up). Now simply light it with a lighter. To put it out, just put the lad back on. Watch him make it below: This will only heat up a small space, but it’s safe to use indoors, the can doesn’t get very hot, and you could also use ..

Do You Sharpen Your Own Knives? What’s Your Preferred Method?

2017-10-24T03:04:25+00:00 By |Categories: General Survival|

A small number of posts on this blog have been about knife sharpening; probably nowhere near as much as should be on here considering how knife-heavy our content is, but nonetheless we do have a couple articles: What’s the Best Way to Sharpen Stainless Steel Knives? How to Use a Japanese Water Stone (Whetstone) to Sharpen a Knife As well as reviews of the Hapstone Pro & the Smith’s PP1 sharpeners. Thomas has used many tools to sharpen before – Japanese waterstones, manual systems like the Spyderco Sharpmaker (which we have in Canada but didn’t get a chance to review before we left), sandpaper, DMT stones, and belt grinders. He’s tested the Smith’s PP1, and the Lansky Blademedic for reviews, though he doesn’t ever prefer to use them over other techniques. We actually just got a second hand Worksharp here in the UK as well, so now that’s also a part of his long list of items he’s used to sharpen. His favourites, I’ll let outline himself: My favourite sharpening method is using a mec..

Best Books for Your Preparedness Library

2017-10-24T01:02:33+00:00 By |Categories: General Survival, Prepping|

Written by Guest Contributor on The Prepper Journal. Editors Note: Another guest contribution from valknut79 to The Prepper Journal. The opinions expressed herein are his and should generate a lot of comments as we all have our favorites on this subject. When the world as we know it comes crashing down, I think we all know the value of a farmer or an architect, and the value of a sharpshooter or outdoorsman. Once things start to settle down again, I think that the value of a storyteller suddenly grows in importance, and a certain level of entertainment once again becomes an expected and valued part of society. In ancient times, oral histories were a way of passing down stories certainly, but they also had great value in terms of teaching important lessons, changing perspectives, building communities, and bringing people together. As a high school English teacher by trade, I firmly believe in the power and the value of having a good library at home. A book can provide knowledge or w..