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Putting 2017 in the Rear-view

2018-01-18T00:28:57+00:00 By |Categories: General Survival, Prepping|

Written by R. Ann Parris on The Prepper Journal. There’s no shortage of people who are delighted to put 2017 in the rear-view. I’m one of them. Mine doesn’t even revolve around politics or the major disasters that struck over the course of the year – and they were legion. I was lucky enough to weep only for strangers. Mine comes from the repeated “small” one-two punches from nature. It was a tough year here, but it was only tough. We didn’t make national news (thank heavens). I am also lucky enough that, right now, I don’t need the things that were impacted. However, 2017’s local effects will resonate for years. As preppers, it makes a good case study. So… Leading Up To 2017 I’m not “new” to my area even though I only moved back in 2016-2017. (Shoutout to my peeps – ‘twas BAD moving prepper+plants+animals…again.) With close family ties and multiple visits per season, I’ve stayed in touch with our lands. Some of the property I acquired had actually been in our family up into my lif..

Is a hybrid bike good for both trails and an escape?

2018-01-18T00:29:11+00:00 By |Categories: General Survival, Prepping|

Written by Guest Contributor on The Prepper Journal. Editors Note: Another guest contribution from Kevin Fleeman at LifeUnderSky.com to The Prepper Journal. As always, if you have information for Preppers that you would like to share and possibly receive a $25 cash award as well as be entered into the Prepper Writing Contest with a chance to win one of three Amazon Gift Cards with the top prize being a $300 card to purchase your own prepping supplies, enter today. Cycling/biking is one of the most loved crazes of youth, all ages in fact. No? Yes? For most of us it was our first “wheeled” escape vehicle. So let’s take this a step further and learn more about biking and if perhaps a hybrid bike is a good vehicle to depend upon in times of need, as well as just fun. Many people search the web asking ‘is a hybrid bike good for trails?’ In this article I’m going to answer this question. (You can check on the Best hybrid bike under $1,000 here.) About Hybrid Bikes A hybrid bike is the u..

For Survivalist Being Prepared with N95 Masks is a Must!

2018-01-18T00:29:13+00:00 By |Categories: General Survival, Prepping|

Written by Cody on The Prepper Journal. In uncertain times, many people are gathering the things they need in the event of an emergency. Food, water, and shelter are usually at the forefront of everyone’s minds; however, other safety and precautionary equipment are often overlooked, like items to reduce the impact of chemicals threats and attacks. N95 masks, and chemical odor masks like the FAST-ACT VapourKlenz Face Mask, are just one of these things that are essential to have in an emergency pack. What is an N95 Mask? An N95 mask is a specially designed mask that is worn on the face, covering the nose and mouth to protect against potentially harmful airborne particles. It is sometimes referred to as a respirator. N95 means that the mask will filter at least 95% of particles that are at least 0.3 microns in size. Can I Just Use a Surgical or Dust Mask? While a surgical mask looks very similar to an N95 mask, it most definitely does not do the same thing. Do not get a surgical mask..

Swimming in Snow

2018-01-18T00:29:24+00:00 By |Categories: General Survival, Prepping|

Written by Wild Bill on The Prepper Journal. In a past life I was involved in the Avalanche Survival Classes The Sierra Club taught. This was back when their ranks were filled with outdoor enthusiasts focused on survival and conservation as opposed to politics. Then the organization understood that hunters and fishermen and mountaineers were among the most aware and responsible of people in the wilderness and left the smallest of carbon footprints.As preppers we may end up in the mountains and snow and the physics of snow are another thing to understand to give ourselves the best chance at survival. While this was all on-piste skiing, the ski patrol was always dealing with the clown that went off-piste and got into trouble. (A note: the term is loosely used to mean within the bounds of a ski area and outside the bounds of a ski area.) Part of the certification process from the Professional Ski Instructors Association (PSIA) was to recognize avalanche potential, on or near ski resorts..

Be Prepared for Disaster with These Tech Upgrades

2018-01-18T00:29:37+00:00 By |Categories: General Survival, Prepping|

Written by Guest Contributor on The Prepper Journal. Editors Note: Another guest post from Scott to The Prepper Journal. Timely as the world attends the Consumers Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. As always, if you have information for Preppers that you would like to share and possibly receive a $25 cash award as well as be entered into the Prepper Writing Contest with a chance to win one of three Amazon Gift Cards with the top prize being a $300 card to purchase your own prepping supplies, enter today! And NOW follow us on Facebook! You don’t need to dig an underground bunker to start planning for the next big disaster. Investing in upgraded disaster preparedness equipment is a smart move. Add these tech items to your disaster preparedness kit now, and you’ll be ready for pretty much any eventuality. Portable Generators A good portable generator is the backbone of a survivalist’s tech arsenal. Gas-powered generators can keep your lights and refrigerator on when there’s a seriou..

AR Advanced 80% Receiver Jig Comparison

2018-01-18T00:29:42+00:00 By |Categories: General Survival, Prepping|

Written by John Hertig on The Prepper Journal. Editors Note: Another guest post from John Hertig, number 24 I believe, to The Prepper Journal. As always, if you have information for Preppers that you would like to share and possibly receive a $25 cash award as well as be entered into the Prepper Writing Contest with a chance to win one of three Amazon Gift Cards with the top prize being a $300 card to purchase your own prepping supplies, enter today! There are many jigs to aid you in completing an 80% AR-15 (or AR-10/AR-308) receiver, with router based systems generally being preferable. One of the better examples of this style was the Easy Jig by 80percentarms.com. Then a step forward in jig technology became available from 5D tactical. This system offered much less drilling, more convenient depth setting gauges, more accurate positioning of the jig with respect to the receiver, a larger diameter, better supported end mill bit, less swapping of jig parts during the milling process a..

HOW TO BUILD THE PERFECT CAMPFIRE

2018-01-18T00:29:46+00:00 By |Categories: General Survival, Prepping|

Written by Guest Contributor on The Prepper Journal. Editors Note: Another guest post from Angela Williams to The Prepper Journal. As always, if you have information for Preppers that you would like to share and possibly receive a $25 cash award as well as be entered into the Prepper Writing Contest with a chance to win one of three Amazon Gift Cards with the top prize being a $300 card to purchase your own prepping supplies, enter today! Knowing how to build the perfect campfire is one of the main ingredients of a successful camping trip and of survival in general. The campfire is at the apex of any backwoods gatherings. You will most likely need it to prepare food, keep warm, ward off predators, and maybe even purify drinking water, as well as to just create that ambiance for the bringing people together. In case you have never built one before, or you are an old hand at it, everything can be a bit more involved than it appears on the surface. A “must have” skill for ALL preppers, ..

Helpers for Preppers’ Hands

2018-01-18T00:29:58+00:00 By |Categories: General Survival, Prepping|

Written by R. Ann Parris on The Prepper Journal. Editors Note: Another guest post from R.Ann Parris to The Prepper Journal. Whether this is you, a parent or grandparent, it is all something we should prepare for as either helpers, or eventually having to accept help. As always, if you have information for Preppers that you would like to share and possibly receive a $25 cash award as well as be entered into the next Prepper Writing Contest with a chance to win one of three Amazon Gift Cards with the top prize being a $300 card to purchase your own prepping supplies, enter today! I had an odd epiphany while I tried to change a saws-all blade in heavy gloves this winter. “Sweet, this is how my father lives his whole life … okay, minus the pain.” My father has beautiful hands. They’re swollen thick as sausages, rough, bent and gnarled from arthritis and a long lifetime of broken and dislocated bones and knuckles. They’re usually nicked up. There’s years’ worth of stains in the callous t..

Stockpile Challenge 2018: Week 1 Check-in

2018-01-09T10:18:24+00:00 By |Categories: General Survival, Prepping|

You are here: HomePreppingStockpile Challenge 2018: Week 1 Check-in Stockpile Challenge 2018: Week 1 Check-in 2 comments January 8, 2018 Featured Posts Food Prepping If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! We’re at the end of week 1 for the Stockpile Challenge, 2018! For this week’s check-in, I want to dispel some myths about the challenge and share with you some of the observations people have made. Stockpile Challenge Myths Here are a few things I addressed in the Facebook group but figured that people not in the group would also want to read. If it’s not difficult, that is a GOOD thing. I noticed that some people had said they were feeling almost guilty because the challenge has been too easy so far. That the things they’re eating are “normal.” And I say this is a very, very good thing. First of all, you’re eating without your regular grocery trip ..

What Preppers Need to Know About Asthma

2018-01-09T10:18:26+00:00 By |Categories: General Survival, Prepping|

You are here: HomePreppingWhat Preppers Need to Know About Asthma What Preppers Need to Know About Asthma 7 comments January 8, 2018 Featured Posts Health Prepping If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! Did you ever think about the fact that pharmacies are just as vulnerable as grocery stores during SHTF? Images of empty grocery store shelves in Venezuela and Puerto Rico are stark reminders of why we store extra food. But, if you have an illness that requires medication, such as asthma, it’s time to get prepped. In an already bad situation, can you imagine the helplessness you’d feel if your child or other loved one was having an asthma attack and you weren’t prepared to treat them? According to the CDC, 1 in 12 people suffer from asthma and that number is increasing every year. So, chances are, you or someone you care about needs to be prepared for deali..

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