Preparedness & Survival Blog

power , survival

Solar vs. Gas Generators

Winter’s coming and you don’t want a storm knocking out power… and keeping you shivering in the dark until the power company gets its act together. Not to mention your food spoiling and your kitchen appliances not working. And your...

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food , gear , power , survival

Arctic Outbreak Comes Early for Huge Portion of U.S... Winter's Right Around the Corner

Is November the new January? Last year several areas of the U.S. experienced a much colder than average November. And the trend is continuing. Before we had even reached the mid-point of this November, much of the country was socked...

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Why We Can't Count on FEMA to Save Us in an Emergency

  In 1979, the Federal Emergency Management Agency was established. The idea was that extreme weather and manmade disasters were too much for local governments to handle. So, a federally-funded agency would step in whenever and wherever a disaster struck....

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Meet the Veterans of 4P

It's no exaggeration to say we owe our freedom to United States veterans. Just think how different our world would be today had not so many brave men and women fought for our country throughout the many decades. The liberty...

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Housing Shortages and Wildfires Making California Nearly Unlivable

More people live in California than in any other state in the Union. Looking at that fact alone, it's not surprising to learn there's a housing problem. There are not enough houses and housing units to go around, right? Sure,...

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Man’s Best Friend

Having a dog is one of the best decisions you can make. For companionship, unconditional love, security and protection. And as we’ve seen recently, “man’s best friend” can also be an elite soldier, helping root out and take down one...

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4Patriots & Operation Stand Down

We’ve all seen firsthand or heard about the plight of many U.S. veterans. After serving their country faithfully, sometimes for multiple tours of duty, they return to an empty life. Many of the people they knew in high school or...

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Honoring Wounded Military Veterans... and Those Who Honor Them

  Serving in the U.S. military is one of the greatest things anyone can do for their country. Millions have done it through the years in different service branches. They're all heroes in my book. But some were called upon...

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gear , survival

Survival Hacks From MacGyver

Through the decades, a number of nouns have taken on the persona of verbs. You know what I mean, right?When we were young, nobody said, “Let’s party.” A “party” was something you went to. Not something you did.Most of us...

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