Preparedness & Survival Blog

Sizzling Solutions: Cooking Without Electricity

They say spring comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. There’s plenty of truth to that. Temperatures in many parts of the country are still quite chilly in early spring. But later in the season, they’ve...

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Wait, Doc. That’s My Prescription? Fruits & Veggies?

In the 1991 comedy movie What About Bob?, psychologist Leo Marvin writes a prescription for his neurotic patient, Bob Wiley. Bob, played by Bill Murray, worries how he will cope while his shrink (Richard Dreyfuss), is on vacation. He is...

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Scammers have Robocalls Mimicking President Joe Biden

When we receive a communication from someone we don’t know, we should be skeptical about it. Especially if they’re asking for money to pay for medical expenses or a trip to America to gain freedom. It’s most likely a scam....

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Will Mosquitos Cause the Next Pandemic?

Have you ever wondered if or when the next pandemic might come along? And what will launch it?  Some scientists believe that mosquitos will cause the next pandemic. And that the time is ripe for it. Due to the warmer...

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Injuries, Loss of Independence or Death Could Await Seniors Who Fall

Every second of every day an older adult (65+) suffers a fall in the United States. That’s according to the CDC. Not surprisingly, falls are the leading cause of injury and injury death in this age group. According to a...

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A Birthday Party in the Red Sea?

With today being the 108th birthday of the U.S. Navy Reserves, it’s time to take a look at what the Navy is up to these days. And it’s very serious. According to DefenseNews, the Navy is preparing for a wider-scale...

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Camp Stove vs. Campfire ‚Äď Which Do You Prefer?

Whether you’re camping or going off-grid in a crisis, when you’re setting up camp in the woods, you need fire.  To heat water, cook food, and stay warm. Your choices are a camp stove or campfire. Which do you choose?...

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Can You Tell a Brownout From a Blackout?

Most of us are painfully aware that power outages are becoming more frequent in the U.S. The No. 1 cause is extreme weather (more on that later), but there are a variety of other causes. What some of us may...

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Is Leap Year Really Necessary?

Can you imagine what life would be like on Earth if someone had failed to figure out we need a Leap Year every four years? Well, right now we’d have winter conditions, but the calendar would say June 2025. That’s...

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