Preparedness & Survival Blog

'Hero' Veteran Saves Puppy by Climbing 100 Feet Down Ravine

Photo credit: Ross County Humane Society's Facebook page. Used with permission. Joe broke his back in the military.  Now Joe rides bikes to connect with other veterans. And puppies. Several months ago, Joe Lawhorn was riding his bike in a...

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Meat Shortages… High Prices… How Can I Get My Protein?

Are you a meat eater? If so, you’ve probably noticed a couple of things recently in your grocery store. One is fewer meat products. The other is higher prices for the meat products you see. That’s not a good combination....

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How Exactly Does Solar Power Work?

If someone asked you what solar power is and how it works, would you know how to answer them?  I think most of us would probably be able to respond by saying that it involves the sun’s rays delivering heat....

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Mosquito Bites

Will there be a special place in hell for mosquitos? In moments of weakness, part of me hopes so. There are few insects more annoying and few as potentially dangerous. At least in most parts of America. If mosquitoes were...

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Team Rubicon Rushes to Aid of Displaced Ukrainians

When local government resources are overwhelmed, organizations like Team Rubicon are called upon to provide expertise, people and resources to help alleviate pressures on the system. Nowhere in the world is that pressure greater than in Ukraine right now. The...

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Weird – and Not So Weird – Places to Store Your Food

We all understand the importance of stockpiling survival food for an emergency. If you only have a little stored up, finding room for it is not difficult.  But if you’ve managed to put together several months’ worth or maybe enough...

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President Biden Predicts Food Shortages for Americans

As the unprovoked invasion of Ukraine continues, Russians are feeling the effects at home. Sanctions by many of the world's countries have negatively affected the Russian economy. In response, Russia has halted the export of a number of food and...

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Tornadoes Are Jumping the Gun in 2022

Late last month, dozens of tornadoes ripped through the South. Including in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. Two people were killed and many were injured. Thousands of homes and businesses were damaged or destroyed.  The tornado outbreak included at least...

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How Will You Stay Cool When the Power Goes Out?

​​If you had to experience a power outage of several days, which season of the year would you choose? I think most of us would select fall or spring. That’s when temperatures are generally less extreme. Your home would probably...

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