Preparedness & Survival Blog

The Pros and Cons of Meals Ready to Eat (MREs)

If I were starving and someone handed me an MRE (meal ready to eat), I’d be grateful. And I’d eat it. Even if the nutritional value and taste were not quite up to par, I’d prefer it to hunger pains....

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Is Nutritional Variety Really All That Important in a Survival Situation?

Cade here.  During the initial stages of any life-threatening situation, your only mission is to stay alive. Give 150% of everything you have, by any means necessary, simply to survive. But if you're looking at a prolonged situation or what...

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Californians Lose Power in Triple-Digit Temperatures

  The recent extreme heat wave in the West was yet another vivid reminder of the vulnerability of the nation's electrical grids. There's only so much power the grids can generate – and that's when they're working perfectly. Heat waves...

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Debunking the Freeze-Dried Food Myths

Survival food experts know that freeze-drying food is the best way to make it last for a long time. And still retain its taste and nutritional value.  But those who don't want to go to the trouble or expense of...

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Even Food Banks Are Taking an Inflationary Hit

Don't you hate it when someone tells you something obvious and tries to make it seem like they're delivering brand-new information? I'm always tempted to say, "Thanks for the news flash. Hey, did you hear World War II ended?" Of...

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How, Where & Why to Store Water for an Emergency

With everything that’s been happening in America and around the world over the past three years, it’s never been more important to prepare. Storing clean water for a variety of needs should be an essential part of our preparations. Today...

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Can a Solar-Powered Flashlight Really Do All This?

  With our 7 Days of Solar Event going on now – right smack in the middle of National Preparedness Month – today I want to tell you about one of our most popular devices that you can charge with...

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Here’s How Solar Power Works

  Seeing as how we’re celebrating the 7 Days of Solar Event, I thought it would be appropriate to address the basics.  In other words, let’s discuss what solar power is and how it works. After that, everything about solar...

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Is This the Calm Before the Storm?

The silence is deafening. The Washington Post described this year’s hurricane season as “ominously quiet.” The lack of hurricanes affecting North America so far this summer is baffling weather experts. As of this writing, there have been only a handful...

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