#1 – Bug Out Basics: Condor 3-Day Assault Pack Review

Let’s look at the Condor 3-Day Assault Pack to get our bearings on what to look for in a 72-Hour BOB, Bug-Out Bag/Pack and see if this backpack is one of the best bags for a bug-ou...

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Backyard Survival Herbs – Elderberry – For Taste or Tonic

Winter’s still hanging on and with it, all of the usual germs that thrive in shut-up environments, breeding like crazy in the same warmth we bask in.  No fear –the elderberry pl...

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Bear Grylls Basic Survival Kit -For Mt. Everest? Or Not…

The Gerber Bear Grylls Basic Survival Kit is designed to be a very compact, affordable basic survival kit that can fit in vehicle glove boxes, day packs, purses, tackle boxes, huntin...

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Get Me Organic! GMOs – Genetically Modified Organisms

Genetically modified organisms are taking over the world. All over the globe people are experiencing new diseases and allergies in unprecedented proportions.  The culprit may be wh...

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Backyard Survival Herbs – Mullein, the “Go-To” Winter Herb

When cold season approaches, and when earaches, snuffly noses, sore throats and coughs all around, it’s a perfect time to talk about mullein.  It really is a “go-to” herb ...

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Bulking Up! – A Guide to Bulk Food Bargains and Storage

Emergency preparedness is not the only good reason to begin buying food in bulk.  First, you can save oodles of money. Secondly, you can have stores of various foods for good times ...

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How to Get Ready for a Hurricane – the REAL Way!

Anyone who knows me, knows I LOVE a good storm. The thunder, the lightening, the rain pounding down… it both excites and soothes my soul. One of the coolest things about living in ...

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Do It Yourself Survival Food – The 5 Ws of Food Dehydration

Welcome to a basic primer on food dehydration.  In this article we’ll answer 5 basic questions to get you started with this method of food preservation. WHO:  Anyone who want...

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Backyard Survival Herbs – Goldenrod’s Bum Rap

Goldenrod has such a bum rap because when fall allergies flare, people look for who’s to blame.  They see golden yellow flowers and deduce they MUST be the culprit!  And so, the ...

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I Said, “Wow!” When I Touched It – SOG Seal Team Elite

It was my first SOG knife and I was pretty excited, to say the least. So, I slowly opened the box and lifted the knife in sheath. Carefully I donned this SOG and I couldn’t hel...

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Backyard Survival Herbs – Meet the Powerful Plantain

Did you know that there is an edible and almost magical “weed” which grows freely in backyards, meadows and along roadsides that has a history of use as far back as the a...

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Thrift Tips for Stretching a Buck in a Tough Economy

Being laid off, under employed or just watching your paycheck buy less and less at the store has become a reality in most homes. As businesses are downsizing, more and more work gets...

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