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Essential Family Discussions BEFORE a Calamity Ever Happens

Have you ever thought about how a calamity would directly affect your family?  Like natural disasters, disease outbreak, financial collapse or other events that would dramatically affect your lives. Maybe you’ve even bought some items to prepare of any possible situations, like extra flashlights, food storage, first aid kit and so forth.

One of the MOST CRUCIAL steps in being prepared for any catastrophe is to have a discussion as a family so everyone knows the plan and what to do.  When there is no discussion beforehand, there is more panic and fear when something does happen. And often no way of knowing what to do, especially for kids.

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4 Simple Ways to Be Prepared for a Pandemic

When a deadly sickness rapidly spreads over a whole region, country or even the world, it is called a pandemic. A pandemic is known to emerge suddenly, often without warning, and be very infectious causing it to spread expeditiously.

Pandemics have been the deadliest threats in the history of mankind and have taken the lives of more individuals than all wars and accidents combined.  Nobody can predict when a pandemic might occur.

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Cooking Off-Grid With the Rocket Stoven While Camping

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I’ll just start out by saying that I love my Rocket Stoven!  It’s a Rocket Stove with a collar that allows me to add my stove pipe oven to it as well, thus it’s a stove and an oven, “STOVEN”.  I may actually enjoy cooking with this more than my cast iron Dutch Oven cooking!  We saw this demonstrated at a Preppercon Expo and decided to purchase one. (I am not affiliated with the seller or maker of this product). I will include a video of the demo I recorded at the bottom of this article.

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Solar Made Easy!

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This is a guest post by my friend, Kenny Crandell

We live in an incredible age of technology that allows us amazing comforts. Even the poor these days live better than the kings of the past. One of the greatest achievements we have is the ability to harness energy from the sun called Solar Energy. This technology has come a long way and is quite affordable. We can have solar power for off grid situations such as cabins, camping or even emergency situations.

I’m going to give you a few ideas to start using Solar!

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DIY Emergency Lighting – Light up Your Life in an Emergency

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When considering any possible scenario that would cause you to not have electricity you must consider where you are going to get light from. Simply having a few flashlights and some batteries is a great start but perhaps one might consider longer term lighting options.

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DIY Cooking without Electricity

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When we are faced with catastrophic events such as EMP, earthquake, floods, natural disasters… and electricity is down how will we cook all the delicious food we have stored?

This part of your Emergency Preparedness mindset is essential. It begs one to think for every possibility and how to prepare for it.

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Water Storage: How Much to Store and How to Purify

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I consider water as the FIRST thing to begin storing in your emergency preparedness efforts. Store water and ways to purify or filter it. Our water sources from home, local stream or even city water can be compromised and we need a way to have water, and a means to clean it if it becomes contaminated.

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Comprehensive Stock-Pile list of 101 x 2 Items to Store for Emergency Preparedness

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Perhaps you’ve looked through lists of non-food items to stockpile for times of need. You may have even stored a ton of things like toilet paper, salt, vinegar, warm clothing and such. Now is a good time to be stock-piling, before the economy really drops!

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Mobile Rolling Kitchen Chuck Box for Camping and Emergencies

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We went camping this October as a family as one last time to be together before my daughter headed out. It was a fun experience, yet I learned that I could be much more organized. We were making a Dutch oven dinner and dessert. I found that all the various items I needed were in different containers, on different tables. Often we were turning around asking where this and that was. It made things a bit more tedious than it needed to be.

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