Protect Your Family More Effectively by Practicing the Art of Situational Awareness

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Keeping you and your family safe does not necessarily have to do with having the best gear. Self-defense knowledge and weapons are certainly helpful. A good security system can help you feel safer at home.  However, one single most important skill that can save your life above any gear you may have is learning the Art of Situational Awareness. Not only can developing this skill help you in a disaster scenario, but also in your current daily life.

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Basics of Fire-Starting: DIY Fire Starter Kit

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FIRE!  It’s what we must have for survival. When the power goes out and batteries are dead, it’s fire we need to see with, to cook with and to heat. It’s pretty important to have the means for making fire when it comes to emergency preparedness.

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How to Recognize and Overcome The Normalcy Bias in These Last Days

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“The economy goes up and down but things always get better.”

“People say something will happen, but nothing ever does.”

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Preparing Your Kids for Disasters and Events of These Last Days

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This is a Christian based post about how we can prepare our kids for the events leading up to the 2nd coming of our Savior. Teaching, practicing, and preparing for disasters or times of emergencies WITH your kids can help to:

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Store Your Glass Jars / Canned Food Safely and Affordably

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Bottling food is the best! It’s a great way to preserve food from your garden, jam the berries in season, or even store up meats for stews. Who doesn’t love homemade salsa right out of the jar? It can last for years and you can save your favorite foods and know exactly what is in them.

Yet here’s a dilemma:

How do you safely store all your bottled food to be safe from the effects of an earthquake?

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Home Canning Cheese in a Water Bath Canner

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So I’ve tried waxing cheese, but I’ve also heard of canning cheese. One thing I love about the idea of canning cheese is that I don’t have to check as often and rotate it like my waxed cheese.

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Items to Stock Up On for Barter After Disaster or Economic Collapse

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My personal philosophy is: DIVERSITY is key when it comes to preparing.  For me, this means having several different kinds of food storage (freeze dried, dehydrated, home bottled, store canned, etc), Self-protection, Medical preps and First Aid, and so forth.

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Waxing Cheese at Home – Real Cheese Food Storage!

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My family loves cheese! We use it in so much food we make and just to snack on.  The thought of only having powdered cheese in our long term food storage just sounds so…. Blah! So when I learned that you can wax cheese and it can last for years, I was totally on board!

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Canning Bacon: How to Bottle Bacon at Home

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It’s the “ultimate” food storage: BACON!!

What a treat to have in your food storage pantry, don’t you think? What a way to dress up all those beans you’ve stored than to have bacon! I wanted to try canning bacon for months and I was pouring through the different blogs and articles on how to do it.

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