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Mar 152013
 
How to Locate Your Hidden Buried Cache Part 1 of 2

Note this is the first part of a two-part article on how to record and locate a buried cache.  Please also visit the second part to complete your reading of this article. There are many reasons to bury some of your prepper supplies, and to do so at a hidden location. The main reason is usually not because you have something illegal you want to hide.  The main reason is more likely to be because […]

Mar 152013
 
How to Locate Your Hidden Buried Cache Part 2 of 2

Note this is the second part of a two-part article on how to record and locate a buried cache.  Please also visit the first part to complete your reading of this article. Recording Your Reference Points In general, there is less possibility of mistake if you express each marker both in terms of how it is calculated from the marker to the cache, and from the cache to the marker. To start with, when you […]

Mar 102013
 
High-Tech Tools for Cache Locating

We’ll be writing about the ‘old fashioned’ way of locating your secretly buried cache shortly, but wanted to also write, separately, about using high-tech tools when first establishing where a buried cache is, and then subsequently locating it again later. There are three high-tech tools that some people might consider useful for locating their cache.  The first of these is a GPS unit, the second a laser range finder, and the third a metal detector. […]

Mar 092013
 
Your Choice of Can Opener is Important

Here’s something you may not have thought about.  It is a small issue, but like so many other small issues, it is as easy (and sometimes easier) to ‘get it right’ and to do it in a fully optimized manner as it is to do it ‘wrong’.  So you probably should do it right.  And every small extra enhancement to your overall preparedness and ability to live better in a problem situation has to be […]

Mar 052013
 
The Need to Prioritize Your Prepping

Unless you are blessed with a major seven-figure net worth that you can immediately allocate to your prepping, you need to make choices about what prepping activities you can do and can not do. Indeed, even if you do have millions of dollars free to invest in prepping, you still have time and resource constraints.  You can’t just snap your fingers and have an instant, fully equipped, fully self-contained retreat appear in a flash of […]

Feb 242013
 
Why Not Wasting Food is More Important than You Think

You already realize that once TSHTF, food will no longer grow on trees. Well, okay, to the literal-minded of you, of course, apples etc will still grow on trees.  What we mean is that food will no longer be cheap and plentiful, requiring no more effort on your part than a drive to the local supermarket and paying a relatively small amount of money for a relatively large amount of food. Instead, for most people, […]

Jan 042013
 
Rural America's Decline Means Urban America's Increased Vulnerability

One of the greatest problems that encourages us to become preppers is that the overwhelming majority of people no longer provide/create/grow their own food. These days, over 80% of all Americans live in urban/suburban areas, meaning only one in five people are in the countryside, and not all of these rural dwellers are involved in food production.  Barely 100 years ago, the situation was almost exactly the opposite – for every one person in a […]

Dec 022012
 
How to Get Ten Times More Value From Your Stored Food

Most preppers keep three sorts of food supplies. The first type of supply is to keep larger than normal stocks of ordinary food items with typical two or three year expirations.  They simply eat this as they wish, in careful rotation, so that all food is eaten prior to it expiring, and as/when they see specials on these food items, they replenish their supplies at the best prices. This sort of food supply will be […]

Nov 242012
 
Don't Overlook Non-Food Items When Prepping

Here’s an interesting article with a great picture to start with – as you can see, it shows a family of eight with their stockpile of prepping supplies. Pretty impressive, yes?  Everything from solar panels to salt, and quite literally, from soup to nuts.  The man who heads the family is a ‘professional prepper’ so you’d expect him to have a good inventory of things. But – and it is a huge but…..  what can […]

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