Gaye Levy

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What Kind of Prepper Are You?

In 2012 preppers became a mainstage player in the disaster preparedness world. Preppers were defined by National Geographic and American Culture as lunatics and paranoid hoarders. This set National Preparedness back 10 years at least. 

In 2012 preppers became a mainstage player in the disaster preparedness world. Preppers were defined by National Geographic and American Culture as lunatics and paranoid hoarders. Image Credit: Karin via Flickr This set National Preparedness back 10 years at least.  …

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Surviving A Fall Through The Ice

It's easy to underestimate the cold. We dont live in it. Even when it's bitter cold out, we rarely have to deal with it. We are talking about moving from one temperature controlled environment to another.

It’s easy to underestimate the cold. We dont live in it. Even when it’s bitter cold out, we rarely have to deal with it. We are talking about moving from one temperature controlled environment to another. When was the last …

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Tips For Building Emergency Food Stocks

Tips For Building Emergency Food Stocks - Have you been trying to build an emergency food supply, only to turn around and use up all you worked to stock up? It can be incredibly frustration and make you feel like you're failing when that likely isn't the case at all!

Food is power. Remember that above all. The moment you are out of food in a disaster is the moment you become a prisoner to whoever has the food. That’s real.  I’m most cases we are dealing with a benevolent …

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Books To Help Newbies Prepare

Books To Help Newbies Prepare — There are thousands of articles, posts, stories, and how-to books out there on just about any subject you could ever want to learn about. When it comes to being prepared though, the pool of information to pull from gets smaller.

Ahh! The building of a powerful prepper library. What an undertaking. This is something to behold.  We live in an age of digital information and its very easy to eschew those dusty old jacketed books for something better! Something digital. …

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Using a Wood Burning Stove to Cook Off Grid

Using a Wood Burning Stove to Cook Off Grid — Using a wood burning stove to cook off grid is not as easy as many people would think! Sure, anyone could start a fire in the stove, put food into a pot or pan and heat it up but would it taste good? Will it be cooked enough so no one gets sick? There is a real skill involved!

Why do we all have fireplaces and so few have wood stoves? In those expensive condos, you see gas-powered fireplaces that work with things like a remote control are much more common than the old school wood stoves. This has …

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Storing Vegetables Without A Root Cellar

Storing Vegetables Without A Root Cellar — Most people think that if you don't have a root cellar, you can't store vegetables long term. That simply isn't true! Each vegetable can be stored for longer than normal with just a few tweaks here and there, depending on which vegetables you want to store.

Once you are out of the food you are a prisoner. Just remember that. If we have reached a point where the S has truly hit the fan than things are going to get out of hand. Food is going …

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Survival Basics: 10 Tips for Families with Children

12 Tips for Families with Children — No matter how old you are, going through a disaster or emergency situation is scary. As adults, it is our duty to introduce children to preparedness activities at a young age.

Here are 10 quick tips to help you with kids and prepping!  Prepare for adults While you might have kids they will one day be adults. Be sure you have water resources and food to care for adults. This is …

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Be a Better Prepper With Camping!

Be a Better Prepper With Camping! — If you think about it, camping for a prepper is kind of a no brainer as far as training goes. Sadly, few ever take the opportunity to actually go camping for various reasons. Maybe they think they know it all already, or they can't stand the idea of sleeping outside (or bugs!) unless forced to.

Camping is a very interesting word. There are few activities that vary so wildly with the same word. For example, camping can be a tent pitched outback or a hammock hung between two trees on the top of a mountain. …

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Why Bargain Stockpiling is Not Emergency Food Storage

Why Bargain Stockpiling is Not Emergency Food Storage — Going to the store with a wad of coupons and walking out with 4 carts full of stuff that you paid less than $10 on can be quite the rush for some people. Everyone wants a deal but if you will never really use the items, should you buy them?

On the list of TO DO’s in the survival and prepping world, food ranks way up. If it’s not the top it is definitely number two.  This means we need to take food storage very seriously. It should not be …

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Animal Snaring For Survival

Animal Snaring For Survival — The hunting, trapping, and snaring of animals is something that goes back to truly ancient times. If not for these practices, the human race wouldn't exist! We would have died off millennia ago! From a survival point of view, having these skills can literally save your life and make the difference between 'surviving' and 'thriving.'

Trapping is a powerful survival skill.  In fact, it is arguably the best means for putting food on the table for a long term situation. While many people hope to lean on bows and guns, metal traps get the job …

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