Category Archives: Bandaids

Wearing Body Armor as Part of Your EDC

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Your garage is home to piles and piles of food. Your home’s security is on point. All the weapons you need are safely stored. However, do you have the protection you need? There’s no date set for when a civil collapse or doomsday will stir the nation into a chaotic mess. When such occurrences become

10 Dollar Store Prepper Finds!

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Today Megan and I went to the Dollar Tree dollar store.  It is an actual dollar store and nothing over $1 (.99 Only stores seem to be a little better and have a little more, but we don’t have one here). So I decided to set out to see what I could get for $10

EDC: Everyday Carry, What to Carry and Why!

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EDC is simply short for Everyday Carry.  It refers to the things you have on you or in your pockets at all times.  As preppers we usually seem to have a few more things we carry than many other people.  This is a picture of the normal things I carry all the time. This is

What is an IFAK and Why Every Prepper Should Have One?

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I have said this many times, but I will say it again as preppers the most important thing we can get is knowledge.   This is kind of late as my wife and I had done an IFAK class through Independence Training, a company out of Arizona, during my hiatus from the site in January.  For

Couponing for Preppers Part 1

Couponing for Preppers Part 1 If you’ve read my other articles, you’ve heard me say that this whole prepping thing is very new to me and I’m pretty much learning as I go. But I’m learning oh so much! And although couponing is quite a bit of work, it really can pay off in the

Herbs and Natural Remedies for Prepping

As a prepper it is beneficial to be a well rounded person because when a teotwawki scenario does come the more skills you have the better suited you will be to live through the changes and the tough times.  If you only have knowledge of the security side of prepping you may not do well

Staying Fit as a Prepper: Gym Fit Vs. Prepper Fit

Staying fit as a prepper As preppers we normally think the physical things we have will be the things that will save us, but there is one thing  just as or more important than our storage stuff.  We need to keep fit in not just our body but our minds as well. Specifically, in this

Staying Healthy After a Disaster

Practicing good health and having a healthy lifestyle is one of the most important things you can do to combat emotional and physical stress following a disaster. A healthy body copes better than an unhealthy one – both physically and mentally- when trauma is involved. In order to maintain good health when life comes at

How To Not Be Just A ‘Sexy Nurse’

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By Nathan Hale Jefferson www.abundantfuture.net Author of The Wayward Journey http://amzn.to/14PiPrt Everyone has heard the term Mall Ninja thrown around, or at least most everyone. This is especially true in tactical and preparedness circles where it is a term used to describe someone who spends (or says they spend) large sums of money on the latest and

How to Put a Useful First Aid Kit Together

Whether you think you do or not, you need a first aid kit within spitting distance. It’s just one of those things that you never think you need until disaster strikes. Don’t let it get to that point, avoid catastrophe by keeping a simple, all-purpose first aid kit at home and at work. You can

Top 15 Homesteading Skills for Preppers

A homesteader is essentially a person who lives a self-sufficient lifestyle, free of reliance on the surrounding society. One thing is for sure, that a true homesteader would be well off in the case of an economic or societal collapse. This is one of many things a prepper might prepare for. So it lends to reason, that any prepper

Hypothermia Prevention: What is Hypothermia and how can I Prevent it?

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Hypothermia prevention is mandatory if you are lost or in a survival situation.  Even in warmer climates you can be subjected to hypothermia.  Hypothermia happens when your bodies core temperature falls below 95 degrees Fahrenheit.  As most people know the optimal body temperature is 98.6 degrees but can fluctuate a degree either way.  Hypothermia can

Stay Hydrated Even in the Worst Circumstances

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If there is a time when TEOTWAWKI happens, physical labor and exercise will increase, so learning how to stay hydrated will be very important.  As some of us know, we can realistically only live for three days without water.  The thing we may not think about is that dehydration can happen within hours depending on

Essential First Aid Kit Contents

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In a disaster situation or TEOTWAWKI, you are bound to get hurt so make sure you have the essential first aid kit contents.  In one of these situations, it is much more likely that you will be doing more hard and manual labor.  The increase in this type of work will lead to increased injuries

Beans, Bullets and Bandaids, What is it?

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Beans, Bullets and Bandaids Used by the prepper community, Beans, Bullets and Bandaids, is quite a well known expression. This has become a catchy phrase because it outlines the three essential things that would be needed in a disaster scenario.  Beans signify the food, water and shelter that are necessary to sustain life; the bullets