Blackout! – Power Outage Checklist

Blackout! – Power Outage Checklist.

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Posted by P. Henry

In preparation for National Geographic’s debut of American Blackout this coming Sunday; I wanted to create my own power outage checklist for preppers. The premise of the show from the website is “the story of a national power failure in the United States caused by a cyber-attack — told in real time, over 10 days, by those who kept filming on cameras and phones.” I have high hopes for this show and genuinely hope to learn new things and gain fresh insights from the portrayal of these events. If nothing else, I hope the situations they present inspire and motivate others to be more prepared if we are ever faced with a situation like this.

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Keep The Important Things Close

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By Ken Jorgustin

For those who one day realize that much of our modern world is artificial…

I came across this from an unknown author, and thought it to be insightful and ‘grounding’ as we make our way through our apparent busy day-to-day lives…

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I grew up with practical parents. A mother, God love her, who washed aluminum foil after she cooked in it, then reused it. She was the original recycle queen, before they had a name for it… A father who was happier getting old shoes fixed than buying new ones.

Their marriage was good, their dreams focused. Their best friends lived barely a wave away..

I can see them now, Dad in trousers, tee shirt and a hat and Mom in a house dress, lawn mower in one hand, and dish-towel in the other. It was the time for fixing things.. A curtain rod, the kitchen…

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Food Storage: Knowing What You Have is More Important than Buying Something New

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Food Storage: Knowing What You Have is More Important than Buying Something New

By P. Henry

The other week I stopped and stared at my pantry. Looking in on all of the cans of food, bags of rice, beans and jugs of water gives me a sense of accomplishment and a certain satisfaction in all of our prepping efforts to date. For some reason I got it into my head to arrange things because the pantry had gotten a little disorganized over time. I started by pulling every item out of the pantry and staging them in the kitchen. There were bottles all over the place of dressing –  cans of beans and tomatoes took over the kitchen table and pasta galore spilled onto the kitchen counters.

The first sign of trouble was when I grabbed some condiments from the top shelf and noticed I had mayonnaise that was 2 years past its expiration. I started going further and this was the same…

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Not alone…

I have been having so much fun reading, laughing and learning from all the other blogs that I actually forgot until today that I have a blog.

Shame on me….shame shame.

Still I enjoy reading all of you guys blogs. Because of that my skills set has increase tremendously and I have developed some major wicked skills from doing – reading – asking questions and doing.  I like the doing part of learning if you haven’t figure it out yet.

Most important I know that I am not alone

How to Maximize the Range of your Radios

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How to Maximize the Range of your Radios
 By P. Henry
 
If you collect any random group of radio owners together and asked them what they would most like to improve on their radios, the chances are most of them would emphatically say ‘more range’.

Now, when we talk about greater range, it is important to realize there are two parts to a radio’s range.  The first part is how far away its transmission can be heard, the second part is from how far away it can receive transmissions from other radios.

There is usually little point in improving one part of a radio transceiver’s range without improving the other part as well.  What is the point of being able to transmit further than you can receive (or vice versa)?  The whole idea of a two-way radio transceiver is that you can communicate bi-directionally, both to and from some other person.

On the other hand, if…

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A Recipe for Homemade Calamine Lotion

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Ingredients:

-1 tablespoon sea salt
-1 tablespoon baking soda
-1 tablespoon bentonite clay
-15 drops essential oils (use one or a combination of lavender, geranium, chamomile, yarrow, peppermint, and tea tree)
-enough water to form a paste

See rest of the recipe and learn more about this lotion at Frugally Sustainable

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Daily YouTube – Make a 25 Cent Survival Water Filter DIY – Portable Emergency Filter

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“This article was first published at reThinkSurvival.com.”

Here’s a fun video on how to make a nearly free water filter for on-the-go emergencies. While I would prefer other methods such as boiling, chlorine tabs, or UV treatment, this idea could come in handy if you had no other option…

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4-15-2013

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A nightmare and a wake up call.

I pray that God will heal and comfort the wounded and touch the family of the three that died.  I pray for the safety of “all” innocent lives and for swift justice to those that would cause harm to any innocent person.

“We much stand strong in front of those that would cause harm and chaos to us because it kills them.”

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