Choosing the Right Sleeping Bag

Choosing the Right Sleeping Bag

The sleeping bag is one of the most important pieces of camping equipment you can own.  Without a high quality sleeping bag, it will be difficult for you to get a good night’s sleep required to fully enjoy your camping trip.  Because the sleeping bag you choose to purchase for your camping trip is so important, it’s vital you take your time to carefully consider all of your options.  Using these helpful tips will enable you to purchase the right…

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Would You Eat Insects If You Were Hungry Enough?

Would You Eat Insects If You Were Hungry Enough?

Okay … imagine this … There could come a time when you are stranded in the wilderness. You’re cold! You’re thirsty! You’re hungry! You might be faced with a choice – eating insects to provide you with a little protein until you find your way out or help comes, or feeling very weak and very hungry. While insects are a staple of some folks’ protein around the world, the thought of eating bugs is disgusting to most Americans (ya think?!)….

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Roasting Marshmallows Using a Fire Pit

Roasting Marshmallows Using a Fire Pit

Summer is the ultimate campfire season, but as those long, hot, summer days turn into cool autumn nights, the warmth and glow from a fire can extend your outdoor living season and make your backyard enjoyable throughout the whole year. The weather begins cooling down and the humidity disappears drawing us back to the backyard  once again. It is easy to see why a fire pit has become an essential element in backyard landscaping. The warm glow of the fire…

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Introducing: The WaterBob

Introducing: The WaterBob

Do you know the survival rule of 3? The survival rule of 3 is an essential rule everyone should be familiar with when considering emergency preparedness.  It’s referring to air, shelter, water and food. Put simply, a person can survive: 3 Minutes Without Air   3 Days Without Water   3 weeks Without Food   Here’s an example of our rule of 3 relating to water! Let’s say, for instance, you’re out enjoying an exciting camping adventure and you suddenly…

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Simple and Economical Homemade Ground Beef Jerky

Simple and Economical Homemade Ground Beef Jerky

A bit of “Jerky History” here: The pioneers of North America learned of jerky from the Native Americans. Jerky was mainly eaten by those pioneers who were going to be away from civilization for some time: mountain men, hunters and explorers. They used to trade with Native Americans for jerky, such was its versatility, food value and long life. Today, apart from tasting great, jerky is useful for many outdoor pursuits because it doesn’t melt like chocolate, crush like crisps…

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10 Amazing Home Uses for Table Salt

10 Amazing Home Uses for Table Salt

Most people use salt as a way to flavor food. However, there are more uses to salt than meets the eye. Salt can be used in a variety of ways around the house. From cleaning carpets to helping with yard work, salt is a fairly versatile agent. The best part of using salt around the house is that it’s natural, inexpensive, and will not harm children or pets. If you are struggling to get a task done around the house…

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About Life Preparedness

About Life Preparedness

My purpose in creating this website is to emphasize the importance of thinking ahead and being prepared for many of the unpleasant surprises life can sometimes throw at us, along with products which can assist in this preparation.  We need to be ready at all times in order to minimize uncomfortable  effects as much as we can.  I’ve taken significant time during this process to think through not only how I do business, but, perhaps more importantly, WHY I do…

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Electronics and Weather Disasters

Electronics and Weather Disasters

How to Protect Your Electronics During a Natural Disaster First and foremost, protecting yourself and your family during natural disasters such as hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, earthquakes, and fires is of utmost importance. No one expects to be caught in one of these potentially dangerous situations – but if the unthinkable does take place, it’s always smart to have a plan- especially in the fall when these spike. With that said, just as you gather flashlights, bottled water, and emergency supplies,…

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The Benefits of Having a Generator

The Benefits of Having a Generator

When the weather gets bad and your power goes out it can be very frustrating. However, having a generator will make the experience will be much less miserable. A generator will provide you with readily available power when you need it. There are many types of generators and, although very similar, each one is designed for specific use. Knowing the different options and one’s need is very important when deciding which is best for you. Based on the primary source…

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Fall Garden: When to Plant Vegetables for the Fall

Fall Garden: When to Plant Vegetables for the Fall

Here’s a handy fall garden guide to help you decide what to plant in the fall garden and when to plant your fall crops! The succession gardening chart below shows the last fall planting dates, based on the first expected frost dates in the fall. Extending your gardening season with a second harvest can dramatically increase your annual yield—and allow you to enjoy fresh vegetables into fall and winter. In addition, fall gardening is often easier since there are fewer pests and problems…

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