Monthly Archives: December 2016

30 Day Emergency Stay at Home Plan: Food

It’s another cold Saturday morning as I sit once again wait for the doorbell to ring and my Survival Coach John to arrive. Today John will be reviewing my plans for having enough food to survive 30 days without leaving … Continue reading

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Frugal Holiday Gift Wrap – Upcycled Cereal Boxes

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Have a Green Christmas

One of the reason’s I shop at Trader Joe’s is paying fair prices for quality food products and I have another. Inexpensive wrapping paper! As most supermarket chains don’t carry paper bags anymore I found reason to utilize these paper … Continue reading

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Choosing the Simple Life

With recent winter events here in the Pacific Northwest the road conditions have been pretty rough. Even driving an all wheel drive SUV hasn’t been easy. During these times my mind quickly moves to thoughts of providing a little more … Continue reading

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The Essential Prepper’s Library: 25 Books Every Prepared Family Should Own

Originally posted on TheSurvivalPlaceBlog:
By Daisy Luther – The Organic Prepper Preppers tend to be relatively old-fashioned, and one thing that most of us have in common is a yen to own physical copies of information that we find valuable. While…

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30 Day Emergency Stay at Home Plan: Water

Saturday morning yielded yet another knock at the door and a visit with our survival friend and expert John. “Good morning John”, Good morning Bill”. “You know these visits are just 15 minutes long Bill, so lets get started”. I … Continue reading

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Bugging out is not an option here

Yesterday the Portland Oregon area got hit with a snow storm that yielded at the max, maybe 6 inches of snow. I was at work when it started snowing. When I realized that being on the road wasn’t a smart … Continue reading

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30 Day Emergency Stay at Home Plan: Setting up Storage

It’s so easy to say that we are ready to handle a disaster but when we actually start to physically account for it we quickly realize that maybe we are not. Again I am acting as a visionary through the … Continue reading

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Emergency Visionary

Most of my upcoming posts will be dedicated to my thoughts and actions on “bugging in” while living in a city. Although I know that bugging in isn’t always an option with certain emergency situations I believe that it is … Continue reading

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Baby it’s Cold Outside

Winter has arrived here in Oregon and with it I have added a new item to my prepper collection. While living in a modern home in the City doesn’t allow for certain options like a wood burning fireplace or wood … Continue reading

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