11 Desiccant Alternatives That May Work Just as Well
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by Tim Makay
4d ago
Do you know what desiccant packs are? You know those little packets full of beads that are labeled “Do not eat”? The ones that come in all of your electronics and certain food packages? That’s them. These packs have an important function: they absorb moisture from the air around them. Moisture that causes corrosion, spoilage, and other problems. Unless you live in the driest place imaginable, moisture can always be your enemy when storing anything long-term, and even for the short term. That’s why smart preppers use these desiccant packs liberally when storing food, papers, electronics, tools ..read more
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9 Things That Can Make a Functioning Faraday Cage
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by Tim Makay
1w ago
Ask any prepper these days what sort of mega-disaster they are worried about these days, and they’ll probably tell you it’s an EMP. Three Faraday cages protecting your most vital electronics: a metal trash can, an ammo can, and a cardboard box wrapped in aluminum foil. A powerful EMP can disable, damage, or even completely destroy electronics, appliances, and anything else plugged into the power grid. It’s also highly likely to destroy the power grid itself! Plenty of folks worry about nuclear EMPs, but there are other natural sources, like powerful solar storms or coronal mass ejections. As h ..read more
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Can Devices That Are Unplugged or Off Survive EMPs?
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by Tim Makay
2M ago
Preparing for an EMP is, arguably, one of the most pressing and difficult tasks that a prepper has to undertake. Among the so-called mega disasters, an EMP is frighteningly one of the most likely to occur, and one that can instantly upend society by disabling, damaging, or utterly destroying our power grid and electronics, or anything that relies on electronic components. A collection of faraday cages protecting your most vital electronics Some people assert that merely unplugging electronics, or turning them off, is enough to save them though. Is it true? Will unplugged or off devices survive ..read more
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Protein Powder as a Survival Food: Is it Any Good?
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by Tim Makay
2M ago
Preppers who are getting ready for long-term survival scenarios and living in the aftermath of disasters are always looking for a better survival food option. Something that is more nutritionally complete, longer lasting, easier to prepare, easier to carry, etc. Stockpiled items: canned chicken breast, emergency blanket, toe warmers, pinto beans, yellow popcorn, compass, poncho, dried milk, peanut butter, canned brown bread, honey, chicken bouillon Some folks have suggested using protein powder as a survival food, and I must admit this is not something that I myself had thought of before. But ..read more
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Does Bleach Keep Raccoons Away?
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by Tim Makay
3M ago
Some of the most persistent pests that you’ll have to deal with in the suburbs or out in the country are raccoons. Yeah, I get it: They are definitely cute and charming, but you won’t think they are quite so appealing when you have to pick up shredded bags of trash off your driveway at 3:00AM in the morning. Raccoons are smart, and they adapt quickly, and so scaring them off isn’t a sure thing. two raccoons on wooden fence You need something that’s actually going to drive them away. Some folks say that bleach is actually a good raccoon repellent. Is that true? Does bleach keep raccoons away? Y ..read more
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Raccoons on the Roof? How to Scare Them
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by Tim Makay
3M ago
Raccoons are definitely some of the coolest and most interesting animals out there, but only if they aren’t causing problems on your property. two raccoons on wooden fence They are relentless break-in artists when it comes to garbage cans, pet food, chicken coops, and more and if you get a large troop of them hanging around you’re bound to have issues. Those issues will turn into a legitimate nightmare if they get inside your attic or elsewhere in your home. And when it comes to home invasion, raccoons typically find their way in off of the roof, sneaking in through soffits, attic vents, chimn ..read more
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Is Moss Edible or Poisonous? 6 Types of Moss You Can Eat
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by Tim Makay
3M ago
When it comes to survival, everything is about necessities. One of the most important necessities is food. You can go a long time before you starve, but diminishing energy levels will seriously hamper your efforts to survive. Accordingly, making use of wild-caught and foraged food is high on the priority list for preppers. moss There’s lots to eat out in the world, and much of it is plentiful if you know what’s safe and what’s not. One of the most common kinds of plant life out there is moss. But is moss edible or poisonous? Moss, as a rule, is edible though there are a few toxic varieties out ..read more
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Checklist of 101 Things All Preppers Should Have
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by Tim Makay
4M ago
One of the most anxiety-inducing parts about being a prepper is trying to make sure you are truly ready. I mean to say holistically ready to face whatever comes your way. When it comes to personal preparedness, you get the test first and then you get the lesson assuming you survive. stockpiled items: water bottles, bleach, salt, toothbrushes, snap-blade utility knives, hot sauce, dried beans, peanut butter, garlic and onion powder, lightsticks, powdered juice, lighters, winter gloves and more Accordingly, most preppers I know who are serious spend tons of time reviewing and rehearsing their pl ..read more
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Taser Laws in Illinois: Legal or Not?
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by Tim Makay
5M ago
When most folks think of self-defense implements, the first thing they will think of is a gun, maybe a knife, and probably pepper spray if they aren’t inclined to either one of those. flag of Illinois All have their pros, but tasers have special advantages that might make them the right tool for certain people. They’re extremely effective when they connect and work, and they give you some room to stand off from the bad guy. But, as generally safe as they are, some states don’t allow citizens to own them. Is Illinois one of them? Are tasers legal or not in Illinois? Tasers are legal in Illinois ..read more
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Taser Laws in Michigan: Legal or Not?
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by Tim Makay
5M ago
The majority of citizens living in the US have full and nearly unfettered access to their Second Amendment rights. Sadly, this cannot be said of every state, and in these states, folks might turn to other self-defense options that are less restricted… perhaps something like a Taser… flag of Michigan But, as it turns out, tasers themselves might be seriously restricted, and only recently are inroads being made to fully legalize them across the nation. Let’s look at Michigan, a state known for its somewhat restrictive laws. Are tasers legal in Michigan? Tasers are illegal to possess, carry, and ..read more
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