Ken Jorgustin’s survival blog invites you to learn survival and preparedness for life after a short term emergency, a disaster, or economic collapse. Ken covers a wide range of subjects, all of them in some way having relevance to preparedness and prepping - and the motivations for doing so.
In my opinion if the so called ‘blue wave’ is real and the Republicans lose the majority this November, Pelosi and Schumer will lead the crusade which will result in the impeachment of President Donald J Trump. Given the absolute contempt and even hatred for DJT by so many – Given the well funded coordinated anti-MAGA protests and violence this past year demonstrating the ability to incite and trigger violence – Given the extreme 91% negative Trump tilt of the mainstream news media (5th column) shaping the anti-Trump opinion of mainstream America – Given the blatant and increasingly urgent
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Guest article by Chuck Findlay This comes from a life-long ‘stoveaholic’ that has way too many stoves and is not at all in recovery. The addiction is life-long and in full bloom with no hope for recovery. I have been an avid tent camper my whole life, from the time I could walk to today (57-years old) I have had all kinds of camping gear. That includes stoves that ran on all kinds of fuel. The stoves I have are butane, gasoline-white gas, propane, wood, and kerosene. Most of them are small backpack stoves and are not made to serve
I was recently asked the following questions regarding the Bug Out Bag and bug out bag packing. When you travel, what top 3 survival items do you bring besides the common stuff everybody brings? It depends! Well, I suppose it partially depends on what’s considered common stuff that everybody brings. And it also depends on where I’m going and how long I will be away. Additionally, if I could “only” bring 3 items my answer would be different. That said, I always bring the following 3 items regardless of where or how long. 1. Knife 2. Fire kit 3.
A portable single burner butane stove is an excellent resource for emergency cooking, while on the go, or camping. Cooking without electricity is something that everyone should consider in case of a power outage or other situations. There is a wide variety of portable single burner stoves to choose from. They vary from ultralight camp stoves for hiking expeditions to larger stoves with multiple burners. Butane Stove Safer For Indoors A good choice emergency stove for ordinary cooking that’s safer indoors than others is a single burner butane stove. Years ago I bought the GAS ONE butane stove and
One problem that developed after I began storing extra food for preparedness – was inventory control. Actually knowing what we had in food storage. Whether it be the variety of canned food, home canned foods, dry goods, long term food storage, freezer items, dehydrated, freeze dried food, etc.., the problem was knowing exactly I had on hand. Here’s what I did: Excel Food Storage Inventory Spreadsheet I inventoried what I had. Sounds simple right? Not everyone wants to get into the detail of inventory. However it’s worth the effort to know what you have, especially when you’ve built up
Solar motion lights for outside. They are exceptionally convenient in that their placement can be just about anywhere. (Regular outdoor motion lights require a source of 120 VAC power) (…and a qualified electrician to install them.) Solar motion lights get their power first from the sun using a mini solar panel that converts sunlight to electricity. A built-in battery is used for energy storage. The motion sensor and lights get their power from the battery. (See below for a specific recommendation) Solar Motion Light Panels — Two Configurations 1. Built in / attached mini solar panel. 2. Separate from
First of all, why would one build a raised garden bed at all? The most likely answer is for the sake of bending over and your back. Other reasons include the comparative ease to amend and control the garden soil, and the potential to construct / attach a sort of green house cover in order to start the growing season earlier in the Spring. All New Square Foot Gardening II: The Revolutionary Way to Grow More in Less Space I’ve built more than one raised garden bed in my life ( 😉 ) however I’m about to build a few
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How many of you have a game camera? They’re pretty useful! Not only do they assist the hunter finding ‘game’, but they’re good for all sorts of other discovery. A game camera or ‘trail cam’ is a great prep gadget to have in my opinion. Today’s models not only take pictures but video and audio too. And they see in the dark (to an extent). Some even are able to transmit wireless from their location. A nice security gadget too. I thought it might be fun if we list some of the things that we’ve used our game cameras for.