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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Home Freeze Dryers - Are They A Viable Option?

There are two ways that preppers can bolster their food storage.  Many will use home preservation methods such as canning or dehydrating while others will simply purchase food in various forms.  Dry goods such as rice and beans can of course be put up simply by sealing in mylar bags with oxygen absorbers, however most foods will require some processing.

Purchasing foods offers the advantage of having the processing done for us, but there is often a trade off in longevity when storing canned or packaged goods from the supermarket.  Most of these foods, even though they are considered shelf stable, will only last with their intended quality for a couple years.  From that point, taste, texture, and nutritional value begin to degrade.  This is where freeze-dried foods come in.  There are many brands available to us on the market such as Mountain House, Wise, Thrive, and Legacy just to name a few.  The advantages are that these foods retain texture, taste, and nutritional value for a very long time, usually in the twenty to thirty year range.  The biggest disadvantage however is selection.  Menu choices are usually limited and often these meals are loaded with carbohydrates and short on protein and vitamins.


Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Amazing Amazon Deal

1 Gallon Mylar Bags and 300cc Oxygen Absorbers



  • A perfect combination of mylar bags and matching oxygen absorbers, protect against moisture and oxygen damage
  • Heat and vacuum sealable, can even seal with a hot iron
  • These dry-packs mylar bags and oxy-sorb oxygen absorbers are perfect for long term food storage
  • These dry-packs bags are some of the industry best mylar bags available
  • These 4.3 Mil bags reflect light, prodvide a moisture and oxygen barrier and they are puncture and tear resistant
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Monday, March 26, 2018

Movie Monday - Frontier House

Frontier House Episode 4

Frontier House is a historical reality television series that originally aired on the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) in the United States from April 29 to May 3, 2002. The series followed three family groups that agreed to live as homesteaders did in the state of Montana on the American frontier in 1883. Each family was expected to establish a homestead and complete the tasks necessary to prepare for the harsh Montana winter. At the end of the series, each family was judged by a panel of experts and historians on their likelihood of survival for each group.























 These films are presented as an exception to the copyright act as fair dealing for the purpose of research, private study, education, parody or satire. See bill c-42 article 29.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Amazing Amazon Deal

Salton DH1454 Collapsible Dehydrator



  • Adjustable temperature control to dry a variety of foods at the optimum temperature
  • Includes 5 stacking trays, expand 30-percent for thicker items and vented lid
  • High performance faster drying time (4-8 hours) over units without temperature control
  • BPA free product
  • Bonus: includes 1 fruit rollup tray and 1 herb tray
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Monday, March 19, 2018

Movie Monday - Frontier House

Frontier House Episode 3

Frontier House is a historical reality television series that originally aired on the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) in the United States from April 29 to May 3, 2002. The series followed three family groups that agreed to live as homesteaders did in the state of Montana on the American frontier in 1883. Each family was expected to establish a homestead and complete the tasks necessary to prepare for the harsh Montana winter. At the end of the series, each family was judged by a panel of experts and historians on their likelihood of survival for each group.
























 These films are presented as an exception to the copyright act as fair dealing for the purpose of research, private study, education, parody or satire. See bill c-42 article 29.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Friday Book Recomendation

Lights Out: A Cyberattack, 

A Nation Unprepared, Surviving the Aftermath





In this New York Times bestselling investigation, Ted Koppel reveals that a major cyberattack on America’s power grid is not only possible but likely, that it would be devastating, and that the United States is shockingly unprepared.
 
Imagine a blackout lasting not days, but weeks or months. Tens of millions of people over several states are affected. For those without access to a generator, there is no running water, no sewage, no refrigeration or light. Food and medical supplies are dwindling. Devices we rely on have gone dark. Banks no longer function, looting is widespread, and law and order are being tested as never before.  

It isn’t just a scenario. A well-designed attack on just one of the nation’s three electric power grids could cripple much of our infrastructure—and in the age of cyberwarfare, a laptop has become the only necessary weapon. Several nations hostile to the United States could launch such an assault at any time. In fact, as a former chief scientist of the NSA reveals, China and Russia have already penetrated the grid. And a cybersecurity advisor to President Obama believes that independent actors—from “hacktivists” to terrorists—have the capability as well. “It’s not a question of if,” says Centcom Commander General Lloyd Austin, “it’s a question of when.”  

And yet, as Koppel makes clear, the federal government, while well prepared for natural disasters, has no plan for the aftermath of an attack on the power grid.  The current Secretary of Homeland Security suggests keeping a battery-powered radio.

In the absence of a government plan, some individuals and communities have taken matters into their own hands. Among the nation’s estimated three million “preppers,” we meet one whose doomsday retreat includes a newly excavated three-acre lake, stocked with fish, and a Wyoming homesteader so self-sufficient that he crafted the thousands of adobe bricks in his house by hand. We also see the unrivaled disaster preparedness of the Mormon church, with its enormous storehouses, high-tech dairies, orchards, and proprietary trucking company – the fruits of a long tradition of anticipating the worst. But how, Koppel asks, will ordinary civilians survive?

With urgency and authority, one of our most renowned journalists examines a threat unique to our time and evaluates potential ways to prepare for a catastrophe that is all but inevitable.
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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Amazing Amazon Deal

Faraday Cage Bags Complete 10pc Kit



  • Complete Kit will take care of everything from the charger/cellphone to the Laptop
  • 4-layer protection, Metal in / Metal out
  • Includes 12x18(2pk), 10x12(2pk), 8x10(2pk), 5x7(4pk) - Sizes listed are interior sizes
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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

EMP - The Great Unknown


Many preppers, including myself, have concerns about EMP and frankly, for good reason.  The biggest problem with EMP is that we really don't know much about them.  Most preppers will reference two events in recent history.  Those being the 1859 Carrington Event Solar Storm and the 1962 Starfish Prime Nuclear Test.  The problem with using these two examples is the lack of sensitive electronics in use at their times in history.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Movie Monday - Frontier House

Frontier House Episode 2

Frontier House is a historical reality television series that originally aired on the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) in the United States from April 29 to May 3, 2002. The series followed three family groups that agreed to live as homesteaders did in the state of Montana on the American frontier in 1883. Each family was expected to establish a homestead and complete the tasks necessary to prepare for the harsh Montana winter. At the end of the series, each family was judged by a panel of experts and historians on their likelihood of survival for each group.























 These films are presented as an exception to the copyright act as fair dealing for the purpose of research, private study, education, parody or satire. See bill c-42 article 29.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Friday Book Recomendation

EMP - Protect Family, Homes and Community





EMP – Protect Family, Homes and Community provides a unique perspective on EMP protection. It discusses how to EMP protect sheds, cottages, homes, commercial and industrial buildings from family size to communities, to villages and towns. It presents an overview of how to shield, bond and ground buildings and how to surge suppress and filter cables. It includes a novel perspective on options on how to pay for all of this, even without government subsidies, rebates or tax credits. EMP protected solar and battery backup power ensures a 24/7 supply of electricity both before and after an EMP event. With EMP protection, lifestyle or the quality of living, increases from barely existing (as projected for the best situation in most scenarios) to thriving in a post-EMP situation for prepared communities, with further improvements and little job loss when these protections are extended to the town or county level. Chapter 2 presents a new and creative approach to "A Proposed National Plan for EMP Protection in two phases. Phase 1, a two year program, develops a few experimental EMP protected villages located in the North and South USA and coastal and inland. They become tailorable templates for high awareness, videos, seminars, webinars and training. Based on a wealth of analytical and pragmatic information learned from Phase 1, Phase 2 is fulfilment over an eight year span at many of USA counties. In addition to improved survival, other positive creations are the introduction of new products, services, open new markets and generate 7,000,000 new jobs over the next decade.
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Thursday, March 8, 2018

Amazing Amazon Deal

3M Advanced Filter Respirators, 20 Masks (N95)




  • N95 approved filtering facepiece particulate respirator - NIOSH/MSHA Approved
  • Compatible with a variety of protective eyewear and hearing protection
  • Adjustable noseclip reduces potential for eyewear fogging and helps ensure a better seal and fit
  • Two-strap design with welded dual point attachment helps provide a secure fit
  • Suggested applications: Grinding, Sanding, Sweeping, Bagging and other dusty operations
  • RESPIRATOR N95 8210
  • EA 8BX/CS 3M (20/BX)
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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Amazing Amazon Deal

GMC-300E-Plus Digital Geiger Counter Nuclear Radiation Detector




  • Newly designed digital Geiger Counter/Data recorder,Record the radiation data. Play it back later
  • Text, Graphic and Large Font mode provide visualized radiation changes
  • USB connection for both power and data communication
  • Recharable battery,Alarm setting:alarm ON/OFF, alarm type, alarm level.
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