The Most Reliable Brands of Duct Tape Money Can Buy

Duck tape, also known as “duct tape” has been in use since the early 1940’s. Believe it or not, it was first manufactured for the military and called “duck” tape, because it was waterproof. It wasn’t until the mid-1940’s that it became popular for HVAC use and thus was called “duct” tape because of its … Read more

Weathering the Storm Together, Chapter 3: Our Family Comes First

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Jess glanced around as they drove through their neighborhood. Several people had their garage doors open and it was clear they were just starting to pack up their belongings to evacuate. They were definitely ahead of most of their neighbors. As they passed by old man Crankston’s house, she saw his vehicle loaded to the … Read more

Weathering the Storm Together, Chapter 2: Should We Stay or Go?

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You can read chapter 1 here, or see all of the chapters here. By sunrise on Wednesday morning, Jess and Steve were both at the breakfast table going over their stockpile inventory and their bug out planning once more. Steve was watching video of the devastation the Hurricane had brought to the Caribbean already. Jess … Read more

A Prepper’s Guide to Tires


If you’re not mechanically inclined, you may not give much thought to the importance of tires for your vehicle, other than keeping them properly inflated. If you’re a prepper, you should know the importance of maintaining your vehicle so it’s ready to go if a crisis happens. Smart preppers keep their gas tank close to … Read more

Can You Live Without a Fridge?


Can you live without a fridge? I posed this question to my teenage daughter and her immediate response was, “why would someone want to live with no fridge?” I imagine many people might respond the same way. But there are people doing it. Some by choice, some not. Many people in impoverished countries live without … Read more