Here’s What People Are Running Out of First During the Lockdowns

Here’s What People Are Running Out of First During the Lockdowns by Daisy Luther for The Organic Prepper Here in the United States, many of us are in this strange kind of limbo called “lockdown.” Other states call it “social distancing,” and still others call it “sheltering in place.” California, New York, and Illinoisstarted the ball rolling last Friday, and since then, nearly half of the United Stateshas joined in, to some degree or another. There are varying degrees of lockdown – nobody in any state is forced to stay…

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PREPPING: DIY RAINWATER HARVESTING SYSTEM

PREPPING: DIY RAINWATER HARVESTING SYSTEM by Mac Slavo for SHTFPlan Water storage can be a big problem for those with limited space and no well.  But there is a way to still prepare for your water needs in the event of a long term emergency.  You can use a Do-it-yourself rainwater harvesting system. There is more than one way to goabout creating your own systemto have water when the SHTF. Additionally, rainwater harvesting is one of the most self-sufficient and environment-friendly methods of using water. You are collecting water from…

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PREPPING TIPS: STORE FRESH FRUITS & VEGETABLES FOR MONTHS WITHOUT REFRIGERATION

PREPPING TIPS: STORE FRESH FRUITS & VEGETABLES FOR MONTHS WITHOUT REFRIGERATION by Mac Slavo for SHTFPlan Based on the current situation with the pandemic and people emptying grocery stores because of it, there’s a desire to want to keep your vegetables fresh as long as possible. It’s possible to get more life out of them when utilizing cold storage. Most preppers will use this method of storage in the fall after harvesting their crop for the year from their own garden. But it can be used to keep store-bought produce…

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PREPPING TIPS: LONG & SHORT TERM WATER STORAGE

PREPPING TIPS: LONG & SHORT TERM WATER STORAGE by Mac Slavo for SHTFPlan Water storage is a bit tricky for most people.  Few are fortunate enough to have a well on their property and a means of removing water from it without electricity.  But since there are a lot of new preppers out there now, we have decided to put together a helpful guide on how to store water for a short and long term emergency. Your life is about to change for the worse if your not ready (Video)…

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Most Tap Water Is a Toxic Soup of Chemicals

Most Tap Water Is a Toxic Soup of Chemicals by Dr. Joseph Mercola for Mercola GNN Note – We don’t use tap water for cooking. The thought of using bottled, spring water for brushing my teeth has been weighing on me for more than a year. Time to make the change. Do simple in home test – if you don’t use the sprayer on your kitchen sink. Use it, everyday, for the next month and see if there is any type of build up around the holes. At our house there…

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Rocket Water Heater

Rocket Water Heater by St. Funogas for Survival Blog GNN Note – This looks like a pretty ingenious idea and could actually have practical everyday use, not just in case of a serious problem. ****** Have you ever considered the things you’d miss most in a TEOTWAWKI situation? I think a nice hot shower has to be pretty high on my list. It is right up there with coffee. So, once I got my nearly-off-grid little cabin built, I set out to build a prototype rocket water heater. There are a hundred…

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Safe Ice Thickness | When Is Ice Safe?

Safe Ice Thickness | When Is Ice Safe? by Ken Jorgustin for Modern Survival Blog When is ice safe? There is no for-certain absolute answer. Really, ice should never be considered safe. Though there are some ice thickness safety guidelines to follow (listed below). Ice Safety You can’t judge the strength of ice just by its appearance, age, thickness, temperature, or whether or not the ice is covered with snow. Ice strength is based on ALL these factors — plus the depth of water under the ice, size of the water body,…

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What is The Shelf Life of Bottled Water in Plastic Bottles?

What is The Shelf Life of Bottled Water in Plastic Bottles? by M.D. Creekmore for MD Creekmore What is the shelf life of bottled water? That’s a great question and one that everyone who stores more than a case of bottled water has probably asked at some point. From what I’ve read online and from the emails that I’ve gotten from my readers it seems that many think that drinking bottled water that’s over a few weeks old will result in sickness or instant death and this simply isn’t the…

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How Long Can Water Be Stored For? Is It Safe After 1 Year?

How Long Can Water Be Stored For? Is It Safe After 1 Year? by Ken Jorgustin for Modern Survival Blog I received an email basically asking how long can water be stored for. I was asked for my opinion about the safety of drinking water that has been stored for a year under specific conditions. Including being exposed to higher than normal temperatures during the summer. Here is the question and my answer. Question: Water from a city municipal system which is treated and filled into a clean BPA-free 55 gallon…

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