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How Much Range Can You Get From a Ham Radio?

February 29, 2020 Tim Makay 0

The expected effective range of ham radio is a subject that is constantly talked about but poorly understood among many preppers not specialized in radio communication skills. For all but the shortest-ranged line-of-sight broadcasts there […]


Emergency Communications from A to Z

February 8, 2020 Tim Makay 6

Having an emergency communications plan is an essential part of being prepared for short and long-term disasters. The ability to network and transmit information about changing situations and new threats is invaluable. Establishing and maintaining […]

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So, Does Bear Spray Actually Work?

February 5, 2020 Tim Makay 0

The deep woods and remote forests covering much of the U.S. and an enormous part of Canada are often seen as a sort of “go-to” BOL for preppers, and even in peaceful times are frequently […]

DIY carpet cleaner

Easy DIY Carpet Cleaner Recipe

February 2, 2020 Tara Dodrill 0

Stockpiling the ingredients to make a DIY carpet cleaner should be worked into every prepper’s budget. Cleaning your carpets might not initially sound like a priority chore on your survival plan list – but it […]