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Grazing Rights and Cattle Trails by the Patriotic Cowgirl Tuesday February 23, 2016

Today’s post is mostly an allegory –but it holds a lot of meaning: I along with most others had come to accept the perimeters around us without really questioning if they should even be there.  We might have complained a little from time to time–but we tried to comply and make our lives workable inside […]

Grazing Rights and Cattle Trails by The Patriotic Cowgirl Sunday February 21, 2016

Today is a new day for  me and a first for sharing my thoughts, concerns, and beliefs in a public venue like this one.  Many times I have heard the saying “The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing”!!   I really feel overwhelmed by all that is going […]

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72 Hour Bug Out Bags

72 Hour Bug Out Bags We’ve written about 72-hour kits (also known as Bug-Out Bags/Kits) and it’s a common theme on any survivalist website. You can buy a backpack such as THESE and start building your own kits or you can buy one pre-assembled such as the one’s we’ve found and listed HERE, and then […]

Container Housing: Time Magazine

“Old Shipping Containers Are New Housing Trend”. This article was not really attempting to say it’s a new trend, but meant to emphasize that the trend which began years ago has become a huge construction trend even in 2011. Although the news article was somewhat condensed, the reporter, Tim Newcomb did a great deal of […]

Making Your Dwelling Fire Hazard-Free

Making Your Dwelling Fire Hazard-Free Fire Safety Checklist The kitchen is the single most likely place for a residential fire to start. We have addressed that here. But for everything else, read on. Fire Safety is an important topic for our family meetings. A residential fire is the most likely danger to your home and […]

Kitchens: Your Biggest Fire Hazard

Kitchens: Your Biggest Fire Hazard Fire Safety Checklist One of the most common causes of residential fires is unattended cooking. The National Fire Protection Association has statistics showing that 40% of all house fires are caused by cooking related incidents. Even children can get involved in fire prevention so during some of your family meetings […]

Getting a Smoke Alarm and Fire Extinguisher for Your Home.

Fire Safety Checklist Getting a Smoke Alarm and Fire Extinguisher for Your Home. Residential fires are one of the most likely dangers you may have to face. The absolute, most important thing you can do to help protect your family is get smoke alarms installed throughout your dwelling. Home fires are the most likely disaster […]

What To Do If There’s a Fire

What To Do If There’s a Fire. Fire Safety Checklist Whether it’s a faulty electrical appliance, a kitchen towel falling on a hot burner unnoticed, a curious child playing with matches, or a pile of oily rags combusting in the garage, a fire is one of the most likely dangers you may have to face. […]

Preparing for an Emergency

Preparing for an Emergency The Next Step- Making Your House Emergency-Ready Hopefully by now you’ve gotten things started from our previous Jump-Start post and you’ve seen that it’s not so scary, it’s rather easy, and your family is interested. Now that you’re on the road to getting you and your family members emergency-ready, we’re going […]

The Easy Jump-Start Guide

We’re creating this Jump-Start Guide to show you that preparing your household and family to survive a crisis isn’t as difficult or scary as it sounds. For many, thinking about preparing for an emergency can sound overwhelming, expensive, and time consuming and this may stop some from doing anything. Or perhaps some family members may […]

Long Term Food Storage

6 Steps to Food Storage 1) Where to Store Your Food Storage? Where to Locate Your Home Food Store? Before storing food and supplies, you’ll need to select a place that will best meet the criteria for appropriate conditions, relative convenience, and sufficient space. Look around your home and property. Find a room that you […]

Food Safety

Food Handling Safety Wash hands before handling food. The water you wash your hands in should be water that you would drink. Washing hands in filthy water kind of defeats the purpose. Ideally, wash hands vigorously under running water, with soap, for a full 20 seconds. Be sure to get between the fingers and around […]

17 Essential Items for Your Bug-Out Bag

Bug-Out Bags / 72 hr. Kits You never know when you may have to evacuate your family on short notice. From Hurricane Katrina to the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the very real threat of natural disasters or even man made disasters could make you want to pack up your family and flee on […]

Quality Counts When it Comes to SURVIVAL

Quality Counts When it Comes to SURVIVAL ! I have been testing 72 hour survival kits from various suppliers both online and off for consumer research in regards to our product line. At a recent show where I was a vendor I overheard a customer state to his friend “That’s Expensive.! I bought a kit […]

Water Filtration and Purification

Next to air, water is what man needs most. In a challenging situation, it is critical to be able to find, store or treat water. Our bodies are about 80% liquids. We lose water in three ways: perspiration, breathing and urination. Dehydration of 6 to 8% of the body’s weight results in decreased body efficiency. […]