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Prep of the Week – Week 3

Posted by on Dec 13, 2013 in Prep Of Week, Prepping | Comments Off on Prep of the Week – Week 3

Last week we touched on the solar lantern and received some great feedback from satisfied consumers.  This week, we pick one of my favorite items as I am a big multi-takser.  When you need light and your hands free to do something else, a headlamp is a key tool.  However, the move to LED has changed the game for headlamps and what they can produce. This week, we are featuring the… Princeton Tec Quad 4 L.E.D. HeadlampFeatures The Tec Quad produces huge light with 4 LED lights and wide center opening.  In terms of output it...

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Prep of the Week – Week 2

Posted by on Dec 6, 2013 in Prep Of Week, Prepping | Comments Off on Prep of the Week – Week 2

You don’t realize how dark a house gets until you don’t have electricity.  Our recent experience with Hurricane Sandy showed us that.  Luckily we had a generator to power some basic items during the storm. However, my aunt and uncle did not have a generator and I provided them with two solar powered lanterns with a hand crank.  I highly recommend this lantern which is the… 7 Inch Mini Solar Lantern by Athena BrandsFeatures This item generates a lot of light for a small lamp.  One per room was more than enough light for...

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Protecting Your Home Before The SHTF

Posted by on Nov 27, 2013 in Prepping, Security | Comments Off on Protecting Your Home Before The SHTF

We, at the Home For Survival, have talked about being on the East Coast for Hurricane Sandy and others a year ago.  We spoke of it as it related to feeling a bit like it would if the SHTF.  However, we never discussed how to handle the in-between.  When the world has not experienced devastation, just your local area.  Therefore, we thought it would be interesting for our readers to hear how to assure you are not exposed financially when a crisis strikes.  It may not be a SHTF event but it can hurt you and your family.  Arm yourself with...

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Prep Of The Week – Week 1

Posted by on Nov 27, 2013 in Prep Of Week, Prepping | Comments Off on Prep Of The Week – Week 1

Recently, we’ve asked our readers for feedback on what they would like to see more of from our site.  A good many of the folks said they would like to hear of some of the preps we’ve gathered and if they are any good.  Remember, if we don’t own, we won’t review it. So, we’ve decided to dedicate a weekly post highlighting our “Prep of the Week”.  It will cover items we feel are up to par and have reviews we feel warrant the product. Without further ado, we present our… Prep of the Week!!!! When...

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Prepping With Children

Posted by on Nov 23, 2013 in Prepping | 2 comments

Doomsday Prepping With Children Doomsday prepping is one thing, but as soon as you throw kids into the mix, it gets serious. By that I mean if you forget the crayons and coloring books, your bug-out shelter is going to be a lot louder than usual. Prepping for an SHTF situation is about more than just having all the necessary supplies; it’s about preparedness. You need to be ready for any and all scenarios, including those that may seem grim.So, how exactly do you adapt your plan to accommodate children? What are some things you need to...

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Securing Your House When You Are Out

Posted by on Nov 7, 2013 in Prepping, Security | Comments Off on Securing Your House When You Are Out

On this blog we’ve discussed how to protect yourself and your home when the SHTF.  However, what happens when things are just starting to deteriorate and you still need to leave your home for supplies/work/family?   The post below outlines some quick tips to consider which are more along the lines of building that community with your neighbors.    Securing Your House While You’re Out of TownTaking a weekend getaway or going on vacation should be a fun time for any individual, couple, or family. Yet, being away from home can...

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Supplies For Your Bug Out Vehicle

Posted by on Oct 19, 2013 in Prepping, Surviving Disaster | Comments Off on Supplies For Your Bug Out Vehicle

We’ve talked about bug out bags extensively on this site but we haven’t discussed properly preparing your bug out vehicle.  Courtney Gordner has written for us before and always has an interesting take. When it finally happens, when the proverbial S hits the fan – as most preppers would say – it’s going to be at a moment’s notice. It will be much too late to prepare, and much too late to gather supplies. That’s the entire point of prepping beforehand.If you have a few bug out kits prepared in advance, then you...

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The Role of Visibility in Home Security

Posted by on Sep 21, 2013 in Prepping, Security | 1 comment

Source: This is a contribution by Naomi Broderick. She writes on behalf of Protect Your Home, who provides ADT security systems in Phoenix, Arizona. When she isn’t caring for her three children, she likes to write about good parenting and home practices on emergency preparedness. When designing a home security system to prepare ourselves for potential emergencies, one of our foremost concerns is how we can monitor our homes while away.Ideally, we’re able to hook up a system that...

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Preppers, Don’t Forget The Little Things

Posted by on Sep 4, 2013 in Prepping, SHTF Plan | Comments Off on Preppers, Don’t Forget The Little Things

We’ve all started our journey in prepping for disaster and I’m certain most of us have hit those small roadblocks along the way.  If we had to do it over again, we would have purchased different supplies, organized our goods differently or changed the order in which we did things.  I would call these “the little things” when it comes to prepping.   Today we have a guest post from Courtney Gordner on just that – dealing with the nuisances of disaster preparation.  Sometimes it’s the little things. How to...

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How to Create an Emergency Survival Fishing Kit

Posted by on Sep 1, 2013 in Prepping | Comments Off on How to Create an Emergency Survival Fishing Kit

If you’ve watched Naked and Afraid, you see the two survivalists attempt to catch fish or other marine life.  Fashioning a survival fishing kit is extremely important when surviving on the run.  Check out how we’d suggest going about pulling together your emergency fishing gear. Growing up, most of us neither had the money nor time to go to a local shop and look for a readymade fishing line. For that matter, we were forced to improvise each and every time we wanted to go out on a fishing adventure. This is a very simple process...

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