Author: Frank Morris

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What Food Storage Solution is Best for You?

If you’re ready to make long-term food storage part of your emergency preparedness plan, you’ll save big by storing it yourself instead of buying number ten cans or expensive packaged meals. The key is simple—buy shelf-stable goods and protect them from light, moisture, and air. Here are the best DIY food storage solutions to help you get started. Mason Jars Mason jars store most dry foods effectively. Legumes, grains, and pasta are top candidates, but there are few essential rules to follow: After filling jars, tap them gently on a firm surface to help the contents settle. Full jars...

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How Early Should You Start Teaching Your Kids About Prepping?

Although novice preppers might be overwhelmed by the massive amounts of information available to provide guidance as you begin the prepping journey, parents especially must learn how to properly prepare their children for a prepping lifestyle. By following an organized plan designed to be age-appropriate, parents can ensure that their kids will be ready for any disaster. Elementary school Elementary school usually constitutes the largest single portion of your child’s underage education. As such, it is important to make prepping instruction a central part of the knowledge you impart to children during this stage of development. By engaging them...

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Creative Ways to Pay for a Fallout Shelter

With the way things are going in the world, it has never been a better time to start planning and funding your fallout shelter and preparing for potential disasters. When the next disaster strikes you want to know you and your family are protected. However, the financial aspect of this can be stressful. So to help you, here are creative ways that you can pay for a fallout shelter. VA Loans Taking out a loan doesn’t have to be a pain. A VA loan is recognized as one of the best ways to use your credit for something important...

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How to Power a Survival Shelter

You’ve built a secure shelter to protect your family if the worst happens—but how are you going to power it? Various energy sources are available to the avid survivalist, all with their own advantages and drawbacks. To truly excel in a survival situation, it is vital to understand the types of energy that can be harnessed and the systems needed to adapt them to your individual needs. Generators Image credit: Generator Power Electric generators, run on either diesel gasoline or bio-fuel, are the most obvious and accessible power source for many survivalists. Easy to procure and operate, generators can...

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Is it Time to Disband the ATF?

The ATF deserves close scrutiny The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) works under the authority of the Justice Department. Formed on July 1, 1972, the ATF has been involved in thousands of cases of alcohol, tobacco and firearms enforcement. Since its beginning, the ATF has been mired in controversy. In fact, in Congress held a number of hearings on the ATF, in the late 1970s and the early 1980s, regarding their techniques to generate firearm cases. Is the ATF going after the right people? One of the most shocking findings of those hearings was that 75%...

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