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Time To Order Surplus M1911s Is Coming September 4th

CMP Surplus Program The M1911  is a single shot, semi auto, .45 ACP pistol.  This pistols was the standard issued sidearm for US Military personnel from 1911 to 1986. Now, you have a chance to obtain this iconic weapon, from the US military, through an auction ran by Civilian Marksmanship Program (“CMP”).   The time to order is coming on September 4th and will end on October 4th.  If you miss the deadline, you’re out of luck. However, only 8,000 weapons are going to be available.  So, even if you order you may still not be able to purchase one.  However, to be as fair as possible...

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Food Temperature Cheat Sheet

Food Temperature Guidelines Some may think that a food thermometer and food temperature have little to do with prepping.  Granted, you likely never saw food temp guidelines on Doomsday Prepper.   But, proper food temperature and overall food sanitation are of paramount importance in times of disaster or a SHTF scenario.  First of all, what could be more miserable than a case of food poisoning in times of emergency?  Also, during a  disaster, you won’t be able to go to your neighborhood emergency room quickly.  So, making sure that you cook your food at a proper temperature could save your...

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A Simple Step To Save You Home From A Forest Fire

Forest Fire Preparedness: What Can You Do To Save Your Home? The Northwest has been subject to recent, unprecedented,  unrelenting forest fires.  California is one state that has been hit especially hard throughout the entire state.   Redding, California was even hit by a fire tornado. A California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection report said the tornado was about 1,000 feet wide at its base. It generated gases reaching temperatures of 2,700 degrees and winds up to 165 mph, the report said. Aerial view of California fire destruction shows extent of devastation in Redding area Also, Orange county has...

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Pet Bug Out Bag Cheat Sheet

The Pet 72 Hour Bag Simply put, pets are family and since you wouldn’t abandon your family if times of disaster you need to include your furry family member in your disaster preparation plan.  Previously,  I  introduced the reader of Living Dead Prepper to some great resources for disaster prep for helping you include your pets in your disaster preparedness.   This article, by the ASPCA is one such article. However, when it comes to your pets, their can never be too much good information concerning your pets welfare.   That is why I decided to share this great infographic from  from the...

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DIY Knife Sharpening

How To Sharpen Your Survival Knife Their is an old saying that a dull knife is more dangerous than a sharp knife.  Unlike some pithy sayings, this is mostly true as a dull knife as a dull knife requires more pressure to cut.  And with more pressure applied means you are more likely to slip when you are cutting.   That is why it is essential to diligently keep your knife sharp.  Knife sharpening can be tricky and tedious.  So, this Survival Life Article a  great find. Sharpening Is Not That Hard If you know what you are doing, sharpening...

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