Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Prepping: Fire Kit

To prep a fire kit, consider your circumstances carefully. And don't forget to MAKE A PLAN. None of the things in a fire kit will do you any good if you don't know how or when to use them. Do a drill at least once. If you have a wood stove, also plan what you would do in the case of a chimney fire.

Our fire kit:

Friday, October 5, 2012

Prepping: The 72-Hour Bag

Making a 72-Hour bag is one of the first stages of being a prepper. The idea is to make a kit that can sustain you for three days in an emergency, and is usually kept in your car. Some preppers see these kits as the resource that will help them to survive while they hike to their "bug-out location" - the place they will go when society, the government, the economy, whatever collapses.

We have 72-hour bags in case we need to evacuate our house or are away from home and cannot return, or have to squat in our woods, most notably in case of a major fire or a tornado. I am also comforted by the idea that Son of Caveman has one in his car in case he is out driving on icy roads with steep drop-offs at night in winter, as he often has. It's also allows some impromptu hiking and camping.

How to Buy American

Buying American doesn't simply mean buying American goods, it means not buying foreign goods, especially Asian goods. And it's harder than it looks. Here are some tips to keep your money at home - you may even save a little money.