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Weathering the Storm Together Novel

Weathering the Storm Together, Chapter 3: Our Family Comes First

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Jess glanced around as they drove through their neighborhood. Several people had their garage doors open and it was clear they were just starting to pack up their belongings to evacuate. They were definitely ahead of most of their neighbors. As they passed by old man Crankston’s house, she saw his vehicle loaded to the gills but still in the…

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Survival, Weathering the Storm Together Novel

Weathering the Storm Together, Chapter 2: Should We Stay or Go?

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You can read chapter 1 here, or see all of the chapters here. By sunrise on Wednesday morning, Jess and Steve were both at the breakfast table going over their stockpile inventory and their bug out planning once more. Steve was watching video of the devastation the Hurricane had brought to the Caribbean already. Jess would take the list she’d…

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Weathering the Storm Together Novel

Weathering the Storm Together, Chapter 1: Follow the Plan

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Message from Dan: Hey Pack (and everyone else). Starting today, I will post a weekly chapter of a fiction novel that Megan wrote. To navigate through the chapters, you can use this link. I think you’ll love it, and don’t be shy about offering feedback. Megan might decide to continue writing it (we have 11 chapters so far), or she…

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Prepping

A Prepper’s Guide to Tires

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If you’re not mechanically inclined, you may not give much thought to the importance of tires for your vehicle, other than keeping them properly inflated. If you’re a prepper, you should know the importance of maintaining your vehicle so it’s ready to go if a crisis happens. Smart preppers keep their gas tank close to full at all times by…

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Homesteading

Can You Live Without a Fridge?

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Can you live without a fridge? I posed this question to my teenage daughter and her immediate response was, “why would someone want to live with no fridge?” I imagine many people might respond the same way. But there are people doing it. Some by choice, some not. Many people in impoverished countries live without a fridge every day. And…

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Homesteading

How to Get Rid of Roaches Fast

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No matter where you live in the world, you’re probably familiar with cockroaches and what a pain they can be when they invade your home. In a SHTF situation, cockroaches will thrive in abandoned homes and buildings which means they may become even more of a problem for everyone as they multiply unchecked Roaches carry disease, can contaminate surfaces in…

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Gear

Full Review of Breathing Mobile Washer

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We all know doing laundry at home certainly contributes to higher utility costs for water and electric or gas. Whether to save money, skip the dreaded laundromat trips, be more eco friendly, or simply as an alternative method of doing laundry during a power outage, many people are turning to low-tech laundry methods like the breathing mobile washer. For those…

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Gear

32 Important Pieces of Survival Gear You Should Have

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The items you carry in your EDC, your GHB, or your BOB can vary significantly from one individual to the next. Part of this is due to differences in knowledge, skill level, budget, and geographic conditions. Crisis situations, both minor and major, happen to people all around the world on a daily basis and I would venture to say that…

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