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Gear

The Most Reliable Brands of Duct Tape Money Can Buy

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Duck tape, also known as “duct tape” has been in use since the early 1940’s. Believe it or not, it was first manufactured for the military and called “duck” tape, because it was waterproof. It wasn’t until the mid-1940’s that it became popular for HVAC use and thus was called “duct” tape because of its ability to effectively seal HVAC…

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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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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

Prepping Around the World (How and Why Countries Are Prepping)

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Prepping in the United States is definitely on the rise in recent years, but have you ever wondered if this increase holds true in other countries around the world? In this article, we’ll give you a brief rundown on the current preparedness status of citizens in countries across the globe and how both individuals and government agencies are prepping for…

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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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