Rebellion To Tyrants T-Shirt

Another t-shirt that I put together and have for sale up on Amazon. I can’t say I truly designed this one though, as it’s a public domain interpretation of Benjamin Franklin’s first design for the reverse of the Great Seal of the United States. I gotta say that I love the message though! You can buy one here.

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In The Rabbit Hole

 

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The other day while driving around in my Jeep, I was listening to yet another episode of In The Rabbit Hole – The Urban Survival Podcast when I realized “Hey, you’ve only recommended this to a couple people!”, which was promptly followed by a small Homer moment (Doh!). So, without further ado, I’d like to introduce you to this great podcast. The show is produced by Aaron, Jonathan, and Jason, and since they already took the time to write up a description of the podcast, I’ll let their words give a high level summary: [Read more…]

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Got Preps? T-Shirt

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I designed this and am selling it on Amazon. I figured some of my readers may be interested in it as well. [Buy It Here]

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Happy 4th of July!

It’s the 4th of July here in the U.S., which is also our Independence Day. Personally, I’m off to celebrate with Friends, Family, Food, & Fireworks out on the Washington peninsula. Have a safe and enjoyable day folks!

Photo by Kim Hill

Photo by Kim Hill

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Announcing The Winner of December’s Giveaway

Congratulations Cindy G! 🙂

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Winter Preps Tune Up Time

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With the possibility of a major storm headed towards the Pacific Northwest, combined with the knowledge of a multi-week power outage that occurred in the area I live in December of 2006, I decided today is a proper time to make sure my winter preps are all tuned up and ready to go. Luckily after thinking it through, there really isn’t much I need to do as I’m pretty solid on preps at the moment. Here’s my list of things to take care of tonight:

  1. Change the spark plug on the generator. It’s definitely time as it’s never been done before while I’ve owned it. Yes, I know. Bad Prepper.
  2. Top off the gas storage for the generator. I have enough on hand right now to run it for a couple days, but that’s it. I’ve been meaning to add to my gas storage for quite some time now, so we’ll top off the 14 Gallon Fuel Caddy I picked up last year, and treat it with Sta-Bil so it stays fresh in case we don’t need to use it immediately.
  3. Make sure the propane tanks are topped off for use with the Mr. Heater Portable Buddy. It’s indoor safe and on high it warms up the entire living room and surrounding rooms nicely.

My winter preps are likely lighter than most as it doesn’t get too cold here, so with all this I’ll be set for an extended power outage. What do you have to top off for winter?

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December Giveaway – Fire!

I’m doing something different this month, and giving away a package deal of ways to start a fire. Specifically:

  1. A Zippo Outdoor Emergency Fire Kit
  2. A tube of NDUR Wind & Waterproof Survival Matches
  3. A two pack of Survival Firesticks, sponsored by yours truly. I found them unopened in a box and already have more of these than I need, so I figured I would pass them along.

Last month’s winner said he’d never won anything before. Enter to win and this may be your lucky month! =)

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What Ron Swanson Taught Me About Prepping

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For years, I traveled the country hearing about this show called Parks & Recreation and I couldn’t help but ask myself “Why the f**k would I want to watch a show about a parks department?” Then about two months ago my lovely wife and I were sitting on the couch trying to find something to watch together. I saw the show pop up on Netflix and, since Netflix was recommending it to me, decided to give it a shot. I’m very glad I did. It was good enough that we finished all six seasons in a month, but I have to say that the driving force behind me watching it is Ron Swanson, the Director of the Parks & Recreation Department. He’s distant and as a staunch libertarian, a strong advocate for small government, and therefore believes that the parks department should not even exist. He’s turned into something of a cult figure, with a huge following outside the show. What I found while watching the show, though, is that a lot of the things he says and does are remarkably preparedness minded. Since I’m a prepper, I couldn’t help but point out a few of them.

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Prepping On The Road

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I used to fly a lot.

Since I’m in Phoenix this week on business travel, the idea for this post popped into my head. It’s something I’ve been thinking about for years now because until July of 2014 I traveled for business almost every week, at least 40 weeks a year. The map above is a fraction of my overall flights since 2005, and it covers 411,278 air miles.

One thing I discovered is that it is really quite difficult to be prepared while on the road, mostly thanks to our friends at the TSA, but also due to the fact that I just couldn’t carry as much because I had to carry everything else needed – toiletries, clothes, and the like – in addition to what I would normally carry with me on a daily basis while at home. I’ve got it down to a bare minimum of items that I carry with me which I’ll go over below, but first I’d like to cover a few thoughts I have about on Prepping On The Road. [Read more…]

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The Winner Of The Gerber Bear Grylls Survival Kit Is…

Jeremiah J, who was randomly picked by Rafflecopter, with this tweet being the winning entry:


a Rafflecopter giveaway

I’ll be running another giveaway starting this weekend and running through the end of December. I’m not sure what it will be yet, so I would appreciate any suggestions!

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