Venezuelans Ransack Stores as Hunger Grips the Nation

Hundreds of people here in the city of Cumaná, home to one of the region’s independence heroes, marched on a supermarket in recent days, screaming for food. They forced open a large metal gate and poured inside. They snatched water, flour, cornmeal, salt, sugar, potatoes, anything they could find, leaving behind … Continue reading

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“Everything is taped together, keeping it all in one spot. There’s a z-fold Combat Gauze hemostatic bandage, gauze for packing because there will be big chunks of meat missing if I get shot, and an extra wide ace bandage to wrap it. It’s simple tips like this that count. ” … Continue reading

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“Grab-and-Go” Binder – Make One Now!

The tornado that went through last night leveling several houses in the area reminded me of this.  In these types of disasters some of the most difficult items to replace are important personal documents.  For the most part insurance will replace homes & cars and the community will help with … Continue reading

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How to Use a Barometer to Forecast the Weather

Do you have a barometer in your preps? —– Finding out the weather forecast these days is as easy as turning on the TV or checking your phone. That wasn’t always the case, though. In the hundreds of years before television and even radio, people used more rudimentary devices to … Continue reading

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The Ditty Bag – EDC a Centry Ago

 These days, if you’re going car camping or out for a short hike, you’ll likely take with you a daypack — a small bag that holds the gear you’ll need for the outing (camera, snacks, jacket), as well as supplies that are good to have with you in case of an emergency (matches, … Continue reading

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