Tag: SHTF Blog – a TEOTWAWKI Survival Blog

Feb 18

Understanding EMP and Why You Should Prepare For It

You’ve probably read books about EMP like One Second After and have likely heard of the Carrington Event, but what is an EMP and what does it have to with a CME? An Electromagnetic Pulse can be caused by different things like a lightning strike, or a meteor breaking up in the atmosphere, or your car engine …

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Feb 14

Understanding EMP and Why You Should Prepare For It

  You’ve probably read books about EMP like One Second After and have likely heard of the Carrington Event, but what is an EMP and what does it have to with a CME? An Electromagnetic Pulse can be caused by different things like a lightning strike, or a meteor breaking up in the atmosphere, or your car …

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Feb 07

How-To: Winter Hiking and Camping

Not many people enjoy camping out in the cold.  The first time I took my wife cold-weather camping it got down to -4 Fahrenheit that evening and it was all I could do to get her out of her sleeping bag the next morning.  The secret to enjoying cold weather is dressing warm and having the …

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Feb 01

Build Up Fire Bug Out Bags

The consensus is that nothing feels better or soothes the savage brow than a good campfire.  Just having the flickering flames available for a comfort factor, providing some needed warmth, or available for cooking a hot meal, a fire can be an essential ingredient of having a working Bug Out survival camp set up. Sometimes though, …

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Jan 14

The Care and Feeding of Socks

The oft quoted proverb “Don’t sweat the small stuff, but it’s all small stuff”, often ignores the common sense point that sometimes forgetting to take care of some of the small stuff items and concerns could end up being a big deal.  And more often than not it turns out some small stuff thing is …

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Dec 30

Prepper Priorities for the New Year

Ok preppers, the holiday season is over.  The Christmas presents are open and either now put to good use, lost, or stored in the back of the closet.  The tinseled tree is down, converted into mulch or a flash flame up bonfire.  So, sorry folks, but it is time to get back to work and …

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Dec 17

Surviving SHTF Holidays

Regardless of your current survival or SHTF living situation, it is imperative to maintain a lifestyle as close to “normal” as possible.  This includes maintaining regular long time established family traditions such as recognition of birthdays, anniversaries, and yes, even the holiday seasons.  A big, big part of survival success is being able to establish …

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Dec 06

Review & Install How-To: Epic Smart Shield Water Filter

After the continued and quite satisfying success of my Epic Pure pitcher-type filter (read my review of the Epic Pure here), I decided to look to Epic again when it came time to upgrade my home water filtration. I wanted an under-sink water filtration system to hook into my home plumbing to free up some …

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Nov 24

Investigating Drone Laws

Drones have many uses beyond their military potential. They can be used to deliver packages (as proposed by Amazon Prime Air), cover sports from fresh, exciting angles (FOX Sports being one), even performing tasks through terrains too rough for humans to navigate – like planting trees in Myanmar or aiding a search for missing people. …

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Nov 12

Human Immortality

I was reading an article the other day about how a human born today may have the opportunity to live for a 1000 years.  It seemed pretty far fetched but Cambridge is a pretty respectable institution. So I started digging for the technologies that will allow this to happen.  I hope you take the time …

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