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  • But, I Don’t Need to Filter My City Water….
    by Contributor on October 16, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    I have heard this over and over. Last year we installed a Culligan HF-360A inline water filter with P5 (5 micron) filter. We have old city pipes, and there is constant repair somewhere in our city. We installed it last Summer and replaced the filter in December. It is now late July. These filters say 2 months or 8,000 gallons, so we figured 6 months ought to be good with our usage.When new these filters are a bright white. Now you can see that they are now a dark honey brown. When we look, taste, and smell our water, I detect nothing. We have another counter-top filter for our drinking...Read the whole entry... » […]

  • Pencil Sharpeners, Fires and innovative approaches: Weekly Review and Instructional
    by Jesse Mathewson on October 16, 2017 at 1:16 pm

    Recently in the comments of an article Ferro Rod Review and Usage Guide and comments in the Medical Bag article led me to check out an interesting pencil sharpener as a possible addition to the go bag/ ready bag/ fire kit.KUM Two Hole pencil sharpener is built with a magnesium body and German high carbon steel blades! Extremely solid construction for a hand-held pencil sharpener, even better you can shave the body of the sharpener and use the shavings to help light up the curls from the wood being “sharpened” for your fire! Honestly, I thought this would be another gimmick, and...Read the whole entry... » […]

  • Just For Fun: The 5 Strangest Things Bought Through My Amazon Affiliate Link
    by M.D. Creekmore on October 15, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    You would think that readers of this site would buy mostly prepper related items through my Amazon.com affiliate link, but the reality is that that isn’t the case. No, at least 80% of the things being bought through that link has absolutely nothing at all to do with prepping, in fact, some of the stuff bought leaves me scratching my head in disbelief.Below are this weeks five strangest items that have been bought through my Amazon.com affiliate link over the past seven days. Enjoy. […]

  • What Did You Do To Prep This Week
    by M.D. Creekmore on October 14, 2017 at 1:23 pm

    What a week! No, not a great one, but an awful one with allergies that turned into another sinus infection. I love Tennessee but if a person has allergy and sinus issues it's probably not the best place to be - according to this article these are the top 10 worst states for allergies?And to make matters worse my Grandfather passed away at the age of 95 - he had been in good shape all his life up until the time that fell ill last weekend and passed away Monday. He was my last living grandparent and the one that I had spent the most time with. He could tell awesome stories, play guitar and...Read the whole entry... » […]

  • California Fire Storm – A Catastrophic Event of Death And Destruction
    by Contributor on October 13, 2017 at 1:14 pm

    Four Counties in Northern California are all adjacent to each other.  They are Napa County, Sonoma County – directly west of Napa County, Mendocino County, directly North of Sonoma County and Lake County, directly east of Mendocino County and directly North of Napa County.These counties are the backbone of Wine Country, California. They make some of the finest wines in the world.  And this past weekend, they all caught fire and burned.Napa County – The Atlas Fire started on 10/8/2017, 9:20 pm.  This fire is located east of the City of Napa, and the fire is between the city and...Read the whole entry... » […]

  • 4 Key Aspects Of Firearms Training For Self-Defense
    by Contributor on October 11, 2017 at 1:27 pm

    I have been around firearms most of my life and in the past 6 years, I have grown to love shooting and learning about them. This year I have started a journey of becoming more proficient with them. I am going to share the four aspects of firearms training as I see them.Before I get started on the four aspects there are some guidelines that I would like to lay out to make your training more beneficial. […]

  • Indivisible: With Justice for Some by Troy Grice
    by Contributor on October 10, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    Vaughn’s eyes opened in complete darkness. He scanned up and down, left and right into the void trying to orient himself but it took a moment to complete the climb back into consciousness. He finally managed to raise his head up from his pillow and find his clock on the nightstand. The red digital numbers were at first glance incoherent, hieroglyphic nonsense until his lucidity returned.The time read 3:01.He reached out next to him feeling the warm curve of Jessica’s flannel-covered hip under the duvet. He slid his hand up her side, feeling that she was facing the other way,...Read the whole entry... » […]