Clothing & Shelter Preparedness

13 Mar 2014 by filed in Clothing & Shelter Preparedness
My Dirty Little Secret for Cleaning Guns   No one can OVERestimate the importance of cleaning their firearms. However, I discovered the importance of properly maintaining my Glock firearms the hard way—and it was nearly as painful of a lesson as it was when I discovered at the age of 19 that I was actually supposed to be changing the oil in my car. (I can assure you that driving all alone, cross country, in the middle of snow storm near Vail, Colorado in a little Volkswagon Rabbit is NOT the...
Raw sewage backed into the shower
17 Feb 2014 by filed in Clothing & Shelter Preparedness
Today I'm sharing a story that was shared with us by one of our readers--specifically in dealing with raw sewage that can back up into our homes. For the record, I strongly advise that people become familiar with how their sewage system works for their home. If it's city sewage, it runs the risk of filling back into your house in the event of an electrical outage, flooding or other malfunction--especially given what a disaster our nation's infrastructure is in presently. If you have your own...
16 Aug 2013 by filed in Clothing & Shelter Preparedness
The other day I was on my way up to Salt Lake City to work a “self-reliance conference.”  At that time, my car had the entire back window occupied by a vinyl sign for Women of Caliber, mentioning the firearm and physical self-defense classes I used to offer regularly. Being in a bit of a hurry, I zipped through a school zone at about 35 MPH, completely oblivious and without paying attention to my speedometer. After getting midway through the school zone, I finally realized where I was and I...
11 Jul 2013 by filed in Clothing & Shelter Preparedness
Ah…prepping for babies. I just LOVE babies. I don’t care if they’re crying or fussing or beautifully sound asleep, I just love them. They are so snuggly and precious—those smiles that melt your heart like nothing else can. Those cute little feet that you swear you could just gobble up. Somehow their curiosity helps us see the world through a new set of eyes. Their inherent innocence and vulnerability that we see in their eyes is sure to make even the most stoic parent feel humbled, and not just...
08 Jul 2013 by filed in Clothing & Shelter Preparedness
By Kellene Bishop There's plenty of thundering, blowing, raining and hailing going on all over the country--though some areas sure could use MORE rain. I don't know about you, but I look at such instances as if they are giving us a much needed "trial run" to test out our level of preparedness amidst a  "surprise" situation that Mother Nature likes to throw at us.  And there are plenty of "trial runs" available. As we've already seen played out in the national news, the storm and tornado season...
24 Jun 2013 by filed in Clothing & Shelter Preparedness
By Garfield Refining, Guess Contribution   An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. That said, an ounce of gold or silver can offer far more value than what it’s current monetary value may provide in the event of a survival scenario as a direct result of a world-wide crisis.   Should a financial meltdown of epic proportions ever happen, the current monetary and gold-backed currency system as we know it will be rendered null and void. Natural resources in scarce supply such as fresh...
14 Mar 2013 by filed in Clothing & Shelter Preparedness
By Kellene Bishop   I've got fire!   The "perfect" fire. Isn't that something that we all want if we're going to go to the effort of building one? To me the perfect fire entails one with minimal smoke, one that is burning efficiently enough that I hardly have any ashes left over, and of course, one that puts out plenty of heat.  And that's exactly what I'm going to share with you today.   I remember tuning in to the first episode of the Season 3 of “Survivor”.  The show was still rated one of...
21 Jan 2013 by filed in Clothing & Shelter Preparedness
By Kellene Bishop 2.4 BILLION of these are purchased every year.  They are a critical part of our society, not likely to disappear even in the midst of the most gruesome of disasters. In fact, the more serious the disaster, the more needed these items will be. 99% of them are made in China. More than 90%  of ALL of the materials needed by the handful of U.S. manufacturers come from overseas. The number of qualified U.S.-based repairmen to make these is a dying breed and requires weeks of...
12 Sep 2012 by filed in Clothing & Shelter Preparedness
By Kellene Bishop Whether it’s a random act of crime today or one which might come in a more degraded societal scene, being able to feel safe and protected IN your home is vital. The fact of the matter is, even today you have a 1 in 10 chance of being the victim of a home invasion of some sort whether it be a kidnapping attempt, a drunken “wrong house” event, or an act of larceny. But we don’t have to crumble emotionally just because someone has broken our first line of defense—our outside...
12 Aug 2012 by filed in Clothing & Shelter Preparedness
By Kellene Bishop If you’re experiencing a problem with mice now, just wait until there’s a time that regular sanitation services aren’t available. The mild winter, flooding, and record heat have created a perfect storm for the mouse population. If you see signs of one in your home, there’s at least 34 others…for about 3 weeks anyway, in which time another litter of 4 to 6 are bred and the female then immediately  begins gestation again. Though the average lifespan of a mouse is 18 months, in...
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