Author Archive | Gaye Levy

Off-Grid Life-Line

A satellite phone is a life-line for those who live off grid. If you need emergency services and/or rescue you need a reliable way to get help. For preppers, satellite phones can be a way to navigate, signal for help, or simply keep in touch when the grid goes down during a disaster. But, with advances in […]

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Home Security and Crime Prevention Secrets

Editor’s Note: This resource has been revised and updated for 2018 best practices. A major component of family preparedness is the maintenance of comfort, control, and self-preservation in a time of crisis.  Whatever the source of the crisis, we as humans want to protect the homestead and our loved ones at any cost.  (And by […]

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Top 8 Snowstorm Emergency Tips

We each recall our excitement when, as children, snow was predicted and the thought of school closings made us giddy. We anxiously waited for the next morning to take a look out of our bedroom windows to confirm that we’d be sledding, skiing, making snow forts and having snowball battles instead of taking that dreaded […]

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Got Paracord?

Editor’s Note: This resource has been updated and revised for 2018. My love affair with paracord continues.  Not only is it strong and useful for a myriad of tasks, it is colorful and fun to work with while making bracelets, key fobs, belts and other goodies. I am not the only one that feels this way. […]

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Don’t Throw Old Razors Away

These days I have been doing a lot of thinking about my daily hygiene and beauty routine as it relates to a long term survival situation.  I don’t want to appear frivolous but for me, feeling clean and looking nice are an important part of feeling good about myself in general.  I do not think […]

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100 Items That Will Disappear First

This is a REVISED and UPDATED for 2018 resource. There is a lot to think about during any major situation. One thing that it is easy to predict is that if the supply chain gets shaken, it can mean that some things might quickly disappear. One of the main things to remember about prepping is […]

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Should You Grow Spuds in a Tub?

I have never met a potato I did not like.  Seriously.  There was period during the 80s that I refer to as my potato years.  I shunned meats of any kind and pretty much subsisted for weeks at a time on baked potatoes, asiago cheese, and apples.  That, plus my morning latte was it.  I […]

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Perimeter Home Defense

There are a lot of reasons why you need to consider the security of where you live. Regardless of how nice your area may be or how low the crime rate is, in an emergency the protections you have may not be sufficient to maintain your ground. Even during good times, it can be pretty annoying or […]

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Prepare Your Home for a Bad Winter

While we are getting close to the official start of winter, you still have time to get your place in good order. Chances are some of the things on this list are things you already have or that you can order or get in town with ease. Preparing your place for the winter doesn’t have to […]

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