DFW Preppers & Survivors is Back UP

Food storageIt took several weeks longer than I expected to complete the migration to HostGator. I learned a LOT about WordPress in the process, but there are still some things I need to learn. I was using a script from iThemes called BackupBuddy to do the migration, and it failed multiple times, for reasons that completely mystify me. I have migrated several sites fairly quickly and easily using BackupBuddy and ImportBuddy, yet this particular site gave me fits. I can’t help but think that if I really knew what I needed to, this would have been at most a one-day migration.

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Ribz Front Pack Review


Ribz Front Pack worn by the author, photo taken in Cozumel.

I got a request to review the Ribz Front Pack (retail price approximately $60 at http://www.ribzwear.com/store/), in exchange for the product for free. The Ribz company did not place any restrictions on my review, so what follows is my honest assessment of the product. (more…)

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The Top 50 Things to Disappear from Store Shelves during an Emergency

shelvesNote from Georgene:  I am pleased to post this guest blog entry from my friend Tom Sciacca of CampingSurvival.com.  

Have you ever noticed how, whenever a big storm is predicted, people start rushing to stores to clean them out of every food item and supply they have on the shelves? In one sense, it’s probably good that they are trying to anticipate the emergency, despite being last-minute about it. It sure beats those people who don’t bother to prepare at all, then complain when emergency services are overwhelmed by requests for assistance.

But why panic in the first place? Why not have a stash of necessary items always ready for such an emergency? Even if there isn’t a storm approaching, it’s nice to know that you don’t have to rush out to the store every time you run out of toilet paper. Keeping some extra around the house is always a good idea!

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Saving money for the serious prepper – a blog and a book!

Many preppers, especially those who are serious about their prepping, know that it’s not enough to plan ahead in terms of food storage, shelter, water and bug-out bags. They realize that in order to have some security for the future, it’s very important to do some serious planning today, especially when it comes to saving money.GBSIt

Britni Ross is one of those people, and she has devoted much time and attention toward building her blog, OurEventualHomestead.com, which addresses practical, everyday solutions to problems that people either experience today, or could be confronted with in the not-too-distant future. Britni’s blog features detailed instructions on self-sufficiency in many areas, including:

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The Beginning Prepper’s Guide to Firearms – Just published!

Beginning Prepper's Guide to FirearmsFinally, after much (gentle, of course) prodding and poking, I have managed to get hubby to publish his first prepping book, and on a topic that needs clarity, too -  a guide to firearms!  He has been wanting to write this book for a long time, but publishing is a time and labor-intensive effort (especially if you want it to be a good product, and he does)!   It also involves a bit of putting oneself “out there” for other people to criticize.

I am happy to say that I was able to help him get this project off the ground.  I did a good bit of the formatting and internal link building, but he did the hard work of  explaining the different types of firearms and why you might want to choose a particular one (or more).  Pictures are included for easy identification.  Since I am not very knowledgeable about firearms, I am very happy to say that he is an expert in this topic!

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