Category Archives: Prepping

The poncho liner

There have been some amazing military innovations over the years: freeze-dried food for MREs, jet aircraft, rail guns, and the soul-sucking website, Army Knowledge Online. But none of these compare to the simplest, most wonderful invention known to mankind: the … Continue reading

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“Amazon let us down”

Maya Kogul was in California when Hurricane Irma began twirling toward Florida. She knew stores would run out of key supplies before she got back to her downtown Miami home earlier this week, so she placed an order for three … Continue reading

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Hunkering down

Everything that can be done outside for myself, my friends and those in my neighborhood is done. The remaining stuff is interior prep: filling bathtub and trash cans, w/ water etc. and putting the final touches on bug-out bag and … Continue reading

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Prepping – Florida style

Here’s how I know a hurricane is coming: We have lentils. We NEVER eat lentils. I am not 100 percent sure what a lentil is. I do know for a fact that not once has anybody in our household ever … Continue reading

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3 Good Things about “Price Gouging”

As so often happens in the wake of a natural disaster, government officials in Texas are currently investigating claims of “price gouging,” which the office of the Attorney General reminds residents is illegal after the governor declares a disaster. This … Continue reading

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Irma’s coming – time to learn from Harvey

[Note: In any large scale disaster such as Harvey and now Irma the key to recovery is to keep the food supply chain open. If the people manning and managing the grocery chains falter it is about three days, maximum, … Continue reading

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Got preps?

North Korea for the first time this week revealed plans for using its nuclear arms for space-based electronics-disrupting EMP attacks, in addition to direct warhead ground blasts. The official communist party newspaper, Rodong Sinmun, published a report Monday on “the … Continue reading

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Mass evacuations are underway today after Hurricane Irma slammed into the Caribbean with 185mph winds as aid agencies braced for a ‘major humanitarian response’. America’s National Hurricane Center said Irma had strengthened into a dangerous Category 5 storm as it … Continue reading

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Got preps?

WPTV in West Palm Beach reports that Shelves of water at several stores were nearly empty Sunday, even as Irma’s path remains uncertain. Hardware stores are also running out of tanks of gas and other supplies. One distressed shopper told … Continue reading

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Hurricane Irma

Major Hurricane Irma will slam the northern Caribbean islands with flooding rain, damaging winds and dangerous seas before eyeing the United States this week. “Irma is a serious threat for the Caribbean islands and United States,” AccuWeather Lead Long-Range Meteorologist … Continue reading

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A word of warning from

The East Coast will start feeling the effects of Hurricane Harvey as the gasoline supplied from the Gulf Coast starts to dry up. One of the most important pipelines that ships refined products to the Eastern Seaboard shut down on … Continue reading

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Here she comes! Got preps?

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) has just updated its forecast for what it is now referring to as a “rapidly intensifying” Category 2 hurricane in the Eastern Atlantic ocean and the results look disastrous for a large swath of the … Continue reading

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Fill ‘er up

Its operator was forced to shut the main diesel line late Wednesday and planned to halt its gasoline line Thursday, meaning motorists from Maine to Florida may soon see higher prices at the pump. Colonial, which is the biggest single … Continue reading

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*sigh* Got preps?

While the Gulf Coast continues to deal with the devastating impacts of Harvey, emergency managers in the United States have another tropical threat to monitor by the name of Irma. Far across the Atlantic, just west of the Cabo Verde … Continue reading

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You might want to stay topped off

The largest refinery in the U.S. is temporarily shutting down following devastating local floods from Hurricane Harvey and the aftermath, adding to a raft of factors driving gasoline prices higher. The Saudi-owned Motiva refinery in Port Arthur, Texas, began what … Continue reading

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Approved for extremity GSW

The XStat 30, a sponge-filled syringe that can plug deep and narrow wounds from gunshots or stabbings in seconds, has received approval from the U.S. for use in the arm and leg. The FDA also gave RevMedx, the Oregon-based company … Continue reading

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Eyewitness updates from loaded4bear and Paul the Machinist

From emails received at 4 PM today: Well, the shit show continues. It is still raining in NW Houston. Local channel 2 shows that we’ve had about 33″ of rain, so far. The news tells us there are 350 high … Continue reading

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Got preps?

Hurricane Harvey, the first hurricane to make landfall in Texas since 2008, is strengthening and expected to strike the Texas coast later tonight as a Cat-3 storm with maximum sustained winds near 120 mph according to the National Hurricane Center … Continue reading

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Got preps?

Harvey has reformed into a tropical depression and is likely to strengthen into a tropical storm or hurricane before bringing a dangerous flood threat to areas near the Texas and Louisiana coasts into the weekend or early next week. A … Continue reading

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Turning salt water into fresh

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