Do It Yourself & The Prepper Lifestyle
Saving headache, time and money, DIY (do it yourself) boon or disaster? Necessity is of course the mother of invention and never more so than when you’re home alone and something breaks. The ensuing crisis can escalate into a full scale disaster in a matter of moments or be a long drawn out aggravation waiting for repair. To top it off the economics of calling someone else in can create its own disaster in your budget and privacy, two very important items in living prepared. Then again we all have a story about how we or another close to us was going to fix that and save a ton, except that….yep in the long run it cost double or more to repair the repair. So as preppers what do we do? Living on a single income or a reduced one often stops us from calling the repairman, it’s just not in the budget but that faucet is leaking and it’s the hot water to boot, or the toilet keeps running, the blinds need to be hung, that hole in the drywall is growing daily (sure wish I hadn’t pushed the corner of the table into it), life moves on and things happen, they break down or we break them. Continue reading Do It Yourself & The Prepper Lifestyle
The Bug Out Vehicle
Host: Denob “The Prepared Canadian”
When it comes time to get outta Dodge, the only thing more important than knowing where you are going is having a way to get there. Despite all the worry about EMPs and such, the automobile is still the best choice for this purpose for many reasons including speed, cargo space, and secondary uses such as temporary shelter.
This week, I’ll discuss what to look for when considering a BOV as well as what you’ll need to put into it both for everyday breakdown needs as well as in a bug out situation. I’ll tell you about what fluids to keep and how much as well as some special products available to help with temporary fixes that you could be faced with roadside. I’ll even give you a tip about making your own inexpensive traction aids with some wood scraps you may have lying around or can easily find on a scavenge trip.
Other accessories abound to fit that ultimate Bug Out Vehicle. Take a visit to your local automotive supply store or one of many specialty stores for automotive accessorizes that you may want to equip your Bug Out Vehicle with. Amazon also has an endless list of supplies that may fit your needs. You can visit that list HERE!
Prepping in Canada is as big a remembered lifestyle as it is anywhere else you may look. Politics, economy, and world events be they natural or man made concern us in Canada as they do in the rest of the world, including Bug Out Vehicles. Visit denob aka ”The Prepared Canadian” for what may be a new and refreshing spin you have not seen on what we all do to be prepared and aware!
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Along the Suffrage Trail` From West to East for FREEDOM NOW!
By: Amelia Fry
Part of preparedness for most of us has not only been the effort put forth to protect ourselves from unforeseeable events but to also protect ourselves from tyranny, the loss of freedom and liberty. The following article describes a major campaign won by strong Women, strong enough and with enough determination to take on government at all levels… and win. A reminder that change can be made with courage and determination. Gman
The place was San Francisco. The time was September 16, 1915, and in the brilliant lights of the Panama Pacific International Exposition the first Women Voters’ Convention was staging its grand finale – a spectacular send-off of petite Sara Bard Field and her fellow envoy, Frances Jolliffe, on one more woman suffrage campaign. What made this campaign different was that it was to be entirely by auto, entirely across the continent, and entirely by women. The mission: to symbolize the offer of the political power of the enfranchised women of the West to their voteless sisters in the East. The plan was direct and dramatic – direct because they would take a suffrage petition to President Woodrow Wilson and to the Congress for the opening day of its 1915 – 1916 session; dramatic because in all major cities along the route they would stage parades and rallies, garner public statements of support from congressmen in their home territories, and add thousands of names to the petition – which already had half a million signatures on a roll of paper 18,333 feet long. Continue reading Along the Suffrage Trail` From West to East for FREEDOM NOW!