Thursday, March 31, 2016

JUGM Reply To Prepper Hacks

In yesterday's comment Jacked Up Glock Mom (JUGM), here is her link, answered a comment about little known prepper tricks.

"I know!! amazes me that other people have not figured that out yet.

another unknown idea..that I have baffled other preppers with, is Crayons... I know you have little ones, so save them... In an emergency situation, they can burn up to 30 minutes.
And I am sure you know this one being that you are in the medical field , but My dad was a firefighter and on his ladder truck they would keep a nice supply of tampons...I asked why one time, and he said if there is a major wound just shove one in....."

I actually forgot about crayon being used as candles. Another use is to melt the wax, and use it to make a wax shell over cheese, then storing the cheese in a root cellar for long term storage. I'll have to further research the types of cheese that are best suited for this type of storage. Cheese would be awesome in a societal collapse.

Speaking of tampons, pads can also be used to very large Band-aid for weeping wounds. I've seen several people come through the MRI scanner that the doctor told them to use a pad to contain oozing wounds. Change frequently, and be very concerned for infection.

Speaking of Band-aids, we use a cotton ball and a piece of tape for injection sites as an impromptu Band-aid. The picture below is a variation....

Anyone got anymore tricks, tips, and hacks?

Keep Right On Prepping - K

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Hand Warmers Are O2 Eaters

Just a reminder that hand warmers use oxygen to heat up, and can be used as oxygen absorbents in your long term food storage containers. They usually go on sale around this time of year...

I prefer the glass jar method, stored in a dark room, that I've described by following the link. The hand warmers can be used for 5 gallon mylar bags because of their size, so use a really big jar! I'm sure with a little digging a reader can find the equivalent CC absorption rate. The paranoid can buy them without fear of government tracking and being labeled a prepper, since they "only keep the hands warm."

Which brings me to another question. What everyday products can be secretly used by preppers for other uses?

Keep Right On Prepping - K

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Wednesday, March 23, 2016


I've already lost about half my readers by the title alone, but whether or not you are a Christian, the Bible has some profound wisdom in Proverbs. Today, I'll be looking at Proverbs 21:20 "There is treasure to be desired and oil in the dwelling of the wise, but a foolish man spendeth it up."

"There is treasure to be desired" means to me that you should not be spending everything you have and saving some money. You could use another parable of the ant and the grasshopper if you'd prefer, but you get the idea. During Biblical times you either lived debt free or borrowed money from someone, and the lender could make you a slave if you didn't pay. Don't be a modern slave to the credit card companies, and believe me, I've done my share of time being a slave.

"and oil in the dwelling of the wise" is telling me to store food for the hard times. You never know when the next hurricane, tornado, snowstorm, or man-made event will make the grocery store not an option. In contrast, the foolish person spends all he has but doesn't save nor store food.

Where would you like your children to situated. Cash and food on hand or penniless and hungry? Just a thought...

Keep Right On Prepping - K