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Recipe: How to make frontloader washing machine laundry soap

600 400 Survival Common Sense Blog | Emergency Preparedness

I’m not buying laundry soap again. This recipe is too easy and cheap, and it works too well to go back to buying commercial laundry soap products.

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Top 5 wilderness survival skills you need for urban survival

600 384 Survival Common Sense Blog | Emergency Preparedness

How valuable are the wilderness survival skills in an urban disaster environment? Very. Here are five basic skills you need to know.

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This pocket survival kit has many items that could help you survive disasters or emergencies.

Learn how to make an urban/wilderness survival kit

376 400 Survival Common Sense Blog | Emergency Preparedness

Learn how to make an urban/wilderness survival kit you can carry everywhere.

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heat, stay cool when power goes down

10 tips for staying cool during a power outage/heat wave emergency

300 163 Survival Common Sense Blog | Emergency Preparedness

An emergency situation caused by a summer storm may be made worse by the hot weather! How will you stay cool during the heat wave/disaster? Here are some tips.

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waco siege, Davis Koresh

The Waco Siege: A Very Disturbing Part of American History

448 299 Survival Common Sense Blog | Emergency Preparedness

It has been said that without Waco, there wouldn’t have been the Oklahoma City bombing. I visited the Waco site over Christmas break.

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snow camping

Worth Reading: ‘Camping’s Forgotten Skills: Backwoods Tips From a Boundary Waters Guide’

600 300 Survival Common Sense Blog | Emergency Preparedness

One way to prepare for potential emergencies is to read and learn from informative books with practical, usable information. “Camping’s Forgotten Skills: Backwoods Tips From a Boundary Waters Guide” by Cliff Jacobson is a literary resource that should be part of any survival or prepper library.

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improvise waterproof shoes, keep feet dry, keep feet warm

How to make urban shoes into emergency bad weather footwear

600 400 Survival Common Sense Blog | Emergency Preparedness

So the stuff hit the fan, the rain is turning into sleet and snow, and you have to walk to safety through the icy slush. And you’re wearing your office shoes. Here is how to improvise some waterproof footwear.

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How to: Make jerky from small game meat

600 300 Survival Common Sense Blog | Emergency Preparedness

Venison or big game jerky is common, but few use small game animals as the basis of that frontier staple. Making jerky is a great way to clean out the freezer at the end of the season and create tasty snacks out of last year’s harvest.

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Natural disasters can happen quickly - are you prepared? Five reasons normal people shy away from preppers.

Urban Survival | How to shut off the gas and water during an emergency

600 384 Survival Common Sense Blog | Emergency Preparedness

During a natural disaster, you may be forced to evacuate your home, and told to shut off your gas, water and electricity. Let’s hope you know how to do it. If you don’t here are some instructions!

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Encourage preparedness mindset with this book: “The Unthinkable”

600 384 Survival Common Sense Blog | Emergency Preparedness

Amanda Ripley’s book “The Unthinkable” is not about disaster recovery: It’s about what happens in the midst of one – before emergency personnel arrive and structure is imposed on the loss. It’s about the human reaction to disaster and how you should act if you want to survive.

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