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My interests include Amateur Radio, Message Traffic Handling, Disaster Preparedness, Space Weather,

Terrestrial Weather, APRS, Doppler Radio Location Direction Finding,  Emergency Communications, Packet-Radio, Scottish Kilts, Smoking Pipes, Sustainable Organic Permaculture Gardening, Composting, Worm Farming, Constitutional Rights,

Food Preservation, Soil Microbiology, Sustainability, Long-Term Food Storage, and much more.

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Sunday, August 11, 2019

It seems every time I turn around I hear someone talking about the food shortage and wondering how bad it will get. Recently you can't walk  into a Walmart or Kroger store without seeing signs on the bare canned vegetable shelves about the food shortage.

Lets take a breath here and think about t...

Thursday, August 1, 2019

I have heard many people say that they are prepared for a disaster or whatever SHTF situation may come. They boast about their preps and that they have a purchased a "Seed Vault" with heirloom seeds so that they will be able to grow food afterward in the event of a long-term situation once they run...

Saturday, June 8, 2019

When starting to prepare for disasters or emergencies, one of the things that many people think about is stocking up on military MRE (Meals Ready to Eat) packs which contains a shelf-stable meal for one person that does not require refrigeration.

Surplus military MRE's are convienent, however they ar...

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

I just realized yesterday that I posted a message on Facebook about the generators that I have purchased, but I never did a blog posting about them, and why I chose them. I decided to go ahead and get it now while we have been talking about generators before we move onto a different topic.

As a backu...

Monday, April 15, 2019

Now that you have a new generator, there are some specific steps that you need to do before you ever start it up for the first time to ensure that your generator will reliably last for years. These break-in steps are the same, no matter if you have a small 2000 watt inverter generator or a larger 10...

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Gasoline storage is an issue that has changed quite a bit in the past few years, and it is something that is important to go over  so that everyone understands the changes and what we need to do about those changes to safely s tore gasoline for emergencies.

You may not have realized it, but the gasol...

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

I have spoken a couple times about using 55-gallon drums for long-term drinking-water storage but I do have a couple of tips that I have not shared yet to make storing and getting access to that water more convenient and safer.

There are two ways that you can store water barrels, standing up, and on...