Category Archives: Tools, Repair and Utility

Preparedness Uses for Coffee Filters?

My article for this month over on TheSurvivalMom.com website is about using coffee filters for preparedness tasks. Are they any good? Do they have value as a prep item? The answers may surprise you! Head on over to the article and find out what I discovered when I put coffee filters to the test. The Reality of Coffee Filters for Preparedness Uses (Hint: Mostly Fail!)

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Recommended Reading: Survival reloading with the Lee Loader

Published on AllOutdoor.com // visit site For those that are just getting started with reloading, a “round” of ammunition is composed of the case, typically called “brass” and usually made of reloadable brass, an appropriately sized and powered replaceable centerfire primer, the powder, and the bullet. The whole process of a detonating round is simple; the hammer in the gun hits the firing pin, which hits the primer which detonates a small explosion which ignites the powder. In turn the burning of the powder builds pressure inside the round in the chamber and pushes the bullet down the barrel. Technically … Continue reading

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Episode 152 – Prepping Commonalities, Three Utility Fast Pack Bags

            Covering several topics: The common things in preparing; Three utility bags worth grabbing when you bug-out; Cordage bag, Stake bag, Tarp bag. -= PODCAST TOPICS =- Prepping Commonalities – Preparedness Overlap Notes for this podcast: You should have noticed, by now, that there is a lot of overlap when getting prepared for the variety of events that can happen. Recognizing this should make your prepping a little easier, and because these are common to nearly all disasters, they should be the first things you work on. Things that aren’t a common need for survival, or … Continue reading

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Episode 149 – Intermediate Information on a Basic Toolkit Part 2

            Greg and I discuss going about setting up a basic tool kit. This turned out to be more of an intermediate discussion, as Greg’s understanding of tools is quite extensive and he knows the pitfalls of using shoddy tools. This causes him to explain a lot of these pitfalls, how to avoid it and talk about getting quality tools. Some of the topics we discussed are listed below. This is part 2, so be sure to check out Intermediate Information on a Basic Toolkit Part 1, as well. Additionally, you can listen to my podcast … Continue reading

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Episode 148 – Intermediate Information on a Basic Toolkit Part 1

            Greg and I discuss going about setting up a basic tool kit. This turned out to be more of an intermediate discussion, as Greg’s understanding of tools is quite extensive and he knows the pitfalls of using shoddy tools. This causes him to explain a lot of these pitfalls, how to avoid it and talk about getting quality tools. Some of the topics we discussed are listed below. This is part 1, so be sure to check out Intermediate Information on a Basic Toolkit Part 2, as well. Additionally, you can listen to my podcast … Continue reading

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Episode 147 – Basic Tool Kit

            You should have a good tool kit as part of your bug-out or evacuation bags.  Tools are indispensable for making repairs and building items, that you should have one around, even if you don’t use it too often. This is a preface to the two upcoming podcasts.  It’s sort of a “tool week” theme this week on the Preparedness Podcast.  This podcast covers a basic tool it.  I had recorded a couple of podcasts with Greg, talking about tools.  It’s more along the lines of an intermediate level discussion about tools, so I recorded this … Continue reading

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