A NEW ADDITION TO THE GARDEN – COLD BOXES

Up-cycling reclaimed materials, gardening and power tools. How could this day and this project not turn out great? We are especially looking forward to getting back in the game this gardening season because our efforts were obviously subdued last year with Riley’s arrival and we’re chomping at the bit to get things cranked up. So much so that we decided to add a new piece of infrastructure to our homestead by building two new cold boxes. Eventually the plans are to build a full size greenhouse, but these cold boxes will certainly meet our needs for now.

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VALLEY FOOD STORAGE REVIEW

No family preparedness plan should be considered balanced and complete without a solid food storage plan. In this blog post and video, I take a look at Valley Food Storage as an option for your long term food storage needs.

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PRACTICAL TACTICAL NAMED A ‘TOP PREPPING RESOURCES’ WEBSITE

Happy To Survive has named Practical Tactical among the top 250 prepper websites with top prepping resources on the interwebs marking the second time we have been ranked among the best in the business when it comes to helping you and yours become more prepared for whatever may come down the road.

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The BOLT Concept

Simply put, the BOLT Kit is the realization of the vision of what we believe the bug out bag should be. The difference between every other bug out bag you’ve ever heard of and the BOLT Kit is a focused relocation philosophy that is underpinned by a plan, the gear and a skill set necessary to make it a success. This is the BOLT concept.

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OUR PERSONAL THREAT MATRIX

When the topic of preparedness comes up in conversation, the inevitable question from everyone we talk to is “What are you afraid of?” or “What worries you most?” Not always in an attacking manner. Some folks are genuinely interested. Our answer is always much the same. Read through to find out why we practice preparedness.

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WEATHER PREPAREDNESS: OBSERVE YOUR WORLD

Have you ever considered what role the weather could play after a disaster or in a long term survival situation? It could be the difference between life and death. I wanted to share a few ideas on tools and concepts that will help you better understand the weather, and why it’s important to round out your complete preparedness plan.

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It’s not the fall that gets you….

It’s not the fall that kills you; it’s the sudden change of direction at the bottom. Read through to find out what I think you can do today to soften the landing.

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But when it’s you…..

  It is an unfortunate fact that police involved shootings have dominated the headlines for the better part of the last year. Each is awful and tragic because a human life has been lost. The common theme in the aftermath that annoys me to no end is that there is …

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