The Prepper Mindset

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If you ask a dozen different so-called “preppers” what the first thing you should do to start down the proverbial “prepper’s path”, you’ll probably get at least a dozen different answers. None of which would likely be wrong, per se, but all of them likely pass over the one, singular step that any person needs to…

What Isn’t Prepping?

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Yes, you read the title correctly… this isn’t what prepping “is”, this is what prepping “isn’t”. But to be fair, I guess we do have to define what “prepping” is and who are “preppers”. “Preppers” are those who “prep”. That’s easy enough. “Prepping” is simply “preparing”. Preparing for what, you ask? The unexpected, of course!…

Traffic Cones

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They’ve been working on the main road by my house for well over a year now… and it’s finally looking like they’re almost done. True, there are still plenty of traffic cones and people waiving warning flags to keep us from plowing through a newly cut hole in the road, but it’s progress! Hang on…

Make your own hot water: Just add water and sun

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Hot water comes in very useful for laundry, cooking, washing, and bathing. When you have a home with a hot water heater, it’s easy enough. When you’re camping, or in an emergency situation, it’s not that easy. Not long ago I showed you how to make a water filtration system using some ceramic filters, some…

Utah on the way legalize rainwater collection

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Background For decades now it’s been illegal in Utah to collect rainwater that falls on your own property. Sounds crazy, right? That’s what I thought, too. It seems there is an age-old assumption that water rights begin in the sky above the state, and that collecting it requires a “water right” assigned to you by…