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What’s Your Threat? {Forest Fire Safety}

Photo of my son. Credit to unknown fellow Firefighter Living in the mountains of North Idaho, I would say forest fire is our #1 threat. If not #1, it is in our Top 5, right behind maybe earth quake and blizzard. We have a son who is a Wildland Firefighter so, honestly, I hadn't given much thought to our own safety, until it became obvious that he wasn't necessarily going to be here if we…
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Prepping

Prepping is Lifestyle

There were a few changes here awhile back with moving healthy living and essential oils over to Wholesome Families. I have been mostly MIA this winter and I wanted to share why. In November, right before Thanksgiving, The Principal hurt himself at work. What we thought was a small sprained ankle ended up being a torn ligament and he was home for 5 months. Then on December 18th I slipped on some black ice and…
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Prepping

Survival Hax Tactical Pen {Review}

Survival Hax Tactical Pen This Survival Pen from Survival Hax is not your father's pen. Here are the Specs: Length: 6” Thickness: .5” Exterior: Aviation aircraft aluminum Blade Material: 3CR13 steel Weight: .1 lbs The Principal was excited when this came. He immediately opened it and started to see what it could do. It has a knife (cut clothes off or maybe make kindling) It can break glass (which is handy if you find yourself…
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Frugal Living

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for your Favorite Prepper Mama

You have a month to get your mom (or your kids their mom) a Mother's Day gift. I am going to share some of my favorites. (Hear that kids?) These Mother's Day gifts could be for prepping, homesteading, or just because. We started prepping about 4 years ago and I am amazed at some of the stuff we have acquired. Now, books and hands on knowledge are better than stuff in my opinion. You can't…
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The Tuttle Twins - a child's foundation of freedom

Prepping

Surviving 72 Hours Stuck at Home

  How does one survive 72 hours stuck at home? What if there's no heat? Or worse, no Internet?!   The winter of 2008 we got 36 inches of snow in one dumping. The Principal was out of town and my car was a mini van. Read: No 4x4. No plow for our driveway to get to the main road. We weren't peppers at the time so none of these things had ever occurred to…
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Prepping

Survival Hax: Tactical Flashlight {REVIEW}

  I recently got the chance to do a review for a Tactical Flashlight. Boy am I glad I said yes. (I was given the flashlight, at no cost, but I am not otherwise being compensated for my opinion) The Principal opened the box, turned it on and immediately said "OH COOL." If you get an OH COOL then you know it's a good product. What we liked about the Survival Hax Tactical Flashlight: It's…
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Prepping

15 Gift Ideas for Preppers

15 Gift ideas for Preppers. These could be for Christmas, Birthday, Mother's Day, or Father's Day. They could be for Just Because I Love You. These are a few of my go to favorites as gifts for my fellow preppers. A Signal Mirror for one's BOB. Not for if they bug out, because you don't necessarily want to be found, but great if you get lost hiking or hunting. Some Paracord. Our daughter makes bracelets…
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Prepping

7 Must Reads for the Beginning Prepper

7 Must Read for the Beginning Prepper This list of 7 Must Reads for the Beginning Prepper is short and sweet. A great start to the Post Apocalyptic genre. These are in no way to scare you, but they will make you think. Don't go crazy prepping after reading them. Pace yourself. Whatever you do, don't forget to continue living. Don't ask my how I know this. Let me know what you think after you…
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Prepping

Top 10 Ways to Begin Prepping

This post is the show notes for my first Podcast. Be easy on me! I am still learning and excited to bring you more content this way. Understand that there is no way to prepare for every possible scenario. What is my worst case scenario may not be yours. These are my Top 10 Ways to Begin Prepping. A few tips to get your started. This list is exhaustive and may be the beginning of…
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Prepping

A List of Items that are in My Bug-Out Bag

This list is highly dependent on your location. In North Idaho we have real seasons. Snow in winter. Hot summers. The contents of this bag needs to be rotated accordingly. You also don't want this bag to be 80 pounds. If you have to actually hike out 80 pounds will feel super heavy rather quickly. Some of these items could be in your Everyday Carry (EDC), but I can't make that decision for you. Remember,…
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