What Are Your Favorite…?

24 Oct

Reading a post “What are your three favorite rifles?” it downed on me that I shouldn’t just spend my blogging time shooting off my own mouth. A blog is a great opportunity to get feedback from others and ask questions. This post will just be a question:

What are your three favorite or most important prepping supplies you’ve purchased?

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Here’s a good open discussion about what you should keep in your vehicle.

Because it’s that time of the year, here’s a good video about what you can do to winterize your vehicle:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iEMV3ao5Yk

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Parts of China are beset by heavy smog. Pollution levels are over three times hazardous and over 50 times what is deemed a safe daily level.
Some of this smog is affecting things as far away as Japan. If there are any Chinese or Japanese preppers reading this of financial means, look at the IQAir line of air purifiers for your home. The IQAir HealthPro Air Purifier is rated down to 0.003 microns. These are the crème-de-la-crème. For poorer preppers and cheapskates, another choice is the Honeywell 50250 air purifier. These run about $160 on Amazon. I have two of these and they seem well made. It’s estimated exposure to Chinese-level pollution takes five years away from longevity.

If pollution levels were extremely high or you were ever faced with a situation where toxins were in the air, the best solution is to use a powerful fan bringing in filtered air into your safe rooms. The fan should be powerful enough to create a positive pressure difference between the outside air and the air inside your room(s). This pressure difference helps prevent particles from entering your room through the tiny openings that are common to all homes, regardless of how well we seal off a room with plastic sheeting and other means.

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Over at Apartment Prepper there is new series “Self Sufficient Saturdays” which discusses topics like how to cook beans or brew coffee without electricity. These are great hands-on-posts showing preppers how to do things.

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Many people new to weightlifting wonder “How much should I be able to …?” Bench press, squat, deadlift, etc. It doesn’t really matter. Each individual should only be concerned with personal improvement, not what others do. If you’re making personal improvement, you’re doing great! For those who must know, this site has some neat charts.

If you’re a member of Congress, don’t sweat it. You’ll be able to use your political slush fund to pay $6,230 to a personal trainer.

The TV show 60 Minutes exposed how these slush funds allow members of Congress to get payments from lobbyists and special interests and then use the money to fund lavish lifestyles. The politician said “using campaign money for a fitness instructor is a legitimate expense because gym visits alleviate stress…” Too bad nothing alleviates our stress of having our country led by these @&#$*$#!

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Jim Cobb has a new book out that looks like a great read for preppers: The Prepper’s Complete Book of Disaster Readiness: Life-Saving Skills, Supplies, Tactics and Plans
You can purchase it at Amazon.com.

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I wrote a piece about the recent biker attack on a motorist. While we too often focus on the wrongdoers, there are heroes out there as well. Here’s a nice piece about Sergio Consuegra who intervened in the attack, putting himself in grave danger to help others. He was extremely poised in his response: “Let me not show these people that I’m here to engage in any kind of confrontation but that I’m here to protect the man and the family, so I’m going to keep it cool.”

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