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It’s Not This It’s That for Preppers

Sometimes preparedness is about seeing the potential alternate uses of everyday items, sometimes preparedness is about keeping the ‘end’ in mind while dealing with the ‘ways’ and the ‘means.’  These were the inspirations for another article in this periodic column on Prepography called… It’s Not This It’s That (INTIT): It’s not a 2 liter soda bottle, it’s half a day’s water waiting to be filled and stored (after being washed out of course) It’s not an ammo can it’s a portable ammo can grill It’s not a pair of eyeglasses, it’s a last ditch fire starter when you add some sun (prescriptions vary so test yours) It’s not a paracord bracelet, it’s ~8 feet of cordage capable of holding up to 550 lbs. It’s not steel wool and a 9 volt battery…it’s another last ditch fire starter It’s not a netbook computer in an old microwave…it’s a preparedness library in a Faraday cage It’s not a galvanized trash can with tight fitting lid…it’s rodent proof storage It’s not just a tasty treat, Doritos are a long burning fire tinder It’s not a cardboard egg carton, it’s a seed starter waiting for a little soil It’s not a Global War on Terror (GWOT)…terrorism is a tactic…not an enemy, it’s a worldwide defensive war against Islamic extremists (not really preparedness related, but I couldn’t help myself) which makes an even worse acronym WDWAIE. Use the Submit a Prep Tip button to submit your own INTIT suggestions. FacebookPinterestGoogleRedditTwitterTumblrEmailPrintPocketMoreLinkedInLike this:Like...

Today’s Top 10 It’s Not This It’s That for Preppers

Sometimes preparedness is about seeing the potential alternate uses of everyday items, sometimes preparedness is about keeping the ‘end’ in mind while dealing with the ‘ways’ and the ‘means.’  These were the inspirations for this periodic column on Prepography called… It’s Not This It’s That (INTIT): It’s not a salt lick for livestock, it’s brining material for salting that livestock’s meat It’s not 550 cord it’s a solar clothes dryer It’s not a pile of old tires…it’s an Earthship (or maybe just an Earthboat) waiting to be built (thanks to PennyPincher for the tip) It’s not a flower garden…it’s a survival garden just waiting to have the flowers replaced with beautiful vegetables It’s not a dog…it’s an early warning system…or if it’s like mine it’s a ‘come and get my master we live over here’ system It’s not a Ruger 10/22 it’s years and years of meat for the table That oversized, outdated microwave isn’t a kitchen decorator’s worst nightmare it’s a cheap, premade Faraday cage… once the cord is cut off It’s not a knee wall behind your window it’s your very own passive solar heater…maybe for your Earthboat It’s not a gym bag in the trunk it’s your get home bag Those aren’t your hunting buddies…they’re your preparedness group but you haven’t told them yet…time to start and make sure to turn them onto Prepography Use the Submit a Prep Tip button to submit your own It’s Not This It’s That suggestions. FacebookPinterestGoogleRedditTwitterTumblrEmailPrintPocketMoreLinkedInLike this:Like...

Today’s Top 10 It’s Not This It’s That for Preppers

Sometimes preparedness is about seeing the potential alternate uses of everyday items, sometimes preparedness is about keeping the ‘end’ in mind while dealing with the ‘ways’ and the ‘means.’  These were the inspirations for a new periodic column here on Prepography called… It’s Not This It’s That (INTIT): It’s not your old army pistol belt with attached molle pouches…it’s your very own batman utility belt It’s not a gallon of unscented bleach it’s up to 3,000 gallons of potable water It’s not a .22 long rifle shell that cost you 3.9 cents it’s 1.318 lbs (583 calories, 111.46 grams of protein) of cottontail rabbit  That multi-pound box or bag of salt isn’t food seasoning it’s a food preservative It’s not an out of date phone book for downtown Possom Trot, it’s 500 pages of outhouse cleanliness It’s not a paracord bracelet…its 8 feet of 550lb strength cordage for your go bag or every day carry (EDC) It’s not a #10 can of hard red wheat…it’s 14 breakfast bowls of cereal or 21 cups of flour or 7 large loaves of bread, or 10 batches of pancakes It’s not a stack of rotten wood…it’s a permaculture bed waiting to be built It’s not a case of dehydrated food…it’s part of your gastronomical insurance policy It’s not a case of 12 year old single malt scotch…it’s medicinal Use the Submit a Prep Tip button to submit your own INTIT suggestions. FacebookPinterestGoogleRedditTwitterTumblrEmailPrintPocketMoreLinkedInLike this:Like...

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