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Prepper Website – An aggregator of the very best preparedness articles on the internet.  Prepper Website is updated daily.  You can also subscribe to the newsletter and get direct links to every article posted the day before.  To subscribe – click here.

Top Prepper Websites – A list of top prepper websites ranked by the Preparedness Community.  Voters can vote “FOR” their favorite website by clicking on their link on their website.  You can also vote “OUT” by clicking on their link on Top Prepper Websites.  Visit the popular websites, but visit the lesser known websites too.

Ed that Matters – My personal blog.  I write on matters of preparedness and at times, education.  I try to approach articles from different perspectives.  Don’t miss an article, you can subscribe to the newsletter by clicking here.  For subscribing, you will get a FREE Family Emergency Contact PDF that you can save, edit and print out for the whole family.

Totally Homestead – An rss feed aggregator of Homesteading blogs.  You can visit Totally Homestead and see all the newest articles posted on your favorite homesteading websites.

Your Preparedness Story - A website for The Preparedness Community to post their own articles, pics, recipes, tips, etc… You don’t have to create your own website or wait to hear back from a website owner to get your article posted.  On YPS, you post articles yourself.  There is a video tutorial on the top of the front page that shows you how to post your own content.  All the posts go out to Prepper Website social media channels.  If a post seems relevant to Prepper Website readers, articles might be posted there too.  To be informed of new articles on YPS, subscribe to the newsletter – click here.

Prepper Small Biz – This site was created to support small preparedness businesses.  It doesn’t matter if they are online or local, you can find preparedness businesses on PSB by categories.  You can also find reviews on certain preparedness related gear and equipment.

The Preparedness Review – A Bi-Annual eReview (Spring & Winter) for the Preparedness Community.  You will find some of the best articles written by well-known preppers on the internet.  The idea is that TPR will contain articles that you will want to have if the internet is not around anymore.  Click here to download past issues.  If you want to subscribe to the newsletter, you can subscribe on the TPR homepage.  Newsletter subscribers find out about new issues first!

Top Prepper Websites – Social Media – This site works exactly like Top Prepper Websites.  However, the focus is on the social media like Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Pinterest and Youtube.

Page 2 News – For Those Keeping An Eye on Things – A sub-domain of Prepper Website, Page 2 News pulls in current news in the categories of collapse, pandemic, Liberty Movement, 2nd Amendment, stock market, war, Middle East, conspiracy, border, revolution, gold and silver and terrorism.  The site updates daily.

 

 

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An Open Letter to My Past Female Students Entering College

college1I started in education late in life. It was kind of a lateral move since my wife and I ran a group home for kids for 11 1/2 years. And although many of the kids we had in our group home are married or have kids of their own, the students that I first taught, have this year started college. It seems like a long way from 2nd and 4th grade, but it goes by fast!

I also have some good friends who have a daughters who have moved away from home into dorms or apartments for the first time ever. It’s an exciting time, but it can also be scary. With all the stuff that I read for Prepper Website, it is very easy to see the world as a crazy and dangerous place for a young woman…or anyone for that matter. But when you’re 18 years old, and away from home for the first time, you don’t always see it that way. Dad and mom can give all the advice they can give, but in the end, they are mom and dad and they are supposed to worry. So their advice might not be taken as serious. Lately, I’ve been thinking about young people that I know who are going away to college this year, and I’ve chosen to write them a letter, hoping they will take some advice from one of their former teachers.

Dear Student,

I’m very proud of you! Graduating high school, with all the standardized tests and dumb requirements that really don’t mean anything nowadays is an accomplishment. You’ve shown that you can manage certain responsibilities and now you are moving on to bigger responsibilities and to tackle bigger accomplishments. I know it probably doesn’t seem like it to you, but time has flown by. And it will continue to fly by. Soon, you’ll be tackling BIG challenges that not only effect you for four years, but will impact you for a lifetime: marriage, kids, career, etc.. In fact, all the challenges of college will seem like a cake walk on the other side of graduation. But until then, I want to give you a little advice for your college years. Because, although you are going to have some BIG decisions to make after college, some of the things you do right now can also impact you for the rest of your life. It’s a crazy world out there. I want you to tackle it and come out on the other side feeling successful and knowing that you accomplished everything you set out to do! I’m writing this letter to give you a little bit of practical advice about how you can safely achieve your goals and experience all that college life has to offer.

Become very familiar with your surroundings. Learn your campus like the back of your hand. Know where your classes are located BEFORE the day you have class. If it is a night class, make sure you walk it during the day. Know where the student center is located, the bookstore, the library, the campus police headquarters and where the emergency call boxes are located. Know which areas are lit up well at night and which places to avoid after certain times. Ask older female students about the campus and for advice. This might be scary, but pay attention to big bushes or places where someone could jump out at you. Don’t walk around with your head buried in your cell phone. Keep your eyes up and scan the areas where you are walking. I want you to be safe.

Always, always, always go with someone. Two are better than one and three is even better! Never attempt to walk across campus or go to a meeting or whatever by yourself. If you have a class and don’t know anyone who is taking the class, make friends with someone quick. Ask them if you can walk together to your destination. A little bit of being proactive here will go along way!

Find friends that you can count on. If you go out for the evening, to eat, to a party or to a club, determine that you and your friend will not separate from each other for ANY REASON. Actually, if you are going to a club, it would be better to have a group of friends go who will always partner up, even to go to the restroom. Please be aware of your drink! Evil people will slip drugs in your cup and you will wake up the next morning not remembering anything. This is why having someone else with you, who can help back you up is important.

Make boys work for it. I’m not talking about sex. I’m talking about the time and effort you put into a relationship. Make sure you know the opposite sex very well before going out on a date. Have “study dates,” with others there, in the library. Meet up in the student center for lunch. Sit together at a football or basketball game. If they really like you and want to get to know you, they will respect that you want to take it slow.  Doing so will allow you to see their real character and what they are “REALLY” after.

Always tell someone what you are doing or where you are going. This is important if someone needs to find you or get a hold of you. Don’t just count on your cell phone. They lose power and can have bad coverage in some spots. It’s always responsible to let someone know where you are and what you’re doing, even if you are going somewhere with friends.

Think about what you would do to protect yourself if you need to. Something simple as a good can of mace is not a bad thing to have in your purse. Get familiar with it and learn how to use it. Get a good can, not a cheap one that will break easily.  You can also carry around a specially made whistle to draw attention to yourself.

Stay up to date on news. Many universities have emergency text messages and social media messages regarding emergency news. Be sure that you will receive an alert if there is an emergency campus wide. It’s not a bad idea to hit some news channels online every once in a while so that you know what is going on in the world. This goes for watching the weather too!

Lastly, make plans! I don’t mean never be spontaneous. I mean, know what you need to do or have if certain situations come up. For instance, make sure you have a working flashlight in case the power goes out and you need to get around your dorm in the dark. Make sure you have some food stored in the room and a means to cook it in case something happens to the cafeteria. Know where the nearest hospital is located. Have hard copies of phone numbers and email addresses somewhere safe, not just in your cell phone. Know the fastest way back home in case there is an emergency. And, I know things will be tight financially, but always try to carry $20 with you. It’s important to know what you should do in these scenarios because you might not have time to sit down and get advice or think it through when something comes up.

Again, I’m very proud of you. I know that you are going to grow into a responsible women and I can’t wait to see all your accomplishments. As you move forward on your journey, just remember that keeping in mind the above advice can keep you from a lot of grief later on. Be safe and have a ton of fun. I wish you the best!

Sincerely,
Mr. Sepulveda

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Top Prepper Websites - Social Media Edition!

Early on in the life of Prepper Website, I learned that there are many hardcore preppers that don’t like social media.  Many feel it gives away too much personal information and hurts OPSEC.  I totally understand.  But I also believe that if you are doing ANYTHING on the internet, they can track you if they want.  They know the websites you visit, the searches you perform, your banking, bills, etc…  To really live a life of HIGH OPSEC, you have to completely be off the internet and not even use a cellphone.

So, I know this announcement isn’t for everyone.

The focus of Prepper Website has always been to link to great content.  In fact, the mission that I established from day one was, “to provide links to quality articles and websites that focus on preparing for emergencies, survival, homesteading, simple life and alternative news.”

One of the places that great content is shared is on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Youtube and Pinterest.  Some social media channels are better than others at sharing some cool content.  The trick is finding the good ones!

Last December, I started Top Prepper Websites.  It is a website where the Preparedness Community can vote on their favorite preparedness sites.  TPW has been limited to blogs.  But recently I had the idea of creating a Top Prepper Website for social media.

So I’m happy to announce the launch of Top Prepper Websites – Social Media.  You will notice that it looks, feels and works just like Top Prepper Websites, except it will highlight the social media channels that are sharing content.  You can visit their  social media channels and vote for them once you visit.  It works like TPW in that the more popular are going to be up at the top.  However, you will be able to find some of the lesser known social media channels and see the content that they are putting out.  If you like what you see, then you have found another way to find preparedness content online.

You can always find Prepper Website’s social media channels at the bottom of the Prepper Website page!

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Altoids Tin: Urban EDC First Aid Kit or My Boo-Boo Kit

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One of the things that I like to do when I’m about to walk down the aisle with a groom, is to offer him a few Altoids mints. Most grooms have thrown a few drinks back with his groomsmen and/or if they are a smoker, they’ve been puffing like a smoke stack knowing that they are about to tie the knot or get attached to the ol’ ball and chain. I tell him the first kiss as husband and wife shouldn’t be like kissing an old bar stool. I officiate a lot of weddings and buy a bunch of Altoids mints! Knowing their usefulness as container for kits, I don’t throw any empty tins away. I will buy every flavor, but I prefer spearmint.

This last Christmas, I made Urban EDC kits as stocking stuffers for family members. I know that these kits are very minimal, but putting the right items in a small, pocket size kit can be very helpful if the need arises. Since that time, I have been wanting to put together a First Aid Altoids Kits. I have Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy’s big Emergency First Aid Kit and I have even made a small version for myself. So I know that this Altoids kit is nothing more than a “boo-boo” kit. But, even a boo-boo kit can be very helpful to someone who needs a bandaid, has a headache or sinus pressure, an itchy bite, burn or even something stuck in their teeth.

This is my Altoids First Aid Boo Boo Kit. I will list the contents and also the links on Amazon for certain contents. I didn’t go out of my way to purchase these items, I already had them for other first aid kits that I have made.

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Ibuprofen (Advil generic) – 20 count – I think we purchase the big bottles from Sam’s Club. Ibuprofen is an anti-inflammatory, pain reliever and fever reducer.

Pseudoephedrine (Sudafed generic) – 10 count – Sinus pressure sucks! Pseudoephredrine is for nasal congestion and sinus pressure.

Diphenhydramine (Benadryl generic) – 5 count – Diphenhydramine is an antihistamine. It is used for seasonal allergies and allergic reactions. It will also help you sleep.

Plastic bags – I purchased the little bags from Walmart in the crafts section.

Antiseptic Towelette – 2 count – You can use these to clean an area on your skin or to wash your hands.

Sting Relief – 2 count – For insect bites, this towelette contains an antiseptic and pain reliever.

Bacitracin w/ Zinc – 1 count – Antibiotic ointment.

Band-Aids – 3 count – These are the larger bandaids.

Floss stick – 1 count – This stick also has a pick on the other end.

Burn Jel – 1 count – For relief of minor burns. This pack contains 2% Lidocaine.

Sterile Alcohol Pads – 2 count – Seen in the picture, but will be replaced (see below). This is kind of redundant with the Antiseptic Towelettes as far as this first aid kit goes.

L.L.P. Allergy Rellief Essential Oil – I purchased this small bottle on Amazon a while back and placed the essential oil inside of it. L.L.P Allergy Relief works. I’ve written about it here.

One item that I will like to add are butterfly bandages. I thought I had some spares in my small kit but I don’t. I will have to purchase some of these.

I really like that this kit stays closed without ranger bands or anything else keeping it closed. And I really like that it is small enough to stay in my backpack when I go off to work or that I can comfortably carry it in my pocket when we go out.

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You need to checkout this First Aid Altoids Kit video below. This guy challenged his Boy Scout troop to come up with their own first aid kit. What I really like is that he didn’t go out and spend any money. The items that he include were picked up at health fairs and other places…

 

One last thing, you can easily make your own small packs of ointments and such by using straws and burning the ends off.  This can save you some money.  The only thing I would recommend is to use different color straws for the various ointments.  SouthernPrepper 1 made a nice little video on how to do this easily.

Altoids First Aid kits are a great way to reuse these metal tins. But there are so many other uses for Altoid tins. For other articles on using Altoids tins click here.

What would you add to this first aid kit?

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Essential Oils for Allergy Relief!

allergies1Allergies suck! Down here in the South, we just know it’s coming and just live with it. However, I’ve spoken with many who say they are on a daily dose of some sort of medicine to help combat their symptoms and obtain relief. That’s not an option for me! I don’t want to be dependent on any medicine unless I absolutely NEED it to live. So, like many others, my family and I deal with seasonal allergies as they come. We drink a lot of water, try to eat healthy, change the AC filter, try not to track in pollen, take our vitamins, etc… But now, we are also using an essential oil blend just for allergies from Spark Naturals…and my wife swears by it!

This last season she went through a 15ml bottle! She believes in it so much that she has been sharing it with allergy suffers at work. She recently told me a funny story about putting some Spark Naturals L.L.P. Allergy Blend on a co-worker.

She was in her office at the beginning of the day and was putting some on a co-worker, we normally put some on the back of our neck, forehead and on our cheeks, on the side of our nose (this makes my eyes burn just a little so I try to put mine lower). She was putting the EO on her co-workers forehead when her boss walked in.

A little background… Her boss knows that we are Christians and that I’m a minister. I actually officiated the wedding for one of her daughters. When she walked in, my wife thought that she could have mistaken what she was doing for “laying on of hands” and praying for this co-worker. My wife let her know that she was just putting on some allergy relief! I think the boss took a hit too! Anyway, it must have been a funny looking scene.

Well, since my wife has become the “Patron Saint of Allergy Relief,” I’ve had to purchase and stock-up on more bottles of “the stuff!” I don’t want to run out down here in Allergy Country!

If you are a little skeptical of Essential Oils and how effective they are, I would recommend just buying a small 5ml bottle. The small bottle only costs $8 and if it works for you, it will be well worth it!

The Spark Naturals L.L.P. Allergy Blend is “a blend of Lavender, Lemon and Peppermint CP PharmaGrade essential oils blended together to create an all-natural antihistamine.”*

If you want to try this blend or any other Essential Oils from Spark Naturals, you can get 10% off your order if you use the coupon code “prepperwebsite.” Spark Naturals also runs special deals like free shipping and others from time to time.

To order Spark Naturals L.L.P. Allergy Blend – Click Here! Don’t forget to use the coupon code “prepperwebsite.”

You might also be interested in my article about Essential Oils for ADHD.

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