Welcome to this week’s roundup of preparedness news, tips, articles and recommendations from around the web.
Since today is Easter, I am keeping things brief and sharing a special treat – well, at least I think it is special.
The Best Easter Bunny Ever
For many years, Shelly, the Survival Husband, was the official Easter Bunny at a popular resort on San Juan Island and I was Mrs. Bunny aka the Easter Fairy. Now as most of you know, we practice the Jewish faith and in filling this role each year, we allowed Christian families time to spend with their children instead of tending to bunny duties.
Each year there was huge Easter egg hunt with lot and lots of colored eggs hidden away in the gardens on at the resort. In addition, I had a huge basket of candy to pass out to the little ones. Survival Husband did photo ops with over 200 kids each year and every year there would be at least one child that still believed – and really thought – that Survival Husband was the real Bunny.
And so, without further explanation, sit back and enjoy this five minute blast from the recent past. I hope you enjoy it.
Sponsor Spotlight: Camping Survival
Have you visited Camping Survival yet? Here is what Tom and his team have to say:
CampingSurvival.com. It’s not about the END OF THE WORLD – It’s not about surviving a hypothetical PLANE CRASH – It’s about the SATISFACTION YOU GET knowing you can take care of yourself and/or your family in ANY SITUATION, ANYTIME, ANYWHERE!
To that I say AMEN!
Beyond their storefront, the folks at Camping Survival have a YouTube channel with a bunch of good info. Be sure to check out the video on Red Feather Butter which is pretty incredible stuff. It is 100% real butter and is made and canned without preservatives. Plus, it features an indefinite shelf-life.
The other thing I want to mention is that Camping Survival has recently launched the Camping Survival Blog which features the best of their Facebook page. But if I were you, I would go directly to their Facebook page since that is where they have fantastic giveaways. When I say fantastic, here is an example from last week: 1000′ of Olive Drab Paracord and 2 cans of DAK Canned Ham. Now how cool is that?
Camping Survival has been a loyal sponsor of Backdoor Survival for many months. Because of them and my other advertisers, I can continue to cover my hosting costs and purchase items for review without ever asking for tacky donations. Please take a few minutes to check out their site and especially their Facebook Page. You just might win something!
Today on Strategic Living
In this week’s article, How to Make Any Travel a Vacation, George and I venture in to the world of vacation planning and how you can take any trip – even one funded by the boss man – and turn it in to a vacation. Planning is a lot of work but it definitely increases the pleasure quotient in more ways than one. Talk about strategic living!
Enjoy your next adventure through common sense and thoughtful preparation!
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From the Bargain Bin: The items featured in my Personal Pocket Survival Kit have proven to be extremely popular. In cased you missed it, here they are along with a few handy extras.
Kershaw OSO Sweet Knife: This “oh so sweet” knife is solidly built, stainless steel knife that comes razor sharp right out of the package. It will pretty much cut through anything the price is amazing. About $23.
Streamlight Nano Light Keychain LED Flashlight: Extremely small and light weight yet it will throw off a decent amount of super-bright light. At just .36 ounces and 1.47 inches long, the Streamlight Nano Light Keychain Flashlight will take up a minimum of space in your pocket or bag. About $7.
Paracord Survival Bracelet: Why a Paracord Bracelet? So you always have some of this useful cord on your person! About $7.
Windstorm Safety Whistle: This particular whistle can be heard a long distance away and above howling wind and other competing sounds. About $7.0
Swedish Firesteel: Using this basic pocket fire-starter, you can get a nice fire going under almost any conditions. This is a small, compact version. About $11.
Pepper Spray: It is always good to have some form of defense that will temporarily halt a bad guy that is in your face. About $7.
Emergency Mylar Thermal Blankets: These come in compressed packets small enough to fit in a pocket or wallet. You will be surprised at how warm these will keep you. About $8 for a pack of 10.
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