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The Winter Warmer: The Best of BDS Winter Preparedness Posts

The Winter Warmer: The Best of BDS Winter Preparedness Posts

With October halfway gone, it is time to be thinking about any winter preps that you have not done. At 3,000 feet in the mountains of North Carolina, we have yet to have our first frost but we expect . . .

How To Survive an Ice Storm

How To Survive an Ice Storm

You know the weather event that I dread more than snow.

An ice storm.

The ice storm can turn roads and paths into an ice skating rank in no time at all. Just 1/10 of an inch of ice . . .

The Adhesives and Glues Every Prepper Needs

The Adhesives and Glues Every Prepper Needs

Glue is an important thing but it often gets overlooked until it is needed the most. Having a variety of glues and adhesives on hand is a wise move for any prepper.

Glues and adhesives are not expensive preps to . . .

DIY Mosquito Traps for the Home and Homestead

DIY Mosquito Traps for the Home and Homestead

Mankind’s Greatest Predator

As humanity broke through the paleolithic we were leaving behind a variety of medieval predators that stalked and killed us for thousands of years.

Real-life monsters like the short-faced bear that was larger than . . .

The Many Uses Of Fleece Blankets During Good Times and Bad

The Many Uses Of Fleece Blankets During Good Times and Bad

Over the years I have discovered that there are many different uses for the inexpensive fleece blankets that you can pick up at any Wal-Mart, grocery store, or Dollar Store.

Since they are so versatile, it is a good . . .

The Leatherman Special: Original Circa 1994 PST Multi-Tool, Wave, Juice C2, Skeletool KB, and Juice B2 Reviews and Comparison

The Leatherman Special: Original Circa 1994 PST Multi-Tool, Wave, Juice C2, Skeletool KB, and Juice B2 Reviews and Comparison

Leatherman is a brand I have carried perhaps more than any other brand of knife due to my enthusiasm for the classic multitool. My foray into the world of Leatherman began in college when I was working on the school . . .