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Preppers, Win A Free Survival Gear Gift Card

Preppers, Win A Free Survival Gear Gift Card

Posted on Jun 25, 2013 in $5 Weekly Survival Gear Challenge

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How the $5 weekly Prepper Supplies & Survival Gear Challenge works

American Prepper Girls will start by offering suggestions for buying survival gear or how to make something useful to add to your preps which must cost $5.00 or under.

Participation is strongly encouraged. We want to hear and see your super awesome $5.00 deal of the week. Please share your own tips, gear hacks, tutorials and weekly suggestions. When sharing your photos, please link to your $5.00 find and not your homepage.

Interaction is fun way to form a community of like minded people. You will in no way be disregarded if you cannot commit to purchasing supplies. Comments, tips and suggestions are all that is required.

 

What the survival gear challenge offers you

I firmly believe that as single women, we really need to start prepping for whatever situation we may encounter, not out of fear but out of wanting and needing to be self reliant. I believe in this so much so that monthly, I will be offering a $20.00 gift card to offset the cost of a monthly winner’s $5.00 per week gear purchase for a month. See Official Gift Card Gift Away Rules.

 
You do not have to be a subscriber to participate but you do have to subscribe to be entered into the drawing.

So ladies, it’s high time we get our SHTF skills, prepping supplies and survival gear in order! Let’s do it together and have some fun in the process! Who knows, if you win the Free Survival Gear Gift Card drawing, that’s a 100% offset. You’ve got nothing to lose and prepping supplies to gain. Win, win.
 

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The Women’s Keen Arroyo II

The Women’s Keen Arroyo II

Posted on Jul 18, 2013 in Top Picks - Women's Clothing & Apparel

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The Women’s Keen Arroyo II is not survival footwear nor should it be considered for your primary hiking boots, but the possibilities of it being the perfect summer footwear for short hikes, boating, camping or a great bugout base hybrid shoe is endless.

 
Women’s Keen Arroyo IIIf you are looking for the perfect summer footwear that lends itself to hiking, boating, chilling, etc… then you have to check out the Women’s Keen Arroyo II. This hybrid hiker allows you to do it all, in style, and most importantly, in comfort! The Arroyo II has a long list of features that include a secure fit lace capture system for a snug fit, a dual density compression molded EVA midsole, and a removable metatomical footbed for added comfort and support. Another factor to keep in mind with the Keen Arroyo II is that you can always add a light or medium density sock for additional support and warmth on those chilly spring and fall days.

Features

  • Washable waterproof nubuck leather upper
  • Hydrophobic mesh lining
  • Secure fit lace capture system
  • Removable metatomical dual density EVA footbed
  • Torsion stability ESS shank
  • S3 heel support structure
  • Dual density compression molded EVA midsole
  • 4MM multi-directional lugs
  • Non-marking rubber outsole

 
Care for Leather Water Sandals

  • All Keen water sandals are machine washable. Keen has taken great care to develop leather uppers that will not crack, shrink or stretch when washed. Use a small amount of detergent, wash on gentle cycle and air dry.

The Women’s Keen Arroyo II are available in a wide range of sizes at Getzs.com, check them out today! Buy Now!

 
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Bamboo Clothing Perfect for summer and cold weather bugging out

Bamboo Clothing Perfect for summer and cold weather bugging out

Posted on Jul 11, 2013 in Top Picks - Women's Clothing & Apparel

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If you’ve never heard of Bamboo Clothing before, you don’t know what you’re missing!

 
The V Tank is a great way to treat yourself to a truly remarkable bamboo organic/cotton summer wear fabric. Yes, it’s great for summer but it’s also a perfect layering piece for winter -cough- bugging out.

 
Women's Bamboo V TankThe Women’s Bamboo V Tank makes the top picks list today as a way to introduce you to bamboo clothing. I didn’t pick this particular tank top because it’s the most attractive women’s style; no, I chose it because it’s one of the more affordable women’s bamboo shirts with a dual purpose. The V Tank is a cost effective option for you to try and fall in love with bamboo apparel. This women’s tank top is nice as summer time top but it’s also a great addition to your winter time bugout prepping supplies.

 

Why Bamboo?

Bamboo clothing is extremely comfortable, breathable, moisture wicking and naturally aids in body odor prevention. When spun with organic cotton or Marino wool, Bamboo fabrics are lightweight, easy moving, and chemical free. The complementary athletic styles and quality features make bamboo clothing an easy to wear and an attractive addition to your everyday summer time apparel and a perfect choice as a layering piece for winter.

For me, living in a place known for its harsh winter conditions, I understand the importance of finding clothing which offers sturdy construction, moisture wicking light weight fabrics to ensure a dual purpose function. Thick layering pieces will not keep you as warm as thin ones made of natural fibers. If you are concerned with clothing that will be useful during any time of bug out situation, the women’s Bamboo clothing I’ve found at Tasc Performance offers a comfortable and stylish choice which can be applied to both summer and winter.

 

Women’s Bamboo V Tank Features

  • Semi-fitted
  • V-Neck with full back coverage
  • Tonal contrast side seams
  • Flat athletic seam

The Women’s Bamboo V Tanks are available in a wide range of sizes at Tasc Performance, check them out today! Buy Now!

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$5 Weekly Survival Gear Challenge: Week 2

$5 Weekly Survival Gear Challenge: Week 2

Posted on Jul 7, 2013 in $5 Weekly Survival Gear Challenge

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My low budget survival gear find; A nice Signaling Mirror Protector Pouch.

 

Signaling Mirror Protector Pouch

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Olive Drab Signal Mirror Pouch: Padded, Pouch Made of 1000 Denier Nylon

 

The low down on this signal mirror pouch

The Pros

  • Sturdy: It’s sturdy enough and appears to offer adequate mirror protection to prevent breakage and scratching.
  • Belt Loops: Double loops make it easy to belt on and not have to worry about it.

The Cons

  • None: No complaints with this product.

 
If you are prepared enough to have a signaling mirror as part of your survival gear, then you know how important it is to protect it.

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Women’s Hydration Pack for hiking. Meet the Camelbak Trinity

Women’s Hydration Pack  for hiking. Meet the Camelbak Trinity

Posted on Jul 2, 2013 in Top Picks - Packs | Bags | Hydration

 
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Camelbak’s Women’s Hydration Pack for hiking

 
The Trinity hydration pack is light weight and perfectly streamlined for our narrower and shorter body types. Being what most would consider ridiculously short, I am very thankful that survival gear, camping, and outdoor gear manufacturers are finally designing great products designed especially for us. Women are not built the same as men and we absolutely need to consider this fact when purchasing our gear. I love the fact that the Camelbak Trinity Hydration Pack was built specifically for women!

 
Well designed, this Women’s Hydration Pack carries a full 3 liters of water and has enough room for gear, and food to last a full day. Camelbak recommends the Trinity for hiking. Of course it’s not only great for hiking, should a bug out situation, or simply a vehicle breakdown happen, my preference would be to have gear made for for hiking or backpacking rather than one designed for cycling. If you’re on a tight budget like I am, you know how important it is to look for the best all around value and usage in your survival gear.

Women's Hydration Pack | Hiking | Camelbak TrinityCamelbak’s Women’s hydration packs for hiking are designed with Dynamic Suspension to ensure comfort during even long day hikes, while the four-point compression system keeps your load secure and stable. Dedicated pockets for your sunglasses, media player, and on-trail essentials mean you’ll never be caught unprepared.

As many survivalists, preppers, and outdoor enthusiasts already know, Camelbak is a top name in hydration packs, bottles, reservoirs, and accessories survival gear.

It’s great details such as these that makes the Trinity hydration pack for women a perfect addition to any prepper woman’s survival gear and bug out essentials.

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Home Remedies for Bee Stings

Home Remedies for Bee Stings

Posted on Jul 2, 2013 in Home Remedies

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Getting stung by a bee is no fun and the pain can last for a few hours. For some, a bee sting may even be deadly. Obviously, home remedies for bee stings are are not a substitute for an epipen; please seek immediate medical attention if you are prone to severe allergic reaction.
 

Here are a few home remedies for bee stings to try to which should help with pain relief

First make sure the stinger is removed. The bee’s stinger can be identified by a black spot in area that was stung. Removing the stinger should be done right away to prevent more venom released into the body. The easiest method is by scraping it out with the edge of a credit card or the back side of your survival knife.

Wash the afflicted area with soap and water then try one or more of these home remedies or treatment below for pain relief.

  1. Make a paste of meat tenderizer and water or baking soda and water–apply to sting.
  2. Cover the area with mud and let dry.
  3. Cover with a thick paste made of meat tenderizer and vinegar.
  4. Cover the sting honey and reapply as needed for pain.
  5. Soak a cotton ball with apple cider vinegar and apply until the pain subsides.
  6. Soak or saturate with fully dissolved and properly diluted Epsom salt and water.

 

Bee Sting Home Remedies

 

Normal Symptoms

A normal reaction is to experience pain and itchiness, redness, and swelling. Pain can and probably will last for a few hours before disappearing.

 
If the reaction to a bee sting seems severe, especially if tongue swelling and breathing is affected, do not delay; call medical emergency services ASAP. The victim may be experiencing an allergic reaction that can trigger anaphylactic shock.
 

When to seek medical attention

  1. If it stung on your eye or inside your nose or mouth.
  2. Hives or a rash appears (especially in an area away from the sting).
  3. If you were stung several times by many bees.

 

Symptoms of Anaphylaxis

  1. Abdominal pain
  2. Angioedema (swelling similar to hives, but the swelling is beneath the skin instead of on the surface)
  3. Cramps
  4. Diarrhea
  5. Hives
  6. Swallowing and breathing difficulties.
  7. Vomiting
  8. Slurred speech or you find it difficult to talk.
  9. Tongue swelling

 
Anaphylaxis may begin with severe itching of the eyes or face and, within minutes, progress to more serious symptoms. If you have symptoms of anaphylaxis, seek emergency medical attention immediately. The condition can quickly result in an increased heart rate, sudden weakness, a drop in blood pressure, shock, and ultimately unconsciousness and death.

 

Before you need to frantically search for a home remedy, a precautionary tale:
 
Try to avoid being stung by lessing their attraction to you. Bee’s, being the mighty pollinators and flower scouts they are, love bright colors and sweet smells. Avoid wearing bright clothing, fragrances, perfumes and cosmetics. Sweet foods like fruits and syrups can attract them too.

Do not panic! Yes, if you are prone to being stung, swinging, swatting and screaming may seem like a rational behavior but honestly, freaking out, to the bee, is a sign of aggression. An aggression so scary to them that they are willing to die for your fit.

 

Bees are not our enemy: In fact, we need bees very much to pollinate our plants and flowers. Honey is one of the most beneficial foods known to the natural health community and aids in wound healing by fighting bacteria and preventing infection.

Albert Einstein is attributed with the following quote on bees:

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SALE! The North Face Half Dome Sweatshirt

SALE! The North Face Half Dome Sweatshirt

Posted on Jun 28, 2013 in Top Picks - Women's Clothing & Apparel

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On Sale Now! The North Face Women’s Half Dome Hoodie

 
The North Face Women's Half Dome HoodieThe North Face Half Dome Hoodie is one of those ‘must have’ items of clothing for any woman who enjoys comfort. Definitely a comfy casual ‘go to.’

Constructed of 80% cotton and 20% polyester, this sweatshirt is as soft and comfortable as it is durable. It has been designed with athletic-inspired ribbing at the cuffs and hem, offering exceptional versatility and function throughout – plus it’s made by The North Face, a brand notorious for uncompromising quality, while maintaining great style! The Half Dome is a classic pullover hooded sweatshirt and can be used as a top layer on chilly summer nights, or as an additional layer during cold winter months.

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A step-by-step process on how to obtain an FFL license

A step-by-step process on how to obtain an FFL license

Posted on Jun 27, 2013 in Self Defense, Top Picks - Self Defense

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Brandon Maddox, owner of offers a fantastic FFL123.com offers cost effective guides that show individuals a step-by-step process on how to obtain an FFL license. The guides are designed to make the licensing process simple and straightforward. Should an applicant purchase a guide and not be approved by the ATF, FFL123.com offers a 150% money back guarantee.

FFL123.com has quickly gained traction in the competitive firearms space due to Maddox’s experience and expertise in helping people get their FFL license. FFL123.com has been lauded with praise by industry heavyweights including the National Rifle Association (NRA), Gun Digest and American Rifleman.

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Meals Ready to Eat from Camp Chef’s Grab-n-Go

Meals Ready to Eat from Camp Chef’s Grab-n-Go

Posted on Jun 26, 2013 in Top Picks - Food

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Preppers, an awesome deal to help you add ready to eat meals to your food supply at a really good price!

 
While scouring the net looking to find the best deals, I found a super great price on MREs Meals Ready to Eat today. Coming in at $2.66 per meal is a pretty good deal when compared to the average of $3.33. If you’re on a tight budget prepper, a prepper newbie, or just looking to add to your stockpile, these meals may fit into your stores nicely.

 

Camp Chef’s Grab-n-Go Food 30 MRE Servings

 

Camp Chef’s Grab-n-Go Food supply is designed for long term storage and has 30 servings worth of prepackaged Meals Ready to Eat. All you have to do is add hot water directly the pouch and you’ll have a great tasting meal in minutes. Simple – As you would expect, these MRE’s cook inside the pouch. Just add boiling water.

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A few things you should know about Vitamin C and Vitamin C Deficiency

A few things you should know about Vitamin C and Vitamin C Deficiency

Posted on Jun 26, 2013 in Articles, Home Remedies

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Symptoms of a Vitamin C Deficiency

 
A variety of symptoms will show that an individual is suffering from a vitamin C deficiency. Here are some of the top signs of this kind of shortage in the system.

 

  • Bruising: Individuals with a vitamin C deficiency will tend to bruise easily. Excessive bruising is a sign that the body’s chemistry needs to be improved.
  • Dental Conditions: Just as a healthy daily dose of vitamin C contributes to healthy teeth and gums, a deficiency can cause deterioration of the gums. Periodontal problems are a symptom of a vitamin C deficiency that has been allowed to develop to a hazardous level. This kind of deficiency was classically called “scurvy”
  • Dry Hair and Skin: A change in hair and skin conditions can also signal that the body is not getting enough of vitamin C and other essential vitamins and minerals.
  • Fatigue: Early on, someone with a vitamin C deficiency will tend to get tired easily and experience reduced energy. Because chronic fatigue is a symptom of so many illnesses, it can be hard to catch a specific condition based on this symptom.
  • Infection: When an individual does not have enough vitamin C over time, this can have a negative impact on general healing of wounds and the fighting of infections. Generally, the body’s immune system will be compromised.
  • Joint and Muscle Aches: Chronic pain in the limbs or joints can be a symptom of a vitamin deficiency.
  • Mood Changes: Individuals with a vitamin C deficiency may become irritable or short tempered.
  • Weight Loss: As with other “wasting conditions” someone with a vitamin C deficiency may experience sudden weight loss.

 
Vitamin C and Vitamin C Deficiency

 
Vitamin C Synergists: Nickel, Iron, phosphorus, germanium, selenium,
tin, Vitamin A, adrenals, [cobalt, Vitamin B15].

Vitamin C Antagonists: Manganese, zinc, calcium, Vitamin E, copper, [cobalt, Vitamin B12], estrogen.

 
Cellular / Intracellular Attributes and Interactions: Low Levels / Deficiency – Symptoms and/or Risk Factors: Anemia, arthritis, chronic gingivitis, depression, dermatitis, easy bruising, fatigue, frequent infections, gallstones, gastrointestinal problems, impaired formation and maintenance of collagen, impaired multiple hormonal functions, increased risk for various cancers, micro-hemorrhages, nosebleeds, reduced insulin production, scurvy,shortness of breath, slow wound healing, some types of male infertility, vascular degeneration.

 

Think about that the next time you see the FDA recommending just 90 milligrams and no more than 2 grams (2,000 milligrams) per day!

 

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How to make Vitamin C | Higher quality and naturally healthy

How to make Vitamin C | Higher quality and naturally healthy

Posted on Jun 26, 2013 in Home Remedies

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Once you learn how to make high quality vitamin C, you can start taking advantage of the healthy and cost effective benefits. Will purchasing vitamins online become a thing of the past? It’s doubtful. However, by following this simple tutorial, you may be able to trim the time you spend scanning the store isle to find it in tablet form.

Making your own vitamins isn’t just cost effective, it’s also healthier! By knowing exactly what ingredients you use should make it an easy pill to swallow. If you’re anything like me, you cringe at the though of added toxic ingredients you don’t want or need.

I hope you enjoy this short and easy tutorial and begin your own journey to natural health and start making your own Vitamin C.

 

To make Vitamin C, you will need

 

  • Organic orange or lemons
  • Coffee grinder or food processor

 

Learn how to make Vitamin C. It’s simple, just follow these directions

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