Survival Buzz

Survival Buzz: Doing It My Way

Sometimes we have to say the heck with it and do what we want to do when we want to do it! After a short break, the Survival Buzz is back on an as needed basis. I hope you take the time to read and enjoy this update that comes from the heart. The post…

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Survival Buzz: 4 Ways to Control Slugs Naturally

Even though my garden is tiny, slugs and snails are having a heyday.  They are getting into my flowers and hostas which is especially hurtful.  I hate slugs so although I am certain they have some purpose in the big picture of our ecosystem, I want to get rid of them. Lucky for us, the…

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Survival Buzz: Creating Custom Healing Salves on the Fly

As life would have it, I am approaching the weekend with the remnants of severe cold; something I have not had to deal with in years.  I can’t even remember that last time that the combination of sniffles, coughing, and congestion affected me in this manner. To be honest, I believe this is the result…

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Survival Buzz: Win a Lifestraw Go With Buzz Break #3

Here we go again with another LifeStraw Go Giveaway.  This is month number three as I keep my promise of offering up a total of five LifeStraw Go water filter bottles, one a month for five months.  I get to take a break from writing, and one lucky reader wins a LifeStraw Go. Do you…

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Survival Buzz: Adapting to the Challenges of Relocation

Welcome to this week’s Survival Buzz with an update on my own preps and announcements from the Backdoor Survival blog. Once again, this week I am going to answer questions posed during the March Lifestraw Go Giveaway.  Before I do, I want to remind you that I do not consider myself an expert.  A lot…

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Survival Buzz: Firearms Safety for Newbies

Like most people, I have a lot of knowledge about many topics but just a handful where I would consider myself an authority.  Precious few, actually.  It really quite humbling, you know, to be of a certain age and not know it all. One area where I am especially weak is with firearms.  I have…

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Survival Buzz: How to Clean Cast Iron the Easy Way

For the longest time I have been promising to share with you my number one tip for cleaning cast iron skillets.  Well finally, today is that day. Let me begin at the beginning.  Six months ago, on a lark, I ordered this chain-like gizmo called “The Ringer”.  The purchase was based upon one of those…

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Survival Buzz: Are You As Fit as You Need To Be?

Are you as fit as you need to be to perform the tasks and chores required given a disruptive event?  I know that is a loaded question mostly because there are so many types of disruptive events that can turn your life upside down at a moment’s notice. For example, hunkering down during a pandemic…

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Survival Buzz: 2 Pieces of Advice For Living a Strategic Life

Some days, I have a very short fuse.  Call it stress, age, or simply disgust at the world situation, but the smallest things can set me on a rant.  As a prepper, these feelings are a bit troublesome given that in a true emergency, rants and temper tantrums will have no place. It will be…

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Survival Buzz: Catching Up With Prepping Following a Relocation

One of the challenges of relocating, even temporarily, is that your preps take second fiddle to the rest of the logistics.  And then, boom!  You realize that if something happens, you may be at risk of not being ready. I am not saying that happened to me because I did bring some basics to Arizona,…

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