My Super Bowl Insurance Commercial

Insurance for Preppers

Like a handful of you know, my little girl has been back in the hospital for the past 5 days. For as much as that sucks, it isn’t anywhere near as terrifying as it was last summer. This time, she’s just in the hospital because she’s sick and can’t keep food down. The fact that […]

Prepping With Special Needs Children – Daily Prep Episode 335

Special Needs Children

A couple months ago, many of you guys remember that my little girl was in the hospital for about a week. It was a scary time and we really appreciate all the thoughts, prayers, and concern everybody showed to us. Today we thought we’d take a quick second to give everyone an update on Penny, […]

Daily Prep Episode 254: So…Did My House Have Radon?

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A couple of weeks back, I posted a prepisode on how I was testing my house for Radon. Radon is a poisonous gas which can cause lung cancer and a variety of other ailments. So, I just got my results back from the lab… NO RADON! The EPA recommends that any house with more than […]

Daily Prep Episode 243: Seed Sprouting for Preppers

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Now that my garden has officially kicked the bucket for the season, I’ve decided to try my hand at a little sprouting. Sprouts are cheap, easy to grow, and contain a lot of nutrition. And, you can sprout almost anything! Today I’m making an easy sprouter out of a canning jar, and some plastic needlepoint […]

Daily Prep Episode 241: Is Your House Contaminated With Radon?

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You might have heard of “Radon” before, without knowing exactly what it is. Radon is a radioactive gas that’s released as a natural by-product of uranium breaking down. Because of it’s radioactivity, it’s very dangerous when inhaled. It causes lung cancer and claims the lives of roughly 20,000 Americans a year. In areas where Radon […]

Daily Prep Episode 229: Do Flu Shots Really Help?

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With the change in weather, it’s time for a reminder to get your flu shot. Flu shots are inexpensive ($20-30 if not covered by your insurance), can be administered over the counter, and protect you specifically against the prevalent virus strains for the current year. If you add it all up, it’s a no brainer. […]

Daily Prep Episode 117: How To Keep Your Heart Alive

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And no, I’m not talking about Cupid and falling in love. Today I’m taking a moment to slow down and breathe deeply–IMHO, it can do just as much to keep you alive as the canned food in your basement. Resources: 52 Proven Stress Relievers–http://shareitfitness.wordpress.com/2010/05/28/52-proven-stress-relievers/  

Daily Prep Episode 98: 4 Drugs to Beat The Cold Season

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A couple weeks ago, I was in the throws of a serious head cold.  Standing in the middle of the local CVS, I again asked myself, “which pain med is the best for a headache?” I know that all pain meds have different pros and cons, but in my 30 years on the planet, haven’t really […]

Daily Prep Episode 91: How To Save An Avulsed Tooth

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You probably never knew that “avulsed” is a fancy word for “knocked out”, but then again, I didn’t either. This week I’m hosting my long time friend and 3rd year USC dental student Sean. In catching up on some of his curriculum, he dropped some knowledge on me about how to save a tooth that […]

Daily Prep Episode 54: How To Grow An Indoor Vegetable Garden

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Indoor Vegetable Garden The growing season in Utah is all but over. But I’m not ready to stop growing. So at long last, I finally put together my first indoor vegetable garden. It’s not pretty, and I’m sure it will be a learning experience on several levels, but I’m hopeful that I’ll at least get […]

Daily Prep Episode 47: 2 Crucial Duties of Your Cold Weather Base Layer

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The tights Prepisode. Since I did my 72 hour urban bug out earlier this year, I’ve received a handful of comments and emails from Cody in Boise (Urbivalist reader and friend) to join him in Boise for some outdoor survival/recreation. It looks like it will finally happen next week-even though the summer has passed. Since we […]