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Georgia Hunting Seasons


Posted on September 24, 2013 by

Being prepared doesn’t just mean to prepare for emergencies, it also means being prepared for a day out hunting.  Nothing is worse than seeing that perfect deer and you don’t have anything with you to capture it. Below is a brief list of the hunting seasons and regulations: Crows (Statewide) – October 12th – 20th and November 28th – January 11th Alligator (Zone & Quota Limited) September 7th Squirrel (Statewide) – August 15th – February 28th Rabbit (Statewide) November 16th – February 28th Fox & Bobcat (Statewide) December 1 – February 28th Dove (Statewide) October 12th – 20th Opossum (Statewide) […]

Basic Preparedness: Water, Food and Medical Supplies


Posted on September 20, 2013 by

If you’re caught in the midst of a disaster in your community, you may not have immediate access to water, food or electricity for a long time. By preparing yourself now, you can provide for your family during a crisis. The following are a few tips on how to prepare for a disaster: Water Make sure you store enough safe water for sanitation and drinking. The general rule is to store 1 gallon of water per person for at least 3 days. Safe drinking water includes water that has been treated, boiled or bottled water.  There are multiple options for […]

Be Financially Prepared in an Emergency


Posted on September 18, 2013 by

When it comes to preparing for a disaster, storing up food, water and medical supplies are just the beginning. Disasters leave many individuals and families without access to money. Pre-disaster financially planning shouldn’t be taken lightly. The following is a pre-disaster financial preparedness checklist provided by our in house experts of disaster preparedness. Keep enough cash handy. There is no guarantee that you will have access to an ATM. Your local grocery stores may accept ‘cash only’ and not credit cards. So, it’s important that you have a sufficient amount of cash available. A good amount of cash to keep […]

Why Should I Prepare For An Emergency? Things To Consider


Posted on September 17, 2013 by

There is nothing worse than finding yourself unprepared during the aftermath of a disaster. In the United States, we have become a little too familiar with disasters over the past few years. This includes hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, wildfires and other disasters. When you’re not prepared, it gives you an unsettling feeling of regret for not planning ahead. The old saying rings true, “When you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” We plan for vacations, retirement and many other important life events; however, many of us rarely plan for the unexpected.  The good news is it’s never too late to […]

Eat Your Beans!


Posted on September 17, 2013 by

How to Use Beans in Your Long Term Food Supply Beans are a very common bulk item that many people store in food grade buckets or mylar bags with oxygen absorbers (which extends the shelf life from about 2 years to about 20 years.) They are inexpensive and easy to come by. Has your mother ever told you to “eat your beans… they’re good for you”? Beans (legumes) are without a doubt one of the most nutrient dense and health-supporting foods, making them a prepper’s go-to storage food. They are a good sources of iron, B vitamins, folate, and calcium. […]

Emergency Preparedness: Have a Backup Power Generator for When Disaster Strikes


Posted on September 16, 2013 by

Hurricane Sandy and many other disasters left thousands of homes and businesses without power. In some areas, residents and businesses were left without power for over 15 days. There is nothing more disheartening than hearing your neighbor’s generator turn on while you sit and wait in the dark. The good news is you can avoid this from happening by purchasing your own generator. Should You Buy a Whole-House Generator or a Portable Generator? A ‘whole-house’ generator will provide you with a long-term source of power. It is powerful enough to operate lights, a computer, refrigerator, electric stove, air-conditioning and even […]

Learn to Be Prepared with the Experts


Posted on September 12, 2013 by

Are You Prepared for Anything?   Let The Experts of TruPrep, the Preparedness Supply Store, Help Prepare You and Your Family When: September 18th 8:30pm Where: Live Hangout  Sign up here: Online Ticketing for Learn How to Prepare You and Your Family For Any Emergency powered by Eventbrite First 100 people that sign up will receive the 11 Function multi tool that no person should be without: The Rothco 11-Function Credit Card Tool has a can opener, knife, screwdriver, ruler, cap opener, 4-position wrench, butterfly screw wrench, saw blade, direction ancillary wrench, 2-position wrench, and a keychain hole.  Why should […]

September is National Preparedness Month


Posted on September 5, 2013 by

Hello September! Hello kids-back-in-school 🙂 Hello apple season and homemade apple pie! Hello National Preparedness month! What? Yep, September is national preparedness month. A whole month, not just a day or a week but a whole month. Why is that you may wonder. Well, I think it is because it is pretty darn important, that’s why. September 2013 marks the tenth annual National Preparedness Month, sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency in the US Department of Homeland Security. You can check out their Ready Campaign at http://www.ready.gov/ What should you prepare for? Well, that depends on you. Take a […]

Prepping Binder – All of Your Important Papers in One Spot


Posted on August 14, 2013 by

Emergency scenario: You and your family just finished up dinner and you are relaxing, flipping through channels on the tv when the power goes out. This is nothing new in your area. You fumble around in the darkness for what seems like forever before you find the matches to light the decorative candles on the mantle. They smell like cinnamon. Boredom quickly sets in and soon everyone heads to bed. Luckily it is a cool night, not too hot, not too cold… it’s rather enjoyable. The night is strangely quiet. You soon drift off to sleep only to be awaken […]

Canned Meat Recipes using Keystone Canned Meats


Posted on August 12, 2013 by

Canned meat… sounds yummy… I’m being a bit sarcastic of course. Keystone canned meat is new to Truprep, so I thought I’d try it out. There’s (cooked) canned Pork, Chicken, Turkey, Shredded Beef & Ground Beef. The only ingredient in these cans is the meat and sea salt, that’s it. They all come in a 1 lb (28oz) can and run about $8.49/lb (if you want to compare your typical grocery store price). It’s very reasonable. But how does it taste? I won’t lie… it’s okay. It’s canned for goodness sake. Let’s stop right there for a minute. There is […]