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Five Simple Homemade Survival Items

We’ve talked in the past about the different ways you can prepare for survival out in the wild or during disasters, but what if conditions force you to stay in your home? Say a hurricane is coming through your town ...

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Five Simple Homemade Survival Items



We’ve talked in the past about the different ways you can prepare for survival out in the wild or during disasters, but what if conditions force you to stay in your home? Say a hurricane is coming through your town and it is safer to remain indoors rather than drive out of town. Supplies are sure to get scarce, so let’s talk about some helpful products for use during an emergency situation that you can make using household items.

Pocket Lint Fire Starters

Don’t rely on your electricity to stay functioning or your backup generators to work 100% of the time. Pocket lint makes a great fire starter in a pinch, and collecting pocket lint is as easy as turning out your pockets! Just be sure to keep other flammable materials away from pocket lint when starting a fire.

Waterproof Matches

Matches are useless when wet. Soaking all of your matches in a glass of turpentine for around five minutes will allow the match heads and stems to absorb the turpentine which will repel water. Afterwards, dry out your matches for 15-20 minutes and your waterproof matches are ready for use and will last for months. As always, do be extra careful when handling flammable materials and supplies!

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Best Areas for Survival

Best Areas for Survival

Whether an accident occurs while camping out in the wilderness or a natural disaster causes you to be forced to survive out in nature, knowing ahead of time which terrains and areas will provide you with the best chance for ...

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Best Areas for Survival

Whether an accident occurs while camping out in the wilderness or a natural disaster causes you to be forced to survive out in nature, knowing ahead of time which terrains and areas will provide you with the best chance for survival is an important component to your survival plan. Let’s review some common terrain found throughout the United States and where you should go in case of emergency.

High Ground

It goes without saying that higher ground is a prime spot to survive with several inherent advantages. For starters, being on higher ground gives you a better vantage point to see and be seen by passersby or rescue/military vehicles in the area. You can more easily see your surrounding terrain to plot the best course of travel when it comes time to search for rescue, and higher ground allows you to spot dangerous animals more quickly and take countermeasures to avoid their path.

Fresh Water Streams
The human body can function without food for many days, but water is absolutely essential. A good, steady stream will produce a constant, audible noise in its surrounding ecosystem, allowing you to walk towards the sound of water. Not only will a water stream bring with it vegetation and wildlife for gathering, hunting, and fishing, it could also lead to other humans out in the wilderness or even a civilization. Should you find water in a part of the environment where water is scarce then you can follow moist soil and vegetation growth back to the water's source.

Always boil your water! Parasites in water sources can be debilitating and even deadly if consumed. You should always be prepared in case of an emergency, and our water treatment and storage supplies offered at My Patriot Supply are perfect for providing clean, safe drinking water.

Access to Dry Timber
Anyone who has tried to light a fire with soaked logs knows it is quite difficult. Dry timber will burn easily, and should you find yourself in a place with access to a forest, you’re bound to find an abundance of broken branches and limbs around the forest floor you can use for fires. Additionally, much like higher ground, the forest provides an added layer of safety against wild animals roaming out in the open.

Natural Shelter
If your situation allows it, opt for natural shelter such as the sides of cliffs. Not only will this allow you to save energy you would’ve spent building a shelter, it can offer a much more protective space from sunlight or maintain heat better if you’re surviving during winter months. Should your position overlook a valley or some other type of clearing, a cliff shelter offers a site line for miles to be on the lookout for wild animals or other survivors. 

With some advanced research and know how, your time spent in the wilderness can be productive and short. Look out for natural geographic areas that will be advantageous to your survival efforts, and good luck! 

My Patriot Supply is the leading online supplier for all things to do with survival preparation and self-reliance. With emergency survival supplies like fire starters and water purification straws, you can plan ahead and be prepared for time spent out in the wild.

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Ten Survival Skills to Teach Your Child

Ten Survival Skills to Teach Your Child - Space Coast Preppers.com

survival fire starter equipment Adults have enough trouble preparing for an emergency and putting plans into action when a crisis strikes. So imagine how traumatic and difficult dealing with an emergency situation is for children! Most adults think that they ...

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Ten Survival Skills to Teach Your Child

survival fire starter equipment
survival fire starter equipment
Adults have enough trouble preparing for an emergency and putting plans into action when a crisis strikes. So imagine how traumatic and difficult dealing with an emergency situation is for children! Most adults think that they will be able to care for their children in a time of emergency – but what if your children are separated from you during an emergency? A possibility of a disaster separating you from your children exists. So how can you be sure that they are able to survive in emergency conditions if they are separated from you, and have the knowledge to survive an emergency situation once they’re adults?

My Patriot Supply has compiled a list of the most critical skills to teach your children to prepare them
for a natural disaster or other catastrophic emergency situation:


  1. Starting a Fire – Fire is the backbone of our civilization – it’s critical to our survival, but it’s something we take for granted with modern cooking and heating appliances. During an emergency, a fire allows you to stay warm, cook food, sterilize water and more – but not enough people understand the basics of starting one. Ensure that your children are familiar with starting a fire using sticks and dry brush, and equip them to use survival fire starter equipment. Of course, make sure to also show them proper safety techniques when around fires. 
  2. Purifying Water – Access to clean water is another thing we take for granted, but becomes a point of survival in disaster situations where clean water is not readily available. Drinking contaminated water can cause illness and possibly death, so knowing how and why to purify water – by means of a water purification device, or boiling water; is critical for survival. 
  3. Using a Map and Compass – When we need directions, we use our GPS systems or Google Maps…but what happens when there’s no power and no gasoline to power your car? What if in the midst of chaos you’re separated from home? Adults and children should learn basic navigation skills such as using maps and compasses, and learn the landmarks near their home. 
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    long term food supply
  5. Preserving Food – At home, there’s always enough food available. But in the worst of disasters, food becomes scarce. What can you do to prepare for an emergency and ensure you don’t go hungry? Teach your youngsters the basics of food preparation and cooking so that they will have this valuable skill going forward. Learning to plant seeds and grow fruits and vegetables is imperative in a prolonged survival situation, and recognizing poisonous from nutritious foods in nature can be an advantage. Learning to hunt game and prepare it as food is never a bad idea, either. 
  6. Know where supplies are – You’ve stocked up on everything for an emergency in your home – but what if you’re away when disaster strikes? Your children should know where to find emergency supplies such as preserved food, flashlights, and first aid kits. Exit Plans – No matter what the disaster – be it floods and fires or looting and riots – teach your children the importance of always having an exit plan. Movie theaters, schools, malls - teach them to be aware of where the exits are in case of emergency, how to exit quickly in case of crisis, and where to go from there (a trusted neighbor or relative’s house). 
  7. Exit Plans  – No matter what the disaster – be it floods and fires or looting and riots – teach your children the importance of always having an exit plan. Movie theaters, schools, malls - teach them to be aware of where the exits are in case of emergency, how to exit quickly in case of crisis, and where to go from there (a trusted neighbor or relative’s house).
  8. Staying safe in an emergency – Your children should understand how to keep themselves safe during an emergency. If they are separated from you, teach them to seek out a police officer or other adult in a position of authority if they can’t reach you. Also teach them how to stay safe outdoors to protect against animals and other injuries. 
  9. Treating Injuries – Cuts, scrapes, bruises, and other injuries do happen, even with the best prepared plans. Teach your children the basics of first aid including cleaning cuts and applying bandages since a simple infection can cause a lot of problems. 
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    non GMO, non hybrid heirloom seeds
  11. Always be aware of your surroundings – We mentioned the importance of an exit plan. Being aware of the situation around you can mean a quicker exit and avoidance of danger. Teach children how to look for signs of danger during an emergency so that they can put an escape plan into action quickly. 
  12.  Keep Calm – The most important thing on this list for everyone is to remain calm during a disaster situation. Remaining calm allows you to address a situation with clear judgment and prevents costly mistakes when every second counts. Rehearsing emergency plans and other types of drills are designed to make it easier to deal with the real thing if it happens, so this is never a bad idea either. 

About My Patriot Supply: MyPatriotSupply.com was started with the idea of teaching people self-reliance, particularly when faced with situations where government assistance is not available. With a collection of non GMO, non hybrid heirloom seeds, water purification systems, and emergency preparedness items like long term food supply packs, My Patriot Supply gives all Americans the capability to survive the worst of disasters.

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Creating An Emergency Evacuation Plan

Having an emergency evacuation plan is just as important as any other aspect of emergency preparedness. We have continually highlighted different ways you can prepare for long term survival such as long term food storage, growing your own heirloom vegetables, ...

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Patriot Pantry™ – Your Source for Emergency Survival Food

Self-reliance and survival preparation demands careful attention to the foods you stock for long term storage. This is a critical element to any preparedness plan.  To take out some of the guess work and streamline the process, Patriot Pantry™ and its line of emergency survival food was developed for the survival enthusiast and newcomer alike.

Patriot Pantry™ has gone to painstaking lengths to ensure the foods offered are made with the most natural and wholesome ingredients available. You will not find any GMOs or added MSG in these delicious meals. Their great taste makes them versatile enough for everyday use or safe storage for up to 25 years without compromising their delectable taste. To further add value to this great line of emergency survival food, all orders over $49 from Patriot Pantry™ come with free shipping and supply sizes range from three days to one year with customized options available. 

Let’s highlight a few of the product offerings:
  • The Patriot Pantry™ 72 Hour Emergency Survival Pack is a perfect representation of the array of foods offered in this line of food for long term storage. Complete with soups, stews, and rice casseroles, the 72 Hour Pack is packaged in lightweight mylar pouches and can be prepared in less than 30 minutes. Just add a pouch to boiling water and allow the food to simmer for 10-15 minutes. Use the 72 Hour Pack for a weekend camping trip, add it to your bag for a short business trip, or use during abrupt natural disasters such as hurricanes or earthquakes.   
  • The Patriot Pantry™ Four Week Food Supply provides you with a much broader menu of delicious foods available for long term food storage. From oatmeal and granola to mashed potatoes, stroganoff, and even fruit, the Four Week Supply covers a wide spectrum of meals and food groups.
  • For the survival enthusiast looking for a more long term plan, the Patriot Pantry™ Six Month Food Supply can’t be beaten. With a delicious variety of meals like chili with dumplings, potatoes au gratin, and chicken alfredo pasta, you can mix and match your meals with plenty of servings for you and others. 
At this point, it should be clear that Patriot Pantry™ offers not only variety but delicious and decadent foods that can be enjoyed any time of the year in times of emergency or during your day-to-day life. What really sets the brand aside from other survival food suppliers is the ability to create your own, custom three month food supply. You can choose from a great selection of entrees and breakfast items to create a custom storage plan that not only fits your storage needs but meets the standards of your diet and tastes. Such customization can only be found online at My Patriot Supply.

Patriot Pantry™ Long Term Food Supplies offers a wide variety of delicious, non-GMO meals with no added MSG that have a shelf life of up to 25 years. Easy to prepare, easy to store, customizable, and including gluten-free options, Patriot Pantry™ is head and shoulders above the competition. Not only are your packaged meals delicious and easy to prepare, they are also healthy and meet the standard nutritional needs of any person which ensures you get the proper vitamins, proteins, and minerals when rations are scarce. Don’t start guessing when it comes to the emergency preparedness of you and your loved ones. Purchase from Patriot Pantry™ today.

My Patriot Supply is the leading online retailer for self-reliance and emergency preparedness. A proud seller of emergency survival food from Patriot Pantry™ and your source for heirloom vegetable seeds and survival gear, My Patriot Supply offers everything from survival preparation supplies and educational materials to homesteading essentials and everything in-between.

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Patriot Pantry™ – Your Source for Emergency Survival Food

Self-reliance and survival preparation demands careful attention to the foods you stock for long term storage. This is a critical element to any preparedness plan.  To take out some of the guess work and streamline the process, Patriot Pantry™ and its line of emergency survival food was developed for the survival enthusiast and newcomer alike.

Patriot Pantry™ has gone to painstaking lengths to ensure the foods offered are made with the most natural and wholesome ingredients available. You will not find any GMOs or added MSG in these delicious meals. Their great taste makes them versatile enough for everyday use or safe storage for up to 25 years without compromising their delectable taste. To further add value to this great line of emergency survival food, all orders over $49 from Patriot Pantry™ come with free shipping and supply sizes range from three days to one year with customized options available. 

Let’s highlight a few of the product offerings:
  • The Patriot Pantry™ 72 Hour Emergency Survival Pack is a perfect representation of the array of foods offered in this line of food for long term storage. Complete with soups, stews, and rice casseroles, the 72 Hour Pack is packaged in lightweight mylar pouches and can be prepared in less than 30 minutes. Just add a pouch to boiling water and allow the food to simmer for 10-15 minutes. Use the 72 Hour Pack for a weekend camping trip, add it to your bag for a short business trip, or use during abrupt natural disasters such as hurricanes or earthquakes.   
  • The Patriot Pantry™ Four Week Food Supply provides you with a much broader menu of delicious foods available for long term food storage. From oatmeal and granola to mashed potatoes, stroganoff, and even fruit, the Four Week Supply covers a wide spectrum of meals and food groups.
  • For the survival enthusiast looking for a more long term plan, the Patriot Pantry™ Six Month Food Supply can’t be beaten. With a delicious variety of meals like chili with dumplings, potatoes au gratin, and chicken alfredo pasta, you can mix and match your meals with plenty of servings for you and others. 
At this point, it should be clear that Patriot Pantry™ offers not only variety but delicious and decadent foods that can be enjoyed any time of the year in times of emergency or during your day-to-day life. What really sets the brand aside from other survival food suppliers is the ability to create your own, custom three month food supply. You can choose from a great selection of entrees and breakfast items to create a custom storage plan that not only fits your storage needs but meets the standards of your diet and tastes. Such customization can only be found online at My Patriot Supply.

Patriot Pantry™ Long Term Food Supplies offers a wide variety of delicious, non-GMO meals with no added MSG that have a shelf life of up to 25 years. Easy to prepare, easy to store, customizable, and including gluten-free options, Patriot Pantry™ is head and shoulders above the competition. Not only are your packaged meals delicious and easy to prepare, they are also healthy and meet the standard nutritional needs of any person which ensures you get the proper vitamins, proteins, and minerals when rations are scarce. Don’t start guessing when it comes to the emergency preparedness of you and your loved ones. Purchase from Patriot Pantry™ today.

My Patriot Supply is the leading online retailer for self-reliance and emergency preparedness. A proud seller of emergency survival food from Patriot Pantry™ and your source for heirloom vegetable seeds and survival gear, My Patriot Supply offers everything from survival preparation supplies and educational materials to homesteading essentials and everything in-between.

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Specializing in Preparedness, Homesteading, and Self-Reliance

Specializing in Preparedness, Homesteading, and Self-Reliance -Space Coast Preppers.com

At My Patriot Supply, we don’t believe being prepared should be a luxury reserved for people with large disposable incomes. We believe in offering high quality products at prices that just make sense; prices anyone can afford. We also believe ...

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