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Mini Christmas Tree Cakes - CAKE STYLE

Christmas trees never looked so cute, or this yummy! See how to make these easy mini cakes. These Christmas Tree Cakes will make a great decoration for any table and then really good to eat later.
This recipe shows you the entire process for making the cakes and then cutting them. Then moving on to shape the cakes and make the icing to decorate the cakes. Then the final touches to make the Christmas Tree Cakes look like mini Christmas Trees.

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* Three 1? high layers 6? x 9? cake
* Sweet Buttercream (http://youtu.be/D64OhiUe4f4)
- 1.2kg (2lb 10oz) made with butter
- 1kg (2lb 2oz) Dark Blue - Americolor Royal Blue (includes filling layers and smooth coat)
- 400g (14oz) Light Pink - Americolor Electric Pink
- 400g (14oz) Light Blue - Americolor Sky Blue
- 400g (14oz) Light Green - 3 parts Americolor Mint Green and 1 part Americolor Lemon Yellow
* 9? round cake board cut into three
* Turntable
* 3 Piping bags
* couplers (optional)
* No. 21 Piping tip (Wilton)
* 20mm(13/16?), 40mm (1 5/8?), 60mm (2 3/8?) and 80mm (3 3/16?) Cookie cutters
* Sugar pearls, mini chocolate duds, or mini m&ms etc
* Small amount of yellow fondant (Americolor Lemon Yellow)
* Small star cookie cutter
* Tylose or CMC (for hardening the fondant)
* Cornflour/ cornstarch
* Small rolling pin

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How To Cook Texas Brisket

BBQ Texas Brisket Brisket is the national food of the Republic of Texas and a whole brisket is a great excuse for a party. A whole barbecue beef brisket is
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Prepping with Ham Radio

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Cellphones will not work when the cellphone facilities are torn down; the same is true with land-line phones. It would also be logical to assume that power
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Anki Cosmo Robot Toy

Our prediction is that this will be one of the biggest tech toys for 2016, Christmas and probably 2017! Anki who up to now are known for their smartphone guided Overdrive car racing sets have pushed the boundaries of consumer robotics and AI with Cosmo.

They describe the Cosmo Robot as like having a robot from a movie [think Wall-E] in your own home.

The robot is vehicle shaped like a mini bulldozer and is operated by use of a smartphone. When it is delivered it will come with the robot, a charger and three power blocks that are used for gameplay and interaction with the robot.

How Much?

Now that COSMO has been released you can find it on Amazon for $179.99.

 

Who Would Buy It?

Anki recommend Cosmo for 8 years old and up. We think it will appeal to most kids and adults who are interested in cutting edge tech toys. It will also appeal to anyone interested in robotics and AI intelligence.

 

Things We Like About Cosmo

There is so much to like about this gadget, actually calling Cosmo a gadget would be doing him an injustice.

First up it has facial recognition built in so it recognizes you when it wakes up from its charger. While it is charging Cosmo snores as well!

The thing is that Cosmo has so many fun features that we don't know where to start.  What we really like about him [we reckon it's a boy robot, you may disagree!] is that he really seems like a pet or young child and you will start to feel emotionally connected to him. He explores and sulks if you don't give him enough attention. He plays games with you and remembers the ones you like.

The more you interact with him the more different emotions he shows and as you play games, new ones unlock.

Your information is secure and is never shared Cozmo uses a local device to device connection so your details can't be accessed.

 

 

Things We Did Not Like About Cosmo

Cosmo is very small – Anki haven't hidden this fact they actually describe the robot vehicle as palm size. The good thing about this is that Cosmo is easily portable so it can be transported with ease.

 

Is It Worth The Money?

If you or your kids are into tech gadgets this is going to be a must have on your list and you are going to be full of envy once you see others using it. For amateur robotics engineers they will think they have died and gone to heaven with this A1 robot.

 

Where Can I Buy It?

The Anki COSMO Robot can be found on various places on the internet.  If you have Amazon Prime then buying it on Amazon you can get free two day or at times one day shipping.  Also Amazon has a great return policy.

 

Final Thoughts

Because this is an app based robot it will be constantly updated with new features so this has plenty of longevity it won't be a gadget that is left to gather dust. For those interested in robotics or budding game developers Cosmo will be on their Must Have List. Anki have rigorously tested Cosmo and this robot is likely to revolutionize home consumer robotics.

 

 

Other Anki Products Anki Overdrive Starter Kit Anki OVERDRIVE Expansion Track Kit Anki OVERDRIVE Nuke Expansion Car
 

 




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COSMO

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Emergency and Disaster Preparedness for You and Your Family – (4/5) Home Supplies

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In this video I go over some basic items that would be good to consider when stocking up on supplies. I do not want to go into detail of what to get or how much
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Christmas Tree Candy Cane Garland

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Find out how to make Candy Cane Garland for your Christmas Tree with old candy canes left over from Christmas past.
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How to Create a Beautiful Winter Wonderland Christmas Tree

In this video Lisa Robertson shows you how create a beautiful wonderland Christmas tree.  The tree is filed with Christmas Tree Ornaments.

She shows you how to fill in any gaps with ornaments.  Also she provides a great tip on the kind of Christmas Ornament box that will help keep them safe and easily get to the ones on the bottom so you can see what is in the box.  Click this link http://amzn.to/2b9MGF9 to see one on Amazon.

Lisa explains things simply and you too can create this beautiful Christmas tree.

 


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Weber Smokey Mountain VS. Traeger Mini – BBQ Rib Cookoff

Weber Smokey Mountain VS. Traeger Mini Rib Cookoff I put the Weber smokey mountain smoker against the Traeger Mini smoker in a rib cook off. They both helped me produce excellent ribs. I really enjoyed cooking on both of them. Below are my thoughts on how the WSM and Traeger did against each other. Here is how the Weber Smokey Mountain (WSM) and the Traeger Mini Compared to each other: Ease of startup: Traeger Mini Time it takes to get coking: Traeger Mini Temp Control: Tie with a slight edge to the Traeger Cost of operation: Weber Smokey Mountain Clean Up: Traeger Mini Smoke Flavor: Slight edge to the Weber Smokey Mountain Capacity: Weber Smokey Mountain Off Site Cooking: Tie (Cleanup is harder with WSM, but an outlet may not be available for the Traeger Bang for buck: Weber Smokey Mountain Dependability/endurance: Weber Smokey Mountain Art of BBQing:

Weber smokey mountain Information on Weber Smokey Mountains: http://www.weber.com/grills/series/smokers

Information on Traeger grills: http://www.traegergrills.com/shop/?gclid=Cj0KEQjw6Ya5BRDdyOewyo_Z_64BEiQA-fVKe7LHka5M02gXlRewIfDvKO3pklnNnosQ-SSe5-gYtBEaAhG48P8HAQ

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How to Survive a Home Invasion


How to Survive a Home Invasion They Key to Protecting Your Home and Family is Preparedness

Crime rates have been going up for the past few years. Robberies and breaking and entering incidents have been increasing. These invasions often lead to worse crimes such as kidnapping, rape and murder.

This article is intended to help yourself prepare before the robbers get to your home, and how to deal with them if they do get to you.

Take These Five Precautions First

1. Establishing a “safe room” should be your first priority while planning precautions for an invasion. The point of the room is that your family can take shelter in case of an emergency. The door should be fitted with a dead bolt lock, so it can be locked easily upon entry.

Your safe room should be suited with a dead bolt. (Image via)

2. Having a telephone in your safe room is mandatory so that you can call the police. One thing to keep in mind is that phone service providers provide telephone services along with television services, and they operate off dish services. This means that the wires to these can be severed, rendering your phone useless. The solution to this is to keep a secondary phone, or use a cell phone to keep in the safe room.

3. A safe room must have a safe or a lockbox inside with a loaded handgun, which is easily accessible. Keep practice drills for running to the room, unlocking the lockbox, and getting ready to shoot. A spare key to the lockbox is also a must-have inside the safe room.

Your safe room should also include a safe for your weapons.

4. Do not hesitate to use a pump-action shotgun as your first preference for a gun. Firing a couple of rounds out your back window can instill fear in the intruders. Please also read gun licensing laws before you purchase any firearm.

What's your favorite #home #defense weapon? Let us know using the hashtag #preppertalk.

- Survival Life (@SurvivalLF) April 1, 2016

5. It is absolutely necessary for you and your family to stay in the safe room until help arrives. The invaders might not know that you are in your safe room, unless they already have heard gunshots or they know that you are inside the house, which gives you an advantage over them.

During a home invasion, it's important to stay in your safe room until help arrives. (Image via)

 

 Always Be Prepared for a Gun Fight

If anyone finds out about your safe room during the invasion, they will try to break into the room. In such a situation, you should have already placed a few heavy pieces of furniture, which can be easily slid in front of the door, and lumber which can be used to leverage the furniture against the opposite wall, preventing the furniture from sliding back.

Use a Bullhorn to Scare Intruders Away

Bullhorns can be used either in the beginning of an invasion or during the invasion. In the beginning it can be used as an alert to your family that an invasion is taking place, or you can use a siren feature that most bullhorns have, which might fool your intruders into thinking that they might have tripped off a home security system, causing them to flee thinking that the police might be on their way.

You might not think so, but a bullhorn can come in handy in a home invasion situation. (Image via)

 

Always Have a Backup Plan

As soon as you realize that a home invasion is taking place, shout out the emergency code word which signals your family members to run to and take shelter in the safe room. Lock the door once you are inside. You can also have a window which has easy access to the ground. You should listen quietly and stay silent in the room as there is always a chance that the invaders might be trained at moving silently through the house, which greatly increases the dangers you are faced with. Scan your property through the window, making sure that none of the burglars or the invaders are outside, and then you can take your chance at making your escape. If you have a wife and kids, let your wife go out first and hold out the kids to her, making it easier for all of you to get to safety. Always have a planned escape route in mind if you want to use the back window strategy to escape a home invasion.

Home Invaders Might Not Be After Your Belongings After All…

In some situations, home invaders might not be burglars. They might be kidnappers or murderers who are after you. There is a chance that they might have been watching you for a long period of time, and are after something valuable. The trick is to put as much distance between yourself and the burglars if you find out that they are after your life.

Are you prepared? #preparedness #preppers #selfdefense #homedefense #2ndamendment #guns #survival A photo posted by Survival Life (@survivallife) on Apr 1, 2016 at 8:34am PDT

Decoys Can Reduce the Chances of Home Invasion

A former CIA guy suggested using decoys to ward off home invaders. These tips probably work best on invaders who are new to the business.

One effective decoy is to put a dog bowl outside your front door, a leash and a sign saying something like “My Best Friend is a Rottweiler.” Many invaders will choose a house that is not home to a large dog.

The trick to this tip is to make your house look more and more like there is a canine living in the house, even if you don't actually have one. This will definitely decrease your chances of being invaded and increase your security.

Of course, the only thing better than using a canine decoy is having an actual canine in the house. Having a trained guard dog outside is surely going to scare off any invaders planning to break into your house.

Click here to learn more about how your dog can help you in a survival situation.

You can only hope for the best and prepare for the worst. Do you think we missed anything in our home invasion defense tips? Let us know in the comments section below!

It's impossible to defend your home and family without a good, reliable weapon. God forbid the situation should ever arise, but if it does you want to know you're in good hands with a survival weapon you can depend on. Click here to learn about the world's best home defense shotgun, courtesy of our friends at Gun Carrier.

 

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How to Survive a Home Invasion


How to Survive a Home Invasion They Key to Protecting Your Home and Family is Preparedness

Crime rates have been going up for the past few years. Robberies and breaking and entering incidents have been increasing. These invasions often lead to worse crimes such as kidnapping, rape and murder.

This article is intended to help yourself prepare before the robbers get to your home, and how to deal with them if they do get to you.

Take These Five Precautions First

1. Establishing a “safe room” should be your first priority while planning precautions for an invasion. The point of the room is that your family can take shelter in case of an emergency. The door should be fitted with a dead bolt lock, so it can be locked easily upon entry.

Your safe room should be suited with a dead bolt. (Image via)

2. Having a telephone in your safe room is mandatory so that you can call the police. One thing to keep in mind is that phone service providers provide telephone services along with television services, and they operate off dish services. This means that the wires to these can be severed, rendering your phone useless. The solution to this is to keep a secondary phone, or use a cell phone to keep in the safe room.

3. A safe room must have a safe or a lockbox inside with a loaded handgun, which is easily accessible. Keep practice drills for running to the room, unlocking the lockbox, and getting ready to shoot. A spare key to the lockbox is also a must-have inside the safe room.

Your safe room should also include a safe for your weapons.

4. Do not hesitate to use a pump-action shotgun as your first preference for a gun. Firing a couple of rounds out your back window can instill fear in the intruders. Please also read gun licensing laws before you purchase any firearm.

What's your favorite #home #defense weapon? Let us know using the hashtag #preppertalk.

- Survival Life (@SurvivalLF) April 1, 2016

5. It is absolutely necessary for you and your family to stay in the safe room until help arrives. The invaders might not know that you are in your safe room, unless they already have heard gunshots or they know that you are inside the house, which gives you an advantage over them.

During a home invasion, it's important to stay in your safe room until help arrives. (Image via)

 

 Always Be Prepared for a Gun Fight

If anyone finds out about your safe room during the invasion, they will try to break into the room. In such a situation, you should have already placed a few heavy pieces of furniture, which can be easily slid in front of the door, and lumber which can be used to leverage the furniture against the opposite wall, preventing the furniture from sliding back.

Use a Bullhorn to Scare Intruders Away

Bullhorns can be used either in the beginning of an invasion or during the invasion. In the beginning it can be used as an alert to your family that an invasion is taking place, or you can use a siren feature that most bullhorns have, which might fool your intruders into thinking that they might have tripped off a home security system, causing them to flee thinking that the police might be on their way.

You might not think so, but a bullhorn can come in handy in a home invasion situation. (Image via)

 

Always Have a Backup Plan

As soon as you realize that a home invasion is taking place, shout out the emergency code word which signals your family members to run to and take shelter in the safe room. Lock the door once you are inside. You can also have a window which has easy access to the ground. You should listen quietly and stay silent in the room as there is always a chance that the invaders might be trained at moving silently through the house, which greatly increases the dangers you are faced with. Scan your property through the window, making sure that none of the burglars or the invaders are outside, and then you can take your chance at making your escape. If you have a wife and kids, let your wife go out first and hold out the kids to her, making it easier for all of you to get to safety. Always have a planned escape route in mind if you want to use the back window strategy to escape a home invasion.

Home Invaders Might Not Be After Your Belongings After All…

In some situations, home invaders might not be burglars. They might be kidnappers or murderers who are after you. There is a chance that they might have been watching you for a long period of time, and are after something valuable. The trick is to put as much distance between yourself and the burglars if you find out that they are after your life.

Are you prepared? #preparedness #preppers #selfdefense #homedefense #2ndamendment #guns #survival A photo posted by Survival Life (@survivallife) on Apr 1, 2016 at 8:34am PDT

Decoys Can Reduce the Chances of Home Invasion

A former CIA guy suggested using decoys to ward off home invaders. These tips probably work best on invaders who are new to the business.

One effective decoy is to put a dog bowl outside your front door, a leash and a sign saying something like “My Best Friend is a Rottweiler.” Many invaders will choose a house that is not home to a large dog.

The trick to this tip is to make your house look more and more like there is a canine living in the house, even if you don't actually have one. This will definitely decrease your chances of being invaded and increase your security.

Of course, the only thing better than using a canine decoy is having an actual canine in the house. Having a trained guard dog outside is surely going to scare off any invaders planning to break into your house.

Click here to learn more about how your dog can help you in a survival situation.

You can only hope for the best and prepare for the worst. Do you think we missed anything in our home invasion defense tips? Let us know in the comments section below!

It's impossible to defend your home and family without a good, reliable weapon. God forbid the situation should ever arise, but if it does you want to know you're in good hands with a survival weapon you can depend on. Click here to learn about the world's best home defense shotgun, courtesy of our friends at Gun Carrier.

 

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Survival MULE: Your Containerstore on Wheels


Survival MULE: Your Containerstore on Wheels A Flexible Survival Storage Solution for Preppers on the Move

Every once in a while, we come across a product we just have to share with our readers.

The Survival MULE is one of those products. The MULE is a great investment for any prepper seeking a storage solution for their survival gear and supplies.

Never heard of the Survival MULE? You're in luck. We caught up with Chris Koelzer, developer and company owner, to help us introduce you to your this must-have piece of survival equipment.

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What is the Survival MULE?

The Survival MULE is a new product, designed with a three-fold purpose:

Steadfast PREPAREDNESS daily Dauntless SURVIVAL in emergencies Purposeful ADVENTURE routinely

It is a steel locker that in vertical storage mode protects critical gear within a compact space, such as along a garage wall.  Yet in two minutes you can install modular components and convert to horizontal trailer mode, capable of carrying about 1500 pounds of equipment and supplies.

The MULE is simple, rugged, multi-functional, weatherized, reliable, and compact:

- SIMPLE:  It can be operated by one person.  An average man can physically lift or lower the MULE to convert between locker and trailer modes in about two minutes, even when well loaded.   Using 8-inch vehicle ramps for angular advantage, a smaller person can too (has been done by a 110-pound kid).

- RUGGED:  It has all-steel construction, with independent torsion axles rated to 2,000 pounds gross weight.  The prototype MULE has logged over 4,000 miles, at highway speeds up to 80 mph and crosswinds over 30 mph, as well as off-road behind an ATV.

- MULTI-FUNCTIONAL:  Equipment and supplies locker; gun safe; tool vault; bug-out trailer; utility trailer; recreational trailer; work trailer; flat-bed conversion (by removing four bolts, separating the frame from the locker, and adding a plywood bed).

- WEATHERIZED:  Steel is galvanized (locker and wheels), zinc-plated (hardware), or powder-coated (frame, axles, and as an option for locker) for protection and low maintenance, and there is a rubber seal around the perimeter of the door/lid.

- RELIABLE:  The frame has multiple structural redundancies (pins, bolts, brackets), and critical parts are easily replaceable with simple tools (tires, hubs, axle arm, axle spindle).

- COMPACT:   It only takes up 6 square feet of floor in vertical locker mode (about like a couple garbage cans), yet secures over 32 cubic feet of storage volume.

 

What was the inspiration behind the Survival MULE? How did it come into being?

The MULE is the result of my own survival concerns.  When I began to prepare my family, I wanted a compact storage system that would protect critical equipment and supplies, and also be capable of immediate mobility.   I searched the market for a secure, compact, mobile storage product, that wouldn't take up half my garage.  Finding none, I built one myself.   Now I have started a small business around it, so that others may benefit from the value of this product.

Who needs the Survival MULE?

The MULE offers uncommon and enduring value to just about anybody. The PREPAREDNESS secured in a well-stocked MULE is Survival Insurance and peace of mind, knowing you are ready for contingency situations.  When that Day of Days arrives, the MULE and its equipment/supplies maximize your SURVIVAL by preserving your liberty, self-reliance, and choice–you can hunker down and “BUG IN” at home, or hit the road and “BUG-OUT” at any time.  It solves the volume limitations of bug-out bags, without needing a parking space like a standard trailer.   Since it is so easy to convert from locker to trailer and back, the MULE provides extra value through routine use for ADVENTURE–camping, hunting, fishing, road trips, etc.  And as a garage locker it is always accessible, like a gun safe or tool vault.

 

What are the Survival MULE's functions?

While it continually provides steadfast preparedness and Survival Insurance, the MULE gives compact security for your equipment and supplies as an immediately available storage locker, gun safe, and/or tool vault.   Its modular design enables quick transition from locker mode to trailer mode.  It functions in trailer mode as a recreational trailer, utility trailer for home projects (capable of a flat-bed mode too), or work trailer.

What is the Survival MULE made of? What are its dimensions?

The locker is made out of 18-gauge galvanized steel, and can be powder coated (OD green, tan, black, or custom color).   The frame is powder coated steel, and all the hardware is zinc-plated or galvanized steel.

Its dimensions in vertical locker mode are about 6 ft high, 3.5 ft wide, and 2 ft deep.  In horizontal trailer mode, it is about 3.25 ft high, 5 ft wide, and 9 ft long.

 

What security mechanisms are in place for the MULE?

The MULE's steel construction and tamper-proof hardware make it extremely resistant to theft of interior components, and owners will certainly want to padlock the locker handle.   Within the next few weeks, we intend to offer an optional “keyed alike” padlock package, which includes eight padlocks all matched to the same key.  These locks can be used for the locker door and the hitch pins that secure each module (tongue, coupler, vehicle hitch, optional cargo carrier, and both axles), to prevent theft or removal of the MULE and its components.

 

Where is the MULE manufactured?

It is assembled in Minnesota from off-the-shelf and custom components, purchased from several US vendors, along with one Canadian company.  It is important to note that it is sold as a trailer kit, in order to preserve our owners' liberty to modify and use their asset as they choose, without restrictive Government certifications.   Many MULE owners will purchase it just for the Survival Insurance and peace of mind, and leave it in vertical locker mode, standing ready.  For those that choose to gain maximum value from their MULE by routine use, in order to drive it on Government roads you'll need to check your State's registration requirements-some states may require registration fees as a homebuilt trailer.  In Minnesota it surprisingly required only one form and payment of a fee/tax, and took about 5 minutes, to get a permanent registration.

What sets the MULE apart from its competitors?

I have not yet been able to find any similar competitors.  There are a few trailers that store vertically, but they lack the compactness of modular components, and the ability to act as a steel locker that offers daily access to equipment and supplies.   There are many standard trailers, but they all take up a parking space.   If you have an extra parking space and your wife and neighbors don't mind a trailer sitting in it, then a regular trailer may be better for you.   But for those folks that lack an extra space, want to park their vehicle inside, and enjoy having one asset that performs multiple functions, the MULE may offer Best Value for their preparedness investment.

Additionally, the MULE's modular design really sets it apart from existing products, giving it multi-mission functionality that offers value far out of proportion to its cost.  And this design is capable of extensive customization.   Owners can add interior and exterior storage containers (ammo, fuel, water, gun cases, cargo), topside cargo racks or nets, and/or equipment racks (Yakima, Thule, etc.).  Any hitch-mounted accessory (for a 1-¼” hitch) will insert in the open frame square tubes at both sides (forward of axle) and the back end.  These spots are perfect for bike racks or cargo racks.  Extra Jerry can brackets or spare tire brackets can be mounted anywhere on the sides, by drilling a couple holes in the sheet steel.   The modifications to the MULE are limited only by the owner's creativity and unique requirements.

What else do you want our readers to know about the Survival MULE?

I hope the MULE becomes a catalyst for preparedness, regardless of how much of a “prepper” you are.  This article could motivate some readers to take their first steps on the road to self-sufficiency, whether that means buying a MULE or just buying a 30-day food supply.   For active preppers, the MULE could add mobility and security to their existing survival capabilities.   Even a guy that already has an armored bug-out vehicle can use a MULE, to increase cargo capability.

Each day, our Government further abandons the U.S. Constitution, while natural disasters continue to take lives.  So each day, it becomes more important to prepare.   Ten years early is better than one day late!

Photos, videos, articles, reviews, details, and ordering information are at www.survivalmule.com and www.facebook.com/survivalmule1776.

Click here to get your Survival MULE now, and remember to tell them that Survival Life sent you to receive your $100 discount!
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Officials plan exercise in emergency preparedness

Labette County Emergency Management will conduct a full-scale emergency preparedness exercise on Thursday in Parsons. Charlie Morse, the county's sanitation officer and emergency manager, said the exercise was developed by the Southeast Kansas …

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Emergency Preparedness Fair for Community this weekend

There will be a Community Emergency Preparedness Fair going on. It is free to the public. There will be a whole lot of vendors present that will be giving out information for you to be much better informed. Some will be selling things. Some will be …

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Emergency survival cooking oil carne Montana coke Can

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Emergency Preparedness for Seniors

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We don't often think about how an emergency situation could really challenge a senior. Michele Clock, Communications Officer at The County of San Diego Office
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COSMO

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Are you ready emotionally for a Disaster?

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How To DIY A White Background For $0 – Basic Filmmaker Ep 195

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Char Broil Offset Smoker Mods

The small Char Broil offset smoker needed work…unfortunately lots of it. I have all 11 parts available for seperate viewing, but for those who want to watch them all this one's for you.

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DIY Digital Stabilized Camera Gimbal

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Survival MULE: Your Containerstore on Wheels


Survival MULE: Your Containerstore on Wheels A Flexible Survival Storage Solution for Preppers on the Move

Every once in a while, we come across a product we just have to share with our readers.

The Survival MULE is one of those products. The MULE is a great investment for any prepper seeking a storage solution for their survival gear and supplies.

Never heard of the Survival MULE? You're in luck. We caught up with Chris Koelzer, developer and company owner, to help us introduce you to your this must-have piece of survival equipment.

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What is the Survival MULE?

The Survival MULE is a new product, designed with a three-fold purpose:

Steadfast PREPAREDNESS daily Dauntless SURVIVAL in emergencies Purposeful ADVENTURE routinely

It is a steel locker that in vertical storage mode protects critical gear within a compact space, such as along a garage wall.  Yet in two minutes you can install modular components and convert to horizontal trailer mode, capable of carrying about 1500 pounds of equipment and supplies.

The MULE is simple, rugged, multi-functional, weatherized, reliable, and compact:

- SIMPLE:  It can be operated by one person.  An average man can physically lift or lower the MULE to convert between locker and trailer modes in about two minutes, even when well loaded.   Using 8-inch vehicle ramps for angular advantage, a smaller person can too (has been done by a 110-pound kid).

- RUGGED:  It has all-steel construction, with independent torsion axles rated to 2,000 pounds gross weight.  The prototype MULE has logged over 4,000 miles, at highway speeds up to 80 mph and crosswinds over 30 mph, as well as off-road behind an ATV.

- MULTI-FUNCTIONAL:  Equipment and supplies locker; gun safe; tool vault; bug-out trailer; utility trailer; recreational trailer; work trailer; flat-bed conversion (by removing four bolts, separating the frame from the locker, and adding a plywood bed).

- WEATHERIZED:  Steel is galvanized (locker and wheels), zinc-plated (hardware), or powder-coated (frame, axles, and as an option for locker) for protection and low maintenance, and there is a rubber seal around the perimeter of the door/lid.

- RELIABLE:  The frame has multiple structural redundancies (pins, bolts, brackets), and critical parts are easily replaceable with simple tools (tires, hubs, axle arm, axle spindle).

- COMPACT:   It only takes up 6 square feet of floor in vertical locker mode (about like a couple garbage cans), yet secures over 32 cubic feet of storage volume.

 

What was the inspiration behind the Survival MULE? How did it come into being?

The MULE is the result of my own survival concerns.  When I began to prepare my family, I wanted a compact storage system that would protect critical equipment and supplies, and also be capable of immediate mobility.   I searched the market for a secure, compact, mobile storage product, that wouldn't take up half my garage.  Finding none, I built one myself.   Now I have started a small business around it, so that others may benefit from the value of this product.

Who needs the Survival MULE?

The MULE offers uncommon and enduring value to just about anybody. The PREPAREDNESS secured in a well-stocked MULE is Survival Insurance and peace of mind, knowing you are ready for contingency situations.  When that Day of Days arrives, the MULE and its equipment/supplies maximize your SURVIVAL by preserving your liberty, self-reliance, and choice–you can hunker down and “BUG IN” at home, or hit the road and “BUG-OUT” at any time.  It solves the volume limitations of bug-out bags, without needing a parking space like a standard trailer.   Since it is so easy to convert from locker to trailer and back, the MULE provides extra value through routine use for ADVENTURE–camping, hunting, fishing, road trips, etc.  And as a garage locker it is always accessible, like a gun safe or tool vault.

 

What are the Survival MULE's functions?

While it continually provides steadfast preparedness and Survival Insurance, the MULE gives compact security for your equipment and supplies as an immediately available storage locker, gun safe, and/or tool vault.   Its modular design enables quick transition from locker mode to trailer mode.  It functions in trailer mode as a recreational trailer, utility trailer for home projects (capable of a flat-bed mode too), or work trailer.

What is the Survival MULE made of? What are its dimensions?

The locker is made out of 18-gauge galvanized steel, and can be powder coated (OD green, tan, black, or custom color).   The frame is powder coated steel, and all the hardware is zinc-plated or galvanized steel.

Its dimensions in vertical locker mode are about 6 ft high, 3.5 ft wide, and 2 ft deep.  In horizontal trailer mode, it is about 3.25 ft high, 5 ft wide, and 9 ft long.

 

What security mechanisms are in place for the MULE?

The MULE's steel construction and tamper-proof hardware make it extremely resistant to theft of interior components, and owners will certainly want to padlock the locker handle.   Within the next few weeks, we intend to offer an optional “keyed alike” padlock package, which includes eight padlocks all matched to the same key.  These locks can be used for the locker door and the hitch pins that secure each module (tongue, coupler, vehicle hitch, optional cargo carrier, and both axles), to prevent theft or removal of the MULE and its components.

 

Where is the MULE manufactured?

It is assembled in Minnesota from off-the-shelf and custom components, purchased from several US vendors, along with one Canadian company.  It is important to note that it is sold as a trailer kit, in order to preserve our owners' liberty to modify and use their asset as they choose, without restrictive Government certifications.   Many MULE owners will purchase it just for the Survival Insurance and peace of mind, and leave it in vertical locker mode, standing ready.  For those that choose to gain maximum value from their MULE by routine use, in order to drive it on Government roads you'll need to check your State's registration requirements-some states may require registration fees as a homebuilt trailer.  In Minnesota it surprisingly required only one form and payment of a fee/tax, and took about 5 minutes, to get a permanent registration.

What sets the MULE apart from its competitors?

I have not yet been able to find any similar competitors.  There are a few trailers that store vertically, but they lack the compactness of modular components, and the ability to act as a steel locker that offers daily access to equipment and supplies.   There are many standard trailers, but they all take up a parking space.   If you have an extra parking space and your wife and neighbors don't mind a trailer sitting in it, then a regular trailer may be better for you.   But for those folks that lack an extra space, want to park their vehicle inside, and enjoy having one asset that performs multiple functions, the MULE may offer Best Value for their preparedness investment.

Additionally, the MULE's modular design really sets it apart from existing products, giving it multi-mission functionality that offers value far out of proportion to its cost.  And this design is capable of extensive customization.   Owners can add interior and exterior storage containers (ammo, fuel, water, gun cases, cargo), topside cargo racks or nets, and/or equipment racks (Yakima, Thule, etc.).  Any hitch-mounted accessory (for a 1-¼” hitch) will insert in the open frame square tubes at both sides (forward of axle) and the back end.  These spots are perfect for bike racks or cargo racks.  Extra Jerry can brackets or spare tire brackets can be mounted anywhere on the sides, by drilling a couple holes in the sheet steel.   The modifications to the MULE are limited only by the owner's creativity and unique requirements.

What else do you want our readers to know about the Survival MULE?

I hope the MULE becomes a catalyst for preparedness, regardless of how much of a “prepper” you are.  This article could motivate some readers to take their first steps on the road to self-sufficiency, whether that means buying a MULE or just buying a 30-day food supply.   For active preppers, the MULE could add mobility and security to their existing survival capabilities.   Even a guy that already has an armored bug-out vehicle can use a MULE, to increase cargo capability.

Each day, our Government further abandons the U.S. Constitution, while natural disasters continue to take lives.  So each day, it becomes more important to prepare.   Ten years early is better than one day late!

Photos, videos, articles, reviews, details, and ordering information are at www.survivalmule.com and www.facebook.com/survivalmule1776.

Click here to get your Survival MULE now, and remember to tell them that Survival Life sent you to receive your $100 discount!
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Labette County Emergency Management will conduct a full-scale emergency preparedness exercise on Thursday in Parsons. Charlie Morse, the county's sanitation officer and emergency manager, said the exercise was developed by the Southeast Kansas …

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Emergency Preparedness Fair for Community this weekend

There will be a Community Emergency Preparedness Fair going on. It is free to the public. There will be a whole lot of vendors present that will be giving out information for you to be much better informed. Some will be selling things. Some will be …

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