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12 Months of Prepping for Disruptive Events: EMP (VIDEO)

Preparedness |  | As someone who was initially overwhelmed at the thought of prepping for every conceivable event on the planet, I finally settled into a routine of approaching preparedness methodically and in accordance with time, budget and perceived need. What evolved was “Twelve Months of Prepping” and it has had quite a run. Now, six years later, ...Read More »

Why Has The White House Suddenly Released A Strategy For Dealing With The Threat Of A Catastrophic Meteor Impact?

Preparedness |  | Does the White House know something that the rest of us do not? As the Obama administration draws to a close, the White House has suddenly released a major document that details a multi-pronged strategy for dealing with the threat of a catastrophic meteor impact. Most of us remember movies such as “Deep Impact” and ...Read More »

An Unsexy Survival Plan for California’s Epic Floods, Avalanches and Mudslides

Preparedness |  | How do you survive a flood, mudslides, avalanches, power outages, and gale force winds? What about sinkholes and buckling roads? You’re going to be so disappointed when I tell you the secret. Because it’s not dramatic. No firearms, carabiners, or specialized equipment were used. I didn’t need to consult my beloved SAS survival manual even ...Read More »

What You Need To Know About Animal Snares for Survival

Preparedness |  | When it comes to long term survival under dire circumstances, many of us will need to step outside our personal comfort zone and use snares to trap animals for food.  The thought of doing so is unpleasant to me personally, but if I had to do it I could and I would. This has led ...Read More »

18 Practical Ways to Use the Ashes from Your Fireplace

Preparedness |  | Do you heat your house with wood? What to do with the ashes is a question for most. Obviously, you want to take great care to dispose of them in a way that won’t start a fire, but did you know that the ashes have all sorts of uses? Here’s an article from my good ...Read More »

Forget Doom And Gloom: Preparedness Is The Ultimate Act Of Optimism

Preparedness |  | Does this sound familiar? You’re talking to a friend or family member who isn’t on board with preparedness.  (And it’s even worse when they think they know what’s going on in the world but garner their so-called “information” from network news sources.)  You try for the millionth time to get them to consider stocking up ...Read More »

Every Prepper Needs Coconut Oil In Their Pantry

Preparedness |  | Let me start out by saying that I discovered coconut oil about a year ago.  At the time, I was semi-knowledgeable about its qualities the most notable of which were that it was a heart healthy fat and that if stored properly, it had long shelf life.  On the other hand, I also knew it smelled ...Read More »

8 Uncommon First Aid Items

Preparedness |  | Generally speaking, I have a fairly decent first aid kit.  It includes everything from a large variety of bandages to pain killers, antibiotics, essential oils, trauma supplies, first aid books, and equipment such as braces, splints and a blood pressure monitor. That being said, I put the kit together a few years ago and as ...Read More »

If You’re Anything Like These 3 Preppers, You Won’t Survive When the SHTF

Preparedness |  | We’d all like to think we’re some kind of action hero. Ready to fight against the odds and survive whatever comes our way. The smart, intrepid hero or heroine who gets things done, regardless of the situation and the people around us. But are you really? Here some New Year’s Day tough love with three ...Read More »

12 Disruptive Events to Prepare For This Year

Preparedness |  | An important rule of prepping is to identify disruptive events that could happen to you.  These events are likely to be highly individualized and based on location, domestic situation, age, income, health, and a number of other factors. There are, however, twelve disruptive events that are universal.  These are the dire situations we should all ...Read More »

How to Be a Prepper In 22 Words

Preparedness |  | It seems fitting that while things are a bit more relaxed, prepping wise, we take a few moments to reflect upon preparedness strategies that are universal.  I have given this a lot of thought and found that the rules of prepping boil down to just a few simple words, twenty-two to be exact. Here, in ...Read More »

Is Freeze-Dried Food Worth the Investment?

Preparedness |  | Prepping and freeze-dried food are synonymous with one another. For years, the freeze-dried food industry have profited heavily on families wanting to get their pantries emergency ready. But is it worth all the hype and money? There are many who wonder if the investment into this long-term food source is the right one for them and have asked ...Read More »

Learning To Overcome Prepper Procrastination

Preparedness |  | Procrastination is a trait that we all share.  For some, procrastination means putting off tasks or chores that are tedious, time-consuming, or simply downright boring.  To others, it means never quite getting to the task list because there are other, more entertaining distractions to fill up the time. Whatever the reason, procrastination is problem with ...Read More »

Do You Think Prepping Has Died?

Preparedness |  | Shortly after the 2016 election, I read an article by one of my blogging colleagues titled “Is Prepping Dead?”.  I felt so strongly about what she said that I shared her article throughout the social media, hoping that others would see it and continue their preparedness efforts.  Now, one month later, I can confirm that ...Read More »

13 Steps To Prepare For Civil Unrest

Preparedness |  | It has been a few years since I wrote about the “Perfect Storm of Civil Unrest”.  Looking back, it would be easy to think that perhaps the article was a bit reactionary given current events at the time.  On the other hand, not a whole lot has changed since then. These are still uneasy times.  ...Read More »

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