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Why Store Fish Antibiotics For Survival

I first learned about fish antibiotics in 2012 when I struggled with a tooth abscess while on vacation in the middle of nowhere.  I was totally unprepared for a bacterial infection and going forward, was determined to stockpile antibiotics for emergency purposes down the road. As a layman and not a healthcare professional, this was ...Read More »

25 Cozy Ways To Prep Your Home For Winter

As they say on Game of Thrones, “Brace yourselves. Winter is coming.” One of the best ways to brace yourselves for the onset of cold weather, winter storms, and potential power outages is to prep your home for the season. And this is one of the nicest parts of prepping – quite a few of ...Read More »

Hits And Misses: Lessons Learned After Six Years Of Prepping

As someone who has been prepping for six years, I have learned a lot along the way. During these six years, my survival skills, food and water storage, and general knowledge have grown exponentially to the point where I have grown comfortable, if not complacent, with my preps. Alas, the world has changed a lot ...Read More »

Europe Is Planning For War And We Need To Pay Attention

Survival Saturday is  a round-up of the week’s news and resources for folks who are interested in being prepared. This Week in the News This week on Survival Saturday, we’ll talk about the growing evidence that Europe is preparing for war. Many people tend to dismiss the goings-on across the planet as irrelevant to us, but it’s ...Read More »

Is The Big One Coming? FEMA Increases Earthquake Preparedness Activities

It’s no secret that the West Coast is waiting for The Big One. From fictionalized versions like the movie San Andreas (which, although full of dramatic special effects and creative license, still had a few things to teach us) to unsettling novels like Cascadia, which is all the more alarming for its scientific accuracy, everyone ...Read More »

War Games With Nukes, Glyphosate In Vaccines And Presidential Campaign Shenanigans

Survival Saturday is  a round-up of the week’s news and resources for folks who are interested in being prepared. This Week in the News This week on Survival Saturday, we have a wide variety of topics to cover. North Korea is playing war games, glyphosate has been discovered in a huge percentage of vaccines, and there are ...Read More »

7 Ways To Recover When Life Sucks

You know what a curve ball is, right?  In baseball, the term curveball is used to describe a pitch of the ball that is thrown with spin so that its path curves as it approaches the batter.  In other words, it is a ball that is unexpected and when it arrives, it takes you by ...Read More »

Are You Prepped For A Pandemic?

If the news announced tomorrow that a pandemic had begun and that your area, in particular, was at risk, would you be prepared? It was only a couple of years ago that Ebola arrived on the shores of the United States. By sheer luck (certainly not by a well-managed response) the virus was contained. I ...Read More »

12 Survival Skills To Learn And Master For SHTF

When it comes to survival, having a stockpile of stuff is not enough.  You need to have skills, too.  And yet, when it comes to preparedness skills, there is no hard and fast set of rules.  There are simply too many variables for a one size fits all list of things you must know and ...Read More »

12 Bad Strategies That Will Get Preppers Killed

If you’re involved in the preparedness lifestyle, you’re probably into planning. Most likely, you research and study the excellent preparedness strategies put out by experts. Whether we prepare for incidents small or large, we all ponder what we’d do if something world-as-we-know-it-ending went down. The trouble is, a lot of the plans that get made ...Read More »

Wakey, Wakey!!! It’s Time For America To Stop Hitting The Snooze Button On Reality (VIDEO)

Survival Saturday is  a round-up of the week’s news and resources for folks who are interested in being prepared. This Week in the News Some weeks, I run out of words for the ridiculous things that I see in the news, and this is one of those weeks. It took me almost as long to come up ...Read More »

21 Life Hacks To Help You Breeze Through The Apocalypse (Or At Least The Next Power Outage)

Life hacks are all over the place at the minute (seriously, they’re everywhere) and some are really good – but often they’re more Martha Stewart than Grizzly Adams. Here are a few life hacks that are applicable not only to regular everyday lifestyles but to those crazy preppers – ahem – people who are of a ...Read More »

The Day The Lights Go Out And The Trucks Stop Running

What would happen if some sort of major national emergency caused a massive transportation disruption that stopped trucks from running?  The next time you talk to a trucker, please thank them for their service, because without their hard work none of our lives would be possible.  In America today, very few of us live a ...Read More »

As The World Burns: Are You Really Prepared For What’s Coming?

Survival Saturday is  a round-up of the week’s news and resources for folks who are interested in being prepared. This Week in the News This week on Survival Saturday, we’ll track an alarming series of stories that should make you question if you are actually prepared for what is coming. Don’t disregard the stories because many of ...Read More »

Best Practices For Dealing With Wounds In A Survival Situation

Depending upon who you talk to, a severe wound or lasceration should always be sutured close.  Or should it? When faced with an austere survival situation, the decision you make to close an open wound could spell the difference between proper healing and an infected mess.  Personally, I vote for proper healing but getting to ...Read More »

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