Tag Archives: preparedness

How To Sharpen Razor Blades For The Long Term

These days I have been doing a lot of thinking about my daily hygiene and beauty routine as it relates to a long term survival situation.  I don’t want to appear frivolous but for me, feeling clean and looking nice are an important part of feeling good about myself in general.  I do not think ...

Survival Skills: How To Find Water In The Wild

Our life depends on having clean water to drink. Knowing ways to find water in the wild will especially be helpful if you are in a bug out situation, or if you happen to lose your way in the woods. The first thing you should do if you are in the wilderness is find a water source. ...

Lessons From Ferguson: Prepping For Civil Unrest And Martial Law

Any prepared and informed person knows that the threat isn’t always the event itself, which could be anything from a natural disaster to a rioting spree after a sporting event to an economic collapse. It’s the chaos during the aftermath of the event. If you ever had any doubts about that statement, you need look no further than Ferguson, ...

Eleven Point Plan To Bust The Myth Of Retirement

Four years ago I was both a newbie blogger and a newbie prepper.  To be honest, I had a lot of angst about a lot of things.  Unemployment was rampant, the housing market was in shambles, and people around me were suffering.  As a woman of a certain age, I was upset and wanted to ...

It’s Time For A Prepper Reality Check

You may have enough weapons and ammo stashed away to fight the next World War all by yourself… You may have fortified your home and have 3 different routes mapped out to get to your bug-out retreat… You may have a food stockpile that will see you, your family, heck, the whole darned neighborhood, through until the ...

Prepping: Are You Hardcore Enough?

The thoughts that we have can create a chain reaction of events that can either further us down a path or hinder us all along the way. These thought processes can also make a big impact on our prepping endeavors. Regardless of what part of the prepping spectrum you are on, we have certain thoughts on the kind ...

Build The Ultimate School Bug Out Kit For Your Kids

Is your child prepared to bug out from school?  Mine is. Last year, I posed the question, “Should Your Kids Know How to Bug Out…from School?” and the answers to that question were incredibly varied. Some parents said that the kids shouldn’t be in public schools in the first place. Others said that they absolutely had a ...

Living Life The Old Fashioned Way

There is a tendency in all of us to compare the old to the new.  This is especially true in the preparedness community where in anticipation of hard times ahead, we look to our parents and grandparents for ideas for living a self-reliant and sustainable life. I have been thinking about that a lot lately; even ...

Seven Important Elements In The Survival Kit Of Living

Regardless of our coping mechanisms, this business of being prepared is hard work and stressful because no matter how much time and money we throw at prepping, it is impossible to anticipate every possible thing that could potentially happen.  Sure, we can and should do a risk analysis but as recent years have proven, there ...

Organized Community Defense Is America’s Last Hope

Not long ago, I felt compelled to address the idea of self defense as a moral imperative in an article titled “Violence In The Face Of Tyranny Is Often Necessary.” My intention was to perhaps undo some of the propaganda conditioning that Americans have suffered over the decades that has taught them that “all” forms ...

Preparing To Hunker Down In Place

For the past week, I have been giving a lot of consideration to what I would personally do if there was even the slightest hint of an Ebola pandemic in the United States.  You would think that the process I engage would be easy since I live on an island that is only accessible by ...

Stepping Up To Manage The New Reality

When it comes to prepping, risk assessment is something that tends to get shoved to the back burner as we move in a frenzy to learn new skills and purchase “stuff”.  I know that in 12 Months of Prepping, I stress the importance of evaluating specific and inherent risks, but you know the saying, out ...

10 Skills That Urban Preppers Should Learn

Skills are a major part of prepping. Although it is important to have supplies in place; the belief is that skills, and not supplies, will give you a greater survival advantage during a long term emergency. Learning new survival skills and abilities creates a new platform of knowledge to draw on when times get tough. There ...

Tess Pennington – It’s A Scary Reality We’re Living In (VIDEO)

I sat down with Tess Pennington, author, preparedness expert and publisher of Ready Nutrition website. At Ready Nutrition you will find a plethora of preparedness information, including articles for the beginner as well as the long-time prepper. What is a disaster from your perspective? What does the phrase SHTF mean to you and your family? ...

The Big Blackout: Why I’m Going Low-Tech To Prep For An EMP

This might be stating the obvious, but in the event of an EMP, things will not be the same, no matter how great your generator is. Aaron Dykes of Truthstream Media wrote an excellent article about the extreme likelihood of a catastrophic event that could take out our power grid: Billionaire hedge fund manager Paul Singer is ...

Seven Facts You Should Know About Ebola

If you have been following recent headlines, you know that it has been asserted that the first case of the Ebola virus travelling aboard a commercial passenger airline has been confirmed. According to the article, “Nigerian health authorities raced to stop the spread of Ebola on Saturday after a man sick with one of the world’s ...

Fast Track Tip #9: Test Your Preps Camping!

There is no reason that prepping has to be a drudge or a chore.  As a matter of fact, preparedness can be combined with a hobby and actually be productive and fun at the same time. What kind of hobbies?  Some examples include fishing, hunting, biking, hiking, crafting (for example with paracord), reading (survival fiction!) and ...