Tag Archives: preparedness

Are You Guilty Of These Prepper Mistakes?

Webster defines an expert as a person “who has a comprehensive and authoritative knowledge of or skill in a particular area”  That being said, when it comes to preparedness, is anyone ever really an expert? Let’s be realistic. Every prepper, myself included, was a novice at one time or another.  Along our journey, we have consulted ...

“Pure Arctic Outbreak”: Staying Warm During The Polar Vortex

If you turn on the news or look at any type of social media today, the theme of the day is….Brrrrr…. That’s because most of the United States is getting hit with the first storm of the winter – and it’s a doozy.  Mac Slavo wrote about the impending deep freeze on SHTFplan: Leading physics professor Michio Kaku, ...

45 More Signs That You Might Be One Of Those Crazy Preppers

A while back, I wrote an article called “30 Signs That You’re One of Those Crazy Preppers.”  Lots of readers got into the spirit of things, since it was pretty darned relatable. We all know these are actually signs of sanity, but we’re used to being misunderstood by the unprepared and sometimes it’s fun to have ...

Propane For Preppers – Part Four

In the series Propane for Preppers, you have learned about filling one-pound propane cylinders. But what about refilling 20 pound tanks from, for example, the large tank you lease from the propane company? In this article, you will learn about refilling those 20-pounders and also, how to safely store any size propane cylinder for the long term.  ...

16 Tips For Coping Without Running Water

Every prepper worth their salt stores water and lots of it.  Not only that, they store one, two, three or more ways to purify water.  That is all well and good because you never know when a disaster or other disruptive event may occur and those water resources will be called upon for drinking, cleaning, ...

How To Create A Safe Room In Your House Or Apartment

The homes of many rich, famous people have a secret hidden within them.  Somewhere, in the depths of the home, is a secure room to which the residents can retreat in the event of a home invasion or violent intruder.  A safe room was carved into the original house plan, and many of these are ...

16 Food Storage Tips For The Space Challenged Prepper

One of the more common prepper challenges is finding room for stored food and water.  Lucky you if you have a large home with a basement or cellar – you have plenty of space at just the right temperature.  But the rest of us?  Not so much.  Many people live in apartments, condos, mobile homes, ...

Six Preparedness Tips For The Mobility Challenged

If you have ever had an injury that limited your mobility, you will understand why knowing how to deal with mobility challenges following a disaster is important.  A sprained ankle, a broken leg, a fractured arm; all of these can severely restrict your ability to dig your way out of or evacuate in the aftermath ...

101 Low Cost Items To Barter When The SHTF

I would be preaching the choir if I told you that it is wise to gather extra supplies that you can use for bartering in a post-collapse world.  The issue for many, however, is that their budget allows no room for extras.  Finding funds for long term personal preps, let alone daily needs can be ...

12 Months Of Prepping: Month Ten

As I do each month, I would like to begin month ten with a little pep-talk on preparedness.  We all know that power outages, wildfires, storms, floods, and other disasters can happen anywhere at anytime.  Although first responders do their best when it comes to mobilizes their resources to assist victims, if the disaster is ...

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

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 on ...

How To Be A Prepper…But Not One Of Those Crazy Ones

Did you ever think about dipping your big toe into the waters of “prepping” but it just all sounded so “out there” that you weren’t quite sure it was something you wanted to be involved in? Then this is the guide for you. Maybe it made sense in principle, but then you watched that guy and his ...

8 Reasons To Drink Water For Survival

In the summertime when you get hot, sweaty and sticky, it is quite natural to reach for a nice, cool glass of water to quench your thirst.  In the Fall and Winter, however, it is easy to forget to drink an adequate amount of water to stay hydrated. Think about it.  You are indoors, covered with ...

How To Build A 30-Day Emergency Food Supply…Fast

If you’ve been paying attention to the news lately, you may be feeling on edge.  You may feel as though time is running out for you to get your preparedness supplies in order. You may be new to prepping, and feeling like there’s too much to accomplish.  The stress in our country is at peak ...

Consider This Your LAST Wake-Up Call – James Wesley Rawles (VIDEO)

Mark and I sat down with the voice of the preparedness, survivalist community. Mr. Rawles is not only known globally for his expertise in the preparedness community he is also a father, an author, veteran and a patriot of the highest order. It is an honor to speak with Mr. Rawles to get his take ...

How To Safely Shelter In Place During A Pandemic

In recent weeks, we have all been bombarded with mainstream news reports about the Ebola virus.  Most of those reports indicate that we have nothing to worry about.  Alas, as preppers and survival-types, we worry about pandemics and runaway viruses along with the myriad of other disasters and disruptive events that may occur at some ...

Updated: Prepping For An Ebola Lockdown

When I first wrote this article, Ebola was a distant threat in a few little countries on the other side of the globe. But, now it’s here, in America. Not only are there suspected cases and confirmed cases, there’s a note of hysteria in the news.  Many of the supplies I originally recommended have been ...