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How to Use Potassium Iodide After a Nuclear Emergency

Preparedness |  | Given the current concerns, you may be adding some emergency supplies that you are unfamiliar with to your pantry and medicine cabinet. This article explains how to use potassium iodide after a nuclear strike and addresses some frequently asked questions. At the end, there’s a link to a downloadable format of this article that you can ...Read More »

How a Nice Girl Like Me Turned Into a Gun-Toting Survivalist Prepper

Preparedness |  | Everyone has heard of those crazy folks who are all ready to hunker down in a bunker with some buckets of freeze-dried food and a bunch of guns – it’s the fodder of quirky news stories and the avatar of many a deranged serial killer in the movies. So how does a perfectly normal person ...Read More »

Bugging Out From School: Build a Kit and Make a Plan That Won’t Get Your Kids Expelled

Preparedness |  | With back-to-school time approaching, have you ever thought about whether bugging out from school was something that your kids should know how to do? A few years ago, 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 ...Read More »

5 Simple Ways To Grow An Emergency Fund

Preparedness |  | My husband and I decided that we wanted to do something special with our family for summer and started saving money right after Christmas was over. We scrimped and saved and were able to come up with the money for a small vacation, plus a little extra that we put away in our emergency fund. When ...Read More »

An Open Letter To Preppers: How To Conquer Self-Doubt

Preparedness |  | There you are, going about your business, when it strikes. The cashier rings up your purchase of sale items and you realize you just spent the equivalent of a car payment on canned food.  Or you realize you have more net worth in beans and silver coins than you do money in the bank. Or, ...Read More »

Forbes Says Self-Reliant Homesteaders Are “Delusional” and “Mooching” Off “Civil Society”

Preparedness |  | It’s always interesting reading when someone smug and sanctimonious writes a clueless diatribe about another group of people being smug and sanctimonious. So when I saw that an economist for Moody’s and Forbes had written an op-ed calling self-reliant homesteaders “delusional,” I knew I’d be in for some misinformed hilarity. The article, entitled, “Dear Homesteaders, ...Read More »

BREAKING NEWS: Newest North Korean Missile Could Launch a Nuke As Far As Chicago

Preparedness |  | The successful test of a North Korean missile proved that the country now has the ability to launch an ICBM bearing a nuclear warhead that could reach the middle of the US mainland, including cities like Chicago, Denver, and Los Angeles. Remember earlier this week when I posted an article stating that North Korea had the ...Read More »

Expert Warns of Financial Meltdown. “The Whole System Will Be Wiped Out.” (VIDEO)

Preparedness |  | For years there has been a lot of financial noise. While many of us are novices at understanding stocks and economics, one thing is for certain, things are not right. In fact, our economy has not been right since the government’s rescue attempts of the “too big to fail” corporations and the housing bubble that ...Read More »

10 Reasons To Add Glow Sticks To Your Survival Kit

Preparedness |  | Whenever I think of glow sticks, my first thoughts are of kids’ sleepovers or rock concerts. Despite the visions of the Dollar Store party supply section that are probably dancing through your head, the bright tubes are actually a great addition to your preparedness supplies. Glow sticks are also known as light sticks or chemical ...Read More »

How To Escape A Sinking Vehicle (VIDEO)

Preparedness |  | According to studies, over 10,000 water immersion auto accidents occur each year and over 300 people on average, perish before getting out. How many of you know what to do? Do you wait until the car has filled up with water so the car is pressurized and you can escape more easily? This is a ...Read More »

10 Tips for Preppers with a Chronic Illness or Disability

Preparedness |  | These days, it’s increasingly common to have a chronic illness or disability, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t be prepared. We live in a toxic society and a land of chronic illness. Whether you blame this on the environment, chemicals in everything we ingest and inhale, or some other facet of American life, more ...Read More »

Looking For Motivation? 21 Preppers Share The Stories Of How They Got Started

Preparedness |  | One of the most common questions I’m asked in interviews is how I got started prepping. That crucial moment when you decide that you need to change the way you live is paramount to understanding the motivation to live a prepared lifestyle. Recently, I asked many of you how you started out, too, for an article I ...Read More »

Live-Off-The-Land with These 7 Summer Survival Foods

Preparedness |  | By: Jeremiah Johnson, Ready Nutrition |  So, summer is here again, guys and gals.  What better time to practice your survival skills?  I have mentioned in articles past that it is a good idea to put away all the high-tech gizmos and get back to the basics of doing things to give your practice realism.  We’re ...Read More »

Cooking Outside: 5 Tasty Ways to Practice Prepping

Preparedness |  | Everyone knows that practice makes for perfect prepping. But when is the last time you practiced your off-grid skills by cooking outside? That’s the beautiful thing about summer. You can prep and it feels like a party instead of a chore. Take some time while the weather is hot to hone your off-grid cooking skills. ...Read More »

9 Tips To Avoid The Summertime Prepping Slump

Preparedness |  | By: Lisa Bedford, The Survival Mom |  It’s so easy for the hot, lazy days of summer to just sort of run into each other in a haze of heat and laziness. Then the day arrives when it’s time once again to get the kids ready for school, and we ask, where did the summer go? If ...Read More »

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