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  • How to Seal Your Food for Long-Term Storage

    Every prepper, both beginner and expert alike, knows the importance of sealing food for long-term storage. Sealing your food properly will ensure that it lasts a long time and is able to be consumed in the future. Even families and individuals who don’t consider themselves to be preppers can learn about these techniques to make their food available and edible in emergencies.

    There are a variety of methods for sealing your food. Some of these include vacuum sealing, dry ice... Continue Reading →

  • 4 Places to Discreetly Store Your Food Supply

    Knowing how to store food properly is a survival skill you don’t want to be without. However, stocking up on food also means learning how to store it effectively and sometimes even creatively, as you want to walk through your house without tripping over a bag of beans. Check out these creative options for storing food around your home, and feel good about your survival prowess.

    Back Of Doors

    Purchase assorted over-the-door orga... Continue Reading →

  • Have You Made These Essential Updates to Your Long-Term Storage?

    Whether or not you consider yourself to be a prepper, it’s always a good idea to have a food storage supply for emergencies. You’ll want some extra food and water on hand that will last for a few days or weeks when natural disasters, power outages, severe winter storms, and man-made calamities occur. In these situations, you might find yourself without the basics of survival.

    Even if you do have an... Continue Reading →

  • Long-Term Milk Storage Options AND How To Dehydrate Milk

    Prepping for any SHTF scenario begins with ensuring that the three basics of survival can be met – food, clothing, and shelter. Preppers focus on the short-term, the first one to three months after a... Continue Reading →

  • How To Find Water In Emergency Situations

    The body might be able to go for up to a month without food, but it won’t last more than a few days without water. The liquid is easily our world’s most precious resource, and finding it during an emergency situation is essential. Let’s review where to find water in emergency situations, both in the home and out.

    In The Home

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  • 5 Easy Preps for Those Inevitable (and dangerous) Power Outages

    While power failures can happen at any time of the year, the most dangerous time for one is when it’s cold and snowy outside. What is an inconvenience in the summer could easily kill in the winter.

    Freezing temperatures and roads that can be difficult for repair vehicles to travel on add up to longer times to fix the issue and more time for you without power, and most importantly, heat. By preparing for a power failure now you can stay safe when the power goes out.

    Power Failure Causes

    Before getting into the checklist, let’s look at some of the most likely causes... Continue Reading →

  • Top 26 Vinegar Survival Uses

    Distilled white vinegar and apple cider vinegar are dual-use and inexpensive products, making them a perfect item for preppers to stockpile. The plethora of ways vinegar can be used now in our daily lives and after the

    Top 20 Dental Floss Survival Uses

    Making sure that your bugout bag and EDC (every day carry) kit has everything you need to survive if disaster strikes is a daunting task, to say the least. Re-evaluating the items in out BOB bags, INCH bags, or get home bags on a regular basis — and making sure we know how to fully use all the items contained inside — is an ext... Continue Reading →

  • Food Preservation Tips That Will Protect Your Survival Garden And Meat Supply

    Survival food is always near the top of any prepper "must have" list. Growing and raising your own food as well as watching for great deals on long-term storage food are common and potentially life-saving preparedness activities.

    Learning how to preserve your garden crops and livestock offerings will help stretch your prepping budget dollars and ensure that your loved ones will not... Continue Reading →

  • Food and the Danger of Economic Collapse

    There are a lot of things that can impact your access to food, but one of the scariest and most viable disasters doesn’t come from a volcano or earthquake or even a terrorist. The most possible disaster that could impact your food is an economic collapse. Without the economy to support and regulate business and the nation as a whole, food as we know it will disappear.

    So what can you do to protect yourself from this scary giant looming over your ... Continue Reading →

  • How to Start Prepping

    How do you start to prepare for the end of the world as you know it? Do you start saving all the water you can, or maybe lining your shelves with canned goods? Maybe you should buy some guns and get ready to protect your homestead against rioters.

    If you’ve watched “Doomsday Preppers” or other shows like it before, you probably think there’s too much involved in prepping and you’ll just never get to that level. The problem is, prepping is a progressive thing. You don’t just start out with a fully stocked hideaway and the skills required to survive what th... Continue Reading →

  • The Food Dilemma: Are You Prepared?

    We live in an amazing time. Just about anything you could want is at your fingertips. We go to one store to buy all our food and supplies and drive them home in our trucks, cars, and SUVs.

    This has been the way the world has worked for as long as most of us can remember, so the thought of something happening that could not only disrupt this, but destroy it completely is almost unthinkable, but when you get right down to it, our food supply system is extremely fragile and could come crashing down if a disaster of moderate size struck.

    This means that food storage and pr... Continue Reading →

  • Food Storage Tips and Tricks

    Learning how to store food is something you can add to your already-impressive list of survival skills, and helps ensure you won't, you know, die in the event of an emergency. Check out a few excellent food storage tips to get your started...those berries won't store themselves, you know.....

    The Right Storage Space

    Food is best stored i... Continue Reading →

  • The Different Types of Food Storage

    When it comes to getting ready for an emergency, nothing says preparedness like food storage. Setting aside food stuffs for use in the event of a natural disaster or crisis is a wise choice. But getting started can be overwhelming with the many different kinds of food storage items out there. How do you choose which one is best?

    Here are some of the most common food storage items and the pros and cons of each:

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  • Growing And Preserving Food: Vertical Gardening And Root Cellars


    Putting in a large garden to produce the bulk of the family food supply involves a lot of planning, work, and praying for good weather. Prepper families should plan to garden, raise livestock, stock a pond with fish, hunt, and purchase long-term food storage items to ensure that their loved ones will not starve during a long-term disaster.

    If the space for a massive garden is unfortunately not possible, vertical gardening offers a viable alternative to supplement to diet with healthy food and to stave off starvation should the grocery store shelves suddenly go bare. Gro... Continue Reading →

  • The Food Dilemma: How Natural Disasters can Impact Your Food and What to Do About It

    We’ve all grown pretty accustomed to getting everything we need from the grocery store, from food to cleaning products today’s supermarket is a haven of necessities and not-so-necessities for our modern age.

    But what happens when there’s a major natural disaster? Even if your supermarket isn’t damaged a natural disaster on a large enough scale can not only impact your food supply, but wipe it out completely. Check out the list of viable natural disasters below, how they each can impact your food supply, and what to do to prevent it from happening to you.

    Massive Hurri... Continue Reading →

  • Stocking Up on Supplies for Winter

    With winter weather approaching, it’s time to start thinking about how ready for the winter you are. Prepping for winter could mean a lot of different things from winterizing your house to getting your vehicle winter ready. Another critical part of preparing for winter is stocking up on basic supplies.

    Depending on the weather patterns of your local area, winter could mean months of severe storms that bring ice and large amounts of snow. Consequently, you could find ... Continue Reading →

  • Gold & Silver: Should I Buy Some?

    I get a fair amount of email from readers on various subjects related to economic collapse leading to hard-times, social unrest and a lack of monetary exchange. And one particular question that keeps coming-up is: Should I buy some golf or silver?

    We are barraged with commercial ads saying one expert or another is forecasting that gold and silver will be going up and that, gold and silver will be an important form of monetary exchange should there be a collaps... Continue Reading →

  • Does Bulk Buying Really Save Money?

    Everyone loves to save money when shopping, so it’s no surprise that membership at warehouse stores like Costco and Sam’s Club has soared over the last few years. In fact, from 1997-2002 shopping in club stores increased by 231%*!

    Though this type of shopping has become very popular, it’s important to ask, “Is bulk buying really saving money?”

    Here are some things to consider before you begin buying in bulk.

    Consider Price Per Unit

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  • Most Common Preparedness Mistakes

    Being prepared is a survival skill that takes a little time to get right, and it's not uncommon for mistakes to happen along the way. If looking to seriously strengthen your preparedness/survival skills, check out some of the most common preparedness mistakes!

    1) No or Not Enough Water

    While survival without food is possible for about a month or so, the body starts to shut down from lack of agua in a matter of da... Continue Reading →

  • 7 Reasons to Always Carry a Knife (and none of them are for self defense)

    Being a former Boy Scout, I was taught that you should always have your pocketknife on you at all times. This was usually a folding Swiss Army Knife with four or five tools built into it. This was perfect for just about everything a camping trip could throw at us, and beyond that, it was cool to have.

    Today I’m many years out from being a Boy Scout but I still keep a knife on me all the time. Instead of the BSA Swiss Army knife, I now carry a Gerber with finger guard and pocket clip. Along with my wallet I always have my knife on me, clipped secur... Continue Reading →

  • The Romance and Reality of Wilderness Survival

    By Emily H.

    Surviving the wild is not what like TV shows Survivor and Lost may seem to look like: no reward challenges, no immunity, and most of the time there’s no conspiracy involved. In real life, many bad things can happen in the wilderness as it’s a hostile environment and things can easily go out of control. What was supposed to be a breezy weekend camp can turn into a horrible one as a violent storm could chase you into a nearby cave and get you stuck for the next 48 hours. If t... Continue Reading →

  • Do You Have The Skills Necessary To Survive A Disaster? Prepper Camp 2014 Offers Interactive Training

    Prepper expos abound during the spring and summer months, but few offer the level of hands-on survival training that will be available at Prepper Camp. The North Carolina 3-day prepper expo will be held at the Orchard Lake Campground in the mountain town of Saluda, as previously reported by Survival Based.

    The list of

    Disaster Preparedness Overload

    If you’re busy ‘living’ your life, it’s impossible to read the thousands of articles about disaster preparedness. And the truth be known, I think we all get weary of reading the constant debates over how many cans or bags of beans we need to stockpile, or which survival knife is best, or which backpack is best, and so forth. The key is simple; have the basics; somethingContinue Reading →

  • Is Your Survival At Risk Due To ‘Hi-Tech Handicap’?


    Far too often I run across people who feel that their disaster preparedness plans are well in hand only to observe numerous flaws related to what I call ‘high-tech handicaps’.

    What is a ‘hi-tech handicap’? That’s a fair question, so please allow me to detail what I mean by that phrase and how it affects the various aspects of disaster preparedness.

    H... Continue Reading →

  • A Happy intersection

    My usual contributions to this blog consist of pithy little bits of practical advice that you hopefully will never need to worry about, so allow me to deviate from that formula for just one go around and get all warm and fuzzy on you. It’s not that my commitment to emergency preparation has lessened, but a late season storm dusted the mountains with snow a couple of days ago, today the sun is back and warm, just a few puffy clouds to give variety to a porcela... Continue Reading →

  • Prepper Quiz: What kind of "Prepper" are you?

    So, what kind of a “prepper” are you? From not one at all to ghilly suits for the whole family, our preparations for emergencies run the gamut. So let’s take a look and see where you fall. There are really not right and wrong answers, and I realize some categories, especially firearms, might be sensitive for some folks, that‘s why we have ranges of points. And like the title says, have a little fun with it.

    Food: You sto... Continue Reading →

  • 15 Items to Start Your Food Prep Off Right - Number 6 is Vital

    So, you want to start building your emergency food storage to prepare for whatever disaster may come, but the task seems insurmountable. You’ve probably seen posts that tell you the proper caloric intake and base foods to build a good diet, but those don’t tell you exactly what you should be saving, do they?

    Sometimes it’s just better to have specifics so you can make a simple shopping list and go to the store with a mission, or better yet, keep a list in your wallet for when you see sales, so you can buy your emergency food on the cheap.

    ... Continue Reading →
  • Setting Up a Camp Kitchen

    With summer just around the corner, many of us will be heading outdoors for camping trips. In general, when we refer to camping, it usually means car camping. Car camping is when we pack our necessary gear in our vehicles, drive to the camp site, and basically live out of our cars for the duration of the trip. This kind of camping is distinguished from backpacking in which all our gear is carried with us in a pack. Car camping is normally limited ... Continue Reading →

  • How to Get Started as a Prepper

    The fact of the matter is that anyone can be a prepper. The word prep is an action verb that simply means to prepare. You might be wondering what you should be preparing for. Well, there are all kinds of natural disasters and emergency situations that could happen in your area. No one is immune to these occurrences, and it is to your advantage to be prepared for when they do by having adequate food, w... Continue Reading →

  • Emergency Food Storage Tips

    When the SHTF the last thing you want to worry about is where you’re going to get your food.

    As Hurricane Katrina proved, the government and FEMA can’t be relied upon to save you in time of emergency, so it’s up to you to keep yourself and/or your family fed for as long as it takes for the emergency to subside or for you to start growing and sourcing fresh food.

    The 72-Hour Kit

    Also known as the extreme bare minimum in emergency food storage, the 72-hour kit represents the amount of time it sh... Continue Reading →

  • Best Foods For Long-Term Storage

    If honing your survival skills includes food storage, you'll want to know what foods keep the longest, yes? Before you start storing and canning your little heart out, take a look at some of the best... Continue Reading →

  • Long-Term Food Storage: Grocery Store Preps

    Long-term food storage is an extremely important aspect of prepping and off the grid living. Making sure that your family can survive a disaster, regardless of the duration, is rightfully a top priority. Scoring bargains and understanding what should be stocked on the shelves will help stretch the food prepared... Continue Reading →

  • Managing Your Emergency Water Supply

    Water is an element essential for human survival, and during an emergency or disaster, clean drinking water may be scarce. Main water lines may be shut off during an incident or may be contaminated and therefore compromised. Prepare ahead of time by safely storing enough water for you and your family.

    When preparing your survival kit, water should be one of your top priorities. Everyone’s water needs are different, varying by age, health, activity, and climate, but there are st... Continue Reading →

  • How to Keep Produce Fresh for Longer

    Fresh fruits and vegetables are an important part of any diet. These food items provide many essential vitamins and nutrients our bodies need every day. On the other hand, produce is extremely difficult to keep fresh for long. Fruits and vegetables spoil rather quickly compared to canned and processed foods. In the United States, families throw out about a fourth of all fresh produce they buy each year because it has gone bad before it was consume... Continue Reading →

  • Dehydrated vs. Freeze Dried Foods for Long Term Storage

    With long term food storage, there are two main methods that are used to preserve the food that you eat. Both have advantages and disadvantages that you may want to weigh, whether you plan on integrating storage food in your regular meals or tucking it away for a true emergency.

    Advantages of freeze dried:

    Appearance. Freeze dried food is flash frozen in the state it would b... Continue Reading →

  • Common Questions About 72-Hour Survival Kits

    If you are just learning about emergency preparedness and are new to prepping, it can be quite overwhelming. You and your loved ones might be anxious to get started on being prepared for different kinds of emergencies or natural disasters but have no idea where or how to begin. Moreover, there is a ton of information out there, and it might be confusing and stressful to try to find out what suppl... Continue Reading →

  • 12 Common Food Storage Mistakes

    Having an emergency food storage supply is pertinent to preparing for disasters, and you can save a lot of time and money by starting ahead of time. There are, however, many mistakes that are commonly made by both expert preppers and those new to the game, and mistakes can lead to hard times during an emergency. It is important to avoid these mistakes and have a safe, well-stocked supply so you’ll be ready for any situation!

    Whether yo... Continue Reading →

  • Prep Better With These Bug Out Bag Basics

    A good Bug Out Bag (BOB) is one of the most important pieces to any prep. Things can go bad in a moment, which is why having a pre-packed bag with everything you need for 72 hours ready to go is more than smart, it’s just common sense.

    Packing everything you need for 72 hours into a single bag isn’t easy, but there are a few key areas you need to focus on to get the most bang for your buck. You could pack more, or even plan for more than 3 days, but remember this is all supposed to fit into a bag you’re going to carry on your back while on the move, so the less it has in it, th... Continue Reading →

  • 5 Ways to Open a Can Without a Can Opener

    Canned food is a staple of just about every prepper’s food cache so it makes sense that a can opener or two is probably laying around your house. What if you lost your can opener and still needed to eat? You might think those cans are sealed forever without the opener but there are ways to still get to your food sans can opener. Here ar... Continue Reading →

  • 7 Emergency Food Mistakes and How To Fix Them

    Just because you technically have enough food to last you 5 years doesn’t mean you’re in the clear in regard to food prepping. There’s a lot more to emergency food storage than just buying canned food and hiding it under a bed or on a shelf in the garage. There are a few major missteps that many preppers make when storing food and here are the top seven to get you headed in the right direction ... Continue Reading →

  • DIY Emergency Preparedness Items

    Emergency preparedness always includes knowing how to make assorted items quickly and easily, such as light sources, food storage containers, document holders and much more. Check out a few awesome DIY emergency items and add them to your list of survival skills!

    Light Sources

    Need viable sources of light, and quick? Use the straps of a headlamp to attach it to a water or empty milk jug, and ta-da! You now have... Continue Reading →

  • Ideas for Creating a Disaster Plan

    No matter where you live in the world natural disasters can and do happen. Earthquakes, fires, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, volcanic eruptions, blizzards, droughts, heat waves, and even just severe storms occur all around the globe. Yet, many people do not have a plan in place of what they would do in the case of a natural disaster. Either they believe it will not happen to them or put it off until an ... Continue Reading →

  • What to Do in Case of a Blackout

    In modern-day life, electrical outages are not everyday occurrences, yet they can happen at any time. Electricity blackouts are often short lived, usually lasting for hours, but some can last for days or even weeks if there are natural disasters like hurricanes, tornados, floods, blizzards, or severe storms. Blackouts can also happen at any season throughout the year. They can occur in the summer when the electrical grids are overloaded, in the wi... Continue Reading →

  • How to Store Produce Without a Refrigerator

    Storing produce without refrigeration

    Photo by Dennis Carter, Anneli Carter-Sundqvist

    One of the luxuries of modern life is the refrigerator, that appliance that keeps our perishable food fresh and lasting longer. However, refrigerators are not always available o... Continue Reading →

  • Top 5 Foods You Need to Start Saving Now

    5 Food Storage Items You need

    When preparing your food stores people tend to focus on items such as canned food, grains, and canned/preserved meats. While these are all vital to your survival, there are a number of other food items that you will want and need.

    Along with the essentials, smaller things you take for granted now, like vitamins, will be necessary to keep you healthy and strong. Below are the top 5 items that might not be on your list but should be.

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  • Disaster Preparedness – Radiation Exposure And Prophylaxis

    It seems that everywhere you look in the media these days, there’s yet another story detailing the threat of radiation from one source or another ranging from Fukushima to solar radiation. Now we are being told by numerous sources that some of our food supply may be affected:

    Joseph Mangano, executive director of the nonprofit Radi... Continue Reading →

  • The Ultimate Earthquake Survival Kit Checklist

    If you’re like me, one of the things you've been meaning to do is set up an earthquake survival kit. So, if you've been putting it off, now is the time to get started! To make things easy, I've included a handy checklist so that you can make sure you have all the supplies you need to stay healthy and safe during a worst case scenario.

    Shoes for Walking. After an earthquake, there will likely be an extensive amount of rubble and broken glass around your l... Continue Reading →

  • How to Prepare Children for a Storm

    Is a big storm, such as a hurricane, tornado, or one of the tropical variety headed your way? There’s a laundry list of things to do to prepare for a storm, including teaching your children about emergency preparedness. Survival skills are imperative during a storm, after all! So what are some of the things you need to do to prepare your children for an impending storm?

    First Aid Kits and Other Emergency Supplies

    If you don’t have a first aid kit put t... Continue Reading →

  • 10 Prepper Skills to Learn Before You Need Them

    When an emergency happens you really won’t have time to try and learn on the go. If you’re unsure of what skills you should know before you need them, take a look at these 10 survival skills everyone should know before they need them.

    1. Medical & First-Aid

    Acquiring basic knowledge on dealing with cuts and scrapes, burns, and sprains isn't too difficult to gra... Continue Reading →

  • 10 Food Items to Always Have In Storage

    It’s always a great feeling to be prepared when it comes to the food in your home. Whether you are bracing for a potential natural disaster or simply readying yourself for a hungry toddler, having these 10 food items always on hand will make your life easier and your house a little bit more self sustaining.

    1. Honey

    The best thing about honey is that it never goes bad. It can actually withstand broad tem... Continue Reading →

  • Six Fast Growing, Hardy Vegetables for Your Garden

    In a survival situation, a productive vegetable garden can mean all the difference between thriving and just getting by in terms of health. With the general population relying completely on grocery stores for fresh produce, it can be a very unpleasant realization when you're stuck with canned foods and nothing else.

    If you're a novice gardener and are unsure of where to start, don't worry. The following 5 vegetables are a must ... Continue Reading →

  • Getting Started on Prepping

    For anyone just discovering the prepping community, it is very easy to quickly become overwhelmed with the amount of strategies and information available.  It also doesn't make a whole lot of sense to read reviews on state of the art home security systems when you don't even have a first aid kit.

    It is important to remember to start with the very basics and then branch out from there. Whether you are l... Continue Reading →

  • Doomsday Luxury Living

    Doomsday Luxury Living. Water, canned goods, Swiss army knife, first aid kit, matches, batteries….

    These are the first things that come to mind when preparing for the end of the world as we know it. You probably have all your bases covered when it comes to the necessary prepper items. You know you're in great shape and have a better chance of survival than the average person, but are the... Continue Reading →

  • Common Prepper Mistakes to Avoid

    Prepper Mistakes to Avoid. Prepping can mean different things to different people. It can be a hobby or an occasional activity, a job or a way of life. Preppers can go from preparing only the barest minimum in survival kits, to creating and acqu... Continue Reading →

  • Prepping On A Budget: How To Prepare When You Can't Pay Your Bills

    How To Prepare When You Can't Pay Your Bills. 

    Prepping can be overwhelming. Whether you’re stocking up on a few canned goods or keeping three years worth of groceries in an

    Prepping On a Budget: How to Properly Store Dry Goods

    By: Andy Selby

    Storing Dry Goods. During catastrophes or other situations where food scarcity is prevalent, storing food comes in handy. It is often difficult and/or dangerous to acquire food during a hurricane, so storing goods is a basic element in anyone's

    Your Emergency Survival Gear Checklist

    In emergency situations it is important to get the family to their safety destination as quickly as possible. When a disaster strikes in a neighborhood or a storm or flood happens while people are out on a hike, they should be prepared with emergency survival kits for the worst case scenarios. Even when taking hiking trips in fair weather, people should also have the required survival supplies they need in order to hike safely. When ... Continue Reading →

  • Inexpensive Ways To Build Your Emergency Kit

    By: Cat Alford

    Building an emergency kit is one of those tasks that is so easy to put off but extremely important that you don’t. Like changing the batteries in your smoke detectors and getting your oil changed in your car, building an emergency kit is... Continue Reading →

  • What Items Should You Have in a Tornado Survival Kit

    By: Rebecca Maxwell

    Tornado Survival Kit. We all know that deadly tornados can strike with little or no warning. The recent tornados in Oklahoma show the lethal force in which tornados can hit and catch people unaware. If you live in an area which sees frequent tornados, it is imperative to be prepared and know what to do when a tornado warning sounds or when you see fun... Continue Reading →

  • How My Dad's Preparedness Saved Me During Hurricane Katrina

    By: Catherine Alford

    Losing your childhood home is something you never, ever think is going to happen. Natural disasters are things that affect other people, not you, right?

    I wish that were true.

    In 2005, I was getting ready to start college in ... Continue Reading →

  • Five Staples of Any Food Storage Supply

    Food Storage Staples. When planning long term food storage for disasters or an emergency such as job loss or illness, it's important to know the five staples of an emergency food storage supply. These five staples will be respons... Continue Reading →

  • 5 Tin foil Recipes for Your Family Camping Trip

    Tin Foil Recipes. The summer is coming soon and you need to think about what to feed your family when you go camping. Tin foil dinners are easy to make and have ready to go for your trip. Then, when you arrive at the camping site, you can just place them in the coals of the campfire and let them heat up. It works and is an easy way to make gourmet food for the road. Here are 5 recipes for those meals this ye... Continue Reading →

  • Spicing Up Your Emergency Food Storage Supply

    Food Storage Tips: Whether we are storing food for long term disasters, or, a short term power outage, you need to be prepared with a handy food supply. Eating from emergency food storage supplies can be pretty boring. It’s bad enough the electricity is off, but we don’t have to turn off our taste buds while eating food, too. Th... Continue Reading →

  • Freeze Dried Foods For Your Emergency Food Supply Kit

    Freeze Dried Foods: My grandmother always said “Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without!” Her self-reliant spirit preserved and empowered our family over the years. When the imaginable crises or unthinkable event happened she was not only prepared, but willing and able to survive in any unusual circumstance. Technology can now be used in diverse ways to empower our ability to weather any emergency situation, especially where food storage is concerned.

    When, not if, a disaster happens, and your run-of-the-mill, everyday routine is... Continue Reading →

  • 5 ways to put a food storage supply together for emergencies

    Planning for an emergency can sometimes be a challenge because it is so unexpected. When the unexpected natural disasters occur like a power outage, earthquake, snow storm or typhoon, depending on which side of the world you live, you must take preventive measures for storing food. One of the main things people need when all else goes wrong is to sustain your body with food along with the proper storage of it in the right... Continue Reading →

  • Packing list for your bug out bag

    Bug out Bag Packing Checklist. For those of you who have never heard the term bug out bag, it is a transportable kit that is used in emergencies and contains the items that a person will need to have to survive for about 72 hours. In order for it to be effective, you must stock your

    Essentials for any 72 hour kit

    Do not rely on others or the government to meet your family’s basic needs, especially in the first 72 hours following an emergency. It will take at least that amount of time before you can receive any kind of aid. Therefore, it is necessary to carry a 72 hour emergency kit with you at all times so you are prepared at home or away. As an alternative consider build... Continue Reading →

  • Getting Started on Emergency Preparedness

    What if you went to the grocery store and found the shelves empty, or had to evacuate your home in fifteen minutes? Chances are, you would be in a world of hurt.

    It is overwhelming to think about emergency preparedness.

    “I need to acquire a year’s supply of palletized, freeze-dried food, 10,000 gallons of water and gasoline, cutting-edge emergency gear, paramedic certification and a bazooka to protect it all.”

    So instead, you give up and figure you will be like your neighbors, waving at the helicopters and hoping they drop food, toilet paper and tarps.

    But ... Continue Reading →

  • When Preparing a 72-hour Survival Kit: Thought Starters

    When preparing a 72-hour survival kit, there are many things to consider. Here are some thought starters:

    Food and Water: Water is almost always your number-one priority in a 72-hour kit. If it’s not, and you don’t have any or enough, it soon will be. Almost every guide says you need a gallon per day for drinking and hygiene, but that’s 24 pounds of water per person for a three-day supply! If you are likely to not have access to water, especially in hot climates, pay the price and lug the water. If there are water sources nearby, purification may be a better id... Continue Reading →

  • MY List of 10 Food Storage Myths/Excuses

    There are quite a few myths out there about Food Storage. In this article we'll try to cover 10 of the myths and what you can do to get prepared.

    10- If you don’t have your food storage by now, it’s too late.

    Storing food and other necessities is not an event; it’s a process. It means spending just a little more on groceries every month, either at the store or on “emergency” food supplies. Month after month, year after year, and then one day, you realize you really do have enough food to get you through some tough times.

    9- Foo... Continue Reading →