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  • ISIS In America: Are You Prepared?

    Posted on October 1, 2014 by Tara Dodrill

    ISIS militants may already be inside America. Concerns about homeland terrorism on soft targets by small groups of Islamic State militants will likely increase as the Christmas season nears and millions of Americans will be participating in large religious gatherings and converging on the local mall.
    President Obama recently placed the blame for the ISIS threats [...]

    This post was posted in News and was tagged with american isis, day of wrath, ISIS, islamic state, national security, President Obama, soft targets, terrorism

  • Most Common Preparedness Mistakes

    Posted on September 30, 2014 by Kent Page McGroarty

    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 [...]

    This post was posted in Emergency Preparedness, Prepping, Recent Articles and was tagged with emergency preparedness mistakes, emergency preparedness tips, emergency tips, survival skill mistakes

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

    Posted on September 29, 2014 by Brian Meyer

    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 [...]

    This post was posted in Recent Articles and was tagged with knife uses, pocket knife, swiss army, why carry a knife

  • Be Prepared When Renting Out a Room

    Posted on September 27, 2014 by Catherine Alford

    Renting out an un-used room has become an attractive and popular way to earn a little extra cash each month, especially since the economic downturn. However, don’t be fooled. Renting out a room can be a lot of work and stressful if you’re not prepared. Here are some tips to get it just right:
    Make Sure [...]

    This post was posted in DIY, Tips & Tricks, Recent Articles, Self Reliance and was tagged with extra bedroom, extra income, finding a tenant, rental, renting out a room

  • How to Escape a Submerged Car

    Posted on September 25, 2014 by Rebecca Maxwell

    One of the most dangerous survival situations to find yourself in is trapped inside a vehicle that has plunged into water. Before you suppose that it could never happen to you, consider this: automotive and insurance groups estimate that over 10,000 accidents occur every year in which a vehicle ends up in the water. Moreover [...]

    This post was posted in Emergency Preparedness, Survival Skills and was tagged with driving in a flood, escape submerged car, flooding, trapped in car

  • Preparing Your Children For Disaster To Strike While They Are At School

    Posted on September 24, 2014 by Tara Dodrill

    If you do not homeschool your children, include a basic first aid kit, a map with the route home highlighted, directions to survival caches along the route, several nutritional bars and a survival straw in their school backpack. The child, regardless of age, must be taught how to respond if at school or on a [...]

    This post was posted in Prepping and was tagged with bugout, bugout bags, doomsday, education, homeschool, homeschool programs, homeschooling, online homeschool, prepper parents, self defense, survival card games, treca digital academy

  • Mountain Survival Tips

    Posted on September 23, 2014 by Kent Page McGroarty

    Mountains are no joke. In addition to falling off the side of one and dying a lousy death, there's also the threat of avalanche, assorted large predators, and that pesky thin air. Getting lost in a mountain range is usually the result of separation from a hiking party, but whatever the cause, it's important to [...]

    This post was posted in Recent Articles, Survival Skills and was tagged with mountain tips, mountain tips survival, rocky mountain survival, survival rocky mountains

  • The Problem with Survival Television

    Posted on September 22, 2014 by Brian Meyer

    It would stand to reason that anything that helps get people excited about prepping and survival is a good thing, but awareness isn’t always the best thing. For example, take the popular survival shows on cable television today.  Hosts like Bear Grylls will show you how to hunt an elk, survive falling into glacial ice [...]

    This post was posted in Most Popular, Prepping, Recent Articles, Survival Skills and was tagged with bear grylls, man vs wild, survival shows, survival techniques

  • Self Reliance 101: Learn How to Spot a Bargain

    Posted on September 20, 2014 by Catherine Alford

    If you want to become self-reliant, one of the best ways to do so is to become a bargain shopper. In fact, lots of shoppers these days only buy things when they are on sale or marked down. But, when is a “deal” a good one? That is the true question!
    Learn how to spot true [...]

    This post was posted in Money Saving Tips, Recent Articles, Self Reliance and was tagged with bargain, bargain hunting, saving money, self reliance, self sufficiency, self sufficient

  • 5 Survivor Traits That Make a Prepper Successful

    Posted on September 19, 2014 by Brian Meyer

    It’s easy to prepare supplies, weapons, and training for impending disaster, but these will only get you so far. While doing more than just storing food in your basement is a great start, if you lack the traits that are inherent for some, and learned by most, all that prepping can be for nothing.
    While nobody [...]

    This post was posted in Emergency Preparedness, Most Popular, Prepping, Recent Articles, Survival Skills and was tagged with preparedness supplies, prepper, SHTF, survival, survival tips

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