For many of us, we want to be independent and have control over what we eat. This desire leads us to hunt, fish and garden — all activities that can be sustainable and environmentally friendly. But have you ever thought about making your own seasoning mixes? Seasoning mixes and spices are used in a wide variety of delicious, everyday recipes. Most of us don’t think twice about picking up seasonings or spices at the grocery store, but there’s an alternative that can save you money.... Continue Reading →
Posted on March 24, 2016 by Rebecca Maxwell
Cooking is an essential life skill. Everyone must learn the basics of cooking at some point. And when it comes to survival, knowing how to cook off the grid is a must. Being able to boil water and cook meat using primitive methods can mean the difference between life and death in some emergency situations.
Off-the-grid cooking is more challenging and time consuming in the absence of electricity and modern conveniences. However, it can also be more rewarding. There is nothing more ... Continue Reading →
Posted on March 17, 2016 by Rebecca Maxwell
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 →
Posted on March 10, 2016 by Rebecca Maxwell
It’s a fact of everyday life that the unexpected can, and often does, happen. Gathering emergency supplies and being prepared for the worst helps your chances of survival. But it’s also worth asking yourself if you and your family are prepared financially to survive the unexpected. Do you have a financial backup plan or an emergency fund to help you weather the storm?
A backup plan or e... Continue Reading →
Posted on March 8, 2016 by Kent Page McGroarty
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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Posted on March 7, 2016 by Brian Meyer
More often than not when prepping we take great care lining up the proper food, water, and other supplies and completely forget about the most important weapon you have in your prepper arsenal: your own body.
Your body is by far the most important piece of any prepper plan because without it, the rest of your work really isn’t worth much, now is it? By keeping yourself physically fit you give yourself the best chance to carry out any plans you have and to react to any surprises that you might encounter.
When it comes to general exercise, running gives you the most ba... Continue Reading →
Posted on March 3, 2016 by Rebecca Maxwell
In any emergency situation, it is imperative to know how to filter water for drinking, cooking, and personal hygiene. Earthquakes, floods, fires, and even government officials, as we’ve seen in recent weeks, may cause your water supply to become contaminated and unsuitable for use. In these situations, your Brita filter won’t cut it. It is always a good idea to invest in a quality filtration system, but the price can ... Continue Reading →
Posted on February 29, 2016 by Brian Meyer
Have you ever been so focused on a task that when someone walked up and said hi, it scared you? While we’ve all experienced this before, whether playing on our cell phone, reading a book, or just focusing on something and thinking, this is a great example of poor situational awareness.
Situational awareness is defined by the U.S. Coast Guard as:
The ability to identify, process, and comprehend the critical elements of information about what is happening to the team with regards to the mis... Continue Reading →
Posted on February 25, 2016 by Rebecca Maxwell
The beginning of a new year is always a good time to stop and evaluate your goals. It’s common to make resolutions related to health and fitness in January and February, but what about making preparedness goals?
According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Americans are woefully unprepared for natural disasters and emergency situations. A 2015 survey found that only 40 percent of participants have developed This entry was posted in Recent Articles and tagged preparedness goals, preparedness plan, 72 hour kit on February 25, 2016 .
Posted on February 15, 2016 by Brian Meyer
One of the biggest fears many of us have in an emergency situation is the all-too-real danger of looting. All it takes is a protest to get out of hand, and before you know it, people are breaking into businesses and homes to take what they want. This only gets worse when you add in a true disaster that may never be recovered from. It’s times like these you have to ask yourself if what’s going on is simple looting or if it’s for survival.
Take, for example, Hurricane Katrina. This SHTF-level event laid waste to an entire city, leaving thousands of people stranded for day... Continue Reading →