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Special Needs Survival

Is there someone in your life with special needs? Pay close attention and acquire the necessary medication and equipment to help them during an emergency. [pic in doc]I take a daily medication for hypothyroidism. Most of the time, it is just a minor … [Read more...]



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Emergency Solar Fire Starter


Get This Amazing Optic Fire Starter 100% FREE! Burns incredibly hot- ignites tinder almost instantly Can start a fire in 60 seconds flat Compact: Credit card size fits easily into wallets Never runs out of fuel (except at night) Doesn't get … [Read more...]


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Preparedness Tips: Portable Generators Need Maintenance?!


A portable generator is a pretty handy accessory to have in your emergency preparedness supplies. Imagine trying to save your refrigerated and frozen food from going bad when the power is knocked out during a hurricane or thunderstorm. If you have a … [Read more...]

First Aid for Choking


If you’ve ever choked on something, even momentarily, you know what a panicky feeling it can be. If you notice someone is having difficulty breathing, appears to be choking, or is giving the universal sign for choking (shown below), take the … [Read more...]

CHIEF Supply


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The Beginner’s Guide to Homesteading: How to Become Self-Sufficient with Backyard and Urban Gardening (Prepper’s Survival Gardening & Pantry Stockpile)


The world has become tough and with all the bustle of life around, it is hard to find inner peace. If you finally have achieved inner peace, then you will suffer economically in life. That is quite a despairing fact. Homesteading can remove all this … [Read more...]

Mountain House® Product Review


We want to take this opportunity to share with you why we like Mountain House’s products so much. Here are some advantages of Mountain House foods: Trusted name – Mountain House's reputation has been growing for nearly 40 years. It is no wonder they … [Read more...]

Dehydrated and Smoked Foods

These types of foods are something to consider when planning and preparing your survival food stores. These kinds of foods are good for the short haul and need no refrigeration. Especially if you have the resources like a dehydrator and or a smoke … [Read more...]

Preparing Your House for Evacuation


There are several emergency scenarios where you may need to leave your house until danger passes. If you live in a hurricane or fire zone, this can happen frequently. Other scenarios are blackouts, biological attacks or floods (among others). In … [Read more...]

Hurricane Preparedness Mini-Series – Part Five: After The Storm


Summer hurricane season is here, and as long as a storm isn’t right on your doorstep, there’s still time to prepare. These five installments about hurricane preparedness will remind you of ways to stay safe and secure before, during, and after one of … [Read more...]

Survival Combat Fitness: Prepper Hand-to-hand Fighting


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Preparedness Pitfalls and Potholes


Beware of these common preparedness mistakes as you try to build up a good storage of food and water. iStock_000018251736XSmall As our journey continues, I just simply can't go on without warning you of some of the "pitfalls and potholes" of … [Read more...]


True mutant jammers, these SoCal freakazoids simply don't make any actual sense. On the one hand, it's like that one out-of-left-field art/alt band with the video that played on 120 Minutes just that one time, but it's also bizarro college rock and … [Read more...]

I Never Thought to Store That: Easily Overlooked Items You’ll be Glad You have on Hand


Many recognize the value of storing food and water for emergencies. The following list is intended to jar your memory and increase awareness of a few other items that you might easily overlook when developing an emergency storage … [Read more...]

Smart Phone Technology Measures Earthquakes


What do a smart phone’s GPS system and a seismograph have in common? What do a Smart Phone's GPS and a Seismograph have in common? The main parts used to create GPS receivers can also be used to create a system of sensors that will help improve … [Read more...]

Everstryke Match


This Free Everstrkye Match Will Always be Ready to Start a Fire Even After Being SOAKED in Water Has it all: Contains the ferro rod and wick in one all-inclusive fire starting kit that fits conveniently in your pocket. Strikes hot, burns hot: … [Read more...]

Outdoor Cooking Tips


Cooking out in the open is a great way to enjoy the outdoors. It is also a wonderful way to prepare your family for emergencies by learning how to cook without electricity. Outdoor cooking can involve elaborate Dutch-oven meals or simple tinfoil … [Read more...]

What’s the Difference Between a Burn and a Scald?


Many of us may be familiar with the impact a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd degree burn may have on the human body, but most of us aren’t as familiar with the impact a scald can have. Since scald recognition and prevention may not be discussed as often as burns, … [Read more...]

Beat the Heat: Staying Safe when Temperatures Rise


May 23rd is National Heat Awareness Day. Here are our tips for staying cool and healthy during spring and summer. When we think about weather-related emergencies, we tend to concentrate on the big and obvious ones. Specifically, we concern ourselves … [Read more...]

Picking a Good Survival Knife

Picking a Good Survival Knife

I’ve been thinking about knives lately. I really don’t know much about them, myself. Kitchen knives, a good utility knife for projects around the house, and an X-acto knife for craft projects are about the extent of my experience. So when I decided … [Read more...]

Water Restrictions Making you Blue?

On Friday, June 28th, Lindon, Utah, a town of about 10,348 inhabitants, issued a drinking water restriction for its residents because an E. coli outbreak was discovered in the city’s water system. Since Emergency Essentials headquarters is located in … [Read more...]

Composting: The Other Black Gold (part 1)


Think gardening is okay but composting just isn't for you? Here are some basics to get you drawing on the other black gold – compost that is, not Texas tea. This information was compiled from books we offer at Emergency Essentials, The Sense of … [Read more...]

Solar Disinfection


Using the sun’s ultraviolet rays as a purification tool depends on the amount and the intensity of the sun light where you are. Solar disinfection is more than likely a last resort method if indeed you have no way to boil or add chemicals to your … [Read more...]

Getting your Ham Radio License


Since communication is vital in an emergency, getting your Ham Radio license could go a long way in giving you up-to-date information during a crisis. Ham Radios, also known as amateur radios, give you access to hundreds of different frequencies and … [Read more...]

Vegetarian Nutrition


Vegetarian Nutrition Posted in Meal Planning by Brian Neville on February 17th, 2012 iStock_000017854219XSmall The number of folks choosing a vegetarian diet is expanding. You can get all the nutrition you need with a smart vegetarian diet; … [Read more...]

Baby Steps: Have to Evacuate? Take Your Info Along


Imagine this: A chemical spill and potential fire forces a sudden evacuation order in your area. You have ten minutes max to grab your kids, pets, keys, wallet, and emergency supplies and be on your way. What’s likely to get left behind? One item … [Read more...]

Survival Skills for Kids: Outdoor Survival Games


Talking with kids about disasters, personal safety, and emergency preparedness could be an emotionally draining task for everyone involved. Playing outdoor survival games may be a good way to approach the subject in a fun, memorable, and safe … [Read more...]

Survival Skills: 15 Ways To Build A Shelter In The Wilderness: (Survival Gear, Survivalist, Survival Tips, Preppers Survival Guide, Home Defense) (How … hunting, fishing, prepping and foraging)


Getting Your FREE Bonus Download this book, read it to the end and see "BONUS: Your FREE Gift" chapter after the conclusion. Survival Skills (FREE Bonus Included): 15 Ways To Build A Shelter In The Wilderness Wilderness survival equipment includes … [Read more...]

Short term Food Storage


When I think of food storage, my mind usually flits back and forth between the MREs and energy bars I like to stash in an emergency kit, and the six-gallon buckets of rice and beans meant to sustain us through a lengthy disaster. But between those … [Read more...]


Sometimes you want to listen to really catchy punk, and sometimes you want to listen to Blood Sweat and No Tears...and sometimes you don't want to have to choose. For those times, I offer Italy's SIEGE STOMPERS for your consideration and inevitable … [Read more...]

How to Build an Emergency Car Kit


As the seasons change we ought to be sure our car is prepared for them. Depending on your circumstances and location, your level of preparation may vary. You may need snow tires, new windshield wipers and fluid, anti-freeze, heater/air conditioner … [Read more...]

Anarchism, justice and a vision for the future

Anarchism, justice and a vision for the future By Neil Lock This essay began as a comment on Keith Preston’s “The New Anarchist Movement is Growing,” published here[1]. Soon, though, as I explored some of the ideas of various anarchist sects, it … [Read more...]

Keeping Warm—and Safe—with Portable Heaters


Blizzards, ice storms, and high winds often cause power outages just when warmth and light are needed the most in our homes. If by chance you have a wood-burning stove or fireplace with a supply of dry firewood, you’re ahead of the game. However, if … [Read more...]

Top 5 Guard Dogs to Protect You and Your Preps


1. German Shepherd 2. Rottweiler 3. Doberman Pinscher 4. Bullmastiff 5. American Staffordshire Terrier If you liked this post, subscribe below with your name and best email to get more survival tips! … [Read more...]

The 5 Best New Pistols You Can Buy For Under $500

Stoeger Cougar. Image source: YouTube Purchasing a new pistol does not need to be an expensive or complicated task. Some buyers are under the impression that you need to spend more than $1000 on a handgun — and then another $1000 to bring it up … [Read more...]

American Libertarianism – Between Left and Right

By Tom Rogers This video seems to be about tactics and strategy for right-libertarians. I am not well-schooled in the internal politics of the libertarian community and the different strands of thought, but if I understand correctly, the argument … [Read more...]

Guest Post: Kelly Kettle Customer Review


A few weeks ago, we purchased a Kelly Kettle Stainless Steel Base Camp. This purchase was made after many trips to the store to look at it, and some hours spent researching it on the internet. We purchased the kit, which includes the kettle, pot … [Read more...]

Water Purification and Storage


A couple of weeks ago Popular Mechanics wrote about Perforene which Lockheed Martin is developing as a new desalination technology using reverse osmosis. Here’s how it works. A membrane separates two chambers, and the side holding the salt water … [Read more...]

Food Storage Sweeteners


Sweeteners like sugar and honey are food storage necessities for several reasons. As carbohydrates they provide fuel for the body. Simple carbohydrates like sweeteners provide quick, but short lived bouts of energy. They also enhance flavor, texture … [Read more...]

Survival Tip: Making a Nonadherent Dressing


Hey there. Here's an interesting tip from Eric A. Weiss, MD. He wrote Wilderness and Travel Medicine, a comprehensive guide that fits in your pocket. It's also great for bug out bags and emergency kits. Here's the doctor's Weiss Advice on making a … [Read more...]

Guest Blog Post: Unique Cooking Method


Today we have a special guest blog post from Janna from North Dakota, who writes about thinking outside the box when it comes to cooking in a disaster or emergency. JANNA FROM NORTH DAKOTA: The method for cooking food in an emergency is always a … [Read more...]

General Food Storage

Once you have invested in additional food for your survival and that of your family, you will need to store it properly to insure the longest shelf life possible. Cool, dry and dark basements or cellars are the ideal location and the preferred … [Read more...]

How to Make Fruit Salsa from your Long-Term Food Storage

Chocolate, mac and cheese, mashed potatoes—if you were in an emergency, what comfort food would you crave the most? For me, the ultimate comfort food would have to be a nice big bag of tortilla chips and salsa, but at the same time I have a major … [Read more...]

The Kelly Kettle: How it Works


What is the Kelly Kettle? How does it work? We set out this week to answer those questions in our series "The Kelly Kettle: How it Works". The larger, "corked" vessel is actually the kettle that you boil the water in. It is double walled, and the … [Read more...]

DIY Miniature Soda Can Solar Heater


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The Bright Option of Solar Cooking


Solar cooking is a method that has been growing in popularity and sophistication in recent years, probably due to the emphasis on emergency preparedness. A solar oven is basically a box or reflective container that absorbs and magnifies the power of … [Read more...]

Why SuperPails?


Emergency Essentials Superpails are designed to keep your food fresh for years to come. Inside each Superpail, your bulk food is stored in a metalized bag which helps protect it from light, and also deters rodents and other would-be intruders. This … [Read more...]


By Jack Buckby On February 6th 2016, PEGIDA UK held its inaugural silent march. Despite pouring rain and strong wind, an estimated 400-500 PEGIDA supporters walked silently in protest to the disastrous policy of importing violent criminals, fascists … [Read more...]

Food and Water in an Emergency

If an earthquake, hurricane, winter storm, or other disaster strikes your community, you might not have access to food, water, and electricity for days or even weeks. By taking some time now to store emergency food and water supplies, you can provide … [Read more...]

101 Safety and Self-Defense Tips: Lessons From The Experts


Learn from the top experts on safety and self-defense in the field. This book is a compilation of lessons from 101 different books dealing with violence and survival. Besides learning from the included lessons, the book provides and list and samples … [Read more...]

Free 12×8 Shed Plan

We were provided a free PDF by MyShedPlans in making your own 12x8 shed. It has all of the directions, illustrations, and blueprints. Click Here To Download The Free 12x8 Shed Plan … [Read more...]


It might be good to occasionally venture off of your path, to sink your teeth into tastes that challenge your palette. Maybe you find something you like and start on a new musical journey, or maybe you just solidify your affinity for whatever brand … [Read more...]

Essential Oils Of The Bible (That You Still Can Use Today)

Image source: Long before pharmaceutical drugs existed, people used herbs and other natural substances to support their health and to heal from diseases.  Some of the most potent natural medicines that people have used for thousands of … [Read more...]

Baby Steps: Preparing the Soil for your Garden

A gardener wearing a pair of bright green wellies digging over soil on an allotment vegetable patch.

Now that spring is in the air and the days are longer, I’m getting the itch to start working on my garden. Now is the perfect time to go over some garden preparation basics. The main reasons we grow gardens are to provide our families with healthy … [Read more...]

Savannah Calls 9-1-1


You may remember our guest post from earlier this year about teaching young children how and when to call 9-1-1 (“Who They Gonna Call”). In the original article, found on, the authors emphasize making sure your little people know … [Read more...]

Home Canning: Ensuring Safe Food Storage


There was a time when colorful jars of home-canned fruits and vegetables lined most everyone’s basement shelves. Canning was a normal part of the harvest season – those jars of preserved summer crops made the budget stretch and added a little warm … [Read more...]

Why I Choose to Prepare

Boy, if there’s one thing I’m passionate about, it’s got to be emergency preparedness! Ever since elementary school, when we got to pick a bunch of food to put in a Ziploc bag in case of emergency, I’ve loved being prepared. At the end of the … [Read more...]

Beekeeping for Beginners


Have you ever thought about keeping bees? Well, if you haven’t thought about it—or you’ve considered it but haven’t taken the leap—here are four great questions to answer before you decide to become a beekeeper extraordinaire. Beekeeping for … [Read more...]