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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...]

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...]

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...]

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


To view all of the instructions to build your own soda can solar heater, please enter your name and e-mail address below: … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

How to Identify Venomous Snakes in the Wild or at Home


A crucial part of preparing for any emergency is developing your prepper skills. This includes expanding your knowledge of the wild. North America is home to thousands of snakes that hide under bushes near your campsite, sit at the edge of hiking … [Read more...]

How Many Calories Do I Need?


If you’re using your emergency food stores to get through a weekend power-outage, you don’t need to pay too much attention to nutrition. However, if you’re planning for long-term food shortage, it makes sense to understand what nutrition you need … [Read more...]

Unraveling From A Move- Survivalist Style

I am in Kansas now. Found a place to live and had my stuff delivered. I need to unpack and organize and all that but things are here. I feel better about things now that my guns and other valuables are (relatively) safe in a nice heavy gun safe. … [Read more...]

Baby Steps: Add a Map to Your Prepping Supplies


When you think of your prepping supplies, what are the most important items for your survival? To me, food, water, and a fully stocked emergency kit are pretty high up on the list. However, a printed map displaying alternate routes to avoid traffic … [Read more...]

Survival Themed Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

This post is by Bernie Carr, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner.  Instead of the usual flowers and chocolate, consider giving a useful gift he or she will use for an “everyday” emergency or to survive a … [Read more...]

Natural Disasters and Gender: An Unexpected Factor


In 1970, the Bhola Cyclone hit Bangladesh, killing close to 300,000 people. Of every 15 victims, 14 were women. Since then, researchers have been looking into the cultural factors that affect genders differently in an emergency situation. In third … [Read more...]

Auto Guardian Car Survival Kit Product Review


Click Here To Get The Auto Guardian Car Survival Kit! If you liked this post, subscribe below with your name and best email to get more survival tips! … [Read more...]

How to Winterize your Car


Winter is coming: the sparkling snowfalls, the unexpected storms, the chilly nights. Are you ready? Amidst the rest of your holiday planning, don’t forget to prep your car. Vans, trucks, cars, and SUVs all handle the winter weather differently, but … [Read more...]

Survival Skills 101: Backpacking Basics. What to Pack.

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Emergency Fire Safety


The following information is taken from A fire can engulf a structure in a matter of minutes. Understanding the basic characteristics of fire and learning the proper safety practices can be the key to … [Read more...]

Becoming the Black Belt: One Man’s Path in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (The Warrior’s Way Book 2)


Black belt Roy Dean retraces the trials and tribulations he faced in learning the sophisticated art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. From early competition experiences, to running a world class academy and sharing that journey online, the lessons he learned … [Read more...]

The Truth About Water Purification In A Wilderness Survival Situation

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Evacuating from Home in an Emergency

Unfortunately, there are times when an emergency evacuation from your home is absolutely necessary. When the time to evacuate comes, make sure you’re prepared with the information and emergency supplies you need. Here are some questions and … [Read more...]

Reconsidering the M1 Carbine as an Assault Rifle

The M1 Carbine is a weapon that, although popular with shooters and soldiers alike, has been unfairly dismissed in the broader context of the development of the modern assault rifle. Although initially fielded without select-fire capability, the … [Read more...]



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Syria: NATO’s Last Desperate Options in Lost Proxy War

February 6, 2016 (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - As Syrian forces and their allies complete the encirclement of Syria's largest city, Aleppo, the United States and its regional allies have signaled a sudden increased interest in ground operations in Syria, … [Read more...]


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Storing Your Food Storage

Okay--now you've got your food storage. You've spent a considerable amount of money to make sure you and your family will not go hungry during an emergency. But there's one problem. You live in a small house or an apartment, and you don't know where … [Read more...]

TEOTWAWKI: The End of the World as We Know it

TEOTWAWKI is an acronym that stands for “The End Of The World As We Know It”. It basically means life as we know it right now will change forever, but life will not end. While there are numerous scenarios that can change life as we know it … [Read more...]

Protect Your Family: Talking to Kids about Emergencies

When Chicago fifth grader, Adonis Bell, woke up to a smoke filled bedroom, he knew instantly what to do to protect his family- thanks to a firefighter’s school presentation. By waking his mother, carrying his two-year old relative to safety, and … [Read more...]

Why Doesn’t The Secret Service Carry Smart Guns?

Joe Biden is on one.  What could possibly go wrong: Buying shotguns and buying smart guns… that’s what Joe is about apparently.  Yea, like there are just NO POTENTIAL ISSUES with smart guns at all being 100% reliable. I can’t … [Read more...]

DOOM Campaign Mode Is Lit

*flames emoticons for days*: Holy this game is going to be intense.  I’m loving the fancy Mortal Kombat style “FINISH HIM” moves you can pull. If you want to catch up on your DOOM history, RetroAhoy did an hour long … [Read more...]

Emergency Kit Supplies for 10 Bucks or Less


Emergency kits come in all shapes and sizes, filled with all types of food, water supplies, shelters, and tools. But what is the right type of emergency kit for you? Building your own emergency kit is as simple as one, two, and three. For $10 or less … [Read more...]

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Conquering The Coming Collapse


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Planning for Pandemic


In 2009 the CDC confirmed an outbreak of human cases of H1N1 (swine) flu in North America and the outbreak quickly spread around the world. Two months later the World Health Organization raised its flu alert level to Phase 6 – the highest level – … [Read more...]

50+ Wilderness Survival Tips!


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Emergency Kits: What You Should Know Before You Buy


Emergency Kits are a crucial part of your emergency preparedness and planning. So, let's talk about the things you need to know about emergency kits--and the questions you should ask yourself--before you start shopping. Things to be aware of: Items … [Read more...]

First Aid for Insect Bites and Stings


When it comes to First Aid for bites and stings, prevention is the most desirable route to follow. Here are some tips for avoiding the annoyance (and pain) in the first place: • Avoid wearing bright, flowered clothing when camping, hiking, or … [Read more...]