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Super Joule Ringer 3.0


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Know your Avalanche Safety


Winter is just around the corner; in some parts of the country, skiers are already watching the skies. If your local mountain doesn’t open the slopes until after Christmas (or even if the slopes have been running for a month already), it’s tempting … [Read more...]

Earthquakes and your Mental Health


After a 4.4 magnitude earthquake shook California residents on St. Patrick’s Day, many people have found it difficult to shake their high-strung nerves, according to CBS Los Angeles’ article, “‘Earthquake Nerves’ could Impact Mental … [Read more...]



Basic Two Person Blizzard and Ice Storm Kit Each year, blizzards and ice storms wreak havoc upon the East Coast of the United States, although they can happen anywhere where cold conditions are present. Blizzards and ice storms are both capable of … [Read more...]

Using an AED Machine


You’re spending the day at the mall with some friends--shopping and having a great time--when you suddenly hear someone cry out for help. What do you do? You look and see a crowd of people screaming, staring at something. You rush over and notice a … [Read more...]

Che’s Top Ten Prepper Skills & Occupations

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Thinking the Unthinkable: Who Will Die Within the First 24 Hours?


Who will Die within the first twenty-four hours from a CME or EMP attack when the energy pulse fries all electronic circuits and brings down the power grid? In the first 24 hours, hundreds of thousands of Americans will die within minutes of the … [Read more...]

Sugar, Spice, and Some Fat Would be Nice!

Your food storage pantry will not be complete without sugar, salt, and fats! We have a few more items to discuss on our journey through the basics of food storage. We have already learned about grains, legumes, garden seeds, and milk. The last … [Read more...]

Survival Awareness

In all of my travels around the world working disaster and humanitarian relief missions, the one key thing I’ve noticed with the general population was that the majority were unaware of the oncoming disaster. Others I’ve worked with had very short … [Read more...]

First Aid for Burns


Do you know how to provide First Aid for burns? Many burn injuries occur in the home while doing everyday tasks like laundry or cooking a meal. Those everyday, run-of-the-mill moments can turn into dangerous situations with life-long effects, as … [Read more...]

Build A Container Home


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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...]


Did you know that you can dehydrate some of your own foods at home? Get ready for this Dry DIY (do-it-yourself)! Our preparedness journey has helped us discover many different food storage options. With harvest season on the horizon, it’s time to … [Read more...]



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How to Legally Steal Almost Anything You Need: Living with Abundance – Live Free – No government assistance. No corporate slave. Legally steal 19 essentials. Plus more.: Living Life With Abundance


Amy Cane, the author, pulls no punches. Her shocking truth telling may surprise you, but it will enlighten and empower you too. Every page is jam-packed with powerful “eye popping” details about how to achieve abundance without being a corporate … [Read more...]

It’s Beginning To Hit The Fan

In keeping with my standing as self-appointed purveyor of gloom, I note an article in Monday’s New York Times warning consumers to brace themselves for a 20% hike in the price of virtually everything they buy. What makes this particularly notable … [Read more...]

Survive Water Crisis

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First Aid for Wounds


The sight of blood coming from a wound, whether it is yours or someone else's, can be very upsetting for most people. It is wise to study first aid in advance, so if the time comes, you can stay as calm as possible and take proper action. The … [Read more...]

Arm Up System: Defense Without Regulation


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Why Won’t my Garden Grow? 5 Mistakes you May be Making


As blossoms poked their heads through the soil last spring, this new growth prompted my husband and me to do something we’d never done before: plant a garden. In our excitement, we went all out for our vegetable garden. We planted carrots, green … [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...]

Top Ten Skills For Preppers

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Bug out get home 72 hour emergency 3 day urban wilderness survival edc bag kit

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Water Filtration and Purification


Next to air, water is what man needs most. In a challenging situation, it is critical to be able to find, store or treat water. Our bodies are about 80% liquids. We lose water in three ways: perspiration, breathing and urination. Dehydration of 6 to … [Read more...]

Anatomy of a Fixed Blade Knife


Fixed blade knives don’t fold or contract, like other types of knives. Fixed blades are perfect for nearly any use—they are carried by sportsmen, hunters, campers, and more.An infographic by the team at Blade HQ If you liked this post, subscribe … [Read more...]



Basic Two Person Earthquake Kit If you live in earthquake country, you need to be prepared for the worst. Keep in mind that earthquakes aren’t just limited to the West Coast – the New Madrid fault line, for example, goes right through Appalachia. … [Read more...]

Don’t Forget Your Emergency Kit


Bruce Barton, a well known writer, once said “When I think of what tremendous consequences come from little things, I am tempted to think, there are no little things.” Many people have taken the time to purchase emergency supplies for themselves and … [Read more...]

A Primer on Preppers


Check out this great article entitled "Stop Demonizing Preppers." Whether you self-identify as a "prepper" or not, you will surely be able to recognize some of the false stereotypes the author talks about. A great article that shows not all preppers … [Read more...]

Preventing and Treating Heat Exhaustion, Heat Stroke, and Related Illnesses


The dangerous effects of unusually high temperatures on the human body fall into three types: Heat Cramps, Heat Exhaustion, and Heat Stroke. For some, such as outdoor sports enthusiasts, construction or road crews, farmers, ranchers, etc., the heat … [Read more...]

Emergency Preparedness on a Budget, Part I

Many people are realizing the value of preparation because our tough economic times make the future seem so uncertain. What if things get worse (maybe much worse) before they get better? Unemployment is high, home values are low, and many people … [Read more...]

The Wisdom of Food Storage


America is the land of plenty; a place of security and shelter for its citizens. Would we ever really need to use food storage here? This is a thought-provoking question. Research has shown that the average American household has less than a week’s … [Read more...]

Popular Mechanics 20 Survival Tips for How Not to Die . . .


According to Popular Mechanics’s recent article, “How Not to Die: 20 Survival Tips You Must Know,” “accidents are the leading cause of death among U.S. men 18 to 50 years old.” What’s most surprising about this article is that many of the … [Read more...]

Car Preparedness and Safety Tips


The following is a recommendation of items to put into an emergency car kit: Water for drinking and cooking Food and snacks (compressed high energy snack bars are excellent because of their ability to withstand most car temperatures) Flashlight … [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...]

Fire Extinguisher Basics

Do you have a fire extinguisher in your home? Do you know how to use it? If you’ll learn about fire extinguishers, buy one (or more), try using a fire extinguisher, and then maintain your fire extinguisher, you will be able to put out small fires … [Read more...]

Lightning Safety Awareness Week


“Every thunderstorm produces lightning, which kills more people each year than tornadoes or hurricanes”—The American Red Cross June 23rd to 29th is Lightning Safety Awareness week. Throughout the week, the American Red Cross will issue a series of … [Read more...]

Psychological Foods

When considering the types of foods to put in your disaster food stores, do not forget to add some psychological foods. Psychological foods are the types of food that will bring a smile to your face and a thank you from your family or group. When … [Read more...]

Poison Prevention


The Poison control number for anywhere in the country: 1-800-222-1222 In 1999, poison control centers in the United States reported approximately 2.2 million poison exposures, 873 of which resulted in death. These cases most often involve young … [Read more...]

Duracell 1800 Watt Powerpack Product Review


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Fire Season Safety and Preparedness Tips


Wildfire season has already started, and high-profile fires have already started in California and Colorado in the last several weeks. This news article gives great tips and suggestions for preventing wildfires and house fires—practical tips, and … [Read more...]

DIY Tent Lamp


I love ingenuity – how cool is this improvised tent lamp? Really cool, right? It reminded me of this video, Plastic Bottles Light Up Homes in Manilla Slums, which really moved me. I love invention. It’s so great when someone comes up with a money and … [Read more...]

50+ Wilderness Survival Tips!


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Emergency Kit – Fuel for Your Body

In an emergency, your body will undergo a huge amount of physical stress. You will need the proper fuel to keep going during your response time, especially after the adrenaline has worn off. I remember numerous earthquakes hitting when I lived in … [Read more...]

Storing Water Part 2: What To Put Your Water In

It’s very important that you read this four part series in proper order. For Part 1, Click Here. You can’t just store your water in any old container, leave it down in the basement, and forget about it. You aren’t going to want to hear this, but … [Read more...]

Survival: The DIY Survival Bible: DIY – Fishing – Hunting – Prepper (Survival Guide, Camping, Outdoors, Prepping, Bushcraft, Foraging, Living Off Grid)


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The Importance of Radios


During 9/11, I couldn’t call my parents for three days. I was at college in the Western US, but they were living thirty miles from Manhattan, and their region’s phone lines were all down or busy. It was a sobering reminder at a precarious time of how … [Read more...]

Create a Disaster Preparedness Plan

You never really know what could happen when a major earthquake or a Category 5 storm would strike your area but a proper disaster preparedness plan would help you and your family cope with these calamities accordingly. While it's difficult to guess … [Read more...]

Storing Water Part 1: The Food Storage Item Most People Forget

While you’ve been busy accumulating your food storage, you might have been putting off the one essential: Water. That’s understandable. After all, there’s plenty of water coming out of your tap right now; availability is not a problem. Plenty of … [Read more...]

15 Awesome Pallet Houses & Shelters


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DIY Project: Build Your Own Rabbit Hutch


Once you've decided to raise rabbits for food storage, the next question to ask yourself is where am I going to put them? Since you are raising rabbits for self-sufficiency, and not as pets, it may be helpful to keep them outside to make that … [Read more...]

Keeping Your Head Above Water with Flood Insurance


Here’s a fun little pop quiz from True or False? In the last five years, all fifty states have experienced some level of flooding. Everyone lives in a flood zone. Most homeowner’s insurance policies do not cover floods. If you … [Read more...]

Preparing for Winter Storms


Winter storms have a thousand ways of interrupting dinner. Power outages are common as ice builds up on power lines, car slide-offs regularly take out transformers, deep snow and ice can either keep you or supply trucks from getting to the store and … [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...]

Storage on a Shoestring


With the daily cost of living tugging at your pocketbook, you may wonder how in the world you can afford to add one more item to your budget. You may want to store food, but don’t see how your income can be stretched any further. The following tips … [Read more...]

Kaito KA006 Hand Crank Emergency Radio w/ Flashlight Product Review


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10 Ways Camping Helps You Prepare for Emergencies


Here are 10 ways camping can help you prepare for emergencies: 1. You’ll get used to sleeping in less-than-ideal circumstances. Growing up, my family would camp pretty frequently, and someone (who shall remain nameless) always snored like a bear. … [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...]

Survival Plants: Secrets to Eating Wild Plants When There is Nothing Else to Eat


Plants are valuable sources of food. They are widely available and easily found. But be careful, some plants are poisonous and can even kill you. You have to learn how to identify plants before you eat them. This guide shows you the secrets to … [Read more...]

Restore Old Car Batteries Using Alum


Want to learn how to restore your old car batteries with alum? To view all of the instructions to do so, please enter your name and e-mail address below: … [Read more...]

Datrex Water Pouches


We purchased a case of the Datrex Water Pouches with the intention of using them for camping trips. We keep them in the refrigerator so they are ready to go whenever we are ready for a trip. However, we have discovered so many more uses for them … [Read more...]