Category: Preparedness Basics

Essentials for a DIY Bug Out Bag

The top reasons why people don’t prepare are because they think it is too difficult, too expensive, and too time-consuming.  But, it doesn’t have to be.  In fact, putting together a basic family preparedness plan with a bug out bag for each family member can generally be done in an evening. In an effort to … Continued

How to Prepare Foods During an Emergency

  When it comes to Mother Nature, anything can happen. From Hurricane Arthur, to the earthquake in Oklahoma and the massive mudslide in Colorado, it is clear that natural disasters can strike anywhere at any moment. In case of an emergency, many people have prepared disaster kits equipped with canned, freeze dried, and dehydrated foods … Continued

What Can Jack Bauer Teach Us about Survival?

  This summer, television viewers were reintroduced to their favorite ex-CTU, now rogue agent, Jack Bauer, the troubled protagonist of 24. This time Jack Bauer was in London, saving the world from drone attacks and perhaps a few old enemies from seasons’ past. If the ratings are any indication, we haven’t tired of Jack Bauer … Continued

How Do Americans Rate our Liberties and Governing Bodies?

One of the United States’ monikers might be the “Land of the Free,” but you wouldn’t know this if you read the latest Gallup poll. Pollsters asked people in more than 120 countries whether or not they were satisfied with the amount of freedom they had in their lives. The end result was quite shocking … Continued

A Good Reason to Join Our Preparedness Club Today!

Have you had the opportunity to join our Preparedness Club yet? If not, we would encourage you to do so to take advantage of a wide variety of benefits. We’ll get to those in a second. First, though, we would like to announce the launch of a new contest for those who sign up to … Continued

10 Ways Paracord Can Help You In A Pinch – Infographic

Who would have thought something that was made to help soldiers jump out of a perfectly good airplane could be used for so many things that could help you survive in a pinch. Paracord can help you keep your pants up and protect your food from hungry bears, paracord should be part of any emergency … Continued

How To Live Without the Internet

A big part of any preparedness program is being ready to go without electricity for a few days, or even weeks at a time.  When the power goes out during an emergency or natural disaster, so does your furnace, air conditioning, refrigerator, lighting…and your computer.  Sure, you can run your laptop on battery power for … Continued

Receiving Weather Alerts – A Prepardness Must.

Before you can decide on a plan of action during a natural disaster, you will first need information on the overall affected regions and information on what is and isn’t safe.  If you live in an area that is prone to severe weather, you may already have a few alert systems in place. But everyone, … Continued

Top 10 Most Common Emergency Food Fails Infographic

OK everyone listen up, let see if this describes you! You have your 1,000 pounds of wheat. Your 500 gallons of water and enough ammo to make Chuck Norris jealous but the question remains, are you truly prepared? Just because you’ve been prepping for twenty years doesn’t mean you haven’t made some mistakes along the … Continued