In the past, we've talked about how important it is to have a 72-hour kit ready and in an accessible area. Since you already know the basics of what pack, now you need to focus on things that will keep your stress levels low. I'm sure most of you will agree that sweets are a... Read More
As the colder months approach us, it’s time to start thinking about what can be done to winterize your home. Winter storms typically occur in the Midwest anytime from late October to April. They are most likely to happen during the winter months of December to February. Here’s the thing – winter storms range from... Read More
A common mistake people make is thinking that emergency preparedness is limited to preparing just at home. However, it is very important to keep the same mentality when packing for camping or backpacking trips. In the beginning, it may seem difficult to find a balance between packing light yet making sure you have all of... Read More
When a disaster strikes, the first 72 hours of survival are the most critical. Whether it be treating immediate life threatening medical conditions or making sure that there is sufficient food and water, how you use your time will matter. With major disasters, there is a good chance that it could be 72 hours or... Read More
Survival food storage for pets is an absolute necessity when preparing for a crisis or natural disaster. In my household, Rocco, our Australian Shepherd, is considered just as much a part of the family as anyone else. When we sat down to create our emergency preparedness plan, we knew that his health and safety was... Read More
While stocking up on food storage is essential for emergency preparedness, it is important to keep a detailed, up-to-date inventory list. This will help save time and money since you’ll know exactly when to rotate short-term and long-term food storage. It may even save you time from an emergency to the grocery store for some... Read More
So you think you're a wilderness survival expert huh? Well, prove it with our skill test!
For example, did you know that your body burns twice as many calories when you're cold and wet? Ya, not a good thing. So, you'll need to be prepared.
It's only 15 questions and you can compare how you did with... Read More
When you hear about the reasons why others are “preparing for an emergency” or “thinking ahead”, it makes perfect sense. But when someone gives you an excuse about why they are not taking extra precautions, is there any logic behind it? Today, we will be exploring the 5 excuses people make with not preparing for... Read More
When it comes to food storage, freeze dried food has become the select choice since its ability to stay fresh for 20 – 30 years is revolutionary. Now it is possible to freeze dry fruit, vegetables, meats, dairy products and whole meals. Because it is so light, preppers, backpackers, and campers love keeping freeze dried... Read More