Emergency Preparedness Supplies

How to Burglar Proof Your Home

Home burglaries are a crime of opportunity. Limit your risk by taking some simple precautions.

A "Beware of Dog" sign can deter someone walking by whether or not you actually have a dog. No many people will be brave enough to risk a dog bite.
An alarm company sign in the window can also help. No alarm system... Read More

Disease Prevention in an Emergency

When building a shelter for the long-term consider the population size and density within your shelter. Close proximity often leads to illness. You'll want to have a way of dealing with sick people, preferably some kind of isolation if space allows. The CDC offers some isolation guidelines. It's also a good idea to make sure everyone is... Read More

How to Build an Underground Bunker

When building an underground shelter make sure to have at least 2 feet of dirt over the top. This layer of Earth will protect your family from gamma radiation in the event of a nuclear attack. The deeper the bunker the better. Keep in mind air can get stale quickly underground. Invest in a good... Read More

Surprising Uses for a Multipurpose Pocket Knife

Multi-use pocket knives have been around for some time. The book Moby Dick, published in 1851, references a multi-purpose blade. During the 1880's the Swiss Army was looking for a new knife for their soldiers. The knife needed to be able to open canned food as well as disassemble the standard issue rifle which required a screwdriver... Read More

How to Make a Pet Go-Bag

Many pets get left behind in a disaster situation. As you prepare your family for an emergency don't forget about your favorite 4-legged friends. Pets are members of the family as well. Having a packed and ready-to-go bug-out bag for your pets will make getting to safety a snap.
As a general rule dogs can carry one-third... Read More

The Best Way to Help Disaster Victims

Wild fires are raging, flood waters are rising, earthquakes are quaking. We feel for those who have lost so much, and we want to do whatever we can to lessen their burdens. However, sometimes the desire to help can do more harm than good. Sending unnecessary items can bog down an already overtaxed relief effort.
Donate
Money... Read More

VIDEO: Silicon Valley's Doomsday: Prepping for an Economic Apocalypse

A while back, the al-Jazeera channel came to interview Jeff Davis, owner of the Ready Store, in a documentary segment about Silicon Valley executives who are concerned about the growing instability of the economy and our society at large.
Check out the video below to watch in-depth interviews from executives, programmers, bunker-builders and emergency food... Read More

Documents to Keep On Hand During An Emergency

Part of being prepared for emergency situations is having everything ready to put your life back together, should something happen. You have insurance, food, water, and financial savings. However, to rebuild your life once the emergency is over, you need to have other measures in place.
A collection of important documents is one of the most... Read More

Build Your Own Food Storage- A Month-to Month Guide

Preparation is bigger than having a first aid kit and bug-out bag under your bed. Preparation is about protecting your family from whatever might come your way- whether it's war, a natural disaster, or extended unemployment. Building up your food storage is one of the best ways to protect your family from almost any emergency.
It can... Read More

How To Make Bread Without an Oven

Bread is one of those comfort foods that families want year round. If you're ever camping or in an emergency situation, you can still enjoy different kinds of breads.  Here are some great options to help you get your carb fix, no matter where you are.
Donuts/ Fry Bread
While not necessarily the healthiest bread option, frying... Read More

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