Survival Tips

10 Hacks to Winterize Your Home This Year

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

8 Tips to Survive After a Disaster

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

Wilderness Survival Skills Quiz

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

5 Reasons Why People Don't Prepare

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

How to Get Alerts of an Emergency

A cornerstone of being prepared for any type of disaster is being aware of what is going on around you. Since natural disasters can happen with little to no notice, it is important to do everything you can to stay informed. With today’s advancement in technology, it is easier than ever to get alerts about... Read More

How to Identify Venomous Snakes

A huge part of learning how to become more self-reliant is knowing how to protect yourself against dangerous creatures in the wild. For instance, wild snakes. A question we’ve been asked by one of our customers is, do you know how to identify what snakes are poisonous and those that are not life threatening? Rest... Read More

How to Safely Clean Your Gun

When it comes to becoming more self-sufficient, having a weapon to protect and provide for your home is a must. Most people within the gun industry agree that it is important to clean your gun regularly. This will prolong the life of the weapon and reassure you that it will work when needed. Today, we will... Read More

Boiling Water in an Emergency Situation

Whether you’re backpacking the Appalachian Trail, camping with family or in a place where the water is un-sanitized, it is important to know how to make it safe to drink. There are various ways to purify water in the wilderness (filters and chemicals) but boiling water has been used by our ancestors for centuries. The... Read More

Preparing Your Children for an Emergency

Disasters often strike quickly and without warning. Though sometimes it’s impossible to predict a disaster, you can always be prepared for one. The first step to help alleviate some of that stress is to start having regular discussions with your children about what to do. Teaching your kids their role in an emergency plan will... Read More

Quiz: How long will you survive?

We're always trying to help you be more prepared, and sometimes a quiz can help you determine how prepared you really are.
At the Ready Store, we created this fun quiz to see how long you'd last in an emergency situation.
Do you think that you'd survive during a zombie apocalypse? A tsunami? Unemployment? Check out... Read More

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