The ReadyBlog

Budget-Friendly Ways to Prepare

Stocking up on food storage and emergency essentials can be pricey. Not everyone has thousands of dollars to drop on fancy military-grade gear. Kids can be very picky about what they will and won't eat. This makes feeding a family out of a root cellar a huge challenge. Here are a few tips and tricks to... Read More

Lost at Sea - Be Prepared

Two American women, Jennifer Appel and Tasha Fuiava, and their dogs set sail on a pleasure cruise from Hawaii during the summer. Unfortunately, both of their cell phones went overboard on the first day of their voyage. On May 3, 2017, the sailboat experienced engine failure and a broken mast. On May 30th they experienced bad weather but continued... Read More

Emergency Medicine for Pets

*Note- Always check with your veterinarian before administering any medicine to your pet. Also, if you suspect your pet has a serious condition, please go directly to your veterinarian. This list is intended solely for emergency situations when veterinary care is not available.
Dogs and cats are members of the family, so why not keep a... Read More

How to Make your Generator Run Quietly

Generators are a major asset when the power goes out. A generator acts as a backup power supply. Most are gas powered and come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and prices. Many generators can be very loud which can make using them a pain. Here are a few simple tips to make your... Read More

What's New in Solar Panels

Solar panels have come a long way in recent years. They are becoming more efficient, smaller, and much more attractive. Solar power is helping rural areas communicate with the rest of the world.  Off-grid living is becoming more of a reality. Solar panels are on track to take over a large chunk of the utility market... 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

Civilian Crisis Training: You Can Help

Employers typically have someone in with a bit of training in charge during a crisis. Classroom teachers are required to know where their students are at all times just in case something were to happen. When an emergency takes places you call 911, so those with specialized training can come to your aid. What if... Read More

How to Build a Cold Storage Room

Now, that you've got a stockpile of food and gear for an emergency you might be wondering where you're going to put all of it. Building a cold storage room in your basement or spare room is a great idea to keep everything organized. This will free up cupboard space in your kitchen. Keeping food... Read More

Off Grid Tiny House Living

Living on a fixed income and having a mortgage can be a real challenge. For that reason, many millennials and retirees are opting for a simpler life. People would rather spend their money on travel than being suck in one place paying for a house they work too much to enjoy. The market has been flooded... Read More

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