The ReadyBlog

Wheat to Look for in a Grinder

While you’ve been storing up on wheats, one important thing is to find a great, sturdy grain grinder to be able to convert all that wheat into flour. There are a few things that you should look for when considering which grinder to buy.
How much will you grind?
You should probably determine how much wheat... Read More

Majority of Americans Don't Have Emergency Savings

A recent survey found that nearly 68 percent of Americans don’t have enough emergency savings to last past 6 months.
The research was conducted by Bankrate.com and The Brookings Institution.
The research found that only 10% of people below the age of 30 have 6-months’ or more worth of expenses. And surprisingly, 15% of those who are... Read More

FBI Warns of Anti-Government Citizens

At a conference on Monday, agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation warned local law enforcement officials to be on alert against anti-government extremists, sometimes calling themselves “sovereign citizens.”

Anti-government extremists, opposed to taxes and regulations, pose a growing threat to local law enforcement officers in the United States, the FBI warned on Monday.
These extremists, sometimes... Read More

What to Look for in a Can Opener

Once you’ve started storing food, one of the most important tools in your arsenal will be a can opener. Without a can opener, you won’t be able to get in to your food.
Why is finding a good can opener so difficult?
“When it comes to can openers there are no universal standards. Like everything else in... Read More

Surviving a Winter Storm with a Cardboard Box

Rob Karosis, Clearing Winter Storm, 2000, Giclée, Courtesy of the artist and McGowan Fine Art, Concord, New Hampshire
During this time of year, winter snow storms are a large reality. Winter snow storms can cause major power outages in your home. If you aren’t lucky enough to have an alternative power source, having an extended... Read More

What to Include in an Auto Emergency Kit

Winter storms have been dropping tons of snow quickly across the northern United States this last week. Cities in Indiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania received blankets of snow in short amount of time.
With inclement weather being a real danger at this time of year, we want you to be prepared in case of an emergency at... Read More

The Importance of Calories in Your Food Storage

Calories can be one of the most important aspects of a food storage meal. It is important to find a food storage supply that is balanced and provides enough calories in case of an emergency. EverydayHealth.com states:

"As a general rule, people need a minimum of 1,200 calories daily to stay healthy. People who have a... Read More

5 Oft Forgotten Items for Emergency Supplies

1. Water
So many people forget about water. The Homeland Protection Agency recommends:

A normally active person needs to drink at least two quarts of water each day. Hot environments can double that amount. Children, nursing mothers and ill people will need even more. You will also need water for food preparation and hygiene. Store a total... Read More

Basics of Emergency Lighting (Part 2)

Previously, we discussed emergency lighting using candles, flashlights and lanterns. In this section we’ll discuss how car light strips can be used along with generators.
Car lights
A really creative idea that we came across was using car’s under-carriage strips. These lights are flexible and shouldn’t take up a ton of energy. If you needed to tack... Read More

Basics of Emergency Lighting (Part 1)

You don’t realize how much lighting and electricity you use until you don’t have it anymore.
While most of us probably don’t have the means (or time) to make our own solar/wind turbine power station like this guy in the video below.

There are still a number of things that you can do to have light and... Read More

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