February 27, 2013
How to stay alive during a tornado.
February 26, 2013
It is easy to go overboard sometimes.
I like the idea of using it as a barter item.
February 25, 2013
A few critical books can make a big difference in your survival.
February 24, 2013
A good start to building up a cache of supplies.
Can your own pork and beans.
February 23, 2013
Have you taken the necessary steps to be able to communicate with your family during a disaster?
Good list of items to stock up on for your pet.
February 22, 2013
What kinds of scenarios are you prepping for?
February 21, 2013
Don't forget about your pets when prepping!
I especially like tip number 1.
Reasons why you should have some freeze dried food on hand. Includes a very nice infographic.
13 skills for the prepper mom.
February 20, 2013
Maybe the kids aren't so dumb after all?
February 19, 2013
It is better to have too much water than not enough.
Make your own MRE's! This article certainly got me thinking about the possibilities.
OK, maybe this doesn't have anything to do with prepping but it resonated with me.
A key point was made in one of the comments that you should take note of: Bleach breaks down over time.
February 18, 2013
If not here are some great reasons why you might want a box or two.
How to make it and what to use it for.
The Ten Commandments, prepping style.
February 16, 2013
This and the companion article linked to in this article have some handy tips hygiene when the power is out.
February 15, 2013
Great article on how to be financially prepared.
February 14, 2013
I have an old Maglite but I don't carry it with me.
Yes, this is a luxury but if you have the money it could be a useful addition to your food storage strategy.
Very detailed article that explains why you need Oxygen Absorbers and how to use them correctly in your food storage strategy.
Many people forget about keeping their med supplies current. Are you one of them?
I like the mention of Home Depot as a food source. Can you think of other places the masses might miss?
If you are near Chattanooga (beautiful place) or feel like traveling this looks like a really good show.
If you don't you need to read this article!
All of the survival gear in the world isn't going to help if your body fails you when you need it most.
Nice article suggesting prepping goals for 2013.
Nice job on making a compact kit with a good assortment of items.
If you vacuum seal some of your food rations you should read this article!
February 13, 2013
Seniors need to consider several extra things when prepping such as physical limitations and medicine.
I never understood why someone would let the shower run for several minutes to warm it up or worse yet; shave while the shower is running. It seems like such a waste to me.
Many people make the mistake of planning to bug out when something happens but many times you need to stay put hence the need for a bug in plan as well.
I am a firm believer in keeping my personal affairs private and this comes to my prepping. The less people know about what you are doing the better off you will be in the long run. Trust me on this!
February 12, 2013
This is thinking outside the box and I particularly like the DenTemp.
This is a great article on the state of the economy. I'm not sure I agree with everything in it but one thing is certain: you really need to start prepping "just in case."
You don't have to go hog wild, start small and slowly build up your supplies as you can.
My mom used to can all kinds of stuff when I was a kid and this article covers the basics of canning.
Tip 7 about scanning picture of yourself and family to a USB drive is a new one to me. Just goes to show you that there is always something new to be learned about prepping :)
February 11, 2013
If you have a baby (or small children) you need to take their needs and requirements into consideration when building a BOB.
This is a nice video on more ways to use paracord. You should definitely watch this.
February 10, 2013
Paracord is an indispensable part of any Bug Out Bag and this article gives you 80 reasons to have some in yours!
Some interesting uses for cornstarch.
How to cook when the grid collapses.
A basic survival skill that many don't have.
It's one thing to have a BOB but have you ever tested yours? Excellent article!
Never discussed but very important.
You have your supplies but can you physically handle a disaster?
Looks like we are due for a big one.
Another 29 uses.
Don't know what your beliefs are but keep in mind this fall the brightest comet (ever?) in a long time will be visible during the day. Just sayin'
Some really neat ideas for recycling old containers.
Slippery Elm bark has many medicinal uses.
Easy ways to store the free water nature gives us.
Nice article on survival fishing gear.
Fire for cheap.
If you are handy this is a simple project to make your own food rotation shelving.
Great article with many pictures.
What you wear can mean the difference between life and death.
Which type is right for you?
There should also be Rule Number 1.5 - Remember Rule Number 1!!!
Nice article on balancing your food storage to get the proper nutrients.
Not everything should be stored in a Bug Out Bag.
Do you have a laundry plan when disaster strikes?
Everybody should have a supply of coffee filters in their stash.
The laws several states are trying to pass to take away your guns.
Great article on yogurt making with helpful pictures.
To think salt used to be worth more than gold.
What a children's fairy tale can teach us about finding our way when lost.
Article and video on cold weather survival. Nicely done with a neat infographic.
Top-notch article on the different types of desiccants. A MUST READ!
A nice article on the contents of one Eagle Scout's backpack.
An easy to grow source of food.
Some items to consider having on-hand for bartering.
A nice list of edible flowers.
Here are 15 of them.
Hey, I like yogurt :)
February 17, 2013
A nice assortment of free survival books. Did I mention that they were FREE :)
This reminded me of the latest Survivor episode where someone (ex-military) FINALLY knew how to make a fire using friction.
I personally don't own any silver at this time but that doesn't mean it isn't a good idea to have some on hand.
Take a minute to check your medical kit and don't forget to cycle out outdated medicine.
Do you have a plan and if not why not?
Spend a few minutes answering these questions. You might be surprised by your answers.
Nice article with lots of helpful pictures.
7 ways to include meat in your disaster plans.
I have often entertained the idea of living in an RV. For one thing, you can move away from a disaster like a hurricane if need be.
6 reasons why you might want to start hunting.
Thorough list of foods you can store that don't need cooking. Some are obvious but it never hurts to be reminded of the possibilities.
Nice list with natural remedies included.
Having a compass and knowing how to use it are two different things.
I used to watch my Grandfather shave with a straight razor when I was a kid and while I use an electric I just had to post this article :)
How a simple keychain tool could save your life.
Really good article on making shelters.
While I don't think it is a must-have item I thought I would mention it in case it sparks someone's interest.
You need to keep your gear in tip-top shape and that includes your knives.
From the "Why Didn't I Think Of That" file.
Do you have a trigger point or scenario where you know it is time to put your plans into motion?
Do you need to learn or brush up on any of these skills? Some are "good to know" while others could mean the difference between life and death.
Nice article on how to use a watch as a compass.
I would think that many older buildings would be in danger of collapsing with all that snow on their roofs. Also, melting and freezing can cause ice dams that can lead to roof leaks.
A pretty homemade good kit. Nice and small with everything you need to make fire.
Pay attention to tip number 7! I heard a kid died during the storm because the car exhaust was plugged up with snow.
This is an excellent article on making splints using a variety of household items and is loaded with helpful pictures.
During an emergency it is vitally important to stay informed. This article has a couple of ways you might not have thought of that I really liked.
I was in a fire when I was a child and it left an emotional scar on me for years. This article has some great tips but the key is to HAVE A PLAN!!!
A perfect example of people panicking.
January 28, 2013
A story about my first experience with a "disaster."
January 26, 2013
Hi, I'm Miles Bennett :)