Is your bug out vehicle ready to go? Have you even thought about it? In a disaster situation, you may need to get out fast, either because your area is being evacuated or because you perceive the area as unsafe for your family. So having a bug out vehicle is important.
When choosing a bug out vehicle, you need to consider several things. Continue reading
The prepper movement is getting quite a bit of attention from the confused the media who seem to think preppers, as a whole, are members of a national organization. They seem to view it as an exclusive club where membership dues are paid, secret decoder rings are handed out, and the club pledge is recited at each meeting.
Clearly, I missed the memo. And I am still waiting for my decoder ring. Continue reading
I know, it’s only December. There is snow on the ground in many places. Who is thinking about gardening? You should be!
Now is a perfect time to plan your survival garden. I get a stack of seed catalogs every year; my first one of the season arrived yesterday, in fact. I rarely order from any of them, but I enjoy looking at what’s new. Continue reading
You know the guidelines. Have enough food and water for three days. Have a battery powered or hand crank radio and weather radio. Have a flashlight with extra batteries, a whistle, a first aid kit, a dust mask, sanitation items, tools for shutting off utilities, and a cell phone and solar charger.
Yup. That’s the basic kit. Most of us probably know that by heart. But how many make the effort to go beyond national preparedness guidelines and what does that mean for us? Continue reading
Well, the world didn’t end today and we still have to face certain issues that have been in the media spotlight. First and foremost is the horrific murder of 27 people, 20 of them small children, in Connecticut. Continue reading
Often, when people think of preppers, they picture someone living in the middle of nowhere living in a bunker with a big garden and huge stockpiles of food, guns and other supplies.
They picture some crazy hermit with no social skills, ready to shoot anyone who sets foot on his land. Continue reading
In the wake of the horrifying killing of 20 children and several adults in Sandy Hook, a community in Newton, Connecticut, it seems that we may be at a turning point in American history. So many unanswered questions lead the public to find an answer, a scapegoat.
There must be someone to blame. Continue reading
There have been discussions among some parents on how to tell their kids about the horrific shooting in Connecticut where 20 children were killed. Some prefer to not say anything at all, but chances are, they have already heard about it in some way.
If you choose to discuss this event with your children, here are a few tips from Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools. Continue reading
If we learned one thing from the horrible tragedy in Connecticut, it’s that disaster can hit anyone, any time, anywhere.
We may find it easy to prep our homes by storing food and water, but do we know what to do if there is an emergency while we are away from home? Do our children know how to respond? Continue reading
If you spend time in the outdoors, you should be sure to have a wilderness survival kit and take it with you every single time you go out. There have been stories of hikers going out for the day and getting lost or hurt, ending up stranded for days before being found – not always alive.
A wilderness survival kit can mean your life. Continue reading