Prepping for the Unexpected

solar weather can impact us

I am pretty sure the people in Russia were quite surprised to be hit by a 10 ton meteor today. I think it made the flyby of a much larger, and very close meteor that much more worrisome.

The meteor that passed the Earth today was the largest object to ever pass so close to the Earth. Meteors are very heavy for their size. If you found one that looked like you could easily lift it, you would probably be surprised to find it unwilling to budge. Continue reading

How Would a UN Arms Treaty Affect You?


I have seen lots of talk and outrage over the fact that talks for an international arms treaty have been revisited only hours after the re-election of Obama as president of the United States.

I’ll admit to not being very knowledgeable about politics, but I have read with interest some of the discussion on this particular topic. Continue reading

Lessons from Hurricane Sandy

The aftermath of Monday’s devastating hurricane is another reminder about why being prepared is so important. It has nothing to do with fanatics worried about zombies. It has everything to do with being ready to care for your family if the unthinkable happens.

A friend of mine in New York commented that last year they had an earthquake a week before Hurricane Irene. This year they had an earthquake before being hit by Hurricane Sandy. She said these things used to rarely hit New York, and now they are becoming normal. Continue reading

The Survival Mom Interviews Extreme Food Storage Founder

If you’ve been learning about preparedness for even a short time, you’ve undoubtedly heard of the Survival Mom, Lisa Bedford. That’s why we are excited about the interview she did with Extreme Food Storage founder Bryan McLaren.

Please read The Heart of Emergency Preparedness: An Interview with the Founder of Extreme Food Storage and learn why Bryan started his business as well as his recommendations on the emergency supplies you should start with.