When we first started prepping the biggest question that we had was “where do we start?” It’s a pretty daunting task to try to prepare for everything that could possibly go wrong in life. So, what we decided to do is to begin with the basics and build on that foundation.
Whether you’re a seasoned prepper, or someone who is new to prepping, our Prepping 101 Guide will help you to be better prepared in times of emergency.
We have cultivated this guide from our in depth research of prepping and have condensed the information into one simple guide to get you off and running with your preps. This abridged guide is meant to be a summary of the most important and basic needs that everyone should know about in order to protect themselves and their families should an emergency arise.
When we first started prepping the biggest question that we had was "where do we start?" It's a pretty daunting task to try to prepare for everything that could possibly go wrong in life. So, what we decided to do is to begin with the basics and build on that Read More
Why Disaster Preparedness is Important If you've been watching TV, listening to the radio or following current events, you've surely heard about a new movement referred to as prepping. But what exactly is it, why should you do it, and how do you get started? There are many different levels Read More
Disaster Preparedness - Where Do You Start? Whether you're preparing for natural disasters, terrorist attacks, or even a zombie apocalypse, there are some common steps that you need to take. By the end of this article, you're going to learn where you should start your prepping adventure and you'll know Read More
Determining Water Needs and How to Store It You can go without clean clothes, shelter, and even food for a few days but without water, your body will start to decline pretty quickly. In fact, you can only last 3 days without water. Fortunately, water is an extremely cheap resource Read More
The Prepper's Guide to Finding Sources of Water At some point, you may find yourself running out of stored water and finding sources of water to fill your needs will be crucial. To ensure that you have what you need to survive, it's vital that you know how to find Read More
Water Purification Methods How to Make Collected Water Safe to Drink Even if you have a long-term source of stored water, it's still a good idea to have multiple ways of purifying water. You should at least have one alternative purification method just in case something happens to your supply Read More
Post-Disaster Food Needs What You'll Need, How Much You Should Store, and How You'll Afford It One of the first things that people think of when they hear the word "prepping" is mass food storage. TV shows that highlight extreme preppers and even extreme couponers have really brought this aspect Read More
Why Freeze-Dried and Dehydrated Foods Are Awesome Chances are good that at some point in your life, you've eaten beef jerky or one of those "just add water" camping meals. If so, you've experienced dehydrated and freeze-dried foods. Both processes operate on the premise that removing water from food kills Read More
Do It Yourself Food Preparation How to Supplement Your Stockpile with Foods You Preserve at Home We've already discussed commercially-prepared dehydrated and freeze dried emergency food in our article, The Advantages of Freeze Dried Emergency Food, but there are other methods that you can use to preserve food for your stockpile Read More
Top 7 Alternative Ways to Heat Food If you're stuck in a post-disaster situation without power to fire up the stove, you only really have 2 choices: use the alternative heating source that you've acquired for just such an emergency, or go without coffee and eat cold spaghetti rings. Needless Read More
The minute that your power goes out, your freezer starts to lose its cool. How fast it will warm up depends upon how much stuff is in it and how dense the products are, but generally speaking you've only got about 24 hours before your food is defrosted to the Read More
Oh No! The Toilet Won't Flush! Maintaining Sanitation and Hygiene without Running Water One of the biggest sources of disease and food-borne illness is contact with human fecal matter, or, as many of you may prefer to call it, pooh. That's right. This may not be a pretty topic, but Read More
A well-stocked first aid kit is every bit as essential to your stockpile as food and water. After all, how dumb would it be to die of infection from a little cut when a dab or two of iodine would have saved your life? The problem is that there Read More
Learn Necessary Survival Skills from Trained Professionals When you think about survival skills, you may be thinking more along the lines of squirting blood and broken bones, but in reality you're probably going to face more mundane issues such as heart attacks, diabetic issues, and other "normal" medical issues in Read More
Hand Tools That Everybody Should Have Handy Especially if you live in a condo or apartment, you probably don't put much thought into owning tools, but should a disaster occur, you're going to need a few of them in order to survive. Electric tools will be useless if there is Read More
Emergency Heat Sources to Keep You Warm in a Disaster One of the primary things that you're going to need in a post-disaster situation is fire. You may not think much about it now but if you lose power, fire is going to be one of your best friends. You'll Read More
How to Keep Your House Warm in a Disaster We've already discussed ways to start fires in order to stay warm, but if you're in your home, you can't exactly build an open fire. You're going to need something to build your fire in, or another source of heat that's Read More
Bug Out Bags, Quick-Grab Bags, Get-Home Bags, and Vehicle Bags What if something happened and you had to get out of bed and leave your home in 3 minutes or less? It may sound unrealistic but anybody who's survived a natural disaster will tell you that it's entirely possible. If this Read More