Emergency Preparedness

Water Storage: Storing the Most Important Emergency Item

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Water Storage: How To Store the Most Important Emergency Item. The average human can survive without food for a month or more depending on the circumstances, but cannot survive without water for more than three to seven days.  With water making up 65 percent of the body, it’s essential for life. How Disasters Affect Water [...]

Quick Tips for Surviving a Disaster When You’re Away from Home

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One of our contributors, Zac Ward, shares his take on surviving a disaster that occurs when you’re away from home. Whether you are at work or running errands, always be prepared for any emergency that may arise. “Natural disasters do not wait for you to get home before they happen.” I have met many folks [...]

Blackout Preps: Short Term or Long Term, Don’t Forget the Basics

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Have You Reviewed Your Blackout Preps Lately? Over the past couple weeks, we here in the Ozarks have braced twice for possibly severe winter weather. The Weather Channel has even begun naming winter storms, for dramatic effect it seems. Anyway, many of us in the potentially affected area got ourselves ready to hunker down and [...]

Self Sufficiency: Planning Strategies to Save You Money and Time

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Self-Suf·fi·cient: Able to provide for oneself without the help of others; independent  Our contributor, Pat Bellew, shares his family’s journey on the road to self sufficiency, along with strategies for planning your projects and saving money, plus some advice on what mistakes to avoid. From 72 Hour Prepper to Self Sufficiency Enthusiast Our homesteading efforts can [...]

Living the Prepper Life: Why We Became Preppers

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Introduction After 9/11 my husband and I moved from Florida to rural Tennessee and began a “prepper” life on just five acres of land. We haven’t always been successful at what we’ve tried as we are constantly learning through trial and error and old fashioned research, adjusting our plans as needed. Currently, we are raising [...]

EMP Event – What You Need To Know to Be Prepared

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What is an EMP? In 1952, the classic science fiction movie The Day the Earth Stood Still depicted a moment when all the cars stopped, lights went out, radios went silent and telephones no longer worked.  The filmmakers didn’t spell it out in the movie, but the cause was an EMP attack. An electromagnetic pulse [...]