Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness

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Hurricane Florence is hurtling toward the US East Coast. It strengthened to a Category-4 storm on Monday afternoon. Its wind speed is about 130 mph. It is expected to hit the Carolinas on Thursday morning
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We’ve got you covered with this list of essentials that’ll help even a novice prepper get ready for a disaster. All preppers have to start somewhere! To get things going with this lifestyle, there are
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  Survival Medicine Overview Here's the ugly truth: In a post apocalyptic scenario, just as many people will die from a lack of proper medication than those who are starving and dying of thirst. This
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Back to the Basics: Tips for Food Water Fire Shelter
Shelter, Fire, Water and the Survival Gear that Makes the Difference If you find yourself in a survival scenario there are three things that you need to concern yourself with immediately. This scenario could be
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Bug out Bag Gear Redundancy Solutions
Redundancy in Bug out Bag Gear This may seem obvious but redundancy in bug out bag gear doesn’t always mean having two of something. It’s closer to the old saying, “There’s more than one way to
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Considerations for a Bug Out Bag Pack When it comes to a bug out bag pack, there’s a spectrum of options. At one end, there’s literally a non-descript bag, into which you throw survival gear and get
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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
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We'd like to welcome Phil Cox, CEO of Legacy Food Storage, to our Food Storage Review Series. Phil has graciously shared his knowledge of the issue of GMOs in food storage, and how consumers can
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Hey guys. Doing our research on food storage vs. marketing companies we came across this gem of a company: Food4Patriots.com. If you have been on Facebook for any length of time you have probably seen
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Nutritional Value of Long Term Food Storage If you’ve done any research, you’ll know that buying food for emergencies is a bit different from routine shopping. While nutritional value is (or should be) always a
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Are All Food Storage Companies the Same? Food storage companies are a lot like restaurants. Have you ever wondered why #17 at most Mexican restaurants is almost always Chile Rellenos? Or why the menus are
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Food Storage Companies: Are They All Created Equal? As sellers of emergency food storage, we feel that we owe it to our readers to be upfront and honest about the products we sell. That is
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Prepping Supplies: How to Begin Your Food and Water Storage
Would You Like to Begin Prepping, But Don't Know Where to Start? Survivalist 101 contributor M.J. Buchanan shares her tips for beginning the prepping process, including food and water storage, as well advice on how
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“Natural Disasters do not wait for you to get home before they happen.” I have met many folks that have a pretty nice setup where they live. They can survive with ease for quite a
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blackout preparedness
Have You Reviewed Your Blackout Preps Lately? I have recently been beefing up my blackout preparedness because over the past couple weeks, we here in the Ozarks have braced twice for possibly severe winter weather.
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9 Easy Steps on How to Start Homesteading Today!
How to Start Homesteading Today: Transition From 72 Hour Prepper to Homesteading Our homesteading efforts can best be described as accidental. When we left Southwest Florida for the Missouri Ozarks, we were not on a
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Room to Spare? Include Convenience Items on Your Bug Out Bag List We've already covered the basic items that should go in your bug out bag, but if you have the space, or even enough
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Self Sufficient Lifestyle - Self Sufficient Living in the Burbs, City, or Country
Self Sufficient Meaning: Being self sufficient means that you are needing no outside help in satisfying one's basic needs, especially with regard to the production of food water and Shelter. Self Sufficient lifestyle | Self
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Become a Prepper: My Prepping Mindset Began with Dad I didn't have to work too hard to become a prepper. I guess I was a bit of a prepper by birth. My dad grew up in
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How to Become a Prepper 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
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Survival Guns on a Budget  I was asked by the boss to write an article on which survival gun I’d have if I could only afford ONE. When I was given this assignment, the first
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What EXACTLY is a Pandemic? What’s the difference between a nasty weekend flu that’s going around and a pandemic? Body count. That’s one way to look at a major catastrophe caused by a rapidly spreading disease.
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What is an EMP Event? 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
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What is a Dirty Bomb: How Real is the Threat? - Facts and Threat Assessment
What is a Dirty Bomb? In simple terms, a “dirty bomb” is a conventional bomb (dynamite, C4) combined with radioactive components (powder, pellets) so that the explosion creates a cloud of radioactive material. That makes
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how to prepare for catastrophic events
How to Prepare for Disaster Survival There are many potential natural disasters and and ways how to prepare for disaster survival situations like: flood, fire, earthquake, volcanic eruption, hurricane, meteor strike, to name a few. In
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Hurricane season 2013 began with tropical storm Andrea, which brought high winds, tornadoes, and record rainfall to portions of the southern and northeastern parts of the US. Fortunately, it didn'€™t cause massive amounts of damage
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Survival Myths
I was recently watching a show where the character was lost in the woods and looked for moss growing on a tree so that he could figure out his direction. I had always heard this
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How Much Are the Off Grid Energy Costs? The answer is…well, there isn’t one. The amount you will pay to ditch public utilities for off grid energy is based on a ton of variables. Although
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Okay, so you’re convinced that you want to move away from public utilities and become more self-sufficient. Great! But before you start buying up solar panels, you should take some time to plan out exactly
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We often hear about people going “off-grid.”  What does that mean exactly?  In fact, what grid are we even talking about? The grid originally referred to the power grid.  During the late 19th century, power
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Often when we think about survival, we think about tools and techniques that can save our lives in the face of imminent danger. These are definitely important skills to keep in mind – but there
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Build a Hurricane Survival Kit If you live in the Atlantic states or along the Gulf Coast and haven't yet made preparations for hurricane season, now is the time to do so. Building a hurricane
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Vehicle breakdowns can happen anywhere, but with the availability of cell phones and roadside assistance services, most people don't bother to carry an emergency car kit. Even fewer know how to change a tire or
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Build a Bug Out Bag or Buy One?
Bug Out Bag Essentials. Every article that you read about how to build a bug out bag is going to have a list of 50 or 60 items that you should include, but what if
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Hurricanes bring to mind destructive winds and heavy rains, but in fact, the wind is often the least of your worries! It's OK though because we've put together an excellent Survival Kit for Hurricanes that you
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Survivalist 101 - Survival Blog & Survival Store
Why Do You Need a Bug Out Bag Packing List? Putting together a bug out bag is not difficult, but putting together a comprehensive, well packed bug out bag requires more attention to detail. A
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Zombie Bug Out Bag Must-Haves Some people believe in the possibility of a Zombie apocalypse and others don't, but the capacity for a naturally derived or chemically engineered virus that causes widespread infection and zombie
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Hurricane Begins Soon - Do You Have a Hurricane Preparedness Plan? If you live in any of the Atlantic states, hurricanes are a very real threat to you from June 1 to November 30, the official window
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Putting together a bug out bag is really not that difficult if you have a bug out bag list to go by. However,  putting together a comprehensive, well packed bug out bag requires a little
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If this is your first foray into the land of bug out bags, many of the items that are on the must-include list may seem bizarre, and you probably have questions about what should be
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What is a bug out bag? In a nutshell, a bug-out bag is a way for you to be better prepared to leave your home, office or vehicle in a moment's notice, just in case
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Should a calamitous disaster, such as hyperinflation or an electromagnetic pulse attack result in the collapse of our financial systems, our currency will almost certainly collapse making gold the best prepper currency. Any dollar denominated
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So, what are the best items to stockpile for bartering? In the aftermath of a catastrophic disaster, cash may be in short supply, and if the financial system collapses, maybe even worthless. Food goods, fuel
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Economic Collapse Preparation Only the truly delusional would dispute that the fiscal health of the United States is in serious decline. In fact, its key vital sign, the US Dollar, is dangerously close to flat
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DIY skills
Learn DIY Skills. In the aftermath of a major calamity there are certain things you must have to ensure the safety and survival of your family. In these pages you will find an abundance of
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Prepping on a Budget - If you have followed any of the articles or shows on prepping, you've probably seen some pretty elaborate plans and set-ups with costs running into the thousands or tens of
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What is a Survival Emergency Fund? We've all been lectured throughout our lives about the importance of building an emergency fund. It should be the number one priority for your savings dollars until you've built
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While it can't be foretold with absolute certainty what lies ahead of us on the other side of major catastrophe, one thing we can count on is eventual food and supply shortages, and very probably,
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When financial prepping for TEOTWAWKI, the last thing that might come to your mind is paying down your debt. After all, aren't there more important things to worry about like staying alive? While that may
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By now, most of you have already heard about the show Doomsday Preppers, which spotlights the lives of otherwise ordinary Americans who are preparing for the-end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it (TEOTWAWKI).  To be clear, this is not about setting
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