Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness

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Bug out Bag Gear
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 Backpack When it comes to a bug out bag backpack, 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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Food Storage Review – Food4Patriots – Consumer Warning!
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? Have you ever wondered why #17 at most Mexican restaurants is almost always Chile Rellenos? Or why the menus are eerily the same among Mexican restaurants from city
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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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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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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
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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
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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,
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Pack in a bug out bag
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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Building a self-sufficient lifestyle is no easy task under the best of circumstances. If you are a city dweller, or even a suburbanite, it can be downright daunting. Don’t be too discouraged, though. Even if you
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Prepping Mindset Began with Dad I guess that I was a bit of a prepper by birth. My dad grew up in a cash challenged household and successfully hunting for squirrels and rabbits was often
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Living the Prepper Life
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
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Choosing a Survival Gun - Survivalist 101's Top Three Survival Guns
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 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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EMP Event - A Real Threat or Trivial Doomsday Scenario?
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
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Dirty Bomb Attack: 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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Converting Family to Prepping Mindset
Potential Catastrophes and Natural Disasters There are many potential natural disasters – flood, earthquake, volcanic eruption, hurricane, meteor strike, to name a few. In the last fifty years or so, we human beings have added
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HURRICANE KIT
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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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 Does Off-Grid Energy Actually Cost? 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 it may
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Going Off-Grid - Three Questions to Ask Before You Take the Plunge
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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Off-Grid Living: The Next Big Thing for Survivalists?
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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Survival Mindset Secrets of the Navy SEALs
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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How to Build a Hurricane Kit
Build a Hurricane 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. Every year hurricanes cause
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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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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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Survival Skills
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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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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Survival Skills
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. Any dollar denominated investment, such as bonds and many
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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 and other basic staples will likely be the more acceptable
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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 lining. which would
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If you need to get out of Dodge quickly and safely, the absolute key element to a bug-out plan is to have a destination that, if need be, can accommodate and protect your family for
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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 information and advice
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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 thousands of dollars. That's all
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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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What is Hyperinflation? Historically, hyperinflation is often associated with wars, their aftermath, sociopolitical upheavals, or other crises that make it difficult for the government to tax and govern the population. But those are just the
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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
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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
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