The Importance of Emergency Shelter

Shelter is one of those things that we don't really consider unless we are leaving the home.

Shelter is one of those things that we don’t really consider unless we are leaving the home. That is because our home is a shelter investment. While most preppers don’t look at it that way, the home is the best prepper investment there is. However, the shelter options we have when we leave home are …

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Talking to Kids about Preparedness

Most parents dream of their children being just as preparedness minded as themselves.

Most parents dream of their children being just as preparedness minded as themselves. All the prepping done has those children in mind and it can be a very rewarding thing, to have the children join in with you on these preparedness goals and learn some preparedness skills. For most parents this can be a struggle …

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The Importance of a Last Resort Shelter

If you spend a lot of time in the woods or if you are planning on taking a trip into the wild, the importance of a last resort shelter cannot be overlooked.

If you spend a lot of time in the woods or if you are planning on taking a trip into the wild, the importance of a last resort shelter cannot be overlooked. In fact, if you are building a bugout or get home bag you should also consider the idea behind last resort shelters. What …

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The Big Three for Beginners

When you are new to disaster preparedness it can be a very big deal. 

When you are new to disaster preparedness it can be a very big deal.  It can seem very overwhelming and since most of us are on fixed budgets and fixed schedules this can be very tough on everyone. We all need a starting line. Most prepping beginners are going to benefit from sort of simple …

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The Importance of Local News

In this age of changing media and entertainment options lots of things are being juggled. People are deciding if they want to cancel cable, they are getting rid of televisions altogether and its a radical time for entertainment.

In this age of changing media and entertainment options, lots of things are being juggled. People are deciding if they want to cancel cable, they are getting rid of televisions altogether and its a radical time for entertainment. With the newspapers bleeding out and things like Netflix taking over, its real easy to lose grip …

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Tell Your Child About the Junior Rangers

There is a certain feeling that comes over you when you know your kids have been inside too long.

There is a certain feeling that comes over you when you know your kids have been inside too long. When you know the children have been drooling in front of the screen for too long, your instincts kick in. Its getting harder and harder to convince kids that the outside world is actually much more …

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Subscribe to Space Weather Reports to Get the Upper Hand on an EMP

One of the most terrifying of all disasters is the EMP. Even the most prepared shudder at the thought of a world without electricity and how the human element would react to that.

One of the most terrifying of all disasters is the EMP. Even the most prepared shudder at the thought of a world without electricity and how the human element would react to that. Step one in surviving and EMP is to get as far away from the masses as possible. There is no way the …

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Storing Gasoline and Propane for Disaster

Survival fuel storage is one of those things that can get heavy, fast. Its not an easy thing to pull off. In a way, storing things like gasoline can be as intensive as storing water. This is because of the volume and weight issue.

Survival fuel storage is one of those things that can get heavy, fast. It’s not an easy thing to pull off. In a way, storing things like gasoline can be as intensive as storing water. This is because of the volume and weight issue. However, having a backup portable generator can make surviving most disasters …

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How to Choose the Best Tactical Combat Knife

A tactical combat knife is a knife designed for combat and other military purposes. Typically this means it is a last-ditch weapon for hand-to-hand combat, but more expansively it could be considered a knife for the tasks one is likely to encounter in combat.

A tactical combat knife is a knife designed for combat and other military purposes. Typically this means it is a last-ditch weapon for hand-to-hand combat, but more expansively it could be considered a knife for the tasks one is likely to encounter in combat. I’ll be considering the former meaning, as I think it is …

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Stockpiling Cheap Tools for Use and Barter

As a community there are things we prioritize and there are things we don't.

As a community there are things we prioritize and there are things we don’t. Unfortunately, tools seem like one of those things that we don’t prioritize. This is a shame because we have a lot of opportunity to get better really fast and prepare for long term survival with tools. Now, we should pay close …

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