One of the greatest fears about being in an urban area when the SHTF is the possibility of getting caught up in a riot. Fortunately, there are a number of steps you can take to help keep yourself safe.
Can you imagine a world without duct tape? Who’d want to? Duct tape has countless uses in everyday life, and it’s amazing how many of them translate well to survival situations.
Having an emergency response plan in place in case a hurricane or flooding heads your way is crucial if you live in or travel to an area susceptible to vicious storms. The key to dealing with a hurricane is planning in advance.
If you’re anything like most Americans, you’re not ready to protect your family in the event of an outbreak, epidemic or pandemic. If you want to survive a pandemic, you’re going to have to prepare.
If you find yourself wandering in the wild following a crisis, you’re going to want to know which plants are safe to eat and which ones will make you sick.
A disaster that causes us to leave our homes may result in having to spend a significant amount of time in the great outdoors until we are able to find our way to a reliable place of shelter. The key is being prepared.
If you have people living with you who are incapable of or unwilling to deal with a home intruder, you may want to consider establishing a safe room within your home where they can quickly retreat if the situation warrants.
If you fail to include a nice variety of cooking utensils in your bug-out bag, you may have a difficult time eating your nonperishable food when you need it most.
Nothing can beat the peace of mind that comes with the knowledge that you’ll have shelter when you really need it. A tiny house at a secondary location can provide that peace of mind.
Establishing a seed vault and growing vegetables in a garden are great ways to achieve food independence and be guaranteed of healthy, nutritious and good-tasting food forever, regardless of what disasters we might face.
We’ve all heard that we’re supposed to drink eight glasses of water each day. Few of us do. But perhaps if we knew the reasons we’re supposed to drink that much, we would make it a higher priority in our lives.
The horrific earthquake that struck Nepal recently and killed thousands of people was a wake-up call for all of us. Unlike a hurricane, which usually provides advance warning, an earthquake or a tornado can occur suddenly and have devastating results.
When the inevitable crisis occurs, there is a chance your local water supply will be negatively affected. You may need to purify water of contaminants. Be prepared for several options.
If you can acquire the small items that make the most sense for you and include them with the major items in your bug-out bag, you’ll rest easier now and be in better shape when the day comes that you need them.
Are eight glasses a day enough? How much water you need each day to stay healthy depends on a variety of factors including your current health condition, how active you are and where you live.
The single best thing about growing your own food — and freezing much of it for the colder half of the year — is that it protects you from outside influences you can’t control.
All it takes is for a chemical spill in West Virginia or a hurricane in the Northeast or any other natural or man-made disaster, and suddenly there’s no clean drinking water to be had. In events such as these — which can happen anywhere and anytime — drinking water will disappear from store shelves in a matter of hours.
Herbal medicine can’t replace conventional medicine — especially in life-threatening situations. But it has proven to be highly effective and affordable for dealing with the prevention and treatment of day-to-day, non-emergency health issues, including headaches, colds, coughs, aches and bruises.
There is almost nothing scarier than a house fire, regardless of whether you live in a single-family home, townhouse, duplex, high-rise apartment building or garden apartment. As always, you will increase the chances of survival for you and your family members if you have an emergency response plan in place.
Chances are, professional medical care will not be as available during a crisis as it normally is, especially during the first few days when doctors’ offices and hospitals are overloaded with patients. You need to know at least the basics of treating injuries in order to keep your family moving.
Starting today, refuse to be one of those people who starts thinking about an emergency supply of properly stored water after a disaster strikes. By following 10 water storage tips, you’ll be able to provide your family and yourself with life-giving water when a disaster strikes.
Need a gift for a prepper or simply for yourself? First, let’s take a look at the types of survival knives that are best for bugging out. Then, we’ll go over the reasons for including other cutting tools with multiple uses. You don’t need every one that I’ll mention, but this variety will give you a few choices.
Protecting your emergency stockpiles now is very important. Protecting them after the SHTF will be even more crucial. As someone who has prepared, you will be in the minority and you could become a target.