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.
Assuming that you have your adult-sized bug-out bag packed and ready to go, it’s time to start putting together a bag for each child or grandchild in your life.
In terms of survival items, cordage is an umbrella term that includes everything from nylon string to metal wire to various thicknesses of rope to super strong parachute cord. I’m even going to throw duct tape into this conversation because even though it is not technically cordage, it can sometimes serve the same purpose in a pinch.
Going solar will save you money. How much money you save will be determined by how much you personally want to get involved in the project.
There have been many articles written about which items to keep in a bug-out bag. Everyone seems to agree that a water bottle, nonperishable food, a flashlight and batteries, a crank-operated radio, cordage, a fixed-blade knife and fire starters should be included; but the lists vary considerably after that.
What seems to receive less attention than the specific contents of a bug-out bag, despite being nearly as important, is the bag itself. In fact, a sturdy, reliable backpack is the first thing you should acquire before you start figuring out what you want to include in it.
So you want to go solar but you don’t want the expense of hiring a solar panel dealer to handle the entire job? You can save money by purchasing the components online or from a local dealer, then hiring a local contractor or a solar dealer to install them for you. Here’s how.
There could come a time in your life when you are stranded in the wilderness. It’s cold. You’re thirsty. You’re hungry. Really, really hungry.
You might be faced with a choice: Eating insects to provide you with a little protein until either you find your way out or help comes, or feeling very weak and very hungry.