3M™ Kind Removal Silicone Tape – The “Ouchless” Medical Tape

You know the feeling. Someone is removing a well-stuck-on Band-Aid or medical tape  from your arm. You grimace, the Read More

5 Steps for Making a Personalized Threat Analysis

Whether you are just beginning with your preparedness or are a seasoned prepper, we have all Read More


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How to Baton Firewood

July 28, 2014 Posted by:Jim Cobb
How to Baton Firewood

Mother Nature often doesn’t like to play nice. While we’d hope that if we had to spend the night in the woods, it would be nothing but clear skies and perhaps just a bit cool, the reality is you are Read More

Try it Today! How to Can Green Beans in a Pressure Canner

July 27, 2014 Posted by:Courtney Wollam
Try it Today! How to Can Green Beans in a Pressure Canner

Green beans are a great candidate for a first-time gardener and for someone new to canning. They grow well in lots of different gardening zones. They grow and produce rather quickly, and the more you pick them, the more they Read More

Water Purifier Comparison: The Sawyer Point ZeroTWO and The Berkeys

The saying “two is one, one is none” is common in military and survival circles, and for good reason. The principle is especially true when considering water purification, as most people can function effectively for weeks with little food while Read More

The Prepared Immune System: Four Herbs to Know (Other Than Echinacea)

Your immune system protects you from many threats even on a normal day. After  stamina and physical conditioning for your body, making sure your immune system is in top shape should be your next big priority for health preparedness. The Read More

Training Kids To Be Resilient

July 24, 2014 Posted by:John A. Heatherly
Training Kids To Be Resilient

Many are familiar with The Stockdale Paradox. This concept, coined by Jim Collins in his book, Good to Great, came to be during a fantastic interview with the late Vice Admiral James Stockdale. For those who do not know the Read More

Tornado Survival: No Shelter, No Basement, No Problem

July 23, 2014 Posted by:Amy Van Riper
Tornado Survival: No Shelter, No Basement, No Problem

It you live in an area that is vulnerable to tornadoes, you have undoubtedly heard the advice to head for your shelter or basement as a severe storm approaches. Hopefully, you’ve made tornado survival plans. For an entire week prior Read More

Ponds as Emergency Water Sources

July 23, 2014 Posted by:Jim Acosta
Ponds as Emergency Water Sources

In many parts of the United States, ponds are as common as bees. Often the results of periodic flooding in river basins, ponds are an important part of local ecosystems. Many an adult can recall a pleasant childhood memory of Read More

Six maps you need for an urban evacuation

July 22, 2014 Posted by:Leon Pantenburg
Six maps you need for an urban evacuation

Let’s assume an urban disaster scenario, and you must leave quickly. How will you find your way? What maps do you need? We’re talking about the printed, paper in hand type. Don’t plan to rely on a GPS. They are Read More

When Mom Can’t Help: 3 Things Your Family Should Know

Moms do a lot. In fact, I tell my mom all the time that she deceived me growing up! I had NO clue how much Moms really did until I became one. The list never ends, the house is in constant disarray, Read More

10 Reasons Why You Should Be Canning Your Own Meat

July 21, 2014 Posted by:Andrea Urban
10 Reasons Why You Should Be Canning Your Own Meat

You’ll be hooked, I tell you.  Once you learn how to bottle your own meats, you’ll never go back to the old way of doing it. Think about your meat habits.  Do you put up a 1/2 beef in your Read More

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