Archive for ' Preparedness'

You CAN Make a School-Friendly First Aid Kit Posted:September 05, 2014 By:Liz Long

You CAN Make a School-Friendly First Aid Kit

We’ve all seen the First Aid kits you can buy at the store. Many of us have made our own. But does your child have one they can take to school without getting in trouble? My [...]

Parents Doubt U.S. Is Ready to Protect Kids from Disaster, Yet Are Doing Little to Prepare, Poll Shows Posted:September 04, 2014 By:The Survival Mom

Parents Doubt U.S. Is Ready to Protect Kids from Disaster, Yet Are Doing Little to Prepare, Poll Shows

NOTE: I received this press release and thought the information was timely and a little alarming. It takes so little effort to put emergency plans in place. I hope you’ll set aside some time this week [...]

BOOK REVIEW: “Day of Wrath’ by William Forstchen (Author of “One Second After”) Posted:September 03, 2014 By:Amy Van Riper

BOOK REVIEW: “Day of Wrath’ by William Forstchen (Author of “One Second After”)

“I did not want to write this , but, as I expressed to friends, I feared that if I did not write it, and this nightmare happened, which it really can, I would be responsible in [...]

Prepping on the Sly Posted:September 01, 2014 By:Kris

Prepping on the Sly

Two years ago, my husband thought I was nuts to imagine a life without electricity, gas, or grocery stores. He didn’t want to discuss it, much less have hand tools and tactical gear cluttering up every [...]

16 Uses for Plastic Sheeting (aka Visqueen) Posted:August 31, 2014 By:Rob Hanus

16 Uses for Plastic Sheeting (aka Visqueen)

Keeping up with the recent theme of exploring common objects and finding preparedness uses for them, this month’s article looks at some prepper uses for plastic sheeting, sometimes called Visqueen. While the uses for plastic sheeting [...]

Basic Survival in Another Country: Prepping For an Emergency Posted:August 31, 2014 By:Robert Camp

Basic Survival in Another Country: Prepping For an Emergency

Basic survival in another country means being prepared for an emergency long before you board an airplane for your travel destination. As an outdoor guide, I’ve been asked to go to many different parts of the world, and I lived [...]

If You Just Moved Here… Living in Tornado Country Posted:August 29, 2014 By:Amy Van Riper

If You Just Moved Here… Living in Tornado Country

Where exactly IS “tornado country?” Most people know about Tornado Alley which includes northern Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska at its core (though the boundaries are not completely defined).  Some may even know about Dixie Alley, [...]

The Four Organizations Preppers Need Now Posted:August 26, 2014 By:Amy Van Riper

The Four Organizations Preppers Need Now

Preppers should always be learning and increasing their knowledge base. I believe they should also always be helping others prepare for or respond to disasters. Here are four great organizations that you need to enhance your [...]

A Famine Menu — A Bare-Bones Food Storage Plan Posted:August 22, 2014 By:The Survival Mom

A Famine Menu — A Bare-Bones Food Storage Plan

  I found this “famine menu” on a political forum, of all things, several years ago. There was no link to an original post nor was any author listed. I liked the plan and wanted to [...]

Personal Protective Equipment Posted:August 21, 2014 By:Jim Cobb

Personal Protective Equipment

Virtually any natural disaster will entail a fair amount of cleanup. Whether we’re talking about downed trees or mountains of snow to be shoveled, it seems that once the initial crisis has ended, the real work [...]