Archive for ' Featured'

Prepping for Back to School Posted:August 28, 2014 By:Jessica Hentze

Prepping for Back to School

  Amidst the joy of summer time swims, cold Popsicles, and sleeping in, the new school year sneaks up on us. I dread the whirlwind back to school shopping as advertisements plague the airways, and other [...]

Organizing the Bug Out Bag Posted:August 27, 2014 By:Jim Cobb

Organizing the Bug Out Bag

An important consideration when assembling your bug out bag is how it should be organized. There are two elements at work here–containers and packing order. The only thing worse than just tossing everything into a sack [...]

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 [...]

Social Survey: What is Your Biggest Prepper Failing? Posted:August 25, 2014 By:Liz Long

Social Survey: What is Your Biggest Prepper Failing?

There are things we all know we should do for preparedness, such as having food and water on hand, taking care for our pets, and learning first aid. The reality is that we all have things [...]

Smart Survival Strategies for Kids: Forbidden Items at School Posted:August 24, 2014 By:Liz Long

Smart Survival Strategies for Kids: Forbidden Items at School

It may not be every parent’s very worst nightmare, but it certainly ranks up there if your kids are in public school. What if your kid has a forbidden item in school? It could be an [...]

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 [...]

Keeping Your Cool – When There’s No Air Conditioning. Posted:August 21, 2014 By:Helen Ruth

Keeping Your Cool – When There’s No Air Conditioning.

It was a record breaking 114 degrees in West Texas, and as luck would have it, our air conditioner broke! Pregnant, and living paycheck to paycheck, I had to find ways to cool down and QUICK! [...]

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 [...]

Five Misconceptions About Herbal Preparedness Posted:August 20, 2014 By:Agatha Noveille

Five Misconceptions About Herbal Preparedness

As an herbalist and a prepper, I have noticed several common misconceptions people have about using herbs in general, but that especially apply to people interested in learning about herbs for preparedness. These misunderstandings usually come [...]

Ticks: How to Safely Remove This Parasite From Your Skin Posted:August 19, 2014 By:Robert Camp

Ticks: How to Safely Remove This Parasite From Your Skin

Summer is here in all its glory and so are those blood-thirsty little arachnids, ticks! If you are hiking through an infested area, these tiny eight-legged creature will wait on brush, shrubs, bushes, grass or low [...]