Archive for ' Be Prepared'

Sensible Strategies for Teaching Gun Safety: Guns and fire are a lot alike Posted:November 05, 2014 By:Liz Long

Sensible Strategies for Teaching Gun Safety: Guns and fire are a lot alike

Continuing with my series on the topic of gun safety for kids, here is my next tip. Tip #4:  Guns and fire are a lot alike. One of the earliest safety rules I ever taught my [...]

Toilet Paper is Not Food Posted:November 04, 2014 By:Andrea Urban

Toilet Paper is Not Food

When we talk about Food Storage, we usually talk about storing FOOD.  It’s just the nature of the beast…we like to eat things.  We’d rather not go hungry if we can help it.  BUT there are [...]

How are Looting and Scavenging Different? Posted:November 03, 2014 By:Jim Cobb

How are Looting and Scavenging Different?

If you read much of any post-apocalyptic fiction, you’ve no doubt witnessed this particular scene played out countless times. The hero of the piece, down to his last three bullets and a scrap of food, comes [...]

5 Halloween items to buy for your safety (it’s not what you think!) Posted:November 01, 2014 By:Sarah Anne Carter

5 Halloween items to buy for your safety (it’s not what you think!)

Did you know there are several Halloween props that can be useful for your safety? I’m not talking about glow sticks and paper products (although those are great to have) – I’m talking about the makeup, [...]

5 Tips for Correctly Using Hand Sanitizer (From a Nurse Who Knows) Posted:October 31, 2014 By:The Survival Mom

5 Tips for Correctly Using Hand Sanitizer (From a Nurse Who Knows)

1.  Use a large amount. More is better when using hand sanitizer. 2.  Slather the sanitizer between fingers, on front and back of hands, up to your wrists. 3.  Rub the sanitizer vigorously into your hands. [...]

Five Ways to Learn New Survival Skills on the Cheap Posted:October 31, 2014 By:Jim Cobb

Five Ways to Learn New Survival Skills on the Cheap

As I say over and over to both new and experienced preppers, skills trump stuff. The more you know, the less you need to buy or carry with you. This knowledge also comes in handy should [...]

Book Review – “Preppers: History and the Cultural Phenomenon” by Lynda King Posted:October 30, 2014 By:Amy Van Riper

Book Review – “Preppers: History and the Cultural Phenomenon” by Lynda King

Preppers: History and the Cultural Phenomenon is a non-fiction book written by Lynda King, a freelance writer and community preparedness educator. The book was published in 2014 by Prepper Press and is available in paperback and [...]

Common Sense Strategies for Teaching Gun Safety: Never Underestimate the Stupid Factor Posted:October 29, 2014 By:Liz Long

Common Sense Strategies for Teaching Gun Safety: Never Underestimate the Stupid Factor

Our 2 kids began learning how to shoot a .22 rifle when they were 7 and 9 years old. Our approach to the shooting skills and gun safety was very casual and low key. You might [...]

Halloween Book GIVEAWAY: Zombie and Dystopian Books Posted:October 28, 2014 By:Liz Long

Halloween Book GIVEAWAY: Zombie and Dystopian Books

I have never been a fan of horror in any form. But somehow, like so many other people, The Walking Dead drew me in, and I became of fan of zombies. Well, zombie books and movies, [...]

Try It Today: Make Your Own Dryer Balls! Posted:October 26, 2014 By:Liz Long

Try It Today: Make Your Own Dryer Balls!

I got tired of spending $10+ for boxes of dryer sheets that then ended up being something else I had to pick up and throw away. So, being a good prepper, I went online to find [...]