Archive for ' Be Prepared'

Wildfire Season: Harden your Home to Survive a Firestorm Posted:August 09, 2014 By:Jim Acosta

Wildfire Season: Harden your Home to Survive a Firestorm

Brutal Reality As I write this article, Washington State is experiencing the largest wildland fire (Carlton Complex) in the state’s history; California’s drought stands like a Grim Reaper, unleashing over 200 wildfires a week statewide; and [...]

Should you bother making things from scratch? Posted:August 08, 2014 By:Sarah Anne Carter

Should you bother making things from scratch?

There are many reasons to start learning how to make things from scratch – allergies, healthy eating, saving money – but one of the most important could be to prepare for a day when that could [...]

Get Pandemic Ready Posted:August 07, 2014 By:Amy Van Riper

Get Pandemic Ready

When someone asks me, “What are you prepping for?” my answer is that I don’t prep for one particular event because I’m an “all hazards” prepper. But I know what the real question is. “What do [...]

Why I created an emergency kit for my loved ones, and you should, too Posted:August 06, 2014 By:LeAnn in Alaska

Why I created an emergency kit for my loved ones, and you should, too

“The Question” (but not the one you “pop”) Most of us in the prepping or survivalism lifestyle have had to deal with rolling eyes, snickers, and even whispers behind our backs. Then there are the ones [...]

Have You Read The Label? Make Your Own (Healthier) Salad Dressing Posted:August 05, 2014 By:Beth Johnson

Have You Read The Label? Make Your Own (Healthier) Salad Dressing

So you’re standing over a big wooden bowl beholding your masterpiece. This is no ordinary salad. There are roasted baby carrots from your CSA, locally sourced cheese, grilled radicchio, organic orange segments, and baby greens you [...]

Everybody’s talking about Ebola — Here’s what you should know Posted:August 02, 2014 By:The Survival Mom

Everybody’s talking about Ebola — Here’s what you should know

Several countries in West Africa are in the throes of an epidemic of Ebola virus. Over 1,200 cases and almost 700 deaths in the countries of Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia make it a candidate for [...]

Food Storage: Where do I begin? Posted:August 01, 2014 By:Sarah Anne Carter

Food Storage: Where do I begin?

When I was finally convinced that we needed to start a supply of food storage, I kept it simple. I know there are many books, websites and planners out there to help, and I have used [...]

Eat Real Food for the Healthiest Body Ever Posted:July 30, 2014 By:Michelle Brown

Eat Real Food for the Healthiest Body Ever

The idea of “clean eating” sounds great, but the reality can be intimidating. When you are used to processed foods, it can be difficult to make the switch to healthy eating. The body becomes physically addicted [...]

How to Baton Firewood Posted:July 28, 2014 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 [...]

Try it Today! How to Can Green Beans in a Pressure Canner Posted:July 27, 2014 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 [...]