Archive for ' Preparedness'

Check Out Our Lists! Posted:September 20, 2014 By:Liz Long

Check Out Our Lists!

You’ll want to pin this for future reference! You may have noticed the “List of Lists” in the top nav for this site. 120+ is A LOT of lists to scroll through! But there is some [...]

The Star Wars Guide to Surviving Flu Season Posted:September 18, 2014 By:Andrea Urban

The Star Wars Guide to Surviving Flu Season

Pin this so you’ll have easy access to these great tips! It happens each and every year.  No, it’s not your birthday. Well that happens too, but that’s not the topic. It’s that oh-so-rude life interruption [...]

Which Comes First, the Pack or the Contents? Posted:September 17, 2014 By:Jim Cobb

Which Comes First, the Pack or the Contents?

Unlike the chicken versus egg debate, this one is a rather important consideration, particularly when you’re working on a bug out bag or get home bag. Yet, at the same time, it is something about which [...]

Top 5 wilderness survival skills you need for urban survival Posted:September 16, 2014 By:Leon Pantenburg

Top 5 wilderness survival skills you need for urban survival

I recently set up a bugout bag for my daughter. She starts college next week near Los Angeles and I’ve always been paranoid about the potential for a major earthquake in that area. Then, in an [...]

How Hollywood Got ‘Preppers’ All Wrong Posted:September 15, 2014 By:LeAnn in Alaska

How Hollywood Got ‘Preppers’ All Wrong

Pretty much everyone has heard about or seen the television show, “Doomsday Preppers.” In each episode, the ‘prepper’ is shown getting themselves all prepared to deal with a specific man-made or natural disaster. Maybe it’s just me, but [...]

Candles Aren’t Just For Birthday Cakes Posted:September 14, 2014 By:Jim Cobb

Candles Aren’t Just For Birthday Cakes

Candles come in all shapes and sizes and are very handy to have in your various survival kits. They serve two main purposes–providing light and assisting with fire making. There are different types of candles suitable [...]

7 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Join a Meal Swap & 5 Reasons Why You Should Posted:September 13, 2014 By:Andrea Urban

7 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Join a Meal Swap & 5 Reasons Why You Should

Over the years, I’ve participated in several different meal swaps.  If you aren’t familiar with these, it’s where a bunch of people, mostly women, get together and swap meals.  For example I might be in a [...]

Unexpected Ways Savvy Preppers can Use Living Social and Groupon Posted:September 12, 2014 By:Liz Long

Unexpected Ways Savvy Preppers can Use Living Social and Groupon

Most people know what Living Social and Groupon are. Basically, they offer deals for, usually, a few days. You buy an item or pay for an activity and they send you a voucher for it. You [...]

What you need to know about Disaster Preparedness from Pelican ProGear Posted:September 11, 2014 By:The Survival Mom

What you need to know about Disaster Preparedness from Pelican ProGear

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Where are my children?  3 questions to ask about your school’s safety plan Posted:September 09, 2014 By:Sarah Anne Carter

Where are my children? 3 questions to ask about your school’s safety plan

Disasters can happen anytime, including when your children are at school. Do you know exactly where they will be if it strikes? 1. Where is my child in the building? Ask your children or their teachers [...]