Make the Most of Your Shelter-in-Place Days

If you’re starting to feel a little bit stir-crazy at home right now, especially if your kids are out of school due to the pandemic, you aren’t alone. I can totally relate as someone who has been working from home for more than 2 decades. If you shelter in place for any reason, you need a plan to use this time productively. Whenever you have a lot of time on your hands, it’s easy to get fidgety, irritable, and with …

Make the Most of Your Shelter-in-Place Days Read More »

how to shelter in place, how to self quarantine

How to Shelter in Place Without Going Crazy

There’s nothing like the word “pandemic” or “Ebola” to get people to finally pay attention to preparedness. When you have a well stocked pantry with enough food to last at least a couple of months, stored water and an effective way to purify tap water, if need be, plenty of cleaning and sanitation supplies, and the knowledge and skills to use them, you are likely not panicking at all. If anything, you’re looking around to see if there’s anything you …

How to Shelter in Place Without Going Crazy Read More »

pandemic, coronavirus, covid-19, prepare for a pandemic, pandemic prepping

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 you think is the most likely serious “disaster” to occur?” To that, I answer without hesitation: Pandemic. While flu is the most likely source of the next pandemic we face in the United States, concerns about the Ebola virus — its unprecedented outbreak in …

Get Pandemic Ready Read More »

most effective disinfectant, disinfectant

The truth about disinfectants: Q&A with an expert

I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t keeping track of news coming out of China. The rapid spread of the novel coronavirus has caused the Chinese government to shut down some of their largest cities, most popular tourist attractions, and as of today’s date, at least 16 airlines have canceled flights to and from China. These steps are unprecedented and require any smart person to keep one eye on the headlines and the other eye on your preps! In …

The truth about disinfectants: Q&A with an expert Read More »

Tackle Your Toughest Prepping Problems! (video)

I love getting emails from my readers and asking questions on Facebook because it gives me insights into what your most pressing concerns are. Over the past couple of weeks as my DO IT NOW 2020 challenge progressed, I began hearing comments like these. Let me know if any sound familiar! I want to get my family participation up with my prepping. I need more productive ways to get organized. I need help with breaking down getting prepared into steps …

Tackle Your Toughest Prepping Problems! (video) Read More »

Join my new 5-day Challenge, DO IT NOW 2020

Are you ready to take action and get your year off on the right prepping foot? Are you tired of just THINKING about what needs to be done to prep your home, your family, and yourself? I have just the antidote for all that! My new 5-day challenge, DO IT NOW 2020! This challenge begins today, January 24, but you can jump in and join at any time! How does the DO IT NOW 2020 challenge work? First, register for …

Join my new 5-day Challenge, DO IT NOW 2020 Read More »

Organize Your Emergency Evacuation in 5 Simple Steps

It was Day 3 of the flooding following Hurricane Harvey that I finally told my kids, “Get your emergency kits ready to go by the back door. We may have to leave if the flooding gets any closer.” Day by day, hour by hour, floodwaters had crept closer to our neighborhood. One street at a time was reporting flooded cars and homes, and I was starting to think we would be next. After all, just the night before we had …

Organize Your Emergency Evacuation in 5 Simple Steps Read More »

13 Survival Must-Haves You May Not Have Thought Of

I’ve read dozens, and I mean dozens, of lists telling me everything I need to have with me to survive.  Usually there are no surprises. This list of 13 survival must-haves has some genius suggestions for items your emergency kit might be missing. I know a flashlight, pocket knife, and water are essential for my survival or emergency kit, but every now and then I come across some unusual piece of equipment that are brilliant but that I never would …

13 Survival Must-Haves You May Not Have Thought Of Read More »

13 Food Storage New Year’s Resolutions

This new year, most people are setting goals for health, fitness, money, or organization. However, you may not have thought of adding a resolution about your food storage. Here is a list of 13 Food Storage New Year’s resolutions to help you improve and refine your food storage pantry and practices. Storing food, say a month or two’s worth, is no longer the habit of a fringe group of Doomers. Everyday moms like me have an extra stash of food …

13 Food Storage New Year’s Resolutions Read More »

Could You Survive TEOTWAWKI in Your State? Here are the 5 Best and Worst States for Survival

Have you ever wondered how your current home location ranks in terms of survive-ability in case of a major catastrophe? When you consider the possibility of The End Of The World As We Know It (TEOTWAWKI) how survival-friendly is your location? Did the prepper craze of the early 2000s leave you feeling unsettled and thinking about moving to a rural location? Joel Skousen’s book Strategic Relocation has some of the answers to those questions and may be able to help …

Could You Survive TEOTWAWKI in Your State? Here are the 5 Best and Worst States for Survival Read More »