Will your pet survive if you evacuate? Learn how to prepare a pet evacuation kit to properly protect and care for your pets in emergencies!
Our beliefs play a significant role in shaping our attitudes and actions toward self-reliance. By acknowledging the ways in which they can hinder our ability to be self-sufficient, we can work towards breaking free from limiting thoughts and embracing a mindset that supports our goals. By examining our beliefs and making intentional changes, we can cultivate the self-reliance that will serve us well in all aspects of life.
Physical fitness plays a crucial role in emergency preparedness. Being physically fit enables individuals to respond quickly and effectively in emergency situations, improves their ability to evacuate or take shelter, and increases their chances of survival. This article will inspire you to make your own prepper physical fitness plan!
Tapping maple trees, collecting the sap, and making maple syrup is not only a fulfilling experience but also increases self-reliance. No worries about supply chain issues disrupting your pancake breakfast! Plus, making maple syrup is not something that everyone can do; it’s unique and therefore potentially of great value for a side business.
Making bread from homemade yeast is a bit of science and a bit of art. The more loaves you make and the more recipes you try, the better the results will be. Be sure to have some butter (never margarine!!) on hand and maybe even a jar of honey. Once you get the hang of it, though, you’ll never have to worry when the world runs out of yeast for no good reason. These tips will help you successfully make a delicious loaf of bread from DIY yeast!
Venturing into the woods with my late grandfather to fill up gallon jugs with water from a natural spring he found and tapped himself is one of my favorite childhood memories. I never thought much about it back then. Walking a quarter mile or so into the wooded hills to collect the family’s drinking water was just routine. A natural spring is a great backup water source. In this article, we have tips to find and tap one, plus questions to help you decide if developing one is right for you.
You never know when you’re going to lose power. It’s good to have a few ideas up your sleeve, so you’re not twiddling your thumbs. It gets real boring – believe me! Every day without electricity feels like 100, especially when your neighbors get power back before you do, and you can’t help but stare at them in envy! Here are 10 fun things you can do when the power is out here, besides sex!
Off-grid living is an attractive option for those who wish to live sustainably, be self-sufficient, and reduce their dependence on traditional systems. From sourcing and storing water, to generating and storing power, to maintaining proper hygiene and handling illness, there are many things to consider when living off-grid. However, with the right skills, knowledge, and mindset, it is possible to successfully implement an off-grid lifestyle and live with more self-reliance.
Over the years, I have received this question about unprepared family members many times. It’s a sticky survival situation in which family and friends inform us they will just come to our house when disaster strikes. Since the issue of unprepared family members so common, but also one that is very pressing to many people, I turned to other bloggers and experts in the prepper and survival niche, and asked for their expert advice. The results were phenomenal. Here are their perspectives on this difficult issue.
Deciding to self-rescue can be a difficult decision and should be made after a thorough, comprehensive, objective review of your situation. It’s essential to be prepared and have the necessary equipment and knowledge before attempting a self-rescue. Following the eight steps of self-rescue can increase your chances of success and reduce the risk of injury.
Guerrilla prepping is all about learning survival skills and becoming fully prepped, all while staying under the radar. Unless you like the idea of being an obvious prepper and possible target, start thinking about how you might incorporate this concept into your own life and prepping. To help you get started, everything on this list doubles as a “fad” AND an important survival skill, but not one eyebrow will be raised when you sign up for a class, buy necessary supplies, or start checking out related books at the library.
Since this article was first written in 2019, we’ve had a pandemic, more hurricanes, tornadoes, flooding, and most recently, the winter storm that locked most of the U.S. in killing-cold temperatures and conditions. Still, this question remains: Why do people ignore common sense in a crisis, especially when they are forewarned of its severity?
When most people lose their jobs, they experience panic and worry. There are bills to pay, a mortgage to maintain, perhaps children to support through college, or car payments to make. How will they survive without their employment? Frantically they update their résumé and commence the often-disheartening round of answering want ads or blasting out their credentials on the internet, begging someone – anyone – to employ them. But there are alternate ways.
We preppers love acronyms and catchphrases, don’t we? Store what you eat, eat what you store is a popular one. TEOTWAWKI stands for The End Of The World As We Know It, of course. I’m not sure why this stuff is so popular other than it might make you feel like you’re part of the club when you learn the meaning behind those letters and sayings. One very popular catchphrase is, “Two is one, one is none.”
You already know the Survival Mom Prepping Calendar can help keep you on track with being prepared for the next emergency. It’s more than a calendar. It’s also a collection of more than 150 prepping tasks and simple To Do’s. Three or four of these each week. However, have you thought of what a great gift this makes for just about anyone? Combine the beautiful wall calendar with a few of the products mentioned and recommended in those tasks and To Do’s, and you have the perfect gift.
“It’s all just things,” we say until our things have gone up in smoke in a house fire. A residential blaze can occur anytime and often happens with little or no warning. Did you know that during 2015-2019, More than one-quarter (26%) of reported fires occurred in homes? Even worse, three-quarters (75%) of civilian fire deaths and almost three-quarters (72%) of all reported injuries were caused by home fires, according to the National Fire Prevention Association. Here’s how to prepare.
If you’ve ever had your home broken into, you know the feelings of sadness, anxiety, anger, and being violated. In fact, according to the FBI, burglaries of residential properties accounted for 62.8 percent of all burglary offenses in 2019. Yet, when we talk about home security, it seems as though many people are just concerned with stockpiling weapons and ammunition. The reality, though, is that it takes a layered approach to address the issue of home protection and defense adequately.
The time to prepare for the cold and flu season is now. You’ll thank yourself later if your family members start to fall like dominoes as the virus makes its rounds through your house. Educate everyone on what to do and how to use the items, so if you’re out of commission, they can take care of themselves AND you.
We can’t always choose our crisis, but we can try to be prepared for things that may come our way. Maintaining healthy food storage so we can pull together a nutritionally balanced pantry meal when the paycheck doesn’t stretch to payday is one less thing to be stressed about. Knowing you have what it takes to keep your family well-fed with healthy meals is security.
Meals Ready to Eat (MREs) seem to make it into the stockpiles, bug-out bags, and trunks of many preppers. Unfortunately, few people do the leg work to understand MREs fully and whether they are a wise decision for themselves and their families. In this article, we’ll discuss the information you should consider to determine whether to include these meals as part of your food storage and emergency plans.
How many of you keep ketchup packets in your vehicle’s glove box or center console? No, I mean ON PURPOSE, not the ones you tossed in there because you didn’t have anywhere else to put them as you went through the drive-through, and then you forgot about them. Turns out that’s one of the unusual items for your glove box that some of you keep. Here’s what else you keep (plus the survival reason for saving ketchup packets!)