Lighting for Your Bug Out Bag

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When the time comes to bug out, you probably won’t have much control over the timing. This means there is a good chance you’ll either find yourself traveling at night, or at the least, out of your home at night, perhaps camped in the woods or an abandoned building. During times like these, your survival may depend on the ability to safely operate in the dark, and that’s why packing a few sources of light in your bug out bag… Read More »

November 6, 2014 by | Be the first to comment »

Six Preparedness Tips for the Mobility Challenged

Preparedness Tips for the Mobility Challenged

If you have ever had an injury that limited your mobility, you will understand why knowing how to deal with mobility challenges following a disaster is important.  A sprained ankle, a broken leg, a fractured arm; all of these can severely restrict your ability to dig your way out of or evacuate in the aftermath of a disaster. These temporary disabilities are annoying and inconvenient at best.  Now put yourself in the shoes of an individual with a permanent disability;… Read More »

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12 Months of Prepping: Month Ten

12 Months of Prepping: Month Ten

As I do each month, I would like to begin month ten with a little pep-talk on preparedness.  We all know that power outages, wildfires, storms, floods, and other disasters can happen anywhere at anytime.  Although first responders do their best when it comes to mobilizes their resources to assist victims, if the disaster is major, there will be a lot of families in need of assistance. Wouldn’t it be better to rely on your own resources instead? Being an… Read More »

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Ebola As Biological Warfare

Ebola As Biological Warfare

Before I begin, let me put this out there.  Ebola is most assuredly a deadly virus but I am not afraid nor am I in fear of the virus itself.  I have prepared the best that I know how and will do what needs to be done to isolate myself if Ebola moves into the neighborhood. Now that we have put that aside, I will tell you what I do fear:  Biological Warfare.  That scares the heck out of me…. Read More »

October 27, 2014 by | 2 Comments

What is Wrong with Preppers?

What is Wrong with Preppers?

Most preppers are good people willing to help others when ever they can. A few, such as James Sicone Burnette, Jack Spirko, Julie Sczerbinski, Gaye Levy, are some of the friendliest, most helpful, and genuine people you’ll ever meet. But…every now and then, you run into an asshole. (I won’t name names.) I’ll give you an example; last month, I wrote an article titled “Why You Probably Don’t Have Enough Water Stored,” which was pretty straight-forward—the goal was to help people understand how… Read More »

October 23, 2014 by | 1 Comment

Preparedness is the Ultimate Act of Optimism

Forget Doom and Gloom: Preparedness is the Ultimate Act of Optimism

You’re talking to a friend or family member who isn’t on board with preparedness.  (And it’s even worse when they think they know what’s going on in the world but garner their so-called “information” from network news sources.)  You try for the millionth time to get them to consider stocking up on a few things and they say this: Life’s too short for all of this doom and gloom.  Live a little! You’re such a pessimist! My response to this… Read More »

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