How to Put Together a Blackout/Lights Out Kit

How to Put Together a Blackout/Lights Out Kit

When the lights go out, you want to be prepared. You don’t want to be bumping around the house trying to find any source of light. What a blackout kit is not: There’s no need to put food or water or blankets or ANYTHING else inside of it. Why? Because it’s a blackout. Inside of your own house. You can easily access the food and water that is inside of your home. You wouldn’t bug out because of a blackout….

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FREE eBook! – 11 Skills Every Prepper Should Know

FREE eBook! – 11 Skills Every Prepper Should Know

There are so many skills that we as preppers and survivalist should know. The list could go on and on. In my latest eBook, I talk about 11 skills that I think are some of the most important skills to master. Are you a good communicator? Do you know multiple ways to start a fire? How’s your mindset? Check it out by downloading it for FREE at the link below. Click here —> 11 Skills Every Prepper Should Know And…

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Prepping 101: Bartering,Trading Items & Skills for SHTF

Prepping 101: Bartering,Trading Items & Skills for SHTF

There are a lot of things to consider when thinking about bartering and trading in SHTF. You’ll probably find a lot of articles online that talk about a million and 1 possible items to barter/trade. But let’s look at it from a realistic standpoint. Is this for bugging in or bugging out? If you’re planning to store a lot of items for bugging in purposes then as long as you have the room, you can store as many as you…

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Top 10 Items for Get Home Bag

Top 10 Items for Get Home Bag

Everyone loves to talk about a BOB, but what about the get home bag? Many of us won’t carry our bug out bags around with us in the car, though some of us do. For those of us who don’t desire to carry our bug out bags in our everyday vehicles, you should consider carrying a get home bag. This bag will help you get home in case you’ve been held up because of snow, flooding, construction, stranded, etc. There…

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What are the uses for water during an emergency?

What are the uses for water during an emergency?

This may seem like a silly blog to be writing about because I’m sure you’re going, “well, duh, water is for DRINKING!” However, water is used for a lot more than just drinking. It’s important to understand that when you plan your water storage needs that you’re planning for all of the following: Drinking Hygiene Cooking Cleaning Sure, you might be rationing your water a bit during an emergency, however, you still use water for all of the above purposes….

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Top 4 Wearable Fire Starters

Top 4 Wearable Fire Starters

I feel like I talk about fire starting skills and tools a lot. I talk about it a lot because fire can be the source of survival. It provides warmth, security, light, cooks food, boils water (for drinking) and lots more! In short, fire is awesome. I’m always trying to think of ways to have fire making tools and materials readily available to me no matter what situation. I have some on my keychain and in my diaper bag (which…

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Top 4 Emergency Shelter Ideas

Top 4 Emergency Shelter Ideas

Shelter is generally #2 on my list (#1 is water). However, it’s still important. When we think about shelter, we need to keep in mind that the clothes on our back and our surroundings can help us with shelter. For instance, the hat on your hat provides some good shelter from the sun. Or that big coat provides shelter from the rain or snow or wind. The trees that surround you can provide protection from the sun. Caves can provide…

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Do you know where the nearest Nuclear Power Reactors are to you?

Do you know where the nearest Nuclear Power Reactors are to you?

This post isn’t to scare you, it’s to simply inform you of a potential danger in case of a wide spread emergency or disaster or even a small leak. Nuclear power plants generate a lot of power all across the world. However, they can also be quite dangerous if people are no longer around or able to maintain them or something goes wrong in which there is a leak. We were watching an episode of Last Man on Earth and…

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Top 5 Survival/Prepper Fire Starters & Fire Starting Tips

Top 5 Survival/Prepper Fire Starters & Fire Starting Tips

Instafire – I don’t watch much TV but apparently the inventors of this product were on Shark Tank! Instafire is truly awesome. It lights easily and you only need a little bit to get a good fire started. It says it will only start 4 fires, but I can start a lot more fires with the stuff inside of there. The one downside to it is that it doesn’t have a zipper! So once it’s opened, it’s open and it’ll…

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5 Types of Preparedness Lists To Stay Organized

5 Types of Preparedness Lists To Stay Organized

I’m all about lists. I love making lists because it helps me focus on what I need to do. If I just keep the information stuck in my mind, then┬áthere’s a good chance that it’ll never actually come to fruition. For me, writing it down is a vital part to making things happen. This is especially true when it comes to preparedness. Here are a few lists that I make for my preps: Bug Out Bag – It’s really handy…

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