Preparedness

Articles on how to prepare yourself, your family, your house and your livestock for disasters and emergencies of all sizes. This isn’t the same as actually surviving them; this is about getting ready for them and, in many cases, avoiding them altogether!

50 Ingenious Uses for Coffee Filters

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If you typically throw away your coffee filters, think again. These cheap little items have more alternative uses than you can imagine. Their ability to strain or absorb makes them useful in dozens upon dozens of situations around the house, or even in an emergency. So think twice before tossing …

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Considerations when you’re building a house in the woods

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In the aftermath of a long-term event If you’re extra-prepared, you’ll have already designed and constructed a defensible bug-out location where you can settle and sustain yourself until things calm down. Regardless of the location you settle on, make sure you know as much about the area surrounding your house …

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How to Prep Your Car for When SHTF

In a survival scenario, your car could be the easiest and fastest path to safety. If it’s already loaded up with the proper tools and supplies, you will simply need to move your family to the vehicle and quickly drive them to your bug out area. But what if you …

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21 Useful Survival Apps for iOS and Android

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Your cell phone isn’t necessarily the first thing that pops into your head when you think of tracking your way out of the wilderness, foraging and hunting in the wild or surviving TEOTWAWKI. Think again. Even an experienced prepper or outdoor adventurer can use a smart phone to close the …

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How to Survive a Wildfire

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It is an unfortunate truth that wildfires gobble up thousands of acres of woodland, grassland, and even residential land every year. Depending on where you live, the risk of wildfires can be very real and you need to be prepared for it. These fires can burn at temperatures of 1,000 …

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The Best EDC (Everyday Carry) Knives

Swiss-army knife have always been used as tools. When I was a child, my family always got together for Christmas. With 4 granddaughters in the family, gifts always included that horribly tough, impossible to open, plastic packaging. It wouldn’t be long before my grandfather, my dad, and at least one of …

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Shipping Containers as Bunkers? Not So Fast…

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A recent trend has emerged. Preppers and survivalists have begun burying them to create makeshift bunkers. This may seem like a good idea. After all, the metallic walls of shipping containers are built to take a beating and protect what’s inside right? Well, not so fast. So, should you bury …

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How Should People With Disabilities Prepare

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Prepping is cumbersome for anyone, but for those who are have the added challenge of dealing with a chronic illness or disability,, even a simple bugout can be a challenge. Ultimately, if you or a family memberhas a disability, then prepping will take careful planning above and beyond what the …

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11 Creative Ways to Keep Your Preps Safe

You worked long and hard to build your stockpile. You spent money, made mistakes, and you rely on it to keep yourself and your family well fed and protected after a crisis or natural disaster hits. Even though today no one’s going to risk stealing your stockpile, its value is going …

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