Preparedness & Survival Blog

Are You Road-Ready for Winter Storms?

One of the first things we think about when it comes to extreme weather is the inevitable power outage.  How will our home stay cool in hot weather or warm in cold weather when there’s a blackout? And how will...

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Emergency Alert Systems Will Fail ‚Äď Be Prepared

How come you can get an alert on your phone when you’ve taken your 5,000th step of the day, but sometimes people don’t even receive warnings when a disaster is about to strike? Numerous times in recent years, government emergency alert...

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Power Grid Attacks Are Increasing

It’s challenging enough for the United States to protect itself against foreign enemies. But when domestic terrorists get into the act, the situation becomes even more concerning. It appears U.S.-based criminals are responsible for the huge increase in physical attacks...

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Your How-To Guide For Critical Communication

You know, I've spent years helping folks prepare for the unexpected through life-saving food & gear. But today, I want to talk about something that often gets overlooked in disaster readiness: communication. You see, when disaster strikes, communication becomes your...

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How to Choose the Best Lantern

There are many ways to provide light in the darkness. The flashlight comes to mind immediately, and it does a very good job. Prior to the development of light bulbs and flashlights, people used torches, candles, oil lamps, kerosene lamps,...

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[VIDEO] Survival Minutes | Toothpaste for Stings

Join former Navy SEAL Cade Courtley as he unveils a self-reliance hack for insect stings using ordinary toothpaste. Discover how toothpaste, a staple in every survivalist's bug-out-bag, can draw out venom and provide instant pain relief. Tune in for this...

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Water By the Numbers: How Much Should You Have on Hand?

In a crisis, clean water isn't just a convenience ‚ÄĒ it's a lifeline. Having water on hand for drinking, cooking & cleaning is critical. But how much do you need? And how much should you store for your family? I...

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What Do Fall Activities & Survival Have in Common?

What does fall mean to you? For many of us, it represents the welcome relief of cooler temperatures following a hot summer.  We also love fall colors as leaves in our area and in neighboring states turn beautiful shades of...

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Stop Wasting Food ‚Äď Your Wallet Will Thank You

Imagine trying to lift 1,160 pounds. Impossible, right? But over the course of a year, that’s the weight of food the typical American family of four throws away.  In fact, more than one-third of the food grown in the U.S....

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