Preparedness & Survival Blog

Save Money While Preparing

Inflation is in full force. For many of us, money is scarce right now and we’ve had to tighten our belts. But here’s the irony. Stockpiling emergency supplies including food is more important than ever. So, how do we prepare...

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Flooding From Storms Leads to Water Supply Contaminations

Earlier this month, the U.S. was hit with two major storm systems that cost lives and caused considerable property damage. In drought-stricken California, heavy rains over a period of several days caused flooding and power outages over several regions. And...

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Keep Your Body Fueled in a Crisis

Think about something you do on an occasional basis that is stressful for you. Perhaps it’s public speaking. Maybe it’s driving at night or in the rain. Or perhaps it’s something physical like helping someone move from one home to...

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Simple Ways to Organize Your Survival Stash

As far as I can tell, there's only one downside to collecting a wide variety of survival gear. And that's dealing with the challenge of where to keep it. Don't get me wrong – the more you have, the better....

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Are Rolling Blackouts Becoming the New Normal?

We’ve been hearing more and more about rolling blackouts the past few years.   They’re also being called rotating power outages and load shedding. Whatever they’re called, I’m afraid we’re going to hear a lot more about them going forward. Periodically,...

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Start the New Year Fresh by Decluttering

One of the best things about turning the calendar to a new year is the fresh start it represents. There’s no guarantee things will be better in 2023 than they were in 2022, but we can always hope.  In fact,...

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Is Your Winter Car-Prep Checklist Up to Date?

We're only three weeks into the official winter season – although it feels like it's been going on for months – and now would be a good time to make sure your vehicle is ready for the remaining 10 weeks...

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Let There Be Light… and a Whole Lot More

What’s the best possible tool you could have in your home and in your car? A survival knife, a flashlight, a hammer, and a back-up power source all come to mind. As do a few others. But none of them...

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Radio Frequencies You Need to Know for Emergencies

I can’t recall the last time I saw a bug-out bag list that did not include an emergency weather radio. It’s a crucial item, and that’s why we at 4Patriots make one available to our customers. Extreme weather alerts have...

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