Preparedness & Survival Blog

Hurricane Ian: Join 4Patriots & Team Rubicon in Relief Efforts

We at 4Patriots, like so many Americans, have seen the initial devastation of Hurricane Ian in Florida.  Millions without power. Unprecedented storm surges causing widespread flooding. And damage to homes and businesses that will leave a lasting mark for months...

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Hurricane Fiona – a Stark Reminder of Hurricane Maria

The memory is all too recent. Just five years ago, Hurricane Maria caused unparalleled destruction in Puerto Rico. It is considered the worst natural disaster in the island's recorded history. The deadliest storm of the very active 2017 Atlantic hurricane...

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Can You Guess the Most Popular Survival Foods?

Some lists of survival foods go on and on, seemingly forever. And it's true that you can freeze-dry just about any food to make it last a long time.  But I know very few people who have the space necessary...

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How to Stay Safe in a Violent Storm

Hurricane Ian Update: It’s been heartbreaking to watch the initial devastation unfold caused by Hurricane Ian. Tragedy, loss, and destruction. We’re keeping the folks impacted by this storm in our prayers as we wait for the storm to subside.  One...

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The Pros and Cons of Meals Ready to Eat (MREs)

If I were starving and someone handed me an MRE (meal ready to eat), I’d be grateful. And I’d eat it. Even if the nutritional value and taste were not quite up to par, I’d prefer it to hunger pains....

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Is Nutritional Variety Really All That Important in a Survival Situation?

Cade here.  During the initial stages of any life-threatening situation, your only mission is to stay alive. Give 150% of everything you have, by any means necessary, simply to survive. But if you're looking at a prolonged situation or what...

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Californians Lose Power in Triple-Digit Temperatures

  The recent extreme heat wave in the West was yet another vivid reminder of the vulnerability of the nation's electrical grids. There's only so much power the grids can generate – and that's when they're working perfectly. Heat waves...

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Debunking the Freeze-Dried Food Myths

Survival food experts know that freeze-drying food is the best way to make it last for a long time. And still retain its taste and nutritional value.  But those who don't want to go to the trouble or expense of...

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Even Food Banks Are Taking an Inflationary Hit

Don't you hate it when someone tells you something obvious and tries to make it seem like they're delivering brand-new information? I'm always tempted to say, "Thanks for the news flash. Hey, did you hear World War II ended?" Of...

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