Preparedness & Survival Blog

Prepare for a Winter Blackout – Now

No matter when they occur, power outages are unpleasant. It's dark in your home… appliances don't work… food spoils… temperatures quickly turn too cold or hot. For many folks, winter blackouts are the worst. Especially when they strike during a...

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And the winner of our December Sweeps is...

Congratulations Kathleen M.! Kathleen, you can rest assured that you’ve got maximum peace of mind with your 3-Month Survival Food Kit, full of scrumptious meals you can count on to keep you full and satisfied when the SHTF, as well as the...

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Vandals Cause Tens of Thousands of Power Outages in North Carolina

What is the most frequent cause of power outages in the United States? If you answered extreme weather, you are correct. Give yourself a gold star.  But a significant number of blackouts also occur from other causes. Including automobile accidents,...

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How to Prepare for – and Survive – an Economic Collapse

Here at 4Patriots, we place much of our focus on how to survive a variety of problems that could and do occur on a regular basis.  Of course, I'm talking about keeping some lights on when the power goes out....

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What Is FEMA and What Does It Do?

If you asked 10 people what "FEMA" stands for, I bet only about one-half would know. Maybe even fewer. Most would probably know the "F" stands for "Federal" and some would remember the "E" stands for "Emergency." Many would get...

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Warning: Experts See Inflation "Sticking Around"

All of us are seeing rising prices and shortages in our grocery stores. Especially when it comes to protein products like beef. Many shelves are emptier now than they've been for nearly two years. And when you find what you...

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You Can Have Light Even in a Blackout

"Shake, shiver and shovel." That's what The Farmers' Almanac is predicting for the 2022-23 winter in the U.S. They say there will be plenty of snow, rain and mush, as well as record-breaking cold temperatures in some areas. I guess...

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Rolling Blackouts a Possibility This Winter

Are coal and natural gas in short supply in the U.S. these days? And if so, what does that mean for our upcoming winter? According to a U.S. regulatory agency, those supplies are indeed tight. And that means when we experience...

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20+ Practical (& Unusual) Holiday Gift Ideas

Maybe it's all the stuff going on in the world these days that's making people nervous about a very uncertain future. Perhaps that's why folks are so focused on practical gifts this holiday season. Today I want to tell you...

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