Preparedness & Survival Blog

Can You Cook Food With No Electricity?

Violent storms have knocked out electricity for many Americans this spring. Summer is almost here, but all that means is more extreme weather is headed our way. Depending on where you live, that could mean hurricanes or tornadoes. Or perhaps...

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How to Save Money While Stockpiling

Have you ever seen a photo of a family sitting comfortably in their underground bunker with big smiles on their faces? Those types of images would show up in TV ads back in the Sixties from time to time. The...

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U.S. Power Grids at Risk This Summer

In his 2015 bestselling book, Lights Out: A Cyberattack, a Nation Unprepared, Surviving the Aftermath, renowned broadcast journalist Ted Koppel painted a bleak picture of what could happen in the U.S. during a prolonged blackout. A number of experts said the...

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Saving Lives With Emergency Weather Alerts

You’ve heard the stories of people who barely escaped with their lives after getting an extreme weather alert.  Once in a while that warning will come from a TV set or a standard radio. Or perhaps through a frantic call...

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Are Your Garden and House Plants Hungry?

We think about food every day. And we eat every day – sometimes more than we should. We shop for food at least once a week and we often plan meals for the upcoming days. Many of us stockpile food...

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How to Get Your Backyard Ready for Summer

Do you have any plans for 5:14 a.m. Eastern Daylight Saving Time on Tuesday, June 21?  If you’re up and about that early – highly doubtful if you live in any other time zone – you might want to celebrate...

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Gardening 101 = Preparedness 101

If you’ve been gardening for years, you may find today’s communication rather rudimentary. On the other hand, perhaps you’ll be reminded of a few things you’ve forgotten. But if you’ve been thinking about planting a backyard garden for a while...

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There Are Hidden Dangers Lurking in Your Produce

Please close your eyes for a moment. Picture the produce section of your grocery store. It's probably bright, shiny, cheery and colorful. The folks who set it up every morning make it as attractive as possible. They know the better...

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Your Quick & Easy Father’s Day Gift Guide

There are many different items you can give Dad as a gift for Father’s Day. But there’s one basic problem with most of them. He might not like it. If you give him a new tie, he may not care...

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