Preparedness & Survival Blog

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Generators Have Evolved ‚Äď From Luxury Items to Must-Haves

There was a time when many people felt that a generator was a luxury. After all, they’re not cheap. You probably remember those days. Emergencies were rare. A full-blown crisis was even rarer. And disasters? Well, they happened in other...

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A New Development in the Flint Water Crisis

A few months ago there was an important U.S. Supreme Court decision. The Court ruled that residents of Flint, Michigan could sue the government. Due to lead contamination in their water. Previously, Flint officials had proclaimed "qualified immunity" to protect...

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Food Storage Hacks to Stretch Your Grocery Dollars

According to the New York Times, Americans waste approximately $160 billion worth of food every year. We prepare more food than is necessary and end up throwing much of it away. And even when we do save leftovers, we often...

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West Coast Wildfire Smoke Drifts to East Coast

How bad are the 90 wildfires currently engulfing the West Coast region? Suffice it to say the smoke has drifted all the way to New England ‚Äď some 3,000 miles away. Even worse, the fires have now killed at least...

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These Items Will Sell Out Quickly in a Disaster

In the past, we’ve talked about how store shelves could end up empty following a disaster. And while that has been a real scenario for some people after a hurricane hit their area, most of us never had to deal...

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Feed Our Vets Eats Away at U.S. Veteran Hunger Problem

Looking for a way to volunteer her time to an organization serving U.S. veterans, Selena Dewey found it in an unlikely source. “I had a classic vehicle that needed some work and I found a local shop that was able...

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Make Your Own Bug Repellent… and Avoid Becoming a Meal

If you are forced to bug out due to a disaster, you will probably spend more time outdoors than you’re used to. And even if there is no emergency to deal with, you may have a camping trip planned. Especially...

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Cade's Corner: So, What Is A Survival Plan?

Ninety percent of surviving a life-threatening situation is preparation. And the best place to start is by creating a survival plan. So, what is a survival plan? It's a comprehensive plan of action to address the following, based on your...

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How to Protect Your Home From Looters

We’re hearing a lot about violent protests in American cities these days. While much of the destruction usually centers on downtown areas, some people’s homes are also targeted. Of course, we’re also seeing many examples of extreme weather. Hurricanes, tornadoes...

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