Author Archives: Tess Pennington

About Tess Pennington

The Prepper's Blueprint Tess Pennington is the author of The Prepper's Blueprint, a comprehensive guide that uses real-life scenarios to help you prepare for any disaster. Because a crisis rarely stops with a triggering event the aftermath can spiral, having the capacity to cripple our normal ways of life. The well-rounded, multi-layered approach outlined in the Blueprint helps you make sense of a wide array of preparedness concepts through easily digestible action items and supply lists. Tess is also the author of the highly rated Prepper's Cookbook, which helps you to create a plan for stocking, organizing and maintaining a proper emergency food supply and includes over 300 recipes for nutritious, delicious, life-saving meals.  Visit her web site at for an extensive compilation of free information on preparedness, homesteading, and healthy living.

Ready Nutrition Holiday 2017 Gift Guide

Just in time for cyber Monday, here is your ultimate 2017 gift-giving guide for your favorite prepper and homesteader.

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Staying Safe Online: Five Cyber Safety Tips Every Parent Should Teach Their Kids

Part of having the responsibility of being on the internet is using it safely. These tips are musts for ensuring your kids are staying safe online.

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Ask Tess: Are military personnel who were vaccinated against the plague protected from the airborne strain of the plague?

A reader asks if service members who were administered vaccinations from various plagues protected against the resent transmission of airborne pneumonic plague. Read more to find out the answer and how to protect yourself.

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Long-Term Disaster Training: A Primer on Prepping Your Body

If you aren’t in good physical shape before a long-term emergency, you could be setting yourself up for a disaster.

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Patrol Skills: Using Tactical Hand Signals to Communicate in Silence

Good security requires efficient forms of communication and when audible communication like speech and radio comms cannot be used, hand signals are a good alternative.

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Ask Tess: Can I Give My Cat Dog Food in a Disaster?

Help! I ran out of pet food during a hurricane. Can I give my cat a small dish of dog food until the storm passes I can get more food?

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A Crash Course in Preparedness – Week 2 – Medicine, Sanitation, and Surviving Disaster Diseases

In our newest Crash Course guide, we are placing focus on the issue of what happens after the disaster has passed – sanitation, medicinal emergencies and disaster-related diseases. Simply put, in order to truly live through the disaster, you must understand the dangers that lay in the aftermath. This week 2 guide will help you maneuver through these types of emergencies and prepare for them.

Posted in Preparedness, Health and Safety, Potable Water, Disaster Scenarios, Family Preparedness, Giveaways, Medical Emergencies, Preparedness Mindset | 26 Comments

A Crash Course in Preparedness – Week 1 – The Survival Basics

To be prepared, and I mean fully prepared, requires planning, anticipating the worst-case scenario, and training for skill sets you will need while living through the event. You can’t just waltz into your local grocery store, grab some food, batteries, and water and then be done with it. You need to prioritize, plan, and prepare.

Posted in Preparedness, Reserve Supplies, Evacuation, Disaster Scenarios, Family Preparedness, Giveaways, Preparedness Mindset | 44 Comments

National Preparedness Month: A Month of Getting Prepped and Giveaways

In response to this ever-growing need to prepare, Ready Nutrition is gearing up for a month of preparedness. All you have to do is sign up for our newsletter and leave a comment in one of our weekly National Preparedness articles about what you feel the most important aspect of being prepared is in the bottom of the article.

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6 Critical Items That Have Disappeared in the Immediate Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey

This is what is to be expected when so many people are hit with a rapid, far from equilibrium event.

Posted in Preparedness, Reserve Supplies, Disaster Scenarios, Dry Goods Storage, Family Preparedness, Food Storage, Survival Food, Sustainable in the City | 25 Comments