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The One-Year Pantry, Layer by Layer

The One-Year Pantry, Layer by Layer

During an emergency, we are often left to fend for ourselves. Learn how to use layers to create a food storage pantry based on nutritious foods in order for your family to thrive during the most difficult of times.

Wildfire Preparedness Checklist

With the massive droughts plaguing our country, it’s not just the west coast that needs to prepare for this natural disaster. Use this checklist as a way to prepare your home.

What To Expect From FEMA After A Disaster (Spoiler: It's Not Good)

What To Expect From FEMA After A Disaster (Spoiler: It’s Not Good)

Have you ever wondered what it might be like to get some “help” or disaster assistance from FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) after a tragic natural disaster happens? Well, some know all too well just how much and how little FEMA does to help those who have lost almost everything. Spoiler: it isn’t good.

3 Emergency Uses for Plastic Sheeting

3 Emergency Uses for Plastic Sheeting

It is important for you to pick up a few rolls of plastic sheeting for your home that can benefit you and your family not just for use in a greenhouse, but in a disaster, as well.

Every Member of Your Prepper Group MUST Have This On Them When the SHTF

Every Member of Your Prepper Group MUST Have This On Them When the SHTF

Having these items pre-packaged cuts down on response time and gives the responders more of an advantage in properly caring for the wounded.

3 Medicinal Herbs You Can Grow Indoors

3 Medicinal Herbs You Can Grow Indoors

The advances in modern medicine are obviously wonderful and have added years to the average American’s lifespan. But what will you do when medical care isn’t so readily available, such as in a survival scenario or for a mild ailment? Hopefully, this list of three medicinal herbs that everyone can easily grow in their own home will help you decide if herbal medicine could be of some aid.

Off Grid Cooking: 4 Types of Camping Stoves and Why You Need Them

Off Grid Cooking: 4 Types of Camping Stoves and Why You Need Them

Let’s take a look at four types of stoves: Sterno, heat-tablet, propane, and liquid fuel.

Trauma Medicine: How to Use and Apply a Tourniquet

Trauma Medicine: How to Use and Apply a Tourniquet

Tourniquets aren’t discussed often when it comes to prepping supplies; the focus seems to be on medical supplies such as antibiotics and simple first aid kit. But a tourniquet should be added to your gear, and there is one big life-saving reason why.

Machetes Are All the Rage Right Now. Here's the Best One to Put in Your Backpack

Machetes Are All the Rage Right Now. Here’s the Best One to Put in Your Backpack

If you have to “bust brush,” you could use more than a walking stick. This is where a good machete made by Gerber will come in handy.

Creative Prepping: 5 Everyday Items That Do Double Duty in an Emergency

Creative Prepping: 5 Everyday Items That Do Double Duty in an Emergency

Let’s cover a few tools that you can carry and some of their subtle uses…not necessarily the uses for which they’re designed. You want things that are convenient to carry and usable, yet not for everyone’s eyes.

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