The Hidden (and Deadly) Dangers of Snow on Your Roof

There are many potential dangers associated with winter weather, but there’s one you might not have given much thought to snow and ice on your home’s roof. Here’s how to assess how much snow your roof can handle, how to determine if you need to remove snow, how to remove it safely, and the unique dangers that thawing ice and snow pose.

The Hidden (and Deadly) Dangers of Snow on Your Roof

There are many potential dangers associated with winter weather, but there’s one you might not have given much thought to snow and ice on your home’s roof. Here’s how to assess how much snow your roof can handle, how to determine if you need to remove snow, how to remove it safely, and the unique dangers that thawing ice and snow pose.

Nature’s Multivitamin: The Ultimate Guide to Sprouting

While many of us are awakening to the dangers (ahem chemicals) that are in our food sources, not enough awareness is being made about some of the dangers that lie in over-the-counter vitamins. That's right, some of your vitamins could be doing more harm than good....

Colorado Declares A Disaster Emergency Over A Lack Of Propane

An emergency declaration was made in Colorado on Christmas Eve. The state was suffering from a lack of propane. A series of problems led to the emergency declaration, but even minimal prepping could have helped those who were among the allegedly affected. 

FAMILY PREPAREDNESS

10 Tips To Teach Kids About Internet Safety

Our children live in such a drastically different world as we grew up in. Dangers seem to be around every corner, and the Internet has invited those dangers into our homes and our children’s bedrooms.

10 IPHONE APPS THAT COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE

We are fortunate to live in the information age, where data can easily be accessed by a touch of a button. As preppers, we should use this to our advantage and this includes using our phones. The apps listed below could save a life – and that life could be yours.

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PREPARED PET

The Basics on Making Herbal Aids for Pets

Herbs can be very beneficial for your pets for the same reasons they can help you: they are not as invasive nor addictive as pharmacological medications, and they have less side effects when administered properly and correctly.

ARE YOU READY?

Are You Ready Series: 72 Hour Kits

Every family should have a 72 hour bag ready, not because we should all run for the hills, but because there may be an unforeseen disaster where your family will have to make a swift evacuation. Here is a list of items to gather while preparing your 72-hour kit.

Are You Ready Series: Earthquake Preparedness

Earthquakes have a tendency to wreak havoc everywhere they arise. Knowing what to do, before a disaster such as this ensues, will ensure that you will be able handle these types of emergencies if they happen to come your way.

Are You Ready Series: Hurricane Preparedness

Once May roles around, people all around the east and gulf coast begin to brace themselves for the possibility of being up close and personal with a hurricane. Hurricanes are storms that arenot a force to be reckoned with. There high gail force winds and flooding cause serious damage to homes as well as create severe beach erosion. Having a decisive action plan, food, water and supplies already stored and knowing how to protect your home will keep you and your family as safe as possible.

SURVIVAL FOOD

Our food supply: When it’s gone…it’s gone.

There has never been a more appropriate time to start stocking up on long life foods that can see you through a crisis. Likewise, if you know nothing about growing vegetables this summer would be an excellent time to learn, best to make mistakes before an event than during it.

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SAFETY AND SECURITY

5 Ways To Avoid Approaching Attackers

People are unpredictable and for whatever reason may be inclined to want to attack you. Your top priority in this situation is to escape and get to safety. Use this common sense approach to escaping dangerous situations combined with tactical awareness to keep you safe when you are in danger.

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MEDICAL EMERGENCIES

POTABLE WATER

The REAL Reason Bottled Water Has An Expiration Date

Bottled water is a popular item to store in case of an emergency, and for good reason. It is normally readily available and water should be able to be stored forever, right? So then why is there an expiration date on bottled water?

Urban Survivors: A Post-SHTF Water Supply

Survival in an urban environment will be challenging in a long-term disaster. Writer Jeremiah Johnson writes an in-depth article on water procurement, covering everything from how to take it out of a rain gutter to establishing an “urban cistern” in plain view while surviving in a post-SHTF environment.

ALTERNATIVE POWER

3 ‘Powerful’ Things You Can Do NOW To Prepare For A Future Grid Failure

In the event of a grid failure, would you be prepared? Many who prep save extra food and water, but have no idea what actually going “off the grid” would entail. But there are some tips and tricks to preparing so you don’t find yourself or your family at the whims of those currently running the political system.

3 Uses a Stationary Bike Has When the Grid Goes Down

If you find yourself living through a long term disaster, where the new way of life is living off the grid, then the sooner you can begin learning creative solutions to adapt to this way of life, the better off you will be.

Fatwood: The Quick and the Tender

Fatwood is one of the easiest ways to get a fire lit – even in wet conditions. This natural fire starter is made from the resinous remains of a pine tree that has died. Learn more on how to locate and harvest fatwood.

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