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.

Winter Safety: The Best Shoes For Walking on Ice

Ice is everywhere over here…ice on the car, on the ground. Ice on the road. What to do? Surely you’ve encountered the same thing. We’re going to cover some field expedient techniques that will take the slippage away from you.

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FAMILY PREPAREDNESS

13 Ways to Keep Your House Warmer This Winter

In our 1952 house, keeping the basement warm (where our entertainment center is located) is a tall task. Utilizing the tips below will not only save money, but will make sure you’re warm and comfortable all winter long.

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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: Best Practices For Long Term Food Storage

Food is an investment into your future and your family’s livelihood. Therefore, you must do all that you can to protect that investment for the long term. Using the multi-barrier system will ensure that the food is stored in optimal conditions and that the contents inside are protected.

Are You Ready Series: Dental Emergencies

We have a tendency to forget about the importance of having dental supplies on hand. Having these supplies and natural alterntives stocked away will ensure a painful situation does not exacerbate.

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.

SURVIVAL SKILLS

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.

SAFETY AND SECURITY

Blunt Force: Take an Attacker Down in Seconds

If you find yourself in a self-defense situation, having a defense weapon like a bat can strike a lethal blow to your attacker and take them down in seconds. Use these self-defense techniques to practice and give yourself the winning advantage.

Surviving a Mad Max World: How To Avoid Marauders and Looters After the Collapse

A mad max scenario is one of the worst-case scenarios one can prepare for. The adage “if you can’t protect you don’t own it” rings true in this case. Long-term survival plans that reflect this type of disaster suggest preppers getting away from urban and suburban living and heading for hills. While this would be the safest option, there are dangers that lurk for those who plan to “live off the land.” Because in a post-collapse world – they will come for all that you own.

MEDICAL EMERGENCIES

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ALTERNATIVE POWER

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.

7 Off-grid Projects for Survivalists

When you get disconnected from the grid, your gadgets will become useless once they are drained of their batteries. Here are 7 projects that can be helpful if you are planning to go completely or partially off-grid.

Five Eco Friendly Alternatives For Emergency Preparedness

Are you ready for the first 72 hours of an emergency or natural disaster? If an unforeseen event should happen, sustainable and reusable supplies are great tools for you and your family. Here are several eco-friendly and health conscious ways to prepare for the possibility of an emergency.