"When" did we start preparing our household for an emergency? Now THAT'S a long story... Probably easiest to just hit the highlights or we'd be giving away the books we would like to someday put together. As many of you know, wifey widowed after 42 years of marriage and although I didn't … [Read more...] about Why I Began Prepping (widowed after 42 years)
Below You will find a quiz to see how well you would fair in a survival situation. Although I did try and cover all scenario's some of the quiz will not apply to everyone. Have fun with this! 1) Does each person in your family have a Bug-Out Bag which can sustain basic needs for 72 … [Read more...] about 20 Question Quiz: How Prepared Are You?
I walked into a used-a-bit store this last week looking for canning jars and came across this old picture. I believe the copyright was 1917, during the peak of WWI and just before the 1918 influenza pandemic struck and killed nearly 25% (And I have seen the figures as much as 40% of the human … [Read more...] about Why Do I Prepare for Disasters?
Ever sense I was a teenager there have been numerous times when I have "come to the rescue" in a situation. Not literally rescued someone but just had what was needed at the time. One of the most memorable was when I was going to Winthrop College back in 1989 and Hurricane Hugo swept into town. Even … [Read more...] about Preparedness: Common Sense or Craziness?
Conservation and Sustainability at the Individual Level by LB A lot is being done at the local, state and federal level to conserve the planet’s resources and to help lead a more sustainable lifestyle. Thankfully, many utility companies has started to implement renewable and … [Read more...] about Guest Post: Conservation and Sustainability at the Individual Level
10 Things to Do This Year to Start Prepping By MsKYprepper, Editor-At-Large Need help with New Year’s Prep Resolutions? Make 2013 the year you get better prepared. Here are 10 projects to launch you into action. Each is low budget; some require nothing more than your time. Most require … [Read more...] about 10 Things to Do This Year to Start Prepping