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Preppers Share Their Favorite Survival-Themed Gifts: 89+ Ideas for Every Budget

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There are two types of people in the world, those who see the need to prepare for future emergencies, and those who don’t. If you’re part of the first category of people, I salute you! It’s great to be part …

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Fuel Shortage? What to Do When Gas Stations are Depleted

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The need for oil and petroleum products is deeply embedded in our world to the point that the grand majority of people would not be able to survive without them for too long. Even though there are massive improvements in …

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Snow Chains vs Cables, Spider Spikes, and Tire Socks: What’s Right for You?

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Traveling during the winter season can be treacherous, especially when the roads are covered in snow or black ice. When choosing the best snow traction device for your car tires, it’s important to know what options you have, as well …

Yes, the Government Can Shut Down Communication: Here’s Why

Yes, the Government Can Shut Down Communication: Here’s Why

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Our world revolves around communication- whether that’s by face-to-face conversations, phone calls, social media discussions, and the like. Communication is embedded in our beings. Our needs to stay connected go beyond staying in touch with our loved ones, but also …

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How To Stay Warm This Winter (Without Breaking the Bank)

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Nothing says ‘Happy New Year!’ like a high electricity bill. (Kidding! But seriously…) When the winter temps start going down, electric bills naturally start going up.  Thanks to the advancement of green technology, we can now invest in LED lights …

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How to Prepare Your Car for Winter

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It’s that time of the year again- winter is here. At this moment, from the comfort of my office window, I’m watching my town get covered up in a blanket of snow. I can’t help but think about the beginning …

Wildfire FAQs

Wildfire FAQ’s – Your Most Concerning Questions Answered!

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Wildfires are devastating disasters. To help you mentally prepare, we’ve answered some of the most common fire-related questions. What causes a wildfire? According to the US National Park Service, about 85% of wildfires are started by humans, either because of …

Volcano FAQs

Volcano FAQ’s – The Answers You’ve Been Searching For!

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Volcanic eruptions are equally terrifying and fascinating. To help you mentally prepare, we’ve answered some of the most common volcano-related questions. Where do volcanic eruptions occur? Volcanoes occur in several different places, specifically in the places where tectonic plates meet. …

Tsunami FAQs

Tsunami FAQ’s- Common Questions Answered!

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Tsunamis are fascinating to watch (from a distance) yet they are extremely dangerous. To help you mentally prepare for one, we’ve answered some of the most common tsunami-related questions. How is a tsunami caused? A tsunami occurs when there’s a …

Tornado FAQs

Tornado FAQ’s – The Answers You’ve Been Searching For!

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Tornadoes are terrifying disasters. To help you mentally prepare, we’ve answered some of the most common tornado-related questions. When is tornado season? Tornadoes can occur any time of the year so there’s no classified tornado season. The majority of them, …

Severe Storm FAQs

Thunderstorm and Lightning FAQ’s- The Top Questions Answered!

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Severe storms are underrated yet hazardous. To help put your mind at ease, we’ve answered some of the most common thunderstorm and lightning-related questions. How dangerous is a thunderstorm? Thunderstorms can be very dangerous. Thunderstorms produce lightning, which can be …

Power Outage FAQs

Power Outage FAQ’s – Your Questions Answered!

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Power outages can be scary and dangerous. To help you mentally prepare, we’ve answered some of the most common power outage-related questions. What are the effects of power outages? Many things will quit working during a blackout. These are some …

Landslide FAQs

Landslide FAQ’s – All Your Questions Answered!

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Landslides are frightening disasters. To help put your mind at ease, we’ve answered some of the most common landslide-related questions. What causes a landslide? Landslides can be caused by a combination of different factors, both manmade and geological. A landslide …

Hurricane FAQs

Hurricane FAQ’s – The Answers You’ve Been Searching For!

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Hurricanes are very powerful natural disasters. To help you mentally prepare, we’ve answered some of the most common hurricane-related questions. Who monitors hurricanes? The National Hurricane Center (NHC) and the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)/ National Weather …

Flood FAQs

Flood FAQ’s – The Top Questions Answered!

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Floods are one of the deadliest types of natural disasters. To help you mentally prepare, we’ve answered some of the most common flood-related questions. What are the causes of floods? Floods can be caused by both natural and manmade events. …

Heat Wave FAQs

Heat Wave FAQ’s – Your Most Concerning Questions Answered!

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Heat waves are very dangerous yet its effects are preventable. Unfortunately, extreme heat is responsible for the highest number of annual deaths among all weather-related hazards, according to ready.gov. To help put your mind at ease, we’ve answered some of …

Extreme Cold FAQs

Extreme Cold and Winter FAQ’s – The Top Questions Answered!

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Winter temperatures can disrupt our routines and, if we’re not prepared, they have the potential to become dangerous. To help you mentally prepare, we’ve answered some of the most common extreme cold and blizzard-related questions. What temperature is considered extreme …

Earthquake FAQs

Earthquake FAQ’s – Here Are The Answers You’ve Been Searching For

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Earthquakes are unpredictable and nerve-racking. To put your mind at ease, we’ve answered some of the most-asked earthquake questions. Are there warning signs before an earthquake? There have been many claims that people observed a strange behavior in animals prior …

First Aid Kit

The Ultimate Family First Aid Kit + Printable Checklist

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First aid kits are a critical piece of equipment to have in the home, the car, at school, and in the workplace. These kits are important because they contain the necessary items to help treat minor ailments and reduce the …

Best food for a bug out bag

40+ Highly Nutritious Foods to Keep in Your Bug Out Bag

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Food is fuel to the body. During an emergency situation you may be faced with the difficult decision to bug out or evacuate your home at a moment’s notice. Having a hearty 72-hour food supply in your bug out kit …

The 23 Best Alternatives to Toilet Paper

The 23 Best Alternatives to Toilet Paper

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There may come a time when toilet paper becomes a luxury item. For those of us living in the Western part of the world, a shortage of TP probably sounds like a disaster. But have no fear! Many people have …

Items to barter when SHTF

55+ Indispensable Items to Barter When SHTF

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The term barter is defined by Merriam-Webster as the exchange of goods, services, or commodities. Bartering dates back thousands of years and was the primary form of trade until currency was implemented. When we think of it, it sounds like …

Quarantine Skills to Have or Learn

22 Useful Skills to Learn if You’re Quarantined

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This is a very sensitive time for the world— from the news of the pandemic to the shutting down of most public buildings and businesses, people are panicked, out of work (or working from home), and learning to cope with …

Coronavirus Safety Kit

Traveling during the Coronavirus? Here’s how to protect yourself!

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The number of cases of Coronavirus patients has multiplied exponentially over the past year. What started out as four known cases near the end of December 2019 has grown to millions. As we know, no one is immune from Covid-19, …

Coronavirus Peak In Demand and shortage of supplies

Coronavirus Causes Spike in Demand For Emergency Supplies

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Due to the emerging health threat of the Novel Coronavirus, we are seeing an unprecedented increase in demand for long-lasting emergency food and other survival supplies. The news regarding the Coronavirus have been plaguing the media lately causing widespread concern, preparedness …

How to Stay Safe From the Coronavirus

Coronavirus: What You Must Know and How to Stay Safe

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I’m sure that in the last week your phone, social media, and news feed has been bombarded with stories of the recent craze: the coronavirus. There is so much concern over this developing pandemic that people are becoming fearful of …

How to Motivate Younger Generations to Become Prepared

How to Motivate Younger Generations to Become Prepared

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Being a female emergency preparedness enthusiast in my late twenties definitely sets me apart from many of the people in my age group. I was born in a volatile country where your financial savings and assets were never safe in …

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A Guide to Emergency Preparedness for Senior Citizens

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It seems that every day, somewhere in the world, a natural disaster (or man-made disaster) has occurred. Events such as storms, floods, earthquakes, mass shootings, blackouts and much more seem to fill our newscasts daily. Being prepared is an important …

Homesteading and self-reliance

Can You Sharpen a Knife With Another Knife?

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Knives are extremely useful tools especially in the wilderness and other survival scenarios. A dull knife, however, is practically useless. For this reason, you should hone your skills by practicing the proper way to sharpen knives. So, can you sharpen …

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Can You Pump Gas in a Thunderstorm?

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The severity of thunderstorms can be unpredictable, especially since they’re typically accompanied by a combination of wind, rain, hail, and/or tornadoes. If you’re running errands or traveling in the midst of a thunderstorm, it’s best to take the necessary precautions …

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Can an Unlicensed Driver Drive in an Emergency?

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This is a very controversial and tricky subject. Every country has its own laws and ways of dealing with unlicensed drivers.  Driving in the United States is considered a privilege rather than a human right. If driving without a license …

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Why the Government isn’t to Blame for our Lack of Preparedness

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Just like it’s your responsibility to schedule and accomplish your daily duties, it’s equally your responsibility to protect your family. The government is there to aid us, but there’s no guarantee that they can provide us full protection…in fact, it’s …

Homesteading and self-reliance

Homesteading in Pennsylvania: Here’s What You Need to Know

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Pennsylvania is a state rich in history- most importantly it’s the state where the United States was declared a nation. The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia in 1776. From that moment up until 1800, Pennsylvania held the seat …

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How to Repel Bugs in the Wild, in Your Home, and Beyond

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Nature is truly remarkable. I believe we were brought into this world with all the tools and natural sources we need to survive. The real challenge is learning how.  The key to repelling bugs in any environment is understanding what …

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How to Overcome Grief After a Natural Disaster

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Natural disasters are often times unpredictable. Some people will only experience them briefly over the television in the form of news. Other people, will have to fight a much harder battle as a single natural or man-made disaster can disrupt …

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How to Evacuate Without a Vehicle: Alternatives and Resources

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Home evacuation plans are usually set to include the members of your family, your pets, all your basic needs, some special memorabilia, and of course, your car. Unfortunately, this is not the case for a large percentage of the population …

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What to Do if You Lose Your Wallet

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I called a friend at 6 am last week because I needed him to rescue me from the mini personal crisis I was in the midst of. My friend rushed out of his house within five minutes and grabbed only …

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Active Shooter! Tips on How to Respond and Get to Safety

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This week has been emotional for the many people who witnessed and experienced the loss of a loved one at the Gilroy shooting in California. Just two months ago, a shooting took place in Virginia Beach leaving 12 dead and …

Homesteading and self-reliance

Homesteading in Tennessee: Everything You Need to Know

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Tennessee is popularly known as The Volunteer State. While the nickname was earned during the War of 1812, Tennesseans maintain the title for being some of the friendliest and most welcoming people around. This state is a great place to …

emergency preparedness

49 Tips to Beat the Summer Heat

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Heat waves are known for being dangerously deadly! How is it possible to stay cool? High heat and humidity may be tolerable for a moment but do you know the dangers that prolonged heat exposure pose? In 2003, approximately 15,000 …

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What To Do During a Hurricane to Stay Safe

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Although it seems early to be talking about this, we’ve already entered into hurricane season. It’s vital that we begin to gear up for the next few months since there’s really no accurate way to predict what the future has …

Homesteading and self-reliance

10 Effective Ways to Mouse-Proof Your Food Storage

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It’s such a relief to have a storage of food supplies that are guaranteed to last you the next 20 plus years. It takes away so much pressure knowing that if a major disaster were to disrupt the delivery of …

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Homesteading in Idaho: Here’s What You Need to Know

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