What to do when there's no gas at the gas station

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 …

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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 …

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 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 …

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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 …

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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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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 …

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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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Baking in a Post-Crisis Scenario + FREE Printable Recipe!

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Last weekend I visited a nearby apple orchard and couldn’t leave without first trying a slice of their bakery’s pie. I ended up buying a mini pie because it was Sunday, my cheat day… and with the help of my …

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A Vegan Prepper’s Guide to Food Storage

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The vegan diet is becoming very popular these days. Veganism includes only plant-based ingredients and no animal products nor by-products. If you pay close attention to product labels, you have probably noticed that most of the ingredients in long-term food …

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15 Hearty Meals You Can Prepare During a Power Outage

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When we say preparedness, many people think of the end of the world and how they might have to survive with little to no supplies. In reality though, preparing is more likely to be for a temporary disaster. A small-scale …

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13 Ways You Can Prepare Today for the Next Government Shutdown

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I was in a state of shock last month as I watched the news of the government shutdown that felt like it would never end. I’m sure I wasn’t the only one! Indeed it was the longest shutdown in American …

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Choosing the Best Smoke Detector for Your Home: A Quick Guide

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The purpose of a smoke detector isn’t to prevent a fire (although it helps) but rather to alert the people so they can evacuate before the smoke or toxicity in the air overwhelms the building, especially if the individuals are …

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18 DIY Fire Starters for Under a Dollar

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Staying warm during winter months is vital to your survival, whether you’re indoors or out in the wild. Hypothermia can be deadly yet preventable. A fire isn’t only important for keeping warm but is also used for signaling for help. …

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25 Preparedness Goals to Add to Your New Year’s Resolutions

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With the new year comes the expectation that changes will take place for the better. Many people reflect on the past year and choose new goals to be accomplished during the following one. It’s a great time to determine what …

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Protect These Important Documents Before a Disaster Hits

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Do you remember the Camp Fire in Northern California? Fires are not at all uncommon in California (and many other parts of the world) but the intensity of this fire was very unique. During this horrific event, the residents of …

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21 Easy Ways to Start an Emergency Fund Even if You’re Broke

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As adults (and even young adults), it’s our responsibility to prepare ourselves and our families for the future. We cannot control the circumstances that occur around us which should be a good enough reason to store emergency supplies, including money. …

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The Complete List of Long-Lasting Survival Foods + FREE Printable

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In a prosperous country like the United States, it’s difficult to imagine what “lack” looks like. Walk into any Costco, Walmart or local store and you’ll notice the shelves are practically overflowing with stuff…all kinds of stuff! Oftentimes multiple brands …

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Does a Buried Shipping Container Make a Good Bunker?

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Not all bunkers are built for the same purpose. Some people take their survival bunkers to an extreme level, and while that’s not necessarily a bad thing (to each his own, right?) I don’t think a successful bunker has to …

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How to Communicate Without a Phone or Internet in a Disaster

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Have you ever been unable to get a hold of someone and started worrying needlessly for hours just to find out they were safe all along? Let’s imagine an emergency situation when thousands of people are trying to contact their …

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How to Keep Fruits & Veggies Fresh Without Refrigeration

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I foresee a moment in the future when there will be a major power outage, leaving us in the dark for hours or even days at a time. Everyone is susceptible to long-term outages even if a solar panel is …

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53 Must-Have Car Winter Essentials

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Winter can be a scary season for drivers. For me, winter means becoming more of a hermit. I live in a mountain town and I avoid driving when the roads are slick. I have been in several accidents due to …

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49 Simple Ways You Can Conserve Water

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It’s ironic that the West Coast has been hit with prolonged drought versus the East Coast which is trying to mitigate the floods as a result of Hurricane Florence. Water is our most vital resource in life. The earth is …

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41 Ways to Secure Your Home Before an Evacuation

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It’s scary to think that the place we call home can at some point become threatened by a natural disaster. One of the most important parts of emergency preparedness is learning to protect our living spaces and possessions that we …

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50 Essential Crops to Grow in Your Survival Garden

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No crops are off limits when growing a survival garden, but some are better than others in terms of: how easy they are to grow (in different climates) how quickly they produce a harvest how nutritious and calorie dense they …

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25+ Things You Shouldn’t Eat or Drink When You’re Dehydrated

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