When building a bug out bag for your family, remember that you should stock it with supplies with the assumption that you won’t be returning home or will be away for a very long time. Essentially bugging out is leaving your home when it is no longer safe to be there. When preparing for a […]
Picture this: A local emergency of some sort has emergency personnel knocking on your door telling you that you have 5 minutes to evacuate your house (fire, gas leak, railroad collision, earthquake). What will you grab in those 5 minutes? Hopefully, you’ll get your children and your 72-hour kit (and then whatever else you think […]
If you work and travel within a few walking hours of home, consider a get-home bag instead of hauling a massive survival bag in the back of your car. With a get-home bag, there’s not quite as much to pack, it’s convenient to carry, and it makes traveling back home to your family fast! Why […]
Paracord is an essential survival material to have. Not only can it serve to pull you out of a bad situation, but taken apart, can be used as tinder, as fish bait/hooks, and so much more! But who wants to walk around with a large blog of it hanging off of their toolbelt, or a […]
Our everyday carry (EDC) varies from person to person. In a mom’s bag, tissues, snacks, various implements to wipe things, toys, makeup and a change of baby clothes might be evident. For a guy, some change, a wallet and keys might be all he ever carries. My EDC is a little different than your average […]
When I first began the journey to prepping, trying to figure out all of the acronyms for emergency bags, the differences in philosophies, and how involved I wanted to get for our family was daunting. One of the most basic and sometimes most confusing aspects of getting started is deciding which kind of emergency bag […]
Picture this: A local emergency of some sort has the police knocking on your door telling you that you have 5 minutes to evacuate your house (fire, gas leak, railroad collision, earthquake). What will you spend those 5 minutes grabbing? Hopefully you’ll say your children and your 72 hour kit (and then whatever else you think you have time to grab and can carry).
Create an Emergency Car Kit for your car to prevent being stranded without supplies during breakdowns or bad weather. On the road again, and you’ve got a flat. No problem…you can fix it….can’t you? Oh blast, there’s no spare. So now you call for help, but you have to wait for 3 hours until a […]
With the change in seasons, you should look at doing a 5 Step Checkup of your Emergency Car Kit supplies. You can do it once a quarter if you’d like, but we tend to do it with the major changes of season in our area – and use the Spring and Fall to gage that […]
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