Emergency Preparedness for Your Dog

Emergency Preparedness for Your Dog

Let’s say you live in an area that is prone to hurricanes, floods or even wildfires, and you suddenly need to evacuate your home due to an evacuation order for a few days or more. Are you ready to evacuate your dog? Emergency preparedness for your dog should be part of your prepping inventory. Your…

Storage Containers for Emergency Preparedness

Storage Containers for Emergency Preparedness

Storage Containers go hand in hand with emergency preparedness. Preppers collect all sorts of survival gear and survival food, and they (we) need storage solutions. Storage containers fulfill that need! We use all of these: 70 Quart Ultra Latch by Sterlite 30 Quart Ultra Latch by Sterlite 18 Quart Ultra Latch by Sterlite Why? They’re…

Best Food Storage: Canned or Freeze Dried?

Best Food Storage: Canned or Freeze Dried?

Reader Question: I’d like to hear opinions on canned vs freeze dried food in an area where clean water would not be abundant in a disaster, Southern California. Answer: The thought that immediately comes to mind is find a way to store more water! Not only would you need water to rehydrate your food, but…

Top-5 Things For Survival Preparedness

Top-5 Things For Survival Preparedness

Assuming that you are currently living somewhat ‘normally’, that is, you have shelter and the typical things one has today, then the top five things (categories?) you could have for survival preparedness can be found in the following list. 1. good quality water filter 2. food storage 3. defense 4. communications equip 5. first-aid  …

Ted’s Most Frequently Used Items While Living Off-Grid

Ted’s Most Frequently Used Items While Living Off-Grid

From: ‘Ted K’ Having lived off grid for a while, I thought I would list the tools I used to build/fix wood picnic tables, log cabins and shelving within my district when I worked in a primitive recreation area. So here goes: (1) Wood auger drill with the appropriate bits. The drill itself is a…

Be Prepared For Survival… With… Beer?

Be Prepared For Survival… With… Beer?

Guest post: by ‘buk’ from Maui I stocked up with 40 cases of Tecate beer, 45 cases of Heineken lite beer, 39 cases of Coors lite, and 55 cases of Bud light. Because all bars will be shut down, got to have my beer for survival. Ken adds: When I received Buk’s email, I laughed…

7 Equipment Ideas For Home Without Power

7 Equipment Ideas For Home Without Power

Guest post: by Ted K. Long ago and far away, I lived without electricity for several years. Water quality was also questionable at times so I had to be aware of my treatment system at all times. Since this was many years ago, much has changed in way of equipment. Here are my ideas regarding…

How To Get Through 1 Year of Tough Times

How To Get Through 1 Year of Tough Times

The scenario: You want to get a few ideas of how you would handle ‘tough times’ for a year, if it were upon you. What should you do now, while things are relatively good, to prepare for tough times? First, let’s make a few assumptions… Assumptions: You already have the basic needs and supplies that…

Best Tire Air Compressor Pump

Best Tire Air Compressor Pump

Several years ago I purchased what I believed to be the best 12-volt tire air compressor pump for-the-money on the market. Today, I still believe it to be true. UPDATE – Since the original publish date of this article, their current equivalent is this model: SuperFlow Portable Air Pump by Q-Industries UPDATE – If you’re…

Organize and Rotate your Food Supplies

Organize and Rotate your Food Supplies

Until recently, I thought we were organized with our food storage and rotation. I discovered that there is room for improvement! We’ve been going through and packing all of our ‘stuff’ during the past month as we get ready to move to another area. We’re not on a schedule so we have been going through…