hiking with a dog
13 Mar 2016

6 Tips for Preparing Your Dog for Bugging Out

You want to be prepared to guide your family to safety if you need to bug out, but sometimes pets are family too. If you have a dog that never leaves your side, you need to plan for how to bring it along if you need to get away fast.

07 Mar 2016

3 Pack Tests that Will Toughen You Up for Survival

Maintaining a healthy level of fitness is about more than just keeping your mind and body in good shape. Fitness is also part of being prepared for the unexpected. When the time comes, you need to be prepared to get places without a vehicle. You’ll likely be carrying your gear

emergency helicopter
29 Feb 2016

Reality Check: 4 Threats You Should Be Prepared To Face

The world is an unpredictable place, and seems to be growing more tumultuous every day. It is natural to prepare for the worst. Maybe you’ve stockpiled food, water and fuel and you feel like you’re prepared. That’s a good start, but are you prepared for these four realistic threats that

snow search and rescue unit
26 Feb 2016

Saving Lives and Wilderness Survival: What it’s Like to Work in a Search and Rescue Unit

People who enjoy the outdoors can find themselves many miles away from civilization and aid. While this doesn’t faze many adventurers, it does pose a significant risk that should not be taken lightly. Many people are well versed in how to take care of themselves outside the comforts of home.

boots for prepping
22 Feb 2016

New to Prepping? Here are 4 Steps to Help You Get Started

Have you wondered what you would do if you were faced with a massive disaster such as a terrorist attack, natural disaster, widespread blackout, or other situation? If the thought of surviving such an event is frightening and overwhelming, you’re not alone. Obviously, it’s impossible to predict the future to

10 Feb 2016

Blizzard Survival Tips: Best Tips for Enduring a Blizzard Storm

Surviving winter’s worst requires a combination of common sense, adequate preparation, and innovative use of everyday items. Here are some strategies for surviving the biggest blizzard Old Man Winter can dish out. What to Buy When  Blizzard is Approaching Buy a variety of items at the store. Think about bottled water, juice,

08 Feb 2016

Canning Basics For Preppers: Do’s and Don’ts for Long-Term Food Storage

Simple canning basics for preppers will aid in making the process less intimidating. Canning is easy once you get the hang of it. What’s Canning and Why Do it? Canning is a procedure that applies high heat to food in closed jars to prevent spoilage from air and other microorganisms

04 Feb 2016

Can You Hear Me Now? 6 Emergency Communication Tools For Any Disaster

If you’re faced with an emergency, your traditional communication sources may not be available. What do you do if you need assistance? Consider using these communication devices to help you communicate with others and get the assistance you need. 1) Cell Phone Because you probably have your cell phone on

storm causing power outage
19 Jan 2016

Winter Storm Warning: What to Do When the Lights Go Out

Preparing for unexpected power outages during winter is important so you’ll be better prepared for those long, cold hours of going without the modern conveniences we’ve all grown accustomed to. What should you do to better equip yourself in the event that your electricity suddenly goes out? Stock your home

14 Jan 2016

How Prepared Are You? How to Evaluate Your of Food and Supplies Stockpile

Are you well-stocked as part of your emergency preparedness strategy? The key for preppers is having a good supply of food, water, and other essentials on-hand in the event a catastrophic event presents itself. Do you have what you need? Do you have food that is both nutritious and easy