Saturday, October 25th, 2014

Here are Tips for Harvesting Food in the Wild

Here are Tips for Harvesting Food in the Wild

Most of the so-called domesticated foods grown in backyard gardens and commercial nurseries today started out as wild foods.  In years past Native Americans and others would routinely go on food foraging expeditions to look for wild edibles.  The people familiar with the area knew the growing seasons and where the foods typically grew.  They may have even moved their camps to certain areas when... [Read more]


Emergency Preparation Tips For a Tornado

Emergency Preparation Tips For a Tornado

If you've ever seen a tornado, you know what a powerful and terrifying thing this unpredictable natural disaster can be.  If you live in a place where a tornado is possible (like "Tornado Alley") you need to make preparations.   You will want to know what to do if a tornado should make its way to your neighborhood! It's a little late in the year to be stressing the importance of preparedness... [Read more]


What Goes Into an Emergency Preparedness Kit for Short Term Disasters?

What Goes Into an Emergency Preparedness Kit for Short Term Disasters?

In our preparedness planning, it is important that we go beyond food storage and consider other preparedness essentials.  While food and water storage is critical, we should also look at preparing for potential short-term and long term disaster or emergency situations.   Our preparation efforts may very well determine our ability to survive. Emergencies (or disaster situations) can typically... [Read more]


Important Food Storage Guidelines For Emergency Preparedness

Important Food Storage Guidelines For Emergency Preparedness

We have always heard that a person can live without food for 30 days, but can not survive longer than 3 days without water.  But for individuals who are dependent on solid foods, it would certainly be difficult for them to make it through and thrive during an emergency situation where food is limited. Earthquakes, hurricanes, typhoons, tornadoes, drought, fire accidents, gas surges, flooding, electrical... [Read more]


Seeds:  The Importance of Proper Harvesting and Storage

Seeds: The Importance of Proper Harvesting and Storage

Many people consider food storage to be one of the most important areas for survival planning. Certainly, we won't argue the fact that food storage is a vital part of preparedness planning for crisis situations, but, food storage alone is not a complete long-term survival solution. We must begin to actively consider active food production. In other words, we need a plan to produce food. If we only... [Read more]


Crisis Preparation:  Immediate Action Plan

Crisis Preparation: Immediate Action Plan

Imagine you wake up tomorrow and there is no electricity, no natural gas, and the stores are shuttered. A crisis has struck while you slept. The government has declared a state of emergency. Landlines do not work no Internet and no cell phones. It is dark and you are already hungry. Some people are oblivious to their surroundings, and if they wake to a cold dark room, they panic. They may not survive... [Read more]


Preparing Your Family for Disasters

Preparing Your Family for Disasters

The main theme on this site has been about storing food and provisions for potential difficulties ahead.  We believe it is important to be prepared - especially for disasters (both natural and man-made) that can disrupt our lives at any moment.  Having plans in place (which includes having proper food and water stored) can save lives and enable us to maintain our calm in a potential tragic situation. The... [Read more]


Should you Consider Hydroponics Farming in Your Preparedness Planning?

Should you Consider Hydroponics Farming in Your Preparedness Planning?

Typically, we share ideas and strategies on storing grains and other food as part of our overall preparedness strategy.  Obviously, storage foods have a limit to their effectiveness.  We should have other plans in place for a long-term preparedness solution. Every family that has a preparedness plan, should include planting and growing food as part of their plan.  Land space obviously becomes... [Read more]


Preparedness for Disasters:  Emergency Supplies and Essentials

Preparedness for Disasters: Emergency Supplies and Essentials

Whether it's earthquake, flood, twister, hurricane, or brush fire, we're all encouraged to be prepared. And exactly what better method to guarantee your household's well-being than to have your emergency supplies readily at hand? When people feel adequately prepared, they deal with emergencies much better. It's gives you a peace of mind that you have done what is necessary to protect the safety of... [Read more]


Improvement Tips to Increase the Energy Efficiency Of Your Home

Improvement Tips to Increase the Energy Efficiency Of Your Home

Today, a lot of families are working hard to become more self-sufficient and better prepared for potential difficulties ahead. Many people are learning brand-new skills, growing crops, and storing food, water, and supplies, in case things become significantly more challenging.  We have shared quite a bit on the importance of preparedness, and proper whole grains and food storage.  Those are still... [Read more]


Important Preparedness Item:  Flax Seed Oil – Nutritious, Delicious

Important Preparedness Item: Flax Seed Oil – Nutritious, Delicious

Right now, many people are busy with preparedness.   They are storing supplies like: whole wheat and grains, water, medical supplies, toiletries, etc., in case of an emergency or disruption of the supply chain. We want to make a recommendation of an important preparedness item that many people may not consider -  Flax Seed Oil.  Let's look at some facts about this important seed so you can decide... [Read more]


Important Tips and Ideas For Your Food Storage

Important Tips and Ideas For Your Food Storage

Do you know that proper grain and food storage is necessary to the health of everyone in your household?  A little knowledge on the fundamentals of successful food storage keeps your family safe and helps you make the most of your food dollars.  Let's look at some handy ideas and a couple of great organizing methods that can help you prepare a safe and orderly food storage. Food storage can be... [Read more]


THE END IS NEAR!

THE END IS NEAR!

If there were a beginning of something there has to be and end of it, right? The end of 'something' has always been near, but is THE end really as near as some people would like for us to believe?  Maybe, maybe not. After 25 years on this journey of ever growing to live a  more self-sustained and prepared life - I've heard various cries of the 'end' being near.  Some of which were out of... [Read more]


Department of Natural Resources and the Invasive Species Order

Department of Natural Resources and the Invasive Species Order

The Invasive Species Order was signed as an Executive Order in 1999 by then President Clinton. The recent muscle behind the Order has been exercised by the Department of Natural Resources far more frequently under the current administration.  While in affect an Executive Order designed to squelch the potential spread of swine flu, mad cow disease and the avian (bird flu) virus - in recent years the... [Read more]


PREPARE for FREE

PREPARE for FREE

The word is out! PREPARE Magazine is giving away a year's complimentary digital subscription to ALL who subscribe during the pre-launch.  The first issue will hit your inbox shortly after April 16th! That's not all! You can help PREPARE become an even better tool to serve  everyone on their preparedness journey.  You will  be able to submit a preparedness oriented community event,  submit... [Read more]


Advair FOR SALE

Advair FOR SALE

Advair FOR SALE, After much work and compiling all the different things we have on the web into one place, we are happy to announce that we now have a site dedicated to all that we do for our Preparedness Outreach. Go to - http://www.YourPreparationStation.com The weekly radio show "Your Preparation Station" is there. Videos of our Preparedness Journey are there. The newsletter is there to encourage... [Read more]


Enter this Give-a-way to win one of 3 prize packages!

Enter this Give-a-way to win one of 3 prize packages!

Preparedness Christmas Giveaway We (The Preparedness Blogging Brigade)have teamed up with some great companies to bring you this mega giveaway just in time for Christmas. If I'm being honest, sometimes I struggle with being part of the Blogging Brigade because I can't enter to win these cool prizes.   But then again - I love that we can offer them to YOU!  I want you to win these, get prepared... [Read more]


Three Prizes! Three Winners! Easy to Enter Giveaway.

Three Prizes! Three Winners! Easy to Enter Giveaway.

Nitro-Pak has graciously sponsored a massive giveaway! Three prizes, Three Winners. Easy to Enter! They also want to provide you with a coupon code before the giveaway ends, just in case you visit their website and see something you might need. Type in the coupon code NITROPREPPER to get 15% off any order on their website. This coupon code is good through the end of November. There is a +4 entries... [Read more]


Win a Portable Solar Generator or One Month Food Supply

Don’t Miss This Giveaway! Enter for a chance to win a Fuel-less Portable Solar Generator by Humless or a One Month Supply Kit by Food Supply Depot.  We are one of the sixteen preparedness/self-reliance bloggers have teamed up with SurvivalBased.com to offer you this awesome giveaway as a way to say thank you for your support! There will be two winners! The 1st winner will receive a... [Read more]


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