Eathquake in VA had a big reach!
While working I got an email from a friend of ours in Lenoir, NC. They had just had to stand in the doorway while debating to save a family heirloom clock as it teetered on the brink of falling. Books were tipping and items shaking on the shelves. Thankfully these friends knew what they were experiencing (they'd lived out West long enough)...but here on the East Coast, an earthquake of this magnitude? Taken from WSBTV.com - A 5.9 magnitude earthquake centered in Virginia shook much of Washington, D.C., and was felt as far north as New York City. The quake sent hundreds of ...
The Self-sustaining Plan.
What exactly does that look like? Honestly, if anyone tries to tell you how you HAVE to do it, be a tad bit skeptical. In my opinion there is no "one-size-fits-all" plan to being more self sustaining. Sure, some of the components are quit similar and many of the 'list' may be the same from family to family, but if you're getting the treatment that you're not 'doing it right' as you embark on this journey, don't worry. Doing SOMETHING toward being self-sustaining is better than waiting to anything because someone told you the 'right' way to do it and now ...
The Raw Milk “Crime”
Ron Paul is up in arms about this issue, as I believe we all should be. The FDA has been telling us what we can eat and drink for far too long, and now they continue to push into our refrigerators limiting grass-fed cow's milk just because it has not had been pasteurized (which also kills off the beneficial digestive enzymes ). How is it that we have a 'free' society that has a governmental agency dictating what we cannot drink? Foods with additives are approved, but not a natural product such as raw milk. Foods that are genetically modified, yet ...
What Happens when Preppers meet up?
Just what goes on when you get a bunch of preparedness minded people together? Does everyone arrive wearing camouflage and tin foil hats? No... If you want to be inspired to gather with a group or organize a group in your state, you'll want to listen to the program on Saturday Night (just follow this link, it will be live that night or a recording later) - http://www.blogtalkradio.com/doctorprepper/2011/07/03/your-prepreation-station Just what all did they have on the docket to do that weekend in June? A LOT! Demo a variety of camping stoves. Fire-starting Demonstrations and Contest. Survival Kits, Bug-Out Bags Instructional. Demo rolling oats using the Family Grain ...
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]
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... [Read more]
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 be... [Read more]
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]
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... [Read more]
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]
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... [Read more]
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 a... [Read more]
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... [Read more]
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]
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... [Read more]
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... [Read more]
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. ... [Read more]
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... [Read more]
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, ... [Read more]
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]
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,... [Read more]
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]
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 Fuel-less Portable... [Read more]