emergency first aid

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Winter seemed like it would never end this year and even impacted regions of the United States where snow and ice rarely reach. Understanding how to not only treat but prevent hypothermia and frostbite can save you life during a cold weather accident or during a disaster scenario.  Hypothermia can be deadly, and is often… Read more »


First Aid Kit

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Are you trained in first aid? If not, you should be. You can buy or assemble a first aid kit fairly cheaply, but if the only thing you know how to use in it is the adhesive bandages, you may have trouble in an emergency. It will do you little good to have a first… Read more »


World Map

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There are a lot of good reasons to be a prepper in our world today. Let’s take a look at five of them. 1. The economics in our world are unstable. While it may be tempting to stick our fingers in our ears and sing to drown out reality (like many people we know do),… Read more »


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If you haven’t seen National Geographic’s Doomsday Preppers, you should; Season three to be specific. They aired an episode entitled “We Are the Marauders”. The episode features a man named Tyler Smith and his gang of friends. They call themselves “Spartan Survival”. What’s so special about Mr. Tyler Smith and his pals you ask?  They… Read more »


natural remedies

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  Witch hazel has many uses and its long shelf life makes is a perfect item to add to preparedness storage. In addition to the many wonderful healing attributes that witch hazel possesses, the inexpensive per bottle price tag also make the clear liquid a favorite among preppers. The Witch Hazel shrub is native to… Read more »


prepping for animals

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  Livestock both small and large must be kept healthy to provide food and milk for the family during a long-term natural or man-made disaster. When the food supply chain is interrupted for even a short period of time, grocery store shelves will empty in a matter of days – if not hours. The natural… Read more »


Elderly Hand

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When it comes to planning your food storage and other emergency supplies, there are some groups that need special consideration. Can you guess which they are? Today, let’s take a look at some special needs of the elderly. More and more families have an elderly parent or grandparent living with them. Or there could be… Read more »


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If there were an emergency in the middle of the night and you had to leave your home quickly, what would you take with you? What do you have ready to grab in a hurry? Along with your kids, pets, and perhaps something else extra-special to your family, there are some things that you can… Read more »


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Breaking an ankle or developing an eye infection is bad enough when life is going along smoothly – but if you are already dealing with a major crisis such as a natural disaster or political unrest or the dreaded zombie apocalypse, any little medical problem can become its own disaster of astonishing proportions. It is… Read more »


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The New York Times published an Op-Ed piece by Paul Krugman entitled “The Geezers Are All Right” [1], wherein Krugman decreed that Social Security and Medicare will remain solvent well into the future. Well, that settles that. I guess now we can all breathe a sigh of relief.