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Why do a dry run of bugging-out? Because all of us overestimate how much we can take, and waiting till we absolutely need to bug-out might cost us our lives. Here’s my experience: I decided one day I would simply load up my truck to see how long it took and how well it would… Read more »


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Spring has sprung and now we all seem to be busy cleaning up and organizing our homes. What better time to find space for home food storage? If you have a large home with a spare bedroom, you have the perfect place to store as many preps as you’d like. But many people don’t have… Read more »


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The Internet is abuzz with news about the upcoming catastrophic winter that may begin as early as next month. While no one can absolutely predict what will happen, weather science can come close to giving us a good idea of what to expect, and the experts are saying that it doesn’t look pretty. Do you… Read more »


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I was talking to someone about emergency preparation a few days ago, and he was not at all interested in doing anything to prepare ahead. He had an interesting theory of how he would make it through any hardships. That got me thinking: If we aren’t prepared to take care of ourselves, who do we… Read more »


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Planning your storage food selection is a pretty daunting task. Variables like the number of people, having a varied selection of food, storage location and making sure you have enough to survive are all things you think about. Something not a lot of people think about is calorie intake. Let’s talk about that for a… Read more »


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New 3-Day Emergency Food Kits Announced by eFoods Direct to meet FEMA Recommendation for family emergency preparation FEMA and all government relief organizations are asking Americans to be prepared to take care of themselves and their families for at least three days for any emergency, and eFoods Direct has created a product to help families… Read more »


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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 babies and children. When you have a baby or children in your family, there are things you need to… 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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Before I had kids, life was so much simpler. Quieter, too, but definitely simpler, especially when it came to emergency preparedness. So let’s back up a few decades… When I was single, I stored certain items for just myself. I stored the food I like, and I made sure to have enough water for myself… Read more »


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Let’s face it – when most of us think about emergency preparedness, we are worrying about something akin to the fearsome (and somewhat unlikely) zombie apocalypse, a total government breakdown, another eruption of the Yellowstone supervolcano, or a killer asteroid. We probably aren’t thinking much about the more everyday types of emergencies that throw our… Read more »