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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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If there is an emergency, FEMA will be there soon to help, right? Those who hope or want FEMA to come save them in an emergency during a big crisis are kidding themselves. FEMA couldn’t handle the New Orleans disaster from Hurricane Katrina – it took them forever to get there, and the help they… Read more »


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In emergency medicine, the first 60 minutes directly following a traumatic injury is known as the Golden Hour. This is the time period in which a patient’s chances for survival are greatest when proper care is administered. Surviving both the critical event of a natural disaster and the chaos thereafter is not dissimilar. How you… Read more »


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When there is a natural disaster, there are certain things that are likely to happen. If you think through what will probably happen, it can help you see where there are gaps in your preparations. Let’s take a look at the first few hours after a natural disaster. First of all, what makes this type… 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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The only thing worse that facing either a man-made or natural disaster is being forced to do so without your spouse and children. Preparedness planning and practicing exit routes and having maps handy are just a few of the keys to successful survival relocation during a crisis. Leaving unconventional notes or wordless messages to loved… Read more »


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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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I know, we’re a few seasons late to the game, but recently, my sons and I started watching The Walking Dead. Over the course the few days of Thanksgiving vacation, we watched quite a bit of the series. As we drove back from our trip, the boys started talking about what their first steps would… Read more »


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Well, winter is here. And frankly, it came all too soon for me. There are things I wish I’d done (in the yard and outside) before the snow started, but where I live, that time has passed. Of course, there are a lot of things you can do to make your house safer and more… Read more »