Category Archive: Family preparedness plan

Choosing Road Kill for Food

Road kill presents a wonderful and easy opportunity to cash in on a meal. However, there are some inherent risks associated with partaking of this option. Not every kind of animal is suitable for consumption, and it’s also important to assess whether a particular find is safe to clean, prepare and enjoy. Here are a …

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Making a Family Emergency Plan

Your family may not be together if a disaster strikes, so it is important to think about the following situations and plan just in case. Consider the following questions when making a plan: How will my family/household get emergency alerts and warnings? How will my family/household get to safe locations for relevant emergencies? How will my …

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Teaching Kids How to Prepare

My experience tells me that kids are more capable of adopting a prepper’s lifestyle than many of their adult counterparts. It’s fun, it engages their imagination, and they don’t yet have to worry about being self-conscious as their non-prepping friends and colleagues make fun of them or think they are crazy. Kids are resilient and …

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“Fallout: When and How to Protect Yourself Against It” – 1950’s Educational Film

It is an animated Cold War preparation short film about what Fallout is and how to protect yourself against it. While the information provided might actually be somewhat useful in case of a reactor accident (e.g. Fukushima), it is also fun to watch as the harms of nuclear fallout are smiled away by an animated …

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How to Make Long Lasting Survival Candles

Almost everyone appreciates the importance of having candles on hand during a power outage. However, not all candles are created equally, and many tend to burn a lot faster than we would like. You can buy special survival candles that are designed to burn slowly, or you can also make your own. In fact, it only …

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Choosing and Preparing the Best Wood for Log Cabins

Making a cabin in the woods generally involves the use of lumber that is sourced from the local area. Consequently, the structural framework of the cabin will be determined by the types of trees that are available. It’s important to think about how the wood you use can impact everything from strength to insulation and the …

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Escape and Evasion When SHTF

In this episode, we describe some concepts to be weary of in an escape and evasion situation that will help you stay hidden from trackers. Some of these little things will keep you from being found and could save your life depending on the situation. Hope you take something from this and thanks for watching! Awareness is …

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Tips to Get out of a Burning Building Alive

Fires claim thousands of lives every year, and many people die because they either became incapacitated or didn’t know how to escape. The good news is that there are some simple things that all of us can do in order to maximize our chances of escaping a burning building alive. Let’s take a look at a …

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Cover Your Bases:  Focus on Here and Now Survival

There’s no doubt that it is important to prepare for a nuclear attack, massive natural disaster or any other cataclysmic event.  These are the things that threaten to plunge our normal way of life into chaos, and we definitely need to be in a position where we are as self-sufficient as possible.  However, by placing …

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Home Remedies for Treating Urinary Tract Infections

Urinary tract infections can range from minor annoyances to potentially-serious medical conditions, and they can also crop up with little or no warning.  While most infections can be easy to treat if they’re caught early enough, it may be a challenge to get prompt medical attention during a survival situation.  Fortunately, there are a few …

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