Category Archive: Family preparedness plan

Overcoming Deadly Psychological Traps in an Emergency Part 3: Anger

Anger is just as capable of killing us as the events that are threatening our lives.  It can cloud judgment,   encourage us to make irrational decisions and work against everything good that we are trying to accomplish.  Anger is a natural and common psychological response to stress or loss, but it is something that should be dealt with …

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Overcoming Deadly Psychological Traps in an Emergency Part 2: Fear

Fear can be both good and bad.  It can indicate to us that we are facing danger and need to react.  It can also keep us from confronting things that make us uncomfortable.  Fear can force us to take a step back and think about something, or it can cause us to freeze up and not think about …

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Overcoming Deadly Psychological Traps in an Emergency Part 1: Denial

Most people automatically experience an initial feeling of shock, disbelief or denial as soon as an emergency strikes.  One theory is that this is the brain’s way of helping us to minimize shock so that we can detach from the situation.  However, denial can also delay or cloud the decision-making process that needs to start as soon as …

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Are You Physically Prepared for Survival?

Physical fitness is one of the most important things that you can do to get your body ready for the challenges of a survival situation.  Getting into an exercise routine will also help you to rest better, think more clearly and have more control over your emotions.  Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need a gym or …

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Appreciating Natural Reactions to Life or Death Situations

The human mind, in most cases, reacts in certain ways when we are faced with life or death situations.  Some of these reactions are helpful as they prevent us from doing things that will be deadly.  On the other hand, they can inhibit us from doing the right thing, which can lead to a grim …

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Practical Uses for 5 Gallon Buckets

5 gallon buckets are everywhere, and their practical uses are limitless.  This makes them essential items to have on hand, and you can never have too many.  Let’s take a look at a few examples of ways that you can use them in everyday as well as survival situations. Survival Storage 5 gallon buckets are a great …

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Basic Rules Regarding the American Flag

Basic Rules Regarding the American Flag Most of us consider our nation as something sacred, and our flag is one of the most powerful symbols of our freedom and liberty.  Did you know that the flag is so important that there are actual federal codes that establish rules regarding how it should be displayed?  Let’s …

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How to Make a Powerful and Safe Household Cleaning Spray

How to Make a Powerful and Safe Household Cleaning Spray Any time that you can use natural ingredients to make household cleaners puts you in an advantageous position.  This is true for everyday life as well as during long-term survival situations.  Believe it or not, it doesn’t take a lot to make effective alternatives to …

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How to Use PVC to Make Hampers or Bins for Laundry

How to Use PVC to Make Hampers or Bins for Laundry One of the best things that any one of us can do on the road to self-reliance is to find ways to be as organized as possible.  It helps us to get tasks done faster and with less frustration, and being organized also helps …

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How to Make a Yellow Dye out of the Goldenrod Plant

How to Make a Yellow Dye out of the Goldenrod Plant If you live in an area where goldenrod plants are common, you can harvest a bunch and create a natural and long-lasting yellow dye.  The process is simple and takes minimal resources, and you can use the dye on a wide-range of material or …

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