How to Prepare for a Blackout with Confidence

Usually caused by severe weather or natural disasters, an extended power outage puts you, your family, and your possessions at risk. Understanding how to prepare for a blackout allows you to ride out a power outage safely and comfortably.
Proactive Prevention
You do not want to be the guy who causes a neighborhood blackout, so make prevention part of your regular yard chores. Keep trees pruned and branches well away from power lines. Not only does this lower your risk of […]


First Aid Tips for Common Accidents

First aid kits are essential for any family’s emergency supplies, whether you’re preparing for a natural disaster or just heading out to the beach for the day. Accidents and mishaps can happen anywhere, and being prepared for the eventuality allows you to respond faster and provide the injured party with much-needed relief.
While some people build their own first aid kits, with so many premade kits available on the market there’s really no need. Commercial first aid kits provide all […]


Breakfast in Bulk: Making the Most Important Meal of the Day Accessible

Throughout childhood we’re told breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Your parents may have even quoted an old proverb to you: Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper.
Despite all this, breakfast is the meal most people are likely to skip. And we get it—life can be hectic. But while skipping breakfast might add a few minutes to your schedule, not starting the day with a healthy meal plays havoc […]


7 Ways to Protect Your Family

Your family are the most important people in your life, and you want to protect them from life’s many dangers. Some threats are obvious, like home invasions and natural disasters. Others are more insidious, like online harassment or contaminated water. Either way, you do what you must to keep your loved ones safe.
Here’s seven ways to protect your family, from threats you can resolve with a little foresight to situations that put you between your family and violence.
Make Your […]


Must Have Survival Gear for 2017

It’s 2017, and much as we might wish otherwise, the world isn’t any safer than it was a few months ago. Violent weather remains a threat in many parts of the country. A number of nations are saber-rattling, and the possibility of social unrest ebbs and flows with current events.
Even if you don’t feel threatened by these troubling events, it’s still a good idea to have your survival gear in order. We’ve got a few suggestions to help prepare […]


Billionaire Bunkers: How the Super-Rich Prepare for Disaster

Disaster preparedness has increased in popularity over the last few decades. No longer are you considered odd for maintaining a healthy amount of emergency supplies, especially if you live in a region where natural disasters are an ever-present risk. Add in social unrest and fears of global conflict, disease, and famine, and being prepared just makes good sense.
The everyday Joes and Janes aren’t the only ones making sure they have the food, water, and resources to survive a disaster. […]


6 Steps to Pack an Epic Go-Bag for Every Survival Situation

From a major power outage to a natural disaster, you may find yourself in an unexpected circumstance without electricity, food, water or shelter. While you can’t predict these situations, you can make sure you’re prepared.
Military and police agencies require their officers to carry a three-or five-day go-bag with survival essentials and you can do the same. While you may not face similar potential emergencies, you should follow their lead and pack a go-bag, also called a bug-out bag, with […]

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Repel Bears While Camping – What to Do and What NOT to Do

Running into bears while camping can be a harrowing experience. An encounter with a 240-pound black bear has a way of reminding you humanity isn’t always at the top of the food chain. Fortunately bear attacks are rare—you’re twenty times more likely to be killed by a cow than a bear in any given year. Having said that, most of us are more likely to camp in bear country than the local dairy pasture, so it’s important to know […]


Healthy Camping Food – Eat Right on the Go

When the great outdoors calls, we all answer in different ways. Some toss the cooler in the back of the car and drive to the nearest campground. Others strap on their backpacks and head deep into the wilderness. Either way, you’re going to need to bring food.
While hot dogs, toasted marshmallows and other traditional camping fare may hold a special place in your heart (or your arteries), healthy camping food is a much better option, especially for trips when […]


Going Off-Grid with Solar Power

Advances in off-grid solar power make it possible to power homes and businesses without connecting to public utilities, making solar arrays vital to those seeking to live more sustainable, independent lives. The process isn’t easy and requires a significant investment of time and money, but the results are well worth the effort.
Why Do You Want to Live Off-Grid?
Before we delve into the intricacies of going off-grid with solar power, it’s important to understand why you want to go off-grid […]