It was eye-opening to learn this week that I’m a lot closer to Ebola than I thought… My Relative –> Has a Co-Worker –> that is the Boyfriend of an Infected Person. Hopefully, you could follow that, but if not don’t worry about it. The point is, we are all probably only a few people away (or less) […]
10 Questions Every Prepper Should Ask BEFORE Going off the Grid
Have you ever considered going off the grid? It’s one of those questions people who are serious about prepping, or who read too many apocalyptic books (like me), think about sometimes. I’m pretty sure the bears would eat me on day 7, but it never hurts to make a plan in case you have to […]
Convincing Family to Prep… Or Should You Bother?
So have any of you had that totally awkward conversation where someone tries to make you feel crazy for getting prepared, and you try to convince them it’s the smart thing to do? If so, would love to hear all the drama ;) I was actually discussing this with a friend the other day, because her […]
The New World Series: Surviving an EMP Attack
Do you want to read a TRUE horror story? One that will literally slap you across the face and make you pee your pants? I just had the opportunity to read “The End” & “The Long Road” where the author, G. Michael Hopf, has us follow a family attempting to survive after America has been crippled […]
Food For Thought: Prepping Is Parenthood
At a party one time my friend introduced me as “Jamie the Prepper”- everyone was either in shock, totally confused, or secretly asked me later how to become one ;) The fact is most parents already are preppers and don’t even realize it! Today’s post comes from Naomi Broderick, who has a passion for protecting families, […]
Walk Score: One Test Preppers Want Their Home to FAIL!
Sick of getting your crap stolen, or maybe just tired of college kids stopping by during dinner to sell over-priced books, bug spray, and security systems? I AM! Those actually may be the least of your concerns. I know many of you have taken time to prepare yourself and your family and the last thing […]
1st Day of Prepper School: Survival Skills
The vote is in and this semester for Prepper School we are going to be studying Survival Skills! Survival Skills cover a wide range of topics, and can really encompass most preparedness subjects. SURVIVAL SKILLS (as defined by Wikipedia) – “are techniques a person may use in a dangerous situation (e.g. natural disasters) to save […]
Back to PREP School: 6 Subjects Preppers Should Be Learning
Just because the kids are going back to school, doesn’t mean preppers are off the hook! Whether you consider yourself a prepper or not this is a good time to review some skills, stalk-up on supplies, and get prepared. WHAT IS A PREPPER? Before we start PREP school, I know some people are still confused who Preppers actually […]
Need an Excuse to NOT Get Food Storage? Here are 10…
Not only can you stop worrying about getting food storage, but you don’t even have to come up with an excuse either! I’ve got you covered with the Top 10 excuses I’ve heard dozens of times (I’ve even used most of them myself at one time or another ;) There is always room for improvement when it […]
“If I Had To, I Would Eat It…”
72 Hour Survival Kits: The Reason Why You Would NOT Eat Just Anything, Even In An Emergency Like any good mom, I have a 72 Hour Survival Kit for each member of my family, which I typically update every Spring with fresh food. Last spring I felt I was “too busy” and skimped on this, only […]
Survey Results: How Do You Compare?
The results from the Food Storage Survey are in, actually they were in a LONG time ago, but I’m just getting around to posting them. Before you get your panties in a wad or get your head stuck in the door, realize this is NOT a competition (ok, maybe a little)! Check out the results […]
Living Through Sandy: Tips from a Survivor
These tips were too good not to re-post! Not sure who to give the credit for them, but he did a great job! There is a lot of truth in them! TIPS from a Survivor: 1. The excitement and coolness wears off around day 3 2. You are never really prepared to go weeks without power, […]
System-Reliant Disappointment: Who Are You Depending On to Save You?
Who are you relying on in case of an emergency? This is a great article to get you thinking: System-Reliant Disappointment FEMA and other programs are wonderful, but I feel this article summed it up best – We can support best as communities and individual families vs. relying upon systems alone. Becoming more self and […]