Why Do I Need a Safe Room?

A safe room is an excellent way to protect you and your family

What comes to mind when you hear the phrases “safe room” or “panic room”? You may think of wealthy billionaires who are at risk for heists and ransom kidnappings. You may wonder, “Why do I need a safe room? I’m nobody special.” The truth is, safe rooms are not just the domain of the rich…

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Sometimes You Just Need to Turn the News Off

Turn the news off when it becomes stressful

With the advent of the internet, we’re hit with a constant barrage of “news” and “information.” Sometimes it’s true, and sometimes it’s not. And sometimes, you just need to turn the news off. Don’t get me wrong. Staying informed is incredibly important. But lately, it seems like a lot of things have gone way past…

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Active Shooter Response: What Should I Do?

Mind4Survival explores active shooter response tips

Shootings in crowded public places are on the rise. It seems like every other day, we hear about somebody opening fire in a shopping mall, school, or store. Have you thought about your active shooter response? What would you do if you were out and you heard shots ring out? If you have already thought…

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Event Safety for Families with Children

Mind4Survival explores event safety for families

Around here, we think it’s really important to continue to enjoy living your life and not just hunker down in your bunker waiting for doomsday. This is especially true for those of us who are trying to give our children a normal life. That means, sometimes you’re going to want to go to concerts, movies,…

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How to Create an Emergency Car Kit for Babies and Toddlers

Mind4Survival explores emergency car kits for infants and toddlers

If you have little ones in your family, have you considered making some additions to the gear you keep in your vehicle? Small children aren’t just tiny adults. Here’s how to create an emergency car kit for babies and toddlers that keeps in mind their unique needs. Food and Water for Your Emergency Car Kit…

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How to Prepare for a Hurricane: A Prepper’s Guide

What to focus on when getting ready for a hurricane.

Hurricanes are one of the few natural disasters that give us several days of warning before unleashing their fury. Believe it or not, some people still wait until the last minute instead of spending that time getting ready for a hurricane. Then they wonder why they can’t find supplies. Of course, if you were one…

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What to Do if You’re Caught in a Riot

Some advice on what to do if you're caught in a riot

It doesn’t really matter where you’re at these days. The world is a tinderbox. One minute you’re spending a nice afternoon window shopping, and the next minute, all hell is breaking loose. Do you know what to do if you’re caught in a riot? Civil unrest is becoming a more frequent occurrence, often organized via…

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What Are Preppers Prepping For? 5 Reasons People Prep

Exploring the reasons why people prep

  Did you ever stop to wonder, what are preppers prepping for? Is it the zombie apocalypse? A world gone Mad Max? A giant meteor? A supervolcano? The truth is, if you ask what are preppers prepping for, you will get hundreds of answers. But they nearly all boil down to the following reasons. What…

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What Is Readiness? A Calm, Rational, Prepared State of Mind

Readiness is the mental state of preparedness

Preparedness is defined as “the quality or state of being prepared.” When I hear that word and definition, I think more in terms of physical items and stockpiles. But another term you hear in this community is “readiness.” What is readiness in comparison to preparedness? What Is Readiness? I see readiness more as a state…

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Emergency Binders: What Should Preppers Put in Them?

An emergency binder is an essential part of a preparedness

You may have heard preppers talking about emergency binders. But what are they, exactly, and what goes into them? Read on to learn all about emergency binders! What Are Emergency Binders? Lots of preppers have emergency binders, and they’re one of the most practical and useful preps that you can make. Better yet, they’re free…

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