What to Keep in Your Trauma Medical Kit

A medical trauma kit could make the difference between life and death

Do you carry a trauma medical kit in case of an accident or a mass casualty event? If not, it’s an addition you might consider making to your home or vehicle emergency kit. What should you have in your trauma medical kit? Well, before you even begin building a trauma medical kit, the first thing…

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The Secrets to Hiding Preps in Plain Sight

Running out of space? Here are some tips on hiding your preps in plain sight

With homes getting smaller, family members moving in together, and money getting tighter, many people are wondering where on earth they’re going to stash a stockpile. After all, you don’t want everyone who peeks inside your living room to see that you have food and gear everywhere. Never fear! Here are the secrets to hiding…

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Start Developing a Barter Mindset Right Now

As the supply chain issues get worse, a barter mindset will become important.

You don’t have to wait until the SHTF to start developing a barter mindset. You can do that right now. And, it’s probably wise, given the economic circumstances and supply chain shortages that are springing up all over the place. What Is Bartering? Bartering is a transaction that doesn’t involve money but instead trading one…

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How to Survive Inflation: Spend or Save?

Inflation is here whether we like it or not. Here's how to survive it!

If you’ve purchased anything from anywhere over the past few months, you know that rampant inflation is here, and it’s destroying budgets across the country. You may be wondering, what’s the best way to survive inflation, spend or save your money? In this article, we’ll take a look at both strategies as we go into…

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Prepper Medical Supplies: OTC Meds

To be ready for any type of emergency, whether it's hunkering down, bugging out, or the common cold, you should keep these prepper OTC meds on hand.

To be ready for any emergency, whether it’s hunkering down, bugging out, or the dreaded common cold, you should keep an assortment of prepper medical supplies on hand. One surefire way to make a bad situation worse is feeling under the weather, so having supplies to treat the symptoms of common ailments will make things…

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Heating with Wood: Emergency Home Heating for Beginners

Heating your home with wood takes more effort and knowledge than you may realize

So, you plan on heating with wood as a backup to your oil furnace, electric heat, pellet stove, or another primary heating method? Maybe you’ve just moved into a home with a wood-burning fireplace or wood stove. Perhaps you are installing a wood-burning stove in your existing home. Either way, bring on the blizzard because you’re going…

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Natural Disaster Food: Eat Healthy During an Emergency

Make better choices with natural disaster food instead of highly processed food to eat healthier during an emergency.

Many people have special diets and have an interest in natural disaster food. If that’s you, and you usually eat a healthy diet, you probably look at most emergency food and shudder at the number of unpronounceable ingredients. The truth is, you can choose natural foods for disaster preparedness instead of highly processed canned or…

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10 Skills Female Preppers Should Have That Aren’t About Food

Here are ten survival skills all female preppers should know

The niches of prepping and survival sometimes seem like a man’s world, what with all the guns, camo, and armchair warriors that proliferate in comments sections and forums. But you might be surprised to find out that recent demographics show that female preppers make up one-third of those who identify as prepared, and that number…

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Sanitizing Water Containers: Here’s How to Do It

How to sanitize water containers for long term storage

Your stored water is only as clean and pure as the container holding it. To make sure your supply is safe to drink, sanitizing water containers before filling them is essential. There are a few different ways to sanitize your containers, depending on the material they are made from. Be sure to sanitize the lids…

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2 Weeks of Food: How to Start a Stockpile for New Preppers

Putting back 2 weeks of food is a great start for a new prepper's stockpile.

When you first start prepping, you probably hear people talking about their “one-year food supply” and “long-term food vs. short-term food.” It can all feel pretty overwhelming and can be difficult to know where to start. The very best way is to start small and simple with a supply of 2 weeks of food. Now,…

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