The 7 Prepping Essentials (What You Need to Know)

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Are you ready to start prepping so that you’re ready for anything life throws at you? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Prepping is for everyone, including everyday folks like you and me who want to be prepared for both big disasters and life’s little curveballs. Drawing on my extensive background in security,…

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Maintaining Hygiene and Sanitation During an Emergency

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Maintaining hygiene and sanitation during an emergency is vital to health and well-being—especially during a prolonged disaster. Cleanliness can become a challenge when resources are scarce, yet it remains a crucial defense against disease and infection. Here are some practical tips for upholding hygiene standards during such times. Water Supply and Purification A steady supply…

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Planning for Special Needs in Preparedness: A Helpful Guide

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When planning for special needs in preparedness, it’s vital to consider the unique needs of individuals with special needs. This group includes people with physical and mental disabilities, young children, and elderly individuals. Proper planning can make a significant difference in ensuring everyone’s safety and well-being during a crisis. Understanding the Needs Understanding people’s specific…

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Prepping For A Power Outage

Prepping for a power outage

Power outages can occur at any time of the year, so it’s smart to be prepared for them at all times. In this article, we’ll discuss how to prepare for a power outage, including supplies and tips for staying safe and comfortable during a blackout. Assemble Emergency Supplies Having these supplies on hand will prevent…

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Emergency Shelter Options That Could Save Your Life!

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An important aspect of preparedness is having adequate shelter to protect you and your family from the environment and the biting, stinging, and dangerous things within it. When disaster strikes and your shelter (aka or home) becomes unsafe, having a reliable emergency shelter is crucial for you and your loved ones. This article covers various…

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Prepping Your Pantry On A Budget

Prepping Your Pantry on a Budget

We live in a precarious world. Having a well-stocked pantry is a crucial part of being prepared for unexpected circumstances. Disasters can take many forms, ranging from extreme situations such as a natural disaster or an extreme weather situation to more mundane—but no less important—challenges, such as the loss of a job or an illness…

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TOP 21 Items to STOCKPILE Now – Get Ready Today!

21 Items to Stockpile on a Table

Today, I’m discussing the Top 21 essential items every preparedness-minded person should have in their stockpile. Whether you’re just starting or looking to fill gaps in your existing supplies, this list will help you cover all your bases. 1. Lighters Fire is a fundamental element of survival. Lighters, especially BIC lighters, are reliable and easy…

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Personal Safety: How to Develop a Self-Defense Mindset

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Understanding personal safety and self-defense goes beyond physical techniques. The foundation of self-defense, as with all preparedness, is mindset. Developing this mindset can make all the difference in staying safe and ready to deal with any situation. Here’s how to cultivate a strong self-defense mindset and why it’s vital. Confidence and Mental Preparedness Confidence is…

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Situational Awareness: Staying Alert and Staying Safe

Situational awareness is the foundation of personal safety and preparedness. It involves recognizing and understanding what is happening around you to identify potential threats and opportunities and respond accordingly. This skill is essential for everyone, from the military and law enforcement to women nervously walking alone through a parking lot at night. Understanding Situational Awareness…

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Food Storage for Beginners

Food storage for beginners

Being able to feed your family during bad times is arguably one of the chief concerns of anyone who begins to venture down the preparedness path. It might even be the impetus to get the ball rolling in the first place. There are many reasons why you might be forced for a period of time…

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Water Purification and Storage: Essential Steps for Preparedness

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Water is fundamental to life, making storage and purification a key element in any family’s preparedness plan. Having a reliable water supply can significantly affect how well you face a natural disaster or other unexpected emergencies. This article outlines practical strategies for storing and purifying water, ensuring you and your family remain hydrated and healthy…

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