The P.A.C.E. Plan

Learn how the PACE Plan can affect your preparedness.

What is a P.A.C.E. plan? The P.A.C.E. Plan is a methodology originally developed for building a communications plan for an operation or task. It determines both the means of communication and the order in which they are to be used for all parties to be able to make contact. P.A.C.E. stands for Primary, Alternate, Contingency, and Emergency. Although originally…

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SHTF Sanitation: Staying Sterile While in Peril

Sanitation is essential to survival when SHTF

When life expectancy increased dramatically during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, there were still no antibiotics. The increase in life expectancy was driven by the improvement in sanitation. People began to understand the importance of cleanliness. We take cleaning for granted now because we have so many gadgets that do most of the…

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161: How to Manage Stress and Anxiety in Preparedness

Frayed rope pulling on the word stress

Managing stress and anxiety is an important preparedness topic that is often overlooked. It’s ignored because preparing for future struggles is often rooted in worry about future events. And, that worry causes us to place our preparedness ahead of all else.  However, that’s not to say that preparedness is not an excellent course of action…

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UCO Candle Lantern Review & Guide (2023)

3 UCO Candle Lanterns

The UCO Candle Lantern is an excellent product for every outdoor enthusiast. Whether you’re a weekend camper, or a prepper looking for an alternate, grid-down light source, the UCO Candle Lantern may be the reliable piece of gear you need. Its unique design, durable build, and long-lasting candle make it a great consideration for your…

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Things I Learned Traveling Abroad With My Family

What I learned traveling abroad with my family

I have been lucky to be able to travel abroad, both for work and on vacation with my family. The trips I have taken with the family are very different from the work trips, though, because of the travel companions. During work trips, we are usually in the company of foreign government members, and the…

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Suunto MC-2 Compass – Guide and Review (2023)

Suunto MC-2 Compass

You should always have a reliable navigation option with you when traveling outdoors. That’s because cell phones, which most people rely on for location services, don’t always work when away from the concrete jungle. When that happens, or the batteries on your GPS stop working, you’ll need the reliability of a compass to ensure you…

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Defensive Driving: Steer Clear of Disaster

Defensive Driving is an excellent skill to know

Defensive driving is defined as a set of safe responses to potential hazards, including other drivers, damaged road surfaces, debris, inclement weather, and more. Getting behind the wheel isn’t risk-free, and employing defensive driving techniques can help keep drivers and street/road users safe. However, I’ll argue that’s for civilized places and during normal times, when…

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Risk Management: The Guide to Understanding Your Risk (2023)

Cubes that spel out the word RISK

I received a question from a longtime friend of the show, Sheri Martin. Sheri asked: “How does one plan for SHTF with a balanced approach when everything seems most important? I always seem to get hyper-focused on one area at the expense of other important areas.” Sheri, the short answer is Risk Management. The long answer…

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It’s Time To Ditch Your Dryer! Why You Should Be Line-Drying

It's Time To Ditch Your Dryer! Why You Should Be Line-Drying. in 2023

I’ve been line-drying clothes for years.  When I had babies and toddlers, I dried their cloth diapers outside whenever the weather permitted.  Sunshine kills all kinds of germs, and when cloth diapering, germ-killing without irritating chemicals like bleach is really important. When my oldest child was a toddler, we took a trip to northern Europe…

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The Top 10 Prepper Skills to PRACTICE Before You Need Them

Here are the prepper skills you need to know before SHTF

Lots of people talk about the skills they plan to use when an emergency strikes. But what they don’t think about is that some skills are perishable and some require experience if you want to be truly competent. Today I want to talk about the top 10 prepper skills that should be practiced well before…

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