Feb 082014

Preparedness Basics - Simple steps to be ready for stressful times. Make better decisions, have more options and possibly save yourself some money.

You have that nagging feeling you aren’t prepared – but you don’t know what to do, where to start, or maybe even what to prepare for. Take a deep breath and think what caused you to start thinking about getting prepared. Worrying can wear you out and freeze you into inaction. The best remedy is to take action.

Think through what the real risks are for you.  Start with the most likely event first, and prepare for that.  In this post we’ll discuss the preparedness basics that everyone should cover. Continue reading »

Jan 132014

Living Ready Pocket Manual - First Aid Fundamentals for Survival - Review and Giveaway

Living Ready Pocket Manual – First Aid Fundamentals for Survival” is a new book by James Hubbard, M.D., M.P.H., aka The Survival Doctor.  You may remember my reviews of the Survival Doctor e-books, “The Survival Doctor’s Guide to Wounds” and “The Survival Doctor’s Guide to Burns”.  Now Dr. Hubbard has come out with a brand new, extremely practical addition to every home library and preparedness kit.

What’s in “Living Ready Pocket Manual – First Aid Fundamentals for Survival”?

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Jan 082014

Winter Storm Survival - Keeping You and Your Home Warm When the Power Goes Out

It’s winter, you always *planned* to get supplies if the power went out.  Now it’s below zero and the power just failed. What do you do when a winter storm leaves you without power?  This post contains ideas for winter storm survival while sheltering in your home, but many of the ideas could be adapted for elsewhere, especially the section on cold weather clothing.

Plan NOW instead of trying to remember all this when you are freezing and the power is out.

Keeping the House Warm Without Power

#1 – Eliminate Heat Loss Continue reading »

Dec 172013

Nitro-Pak Executive Backpack 72 Hour Kit Review and Giveaway

As part of our Preparedness series, today I’m sharing a review of a Nitro-Pak Preparedness Center “Executive Backpack 72 hour kit”, which is a starter kit for two people for 72 hours.     A 72 hour kit is not the same as a bug out bag.  They do contain some similar items however, so this kit could be used to build a bug out bag.  This kit is a fast way to jumpstart your preparedness, and is just right for the likely events such as a tornado, hurricane or big storm that would leave you without power.  Having at least a 72 hour kit is critical for everyone. Continue reading »

Dec 022013

Preparedness Christmas Giveaway - Over $900 in Prizes - Kelly Kettle Kit, AquaBrick, WonderMill Grain Mill, Honeyville Wheat, Royal Berkey Water Filter and Mulitflame Mini Tool.

Those of you who’ve been around for a bit know that I encourage Common Sense Preparedness – being prepared for “everyday emergencies”.  To say “Thanks” to my readers and help keep you motivated to prepare, we (The Preparedness Blogging Brigade) have teamed up with some great companies to bring you this mega giveaway just in time for Christmas.

There will be 3 winners. Continue reading »