Prepping

The Ultimate Where To Start Prepping Guide

What would you do, right this very second, if a disaster struck? Let’s say it’s something that took the power out for a few days. Would you be able to keep your family safe and comfortable? If not, do you recognize the importance of increasing your preparations until you can meet a crisis head on? Many people like to turn up their noses at those “crazy preppers” but if they were to stop and really think about it, they’d realize that being prepared for those events that occur without warning is just good old-fashioned common sense. Unfortunately, media portrayals of preparedness like to show the most extreme examples of the lifestyle. Shows like Doomsday Preppers are populated with people who are, quite literally, preparing for the end of the world. (Keep in mind that the people on these sh...

The Downside of Survival Readiness

It is great to be prepared but gathering a ready cache of food and supplies is just half the battle. You must consider all disaster scenarios and that includes home protection. When things really start to go South people will be willing to do almost anything to get the things they need especially people who did not prepare for a devastating cataclysm. This is the downside of being well-equipped for major destruction. By outfitting your home with solar panels, wind turbines, beefing up your home security and if your neighbors see that you are stockpiling rations, you are putting a huge target on your home. Remember that in any disaster scenario there will be people who fail to prepare and these are the very people who will look to make you and your family a victim when desperation starts to...

Disaster Preparedness

Disaster preparedness begins with shedding the belief that everything will be taken care of for you. It may seem harsh but the right mentality to have when it comes to a crisis situation is every man for himself. You cannot rely on FEMA or governmental agencies to take care of you during a disaster. After all, what if roads are compromised and there is no reasonable way to deliver supplies to people that need it? The best thing to do is to take matters into your own hands. Disaster preparedness begins with shedding the belief that everything will be taken care of for you. It may seem harsh but the right mentality to have when it comes to a crisis situation is every man for himself. You cannot rely on FEMA or governmental agencies to take care of you during a disaster. After all, what if ro...

Essential Woodworking Skills for Survival

You may not have any background in carpentry or woodworking but when all hell breaks loose, basic woodworking is a skill that you will be very glad you obtained. The importance of woodworking skills cannot be understated in a crisis situation. Woodworking can be applied in any situation no matter how dire or mild. For example say a heavy storm rolls through your area. This may not seem like a big deal but if you have basic woodworking knowledge you will probably be able to fix things that need immediate attention like leaks. You may not have any background in carpentry or woodworking but when all hell breaks loose, basic woodworking is a skill that you will be very glad you obtained. The importance of woodworking skills cannot be understated in a crisis situation. Woodworking can be applie...

How To Build Anything: Woodworking Plans

There I a lot that can slip through the crack when trying to learn wood crafting. There is so much information and an experienced woodworker may not make the best teachers since they may assume that you already have a certain level of knowledge. The author of “How to Build Anything” assures the reader that he will not teach you in the same way. Instead, he states that he will cover all the finer details that other guides and instructors typically leave out. Furthermore, he makes the bold claim that in order to get a good start in woodworking, you really only need 3 power tools: a drill or driver, circular saw and a jigsaw. How To Build Anything: Woodworking Plans   There are a lot that can slip through the crack when trying to learn wood crafting. There is so much informat...

Choosing Between Two Types of Disaster Management Plan

  Disaster management according to most experienced emergency and disaster responders is a complex system of preparation. As most people would say, “how would you be able to prepare your self for something that you do not know?” Complicated as it may sound but effective disaster management planning actually takes seventy five percent of common sense and, a surprising, twenty five percent premonition. More often than not, disaster management fails because the emergency team has left out that petty but important 25% of premonition. In reality, two things might come in an emergency. It is either an emergency that is being prepared for strategically, or something that is never been seen but is potentially risky. Identifying both is an important aspect of disaster management. The emergency...

Self-Defense: Discover Why Your Actions in the First 30 Seconds Will Save Your Life

During times of crisis, it’s inevitable to see crimes increase. These could range from thefts to assaults to looting and much worse. History will show us that whenever there are riots or other dire situations, criminals will grab the chance to create chaos and grab whatever they can. It’s just common sense to assume that when there’s a natural disaster or other emergency, the criminal elements in society will rear their ugly heads because law enforcement can’t be everywhere. It’s during times like these that you must be on high alert and ready for anything. In this article, you’ll learn why the first thirty seconds are the most important when it comes to self-defense. • Awareness There are usually only two ways most attacks occur. Either your assailant takes you completely by surprise and ...

Protect Your Shelter: How to Prevent Strong Winds From Damaging Your Home

Hurricanes, typhoons and cyclones can be terrifying. If you’re wondering what the difference is between the three, there really isn’t any difference. They’re just called different names depending on where these storms originate. Those that form in the Northwest Pacific are called typhoons while those that form in the in the Atlantic and Northeast Pacific are called hurricanes. Cyclones are the storms in the South Pacific and Indian Ocean. While this bit of trivia is interesting, as a prepper there’s only one thing you need to know – these storms wreak havoc! They can be so damaging and dangerous that people may need to evacuate the areas affected. Very often, this can lead to massive traffic jams and even a shortage of fuel. The recent Hurricane Irma is a good example of this. People were ...

8 Food Storage Tips for Preppers

One of the first thoughts that crosses most people’s minds during times of crisis is food. They wonder if they have enough food at home to last through the crisis and in most cases they don’t, because prepping for emergencies is not the norm. So, they start rushing to the grocery store to grab whatever food that they think they’ll need. 3 problems can arise here. In one situation, you just may not have access to the mall. Roads may be closed down or inaccessible due to inclement weather. Another more common problem is that the mall itself may be closed since most employees are huddled at home. Then of course, if the mall is open, you may discover that the shelves are empty and most of the items you need are gone. All scenarios are common and should highlight the importance of storing your ...