10 Reasons to Have a First Aid Kit in Case of Emergencies

When it comes to emergency preparedness, having a first aid kit is an essential part of being ready for any situation. Knowing the reasons why you need one and how to choose the right type can help ensure that you are always safe and secure in times of crisis. Whether it’s at home or on-the-go, understanding the importance of a first aid kit – as well as maintaining and updating it regularly – will be key when it comes to protecting yourself against potential injuries or illnesses. (more…)

Gardening for Beginners

At the turn of the 20th century there were nearly 7 million farms in the US and 15 million people working those farms. The population of the country at that time was about 75 million, which meant that 20% of the population identified as farmers.

By the turn of the 21st century the number of farms had dropped to just over 2 million and the number of people who worked those farms had dropped to just over 3 million. The population of the country in 2000 was about 300 million, which means the number of people who identify as farmers had plummeted from 20% a century earlier to about 1%. (more…)

How to Survive an Earthquake

We can predict when an eclipse will happen hundreds of years in advance, but we can’t predict earthquakes. We know where they are likely to occur, but not when. That’s because the number of variables involved is beyond calculation. So if you live in an earthquake prone area the best you can do is prepare as though one may strike at any time, because it might.

Earthquake preparation has as much to do with knowing how to react when the ground beneath you suddenly begins to rock and roll as it does with storing supplies. Another important aspect of earthquake survival is knowing how to conduct yourself in the aftermath, where you may have to deal with injuries and environmental hazards are likely to be everywhere.

Below we’ll take a quick look at what an earthquake is, why it happens, and what to do before, during and after one in order to give yourself the best chance of survival. (more…)

Prepping Basics – Prepping 101

If the past couple of years have proven anything, preppers were right. The S can hit the fan anytime and woe unto you if you’re unprepared. Not only will you be facing empty shelves at the supermarket, but you could have a tyrannical governor who strips you of your rights and orders you to stay indoors, where you’ll have to try and get by without sufficient supplies to tide you over. Not good.

There has never been a better time to embrace preparedness. Or should we say re-embrace preparedness? Because prepping is not a new phenomenon dreamed up by loners in the backwoods of Idaho. It’s something your great-grandparents (and if you’re over 50, your grandparents) did as a matter of course. They understood that it’s a harsh, unpredictable spacetime continuum, and it’s better to have some preserves in the basement than not.

So we’re here today to provide an introduction of sorts to the fine art of prepping in order to bring you up to speed on what grandma knew all those years ago. We’re going to start with a simple question we hear all the time: (more…)