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…)

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…)

Foraging-Guide to Finding Edible Plants in the Wild

Foraging is often touted as a great way to connect with the world, to return to a way of life that sustained humans for countless millennia until the advent of agriculture. And there’s no doubt it can be that. But in a time when uncertainty has crept back into the human equation and we now understand how perilous this whole thing called civilization is, knowing how to forage has taken on new importance.

Foraging can be an extremely useful skill to have in your toolbox if the SHTF for a number of reasons, but primarily because you may not be at home with easy access to your extensive emergency food stockpile when said S*** hits said Fan. In fact your home and your stockpile may be washed away or otherwise obliterated, leaving you in a very tough situation.

But, aside from the fact it could save your life, foraging is a process fraught with potential pitfalls. That’s because if you’re not careful you could wind up eating something you shouldn’t and, well… game, set, match. Below we’re going to provide a list of edible plants you can look for that might tide you over in case of emergency. But before we do that we’re going to go over some foraging basics to help ensure your search for wild edibles has a happy ending. (more…)