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Preparedness And Fitness

When we discuss preparedness, we usually refer to “stuff”. I mean, tools, food, etc. But how much emphasis do we really put on fitness. Notice I did not say physical fitness. In my opinion, being prepared requires physical and mental fitness, or we can refer to this as preparation. I know most of our readers have read many books on TEOTWAWKI and SHTF scenarios. Some are very realistic, while others are just good stories. The common thread in each one of them is the fact that the characters are faced with a high level of both physical...

BioLite CampStove

Now here is the scenario; you go camping for the weekend and need to still be connected to the world for various reasons. So you don’t have spare batteries for your cell phone. What do you do? Connect it to the stove while you cook that evening. It appears BioLite has created a CampStove that burns wood and generates electricity you can use to charge your cell phone or LED flashlight. This stove also collapses so you can transport it easily. This is a great idea. According to BioLite’s website the CampStove will be available in March...

It Is All In The Family Preparedness

Got your attention with the title, huh? We would like to do a series on family preparedness. There are so many different aspects on this topic so it would not make sense to cram it all into one article. You would get bored. We will cover some key topics and some “food for thought” as well. This will be from a lay person perspective and not try to use a bunch of expertise jargon as there is a place and time for that, but not here. In this series, we will cover three main topics: I. Family preparedness II. Preparedness and children III....

Preparedness Includes Today

I just read an interesting article which referred to a Gallop survey suggesting that approximately 60 million Americans do not have enough money to feed their families, let alone themselves. I am usually skeptical when it comes to surveys as I know data can be exaggerated to benefit whomever the survey is for. Even if this number was anywhere near accurate, alarms should go off. While this is no surprise and has been festering since what occurred in 2008, it still needs to be addressed. So I decided to let all of our readers know that preparedness...

Long Term Food Storage

With all of the recent events in the U.S. such as the earthquakes, hurricanes, flooding, etc., people have become more aware of their lack of disaster preparedness.  While we mostly discuss everyday carry items, we must not turn a blind eye to preparation and survival. Please note that I am not an expert in this area or claim to be.  But we have researched some of the long-term food storage information and wanted to share it with our readers. The first and most important step in the process of gathering food for you and your loved ones is to...

Will Your Gear Work When Needed?

So here it is. You have been gathering gear to use for the day when you truly need it. Now, that day has come and what happens? It doesn’t work! The LED flashlights you packed in your bug-out bag, the GPS you had which stored all your “locations” doesn’t work because the batteries are dead. So, what happens now? Being prepared is not just about having a bag or cache full of gear, but it is about being able to overcome the obstacles you may face with gear that works. I know I was a little drastic in the beginning, but when...

TEOTWAWKI – What Does It Mean To You?

We have seen the acronym TEOTWAWKI everywhere. We know it stands for “the end of the world as we know it”, but what does it really mean to you? What is your end of the world scenario? Let’s explore some of the different scenarios which could be any individual’s apocalyptic scenario. With the recent economic down turn, the American dream has faded away for many people. With families losing their homes, cars, savings, and in some cases, their children’s college fund; some of these folks believe it is the end of the world. I know some...