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A Guide to What is Edible in the Wild

A Guide to What is Edible in the Wild

Toxic or Safe? The Million Dollar Question We’ve all seen a movie or read a book about someone being lost in the woods, yearning for a juicy steak, but instead, they are surrounded by shrubbery, which may or may not be fatal when ingested. Don’t allow yourself to be caught in this dilemma. There is […]

The Ultimate Paracord Uses List

The Ultimate Paracord Uses List

  Paracord seems to be a pretty standard item for preparedness. It is a lightweight rope that is usually made from nylon. It usually consists of a braided exterior that encases interior strands. Type III paracord has a minimum breaking point of 550 pounds, making this a great multi-tool of rope. There are hundreds of […]

10 Must Have Hiking Supplies You Can’t Afford To Leave Home

10 Must Have Hiking Supplies You Can't Afford To Leave Home

We love hiking season! We love the spectacular views, a cool breeze on your face, a waterfall at your destination, sandy dunes, rock outcroppings, trees, all of it. There is something about being in nature that makes the worries of the world, well… less worrisome. Hiking is not only a great way to get away […]

Teaching Children 911 Skills

Teaching Children 911 Skills

  Emergencies can happen to anyone, anywhere. Preparing your children to act appropriately during an emergency is just as important as preparing yourself. One of the things that you can teach your children at a young age, is how to use 911. 911 is the standard number to reach an emergency dispatcher. It is estimated […]

Creating A Family Emergency Plan, Step By Step

Creating A Family Emergency Plan, Step By Step

If you’ve ever put together an emergency kit, you know that you have a list of essential items that need to be included to help fulfill basic needs. However, you may not think of the items you may need to get back on your feet during/after the disaster. You need your health insurance information, your […]

Trumps First 100 Days: What Does It Mean For Emergency Preparedness?

Trumps First 100 Days: What Does It Mean For Emergency Preparedness?

The first 100 days have become a standard in which we judge the adequacy of our new president. It started with President Franklin Roosevelt, who jumped in feet first. He signed 76 bills and rolled out the New Deal within his first 100 days and now every president since has been trying to live up […]

Creating a Lights Out Kit

Creating a Lights Out Kit

Having your power go out suddenly can be very frightening. They happen quickly and can last anywhere from a couple seconds to hours, or in extreme cases, even days or weeks. The power can go out for various reasons. Everything from storms to animals chewing on the lines have caused power outages in the past. […]

Composting: An Important Preparedness Skill

Composting: An Important Preparedness Skill

Having your own garden can be very beneficial. Not only can you grow your own food, but it can be very relaxing, not to mention beautiful as well. Having nutrient rich soil is important to producing flowers, fruits, and vegetables. Luckily, you don’t need to spend an arm and a leg to get the quality […]

6 Ways To Eliminate Food Waste

6 Ways To Eliminate Food Waste

  We live in a society that tends to throw things away. In fact, Americans generate about 220 million tons of waste each year. This includes food. If your mom was anything like mine, she used to tell you to eat your food because there were kids in Africa that were starving. But it actually […]

Things You Need To Know About an Avalanche

Avalanche Preparedness

It’s the perfect time for winter sports! Whether it be snowshoeing, skiing, snowboarding, mountaineering, snowmobiling, or other sport, the snow is calling to you. It can be relaxing and peaceful to spend some time in a world blanketed by snow. Everything looks clean and pure. However, the snow can hold hidden dangers. Avalanches happen quickly. […]