How to Prepare for Extreme Weather

While most preppers focus on natural disasters, it’s so important to understand the risks and dangers of extreme weather, and how you can be prepared if it ever strikes your location. From severe storms and tornadoes to debilitating blizzards, extreme weather can wreak havoc on certain areas of the country.  Unfortunately, severe weather is often something that often occurs alongside natural disasters.  So, knowing what to do can make a big difference when it comes to keeping you and your family safe.  Let’s cover a few common types of dangerous weather and some tips you can use to prepare for … Continue reading

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How to Teach Your Children About Firearm Safety

Sometime between the ages of 7-10, your child should be mature enough to understand the basics of firearm safety. If you have guns around the home, even if they’re locked away, it’s a crucial conversation to have with your kids.  Tragically, about 1,300 children die from firearm accidents each year. While sometimes it’s a matter of the firearm getting into the wrong hands, many of those accidents could be prevented if your child was more knowledgeable about firearm safety.  If you’ve been thinking about introducing your children to firearms, it’s important to know they’re ready and willing to take every … Continue reading

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Balancing Self-Sufficiency and Community

Contributing Writer – Jori Hamilton Self-sufficiency is pretty self-explanatory and often a major factor for preppers who want to be safe and secure. It’s about divorcing yourself from the dependence on societal systems and the labor of others. Examples include eating what you grow, learning new skills to take care of yourself, and having the resources to provide for yourself (and your family) without help.   But, self-sustainability isn’t easy. Depending on where you live or in certain situations, it’s next to impossible. There are certain skills you may never be able to learn. Or, there might be someone in your … Continue reading

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The Top 6 Tactical Flashlights! Which One Is Right for You?

Remaining safe both in your home and while on the go doesn’t have to be a challenge. With the right self-defense tools, you can effectively remain safe at all times of day. Continue reading

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8 Practical Self-Defense Tactics for Senior Citizens

Unsurprisingly, senior citizens are among the most vulnerable targets for predators. According to a recent report from the Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crime, despite the fact that over 10 percent of older adults experienced some form of elder abuse in the past year, crimes against senior citizens are highly underestimated and underreported. Those with cognitive disabilities and degenerative diseases, including dementia, are at particularly high risk of violent crime and scams. Continue reading

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Practicing Survival Skills When You Live in an Urban Setting

Survival skills have always played an important role in staying prepared for the worst-case scenarios of life. While over the last several centuries our species has migrated toward city living and urban spaces, the focus on the tools needed to overcome and recover from disaster hasn’t really made the trip with us. Indeed, survival training is still usually undertaken with a trip out into the wilderness.    Yet, the dangers that occur in the depths of the woods don’t necessarily reflect how most people are likely to experience a fight for survival. Recent studies have revealed that natural disasters are on … Continue reading

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Best Places You Can Move to Before or After a Disaster Strikes

If you consider yourself a prepper, you’re probably already one step ahead when it comes to thinking about potential disasters. Unfortunately, we’ve reached a point in our society where it feels like it’s only a matter of time before the next big natural disaster occurs.  Whether it’s an uncontrollable wildfire, a tsunami, hurricane, flood, or another weather-related event, there are places across the globe that are safer than others. While moving after a disaster can help keep you safe from future ones, being proactive now and deciding to make a move can protect you and your family immediately.  It’s imperative … Continue reading

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Incorporating Mental Health While Prepping

As you prep, it’s important to include your mental health into your plan as well. Continue reading

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Doomsday Prepping Your Business

This article will dive into what a business needs to do to survive inevitable disasters Continue reading

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Black Powder in the Modern World

Guest post by Richard Douglas It’s important to realize the dangers associated with using black power and smokeless powder. Please seek the appropriate training and knowledge before attempting to use either. The below is for informational purposes only. Right now you can go to the store and buy boxes of rounds already packed with primer and gunpowder, but let’s say you found yourself in a different situation. Maybe you’re a historian or a curator at a museum. Maybe you’re in an apocalyptic event and fired the last round you had looking down the scope of your rifle. Whatever the reason, you … Continue reading

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