Survival Preparedness Checklist: The Best Prepping Supplies for Beginners

EPI-1If you have only recently been introduced to emergency preparedness, it may have been in an overwhelming way. You may be wondering how you can afford to stockpile enough food to last for months, build an underground bunker, learn tactical survival skills and still be able to pay the rent next month. Fear and overwhelm can be debilitating. Before you add a safe room to the top of your survival preparedness checklist – if that is even a desire – you need to start small. The best prepping supplies to start with are those that cover your basic survival needs.

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Prepping Supplies for Baby

In a previous post I discussed emergency preparedness for pets. Another unique situation that must be addressed is infants. Those under the age of 3 or 4 have special needs that should not be forgotten. Here are prepping supplies for baby to include in your emergency stores.
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Tips For Creating Food Storage

Tips For Creating Food StorageRecent world events have caused many of us to reevaluate our lives a little bit. Things such as the economic decline, storms across the east coast, earthquakes, tsunamis, and conflicts raging across the world no doubt have more than a few of us thinking about what is really important in our lives. And for most people, the answer to that is family. And more specifically, keeping yourself and your family alive and healthy. That is why recent years have seen a spike in the amount of people who have created an emergency food supply for their homes. If you want to join the ranks of the prepared, but just don’t know where to begin, here are a few tips to help you get started. [Read more...]

The Best Food Storage Options For Preppers

Prepping Food Storage OptionsWe do a lot of talking about what types of food to stockpile for an emergency, but we sometimes overlook the best long-term food storage options. Organization is essential when working with food. Regardless of what you are storing, you will be dealing with expiration dates that require you to rotate food at some point (out with the old, in with the new). Depending on the square footage of your home, you may also be dealing with limited space. Here are a few of the best food storage options for preppers.
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Prepare For the Expected: Nothing Should Be Unexpected

You may have heard about the young father setting out with his two boys along a well-known hiking trail; they only expected to be gone a few hours. They never came home that night, a cold rain began to fall mixed with ice, and they had succumbed to hypothermia before rescue personnel could find them. The temperature was 60ᵒF when they started out and had dropped into the 20′s that night.
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Don’t Forget These Doomsday Food Prepping Essentials

When storing food for emergencies, it is imperative that you think beyond the food. Without a few doomsday food prepping tools, mealtime may not be as pleasurable as you had envisioned. Depending on the situation, you may not have access to the public utilities like electricity, water or natural gas that we have come to rely on for food preparation. And you can never be sure just how long you may be in the dark.

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Survival Gifts We Love: Survival Bottle

One common concern among beginner preppers is, “I want to introduce this to my family and friends, but I don’t want them to think we’re crazy.” This can be a delicate situation. Come on too strong and you are likely to scare them off completely. That is why we love these small survival gifts. They are not intimating or aggressive. Their multiple uses make them a perfect introduction to emergency preparedness.
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