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3 Things to Prepare When Climbing High Altitude Mountains

3 Things to Prepare When Climbing High Altitude Mountains

Mountain climbing is fun but it can also be very dangerous when you do not prepare yourself physically and mentally. Mountaineers take pride whenever they have succeeded in climbing the most treacherous mountains they have in their country. They share their experiences and tell their stories with passion to their peers who haven’t climbed the […]

By November 11, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Burglary: All It Takes Is 13 Seconds

Burglary: All It Takes Is 13 Seconds

Before you finish reading this paragraph, someone’s home is being broken into and a family is dancing with danger.  That’s how long it takes to take someone’s peace of mind and how long it takes to change someone’s life forever — 13 seconds. Every 13 seconds, a home in America is attacked by burglars according […]

By November 6, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Biosurveillance: Outsmart the Pandemic

Biosurveillance: Outsmart the Pandemic

Let us entertain a constructive, yet horrifying, question for a moment… What is, potentially, one of the most lethal crises known to human kind, and yet, possesses the capacity to leave its infrastructure intact after wiping out massive percentages of the affected (or targeted) population? To give you a small hint, this particular brand of […]

By October 31, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
4 Things That Can Ruin Your Garden Plot

4 Things That Can Ruin Your Garden Plot

One of the best things about growing a vegetable garden is having access to a ready source of food in the case of an emergency. From green beans and tomatoes to carrots, kale, lettuce and more, a backyard garden can give us a sense of security, as well as a steady stream of delicious veggies […]

By October 23, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
4 Ways to Waterproof Your Phone

4 Ways to Waterproof Your Phone

Summer may be a quickly fading memory, but that doesn’t mean that your brand new iPhone is safe from a life-threatening water encounter. From bath time with small children to beer pong at the hottest weekend party, the danger of submersion is everywhere. Not only are phones a convenient distraction from the humdrum of the […]

By October 22, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Meetups and Events

Greatlakes Area Preparedness Expos

Greatlakes Area Preparedness Expos

PREPAREDNESS EXPOS Preparedness Expos large and small help to build the growing preparedness and self-reliance movement.  You Live Free organization is actively participating and supporting these real-deal events where the “New Americans” can gather, network and organize for the challenges of our times.  These events go beyond just prepping.  They are active, outreaching and making […]

By October 26, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
National Preparedness Month 2014 (+ free ebook and NPM special)

National Preparedness Month 2014 (+ free ebook and NPM special)

September is National Preparedness Month and thousands of private, public and nonprofit groups are encouraging businesses, agencies, organizations, schools and families to take time to help your community get better prepared for disasters and emergencies of all kinds. Granted a vast majority of preppers are WAY ahead of the general population when it comes to being prepared and […]

By September 2, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
SURVIVAL PREPAREDNESS EXPOS

SURVIVAL PREPAREDNESS EXPOS

The number and variety of Emergency Preparedness Expositions and Conferences has exploded in recent years. While there are scores of such events that are well known and advertised, there are hundreds of smaller local and regional events that are not so well known. The popularity of these events has increased and decreased depending on current […]

Get Ready for America’s PrepareAthon

Get Ready for America’s PrepareAthon

America’s PrepareAthon! is a national community-based campaign for action to increase emergency preparedness and resilience through hazard-specific drills, group discussions, and exercises. Ready.gov explains the goal of America’s PrepareAthon! is to build a more resilient nation by increasing the number of individuals who understand… which disasters could happen in their community; know what to do to be […]

Sustainable Preparedness Expo – Spokane WA

Sustainable Preparedness Expo – Spokane WA

  By Stephanie Dayle A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of visiting the Sustainable Preparedness Expo in Spokane WA,  and was very pleased with what I saw. This was my third year visiting the Expo and once again I was amazed by the number of like minded folks all coming together to learn and […]

Survival

10 Things To Stock Up on That No One Thinks About

10 Things To Stock Up on That No One Thinks About

Written By: David (Dok-The El Cheapo Schlock Prepper) Amberson Prepper always stock up on food, medical aids, water, weapons, and even have some kind of shelter set up just in case of an emergency. Let’s think about this a little bit more. What would really happen in an “end of the world” situation? Isn’t our […]

By October 17, 2014 7 Comments Read More →
Deadly Winter; Be Prepared By Making a Winter Car Kit

Deadly Winter; Be Prepared By Making a Winter Car Kit

Winter is approaching us quickly in 2014. The last few winters have been somewhat mild, but according to the Farmers Almanac it is going to be a very bitter winter this year. Being prepared for natural disasters is one of the most important things a person can do to ensure the safety of their life […]

Preparing For Winter in 2014

Preparing For Winter in 2014

The word is, that this years winter in the United states is going to be brutal compared to what we have been getting the last several years. It is suppose to hit us a lot earlier as well. My sources say the end of September or early October. According to the newest edition of North […]

By September 10, 2014 6 Comments Read More →
CS Magnum Kukri Machete Product Review

CS Magnum Kukri Machete Product Review

Originally Published on the APN Product Review Blog Knifehog.com was most gracious in donating the Cold Steel Magnum Machete for this review, be sure to check out their great selection of knives & edged weaponry. There’s few who doubt the need for a stout blade. Most tend to focus on pocketknives or tactical fighting knives, but there’s […]

By September 9, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Best 6 Tips For Group Traveling

Best 6 Tips For Group Traveling

You will be hard pressed to find a person, man or woman, who does not like to travel. Traveling gives you the options to explore new places, their culture, marvel at natural beauty and soothe your mind weary of domestic chores. However, the joy and experience of traveling alone and traveling in a group is […]

By September 6, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Preparedness

Don’t Stop Prepping

Don’t Stop Prepping

Have you found yourself waning lately when it comes to your prepping duties? It occurred to me the other day that I have not been as focused on my prepping as I was a few months ago.  Maybe it is because the weather has gotten colder (which makes me want to hibernate), that my garden […]

By November 24, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Faraday Shields

Faraday Shields

By Charles Henry Everybody throws around the term Faraday shields or Faraday cages, but let’s be specific about what it is and how it is a must item for preppers. Named after an expert in electricity, Mr. Faraday, the Faraday shield is a highly important item that is easy to build and vital for the […]

By November 24, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Getting Ready For Winter

Getting Ready For Winter

As a home owner, you have preparations that must be made in order to get ready for winter. From cleaning up the leaves in the yard to putting away summer outdoor items, you must have your home ready for the harsher months of the year. When winter arrives, it is imperative that the home is […]

By November 18, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
3 Excellent Ways To Survive Snowstorms During Winter

3 Excellent Ways To Survive Snowstorms During Winter

Weather is certainly one thing humans cannot control. Even scientists are unable to predict it with certainty. Sometimes it is our best friend, such as when holding a delightful garden wedding reception, on a warm summer day. Other times it can put our lives in grave danger like when driving in a heavy storm. Winter […]

By November 10, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Wood Stoves and Survivalism

Wood Stoves and Survivalism

Disasters can strike at any time and in any place. When high winds, a blizzard, a tornado or a hurricane hits,  power lines often go down and electricity is off for days (or longer). Earthquakes notoriously knock out power and sever water lines. Rural residents might lose electricity when someone accidentally knocks down a power […]

By November 5, 2014 1 Comments Read More →

Sustainable Living

Tips for Successful Skip Hire!

Tips for Successful Skip Hire!

There are many considerations when you need to hire a skip. Hiring a skip can be a bit daunting if you have never done it before. The selection you make will have effect on how much it will cost you along with level on convenience it will provide you. If you check yellow pages, you […]

By October 30, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
How to Naturally Deter Bugs and Pests from Your Garden

How to Naturally Deter Bugs and Pests from Your Garden

By Kristen Lawrence If you have your own garden, you probably want to get away from using pesticides since they harm the Earth, animal life, and you and your family. There are plenty of alternatives to dangerous chemicals, and most of them are fairly affordable as well. Use these 6 tips to naturally deter bugs from […]

By October 26, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Svalbard Global Seed Vault: Take A Rare Peek Into The Worlds Greatest Treasure

Svalbard Global Seed Vault: Take A Rare Peek Into The Worlds Greatest Treasure

Take a journey to the end of the earth and learn about the place that might someday save humankind. It’s a bank built to last 10,000 years. But something much more valuable than money or gold is on deposit. Currencies rise and fall with civilizations. “… this genetic resource stands between us and catastrophic starvation […]

By October 26, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Make Your Harvest Last Longer By Building a Root Cellar

Make Your Harvest Last Longer By Building a Root Cellar

Storing a variety of crops in a root cellar is a superb way to preserve your harvest, not to mention saving a great deal of money. However, if you don’t have one in place, don’t worry. It’s quite easy to create a space in order to store vegetables at the appropriate temperature and humidity levels. […]

By October 16, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
Four Foods That Can Be Canned

Four Foods That Can Be Canned

Home canning is a wonderful way to preserve the nutrients in fresh foods, avoid excessive salt, eliminate preservatives from your diet and save money by buying in-season while prices are low. Fruits, vegetables and home-made broth are obvious choices for canning and storing food. However, some canning choices are more exotic or unusual. Here are […]

By October 1, 2014 2 Comments Read More →

DIY and How-to

Green Trends in House Keeping

Green Trends in House Keeping

  Eco-friendly housekeeping is essential in keeping away various health threats in your household. In her blog in Hubpages, Patty Inglish indicated that sustainable housekeeping presents a growing trend in the 21st century. You may find it difficult to combine sustainability and efficient housekeeping practices sometimes. Just how do you find ways to make life […]

By September 24, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
6 Tips for Planning a Secure Remote Cabin

6 Tips for Planning a Secure Remote Cabin

By William Edward Summers Many like the idea of having a cabin tucked away in the woods where they can go to enjoy nature and get away from it all. How to keep the cabin safe from intruders and large animals when you are not there and how to afford it in the first place […]

Establish a Plan B: Hydroponics

Establish a Plan B: Hydroponics

About the Author: Chris is an urban hydroponic hobbyist who uses hydroponics to maximize his 400 square foot yard and extend the short Chicago growing season. Chris blogs about his hydroponic experiences at HealthSmartLiving.com. Hydroponic gardening is the easiest way to ensure you always have food, no matter what’s going on in the outside world. […]

DIY Deodorant

DIY Deodorant

There are many rumors circulating the internet and other publications about the harmful effects of deodorants and antiperspirants on our health, but finding a more natural solution to deodorant can be difficult. How do you know if it will work and be effective? Is it cost effective? What are these chemicals and why are they […]

DIY Self Watering Planter

DIY Self Watering Planter

(Editors Note: This article was shared with us by Personal Creations.) Don’t be intimidated! Putting together a self-watering planter is much simpler than it sounds. The basic idea is a container for the plant above a reservoir, with something to wick water up to the roots, regulating the amount of moisture that reaches the plant. […]

Other Recent Posts

Food Storage Basics Part 1; Preparing to Store

We all know our basic cost of living is increasing. Despite the increase and the knowledge that at some point, we are going to be stuck at home with no way to get to the grocery store, we keep spending. We just assume tomorrow will take care of itself, right?

By August 31, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
A Guide to Specialist Self Storage Options

A Guide to Specialist Self Storage Options

Once upon a time self-storage facilities offered a basic one-size-fits-all unit option to all customers; no matter of the amount of items that needed storing. However, as times have changed so has the self-storage industry and what they offer to clients. Self-storage units now come in all shapes and sizes, while also coming with a […]

By November 4, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Prepping from Square One: How Returning Veterans Can Start Setting Up

Prepping from Square One: How Returning Veterans Can Start Setting Up

By Christina Moore As much as you might have looked forward to leaving the service, making that transition is always difficult. Life in the service is so regimented and so controlled that when you leave, all of that (for lack of a better word) freedom can make you feel like you are literally at loose […]

By November 3, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
Home Fire Safety and Disaster Preparedness

Home Fire Safety and Disaster Preparedness

We all want to feel safe in our homes. We don’t like to think about disasters happening to us. We hope that they never will, but being prepared will help if they do. The best way to handle a disaster is to have a plan in place. Being prepared gives your family an advantage in […]

By November 2, 2014 0 Comments Read More →