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3 Disaster Mitigation Items all Households Should Have

3 Disaster Mitigation Items all Households Should Have

Natural disasters are not only becoming more frequent, but more deadly. In 2011, there were 553 deaths in the U.S. as a result of tornadoes, which was more than 2001 to 2010 combined, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association. The Oklahoma Insurance Department estimated damages from the 2013 tornado which destroyed the town […]

Study Seeks to Understand What Drives Preparedness Today

Study Seeks to Understand What Drives Preparedness Today

(Michael Mills is a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research at University of Kent (England). His doctoral work involves undertaking 3 years of research on the preparedness community in America. In this article he will explain some of the problems and misconceptions his research aims to address. This primarily […]

Prepping for Prepping: The Preparedness Rabbit Hole

Prepping for Prepping: The Preparedness Rabbit Hole

Originally published on Utah Preppers Prepping – it’s an endless activity that has few rewards, and those rewards often are not close in payout to the amount of time and effort that went into them. The interim rewards in prepping include not having to run to the store constantly to keep your food stocked. When […]

By August 5, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
Vantablack: synthetic black hole-like material that absorbs 99.965% of light

Vantablack: synthetic black hole-like material that absorbs 99.965% of light

What’s better than a Ninja?  A super black Ninja that not even light can escape. Scientists have developed a new material called Vantablack.  It breaks all previous records for light absorption using carbon nanotubes (10,000 times thinner than a human hair). Vantablack is as close as we’ve come to having a synthetic black hole.  This […]

By July 15, 2014 4 Comments Read More →
Start a fire with pee

Start a fire with pee

  This is the urine version of the old bottled water or water in a plastic bag fire starting trick.  But it’s a good one to know and one more reason why carrying plastic wrap or a plastic baggy in your survival kit is a good idea.

By July 15, 2014 1 Comments Read More →

Meetups and Events

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 […]

Get Ready to ShakeOut October 17, 2013

Get Ready to ShakeOut October 17, 2013

On October 17, 2013 at 10:17 a.m. (local time) millions of people across the U.S., Canada and around the world will participate in the Great ShakeOut earthquake drill. The ShakeOut began in California in 2008 and has been organized in many other states, regions and countries since then. Official ShakeOut Regions require significant local or […]

Prepper Expos and Events

Prepper Expos and Events

Here you will find a nationwide listing of Survival, Sustainable Living, and Prepper expos shown in order of date. If you know of an event that’s not listed, please contact us, or call 1-(234)-Join-APN. You may also want to subscribe to our newsletter and choose the “Prepper Expos” list to get the most recent updates. […]

By September 23, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Survival

Baofeng Doubles Down on New Handheld Radio

Baofeng Doubles Down on New Handheld Radio

Originally posted by Bob Hawkins in the APN Ham Radio News News of Baofeng’s newest & latest handheld UHF/VHF Radio, has all of Amateur Radio keying up & queuing up for what looks to be the culmination of the most popular handheld radio around. Chinese Electronics Manufacturer Baofeng(Pofung),  new BF-F8HP dual band handheld radio, offers more transmit […]

Homeward Bound: The Perfect Bugout Location

Homeward Bound: The Perfect Bugout Location

You’ve said it to yourself many times over… “When shit hits the fan (SHTF), I’ll be in the hills.” In all actuality, that isn’t a bad plan. In fact, I’d say it’s an optimal plan and in most cases, preferable to bugging in. Especially if the crisis you’re preparing to weather has anything to do […]

3 Disaster Mitigation Items all Households Should Have

3 Disaster Mitigation Items all Households Should Have

Natural disasters are not only becoming more frequent, but more deadly. In 2011, there were 553 deaths in the U.S. as a result of tornadoes, which was more than 2001 to 2010 combined, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association. The Oklahoma Insurance Department estimated damages from the 2013 tornado which destroyed the town […]

6 Tips for Planning a Secure Remote Cabin

6 Tips for Planning a Secure Remote Cabin

  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 are two major […]

Under the Gun: 3 Reasons All Handgun Owners Need Training

Under the Gun: 3 Reasons All Handgun Owners Need Training

After spending a great deal of time behind the sales counter at my local gun shop, I reached a very interesting conclusion about folks who own firearms: The gunpowder enthusiasts, the 3-gun runners, the old cowboy-action tricksters, the former active-duty soldiers, and even the knowledgeable hobbyists always seemed to keep firearm safety a priority… because […]

By July 30, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Preparedness

Baofeng Doubles Down on New Handheld Radio

Baofeng Doubles Down on New Handheld Radio

Originally posted by Bob Hawkins in the APN Ham Radio News News of Baofeng’s newest & latest handheld UHF/VHF Radio, has all of Amateur Radio keying up & queuing up for what looks to be the culmination of the most popular handheld radio around. Chinese Electronics Manufacturer Baofeng(Pofung),  new BF-F8HP dual band handheld radio, offers more transmit […]

Medication and Emergency Preparedness

Medication and Emergency Preparedness

An important part of any emergency preparedness plan that can easily be overlooked is medication. No matter what type of medication you take, you don’t want to find yourself in a crisis situation without it. Ensuring that your medication is covered by your emergency preparedness plan involves these six steps. 1. Compile your medical information. […]

Homeward Bound: The Perfect Bugout Location

Homeward Bound: The Perfect Bugout Location

You’ve said it to yourself many times over… “When shit hits the fan (SHTF), I’ll be in the hills.” In all actuality, that isn’t a bad plan. In fact, I’d say it’s an optimal plan and in most cases, preferable to bugging in. Especially if the crisis you’re preparing to weather has anything to do […]

3 Disaster Mitigation Items all Households Should Have

3 Disaster Mitigation Items all Households Should Have

Natural disasters are not only becoming more frequent, but more deadly. In 2011, there were 553 deaths in the U.S. as a result of tornadoes, which was more than 2001 to 2010 combined, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association. The Oklahoma Insurance Department estimated damages from the 2013 tornado which destroyed the town […]

6 Tips for Planning a Secure Remote Cabin

6 Tips for Planning a Secure Remote Cabin

  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 are two major […]

Sustainable Living

Medication and Emergency Preparedness

Medication and Emergency Preparedness

An important part of any emergency preparedness plan that can easily be overlooked is medication. No matter what type of medication you take, you don’t want to find yourself in a crisis situation without it. Ensuring that your medication is covered by your emergency preparedness plan involves these six steps. 1. Compile your medical information. […]

3 Disaster Mitigation Items all Households Should Have

3 Disaster Mitigation Items all Households Should Have

Natural disasters are not only becoming more frequent, but more deadly. In 2011, there were 553 deaths in the U.S. as a result of tornadoes, which was more than 2001 to 2010 combined, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association. The Oklahoma Insurance Department estimated damages from the 2013 tornado which destroyed the town […]

8 Home Rubbish Removal Amenities that you should look

8 Home Rubbish Removal Amenities that you should look

It is general fact that each and every sector, whether it be a commercial, industrial or residential sector dumps lot of waste every day. As these wastes come in a variety of shapes and sizes, so getting rid of all those rubbish is quite tough and challenging task. Clearing garage space, getting rid of furniture […]

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. […]

Is ‘Oven Canning’ Safe?

Is ‘Oven Canning’ Safe?

Have you ever Dry oven canned before? Do you know if it is truly safe? This article gives some unknown insight and the facts to back it up.

DIY and How-to

6 Tips for Planning a Secure Remote Cabin

6 Tips for Planning a Secure Remote Cabin

  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 are two major […]

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. […]

How To Have A Blooming Garden This Year

How To Have A Blooming Garden This Year

How To Have A Blooming Garden This Year Plant a seed and have a blooming garden right? Well….it’s not that easy. You can have a bumper crop, and in some cases, even by accident, but that’s like trying to win the lottery. The odds of doing so is slim to none. For the most part […]

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 →
Surviving Disaster Near a Lake or River: How to Get Prepared

Surviving Disaster Near a Lake or River: How to Get Prepared

Those who live near large bodies of water are no strangers to storms and the devastation they can leave behind. Just as those near the coastlines have to deal with treacherous hurricanes, those who live near lakes or rivers know all too well about the potential of flooding. Take the proper precautions to ensure you […]

Preparing For a Volcano Eruption

Preparing For a Volcano Eruption

With all the hype lately about Yellow Stone’s Volcano and how it could “possibly” erupt a lot sooner than expected, I thought I would put together this article for you on preparing for the aftermath and some things to consider adding to your preparedness supplies. In all honesty, I had never considered preparing for a […]

Food Storage I Get, But Water Storage?

Food Storage I Get, But Water Storage?

It makes sense to have at least three days worth of emergency supplies in your home at all times. Depending on where you live and your particular situation, you may want to keep more supplies than this available, but three days of emergency food storage is a good starting point. The idea of gathering in […]

By August 20, 2014 0 Comments Read More →


Earlier this month, APN Author Stephanie Dayle got some scary news about her twin babies.  Let's see what we can do to help out.