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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 →
DUI Checkpoints: Searched without consent while innocent

DUI Checkpoints: Searched without consent while innocent

Here is an interesting video of an outright violation of a man’s rights caught on camera. What has this got to do with prepping?  Quite a bit if you think about it.  DUI checkpoints are more about conditioning people to accept forfeiture of our 4th amendment rights than they are about catching drunk drivers.  If we as […]

By July 7, 2014 15 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

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 →
Bug Out Bag

Bug Out Bag

You can never know when disaster will strike, but you can be prepared. One of the best ways to prepare for unexpected disaster is to have and prepare a bug-out bag. So what is a bug-out bag and what should go into a bug-out bag? Wikipedia defines a Bug-out Bag as a portable kit that […]

7 Bug Out Tips from Backpackers

7 Bug Out Tips from Backpackers

      Many skills that are taught as “emergency preparedness” or “survival” skills that were outdoor or backpacking skills long before those movements ever even had a name. I have often advised beginners who are building their Bug Out Bags and making their Bug Out Plans to take up backpacking as a hobby for practice, […]

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 →
If You Don’t Put Together Your 72 Hour Survival Kit Now You’ll Hate Yourself Later!

If You Don’t Put Together Your 72 Hour Survival Kit Now You’ll Hate Yourself Later!

Guest Post by M.D. Creekmore TheSurvivalistBlog.net This short modified excerpt is from my book 31 Days to Survival – this would also make a good bug out bag packing list, with a few modifications… As with any “prepping shopping list” you’ll need to tailor the suggestions listed below to meet your specific needs, skills, location […]

Preparedness

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 […]

8 Survival Principles Every Kid Should Learn

8 Survival Principles Every Kid Should Learn

Your kids’ tender age makes them fragile when faced with overwhelming challenges. When disasters strike, your kids’ safety will be your number one priority above everything else. Prepping trends have risen in conjunction with increased man-made and natural calamities. Along with this comes the urgency to teach survival principles to your kids. Prepare your little […]

8 Smart Ways to Teach Kids about Survival and Prepping

8 Smart Ways to Teach Kids about Survival and Prepping

In the United States alone, flooding is a top natural disaster, yielding almost $42,000 average claims in the country within 2008 to 2012, according to National Flood Insurance Program. Prepping is essential to all individuals, particularly young children. Your kid’s innocence makes them particularly susceptible in becoming victims of disasters of all sorts. Ultimately, they’ll […]

What’s Your 1st Survival Priority?

What’s Your 1st Survival Priority?

  Survival starts with decision-making and one of the first decisions one must make in any survival situation is setting priorities. So where should your priorities lie? When considering this question, many mistake the basic needs of the human body (water, food and shelter) as the priorities for survival. So one of those should be […]

Sustainable Living

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 →
Summer Bulbs: Wholesale & Bulk Flower Bulbs Giving Pretty Look To Garden

Summer Bulbs: Wholesale & Bulk Flower Bulbs Giving Pretty Look To Garden

A garden full of flowers is pretty as a picture, and for this summer bulb could help you create it. They come in varied shapes and colours and thus one could be ensured that one could get whatever they want to find. The advantage of wholesale & bulk flower bulbs is that they come well […]

Brief Guide on Preventing and Controlling Pests

Brief Guide on Preventing and Controlling Pests

Pests are the most common problems for majority of the homes. It is definite that sooner or later everyone is affected by pests and in the near future pest control is going to be a major threat for the mankind. These are much annoying creatures as they are omnisciently present everywhere, whether it be a […]

5 Common Food-Storing Mistakes

5 Common Food-Storing Mistakes

Storing food in your pantry, refrigerator, or other areas of your home is a great way to enjoy the most savings when a sale is occurring and to also make the most of your leftover meals that you’ve cooked. While storing food can be a great way to save money, there are a number of […]

By August 8, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

DIY and How-to

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 […]

Fiddlehead Ferns, How to Make Them Food

Fiddlehead Ferns, How to Make Them Food

Almost everyone has heard of “fiddlehead ferns,” the young fern wild edible, turn gourmet vegetable can be found across much of North America in the mid to late springtime. By Stephanie Dayle  Few wild edibles are so easily spotted, convenient and tasty, or so widely available. They are high in fiber, vitamin C, vitamin A, […]

Heeling In: What To Do With Bare Root Trees

Heeling In: What To Do With Bare Root Trees

It’s that time of the year when a lot of gardeners are getting their hands dirty. On our homestead we are planting fruit trees. Actually, we just planted 12 new apple, 6 peach, and 4 apricot trees. All of them were purchased by us and their roots were bare. At this time of the year […]

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 →
Prepping And Saving: Do Both

Prepping And Saving: Do Both

  People tend to categorize prepping, or emergency preparedness, as either one or the other: a lifestyle choice, or a hobby. We could say that this changes on a case by case basis. Is a mother who preserves fruit, maintains a survival garden, and keeps a backup generator in case of a power failure really […]

Ebola Update

Ebola Update

(DR. BONES SAYS:  This ebola update article has been expanded to reflect some of the latest news)   Several countries in West Africa are in the throes of an epidemic of Ebola virus. Over 1200 cases and almost 700 deaths in the country of Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia make it a candidate for the […]

By August 5, 2014 9 Comments Read More →
Gangs;  After the Collapse

Gangs; After the Collapse

We all talk about prepping for disaster. Prepping includes securing long-term supply of food, water, residing in a secured shelter, being financially secure, and having adequate security. But when it comes to security, we can talk all day long. Coming up with ideas on how to secure one family, home, and belongings. One danger during […]



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