The first 24 hours of an emergency may be the most critical. If you are stuck without shelter or warmth, you can die of exposure. The first 24 are all about survival. Whether you are lost in the woods, evacuating due to hurricane, floods or a tornado, stuck in severe winter weather or just without power for 24 hours do you have the survival kit to see you and your family through? For the first 24 hours after a disaster, you will need a way to start a fire, find water and construct a shelter. For the ultimate guide in surviving the first 24 hours, check out the Essential Preppers Guide to the First 24.
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Earthquakes happen without warning and can have devastating consequences. After Northern California experienced its worst earthquake in 25 years, it is a good reminder for us to be prepared for anything. In this article, Earthquake Preparedness, I give you all the fundamentals on how to create an earthquake survival kit and how to protect yourself when the violent shakes start to happen.
The symptoms and suffering from Ebola is horrific. No wonder people are scared. Even though West Africa is experiencing the worst outbreak of the virus in history, Americans are safe. Experts answer the probability question of whether or not Ebola will come to the United States and what the likelihood of our country experiencing a serious outbreak. Prepping for Ebola is easy—if you are prepper. Just like a flu pandemic, you are probably already prepared. Read “How to Prep for Ebola” to learn all you need to know about the virus, what to stock up and how worried you should be.
Assessing your personal risks to prepare for an emergency may seem daunting but it does not have to be. Here are six simple questions to help you know when it is time to leave your location.
Spring has definitely sprung! And with that comes crazy, unpredictable weather. Tornados and snowstorms in the same state? Wild fires and flash floods are also a threat in the greater part of the United States. Start by stockpiling water, canned goods and emergency lighting. You will need more than that, though. Be prepared for all of it with our three simple steps.
Water is essential to our survival. Humans can typically only live three days without clean drinking water. Whether a flood or a tornado hits and your city or well water is shut-off or compromised or you find yourself in a survival situation outdoors, you need a way to procure safe, potable water. Here are 10 ways to find it.
For 30 days, once a day, I have posted a how-to on prepping for severe winter weather. Breaking it up hopefully has made the task less onerous. After all winterizing a house can take more than one weekend and building an emergency kit for your car and home can take more than one paycheck. Some of you might have scoffed at some of the posts. Either way, I have attempted to cover all my bases from curing cabin fever to preventing carbon monoxide poisoning—universal concerns no matter what your region. On day 30, the final installment of “30 Days of Preparing for Severe Winter Weather,” I present to you all 29 posts.
How much is the right amount of ammo to stash for SHTF? Should you follow the motto, “Buy it cheap, stack it deep?” Or should you keep in mind all the other equipment you will be carrying during a bug-out situation? There is a happy middle between stashing away hundreds of thousands of rounds and none. But what is it? Read “Survival Ammunition: How Much Ammo do you Really Need for SHTF” to find out.