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Water For Survival [the essential guide for preppers]

In Preparedness by M.D. Creekmore

Without the threat of severe weather or the need for immediate emergency medical care, potable water will be your first concern following any type of disaster. I always advise my consulting clients to strive for at least three independent sources of water for cooking and drinking. For example, stored water, a water well, and a rainwater collection system. I cannot …

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How Do You Handle Emergency Food Storage?

In Preparedness by M.D. Creekmore

by Moira M As I write this, we are in the middle of Winter Storm Jonas. There is 13″ of snow in the yard and the closest paved road is five miles away. I haven’t been off the property in five days and did not make a trip to the store to stock up for this storm. Doom and gloom …

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How Long Does Canned Food Last?

In Preparedness by M.D. Creekmore

As a general rule store-bought canned foods can remain edible for several years past the listed expiration date on the can, however, canned foods that are eaten past the listed expiration date may not have the full nutritional value as the same foods that are eaten before the given expiration date on the can.

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Approaching Food Storage with Skillet Stretchers

In Preparedness by M.D. Creekmore

by Denise H When I first started my food storage and rotation, I was overwhelmed by the sheer amount of food necessary to feed an average family of four for an extended time. I took the yearly plan, broke it down, and then multiplied it by the numbers of persons who would likely be on my doorstep. Let’s think for a …

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Concealment Strategies Against Social Unrest, Theft, or Confiscation

In Preparedness, Security by M.D. Creekmore

It is wise to prepare to conceal your supplies from the government as well as from desperate people who may turn to looting and theft in order to survive.

In this article, I’m going to talk about strategies for concealment rather than specific designs—which have to be customized to each specific situation, and shouldn’t be published anyway, lest they become compromised.

Remember too that you must be prepared to secure people as well as your supplies.  Social unrest and even government may be a threat to your person as well, and your supplies won’t do you any good if you are dead.   A well designed safe room can provide for both protection of people and your essential supplies if they have temporary living facilities included for an emergency where you may need to get out of harm’s way.

U.S. Nuclear Target Map (Do You Live In a Death Zone?)

A few days ago I was doing research on nuclear war, world war 3, and potential nuclear targets and safe distances from those target sites when I came across the NUKEMAP. The U.S. nuclear target map is an interesting and unique program unlike other nuclear target maps because it lets you pick the target and what size nuclear device that …

How to Make a Faraday Cage (An Easy Illustrated Guide)

by Dr. Arthur Bradley There is a great deal of confusion about DIY Faraday cages and Faraday Boxes. Not only about how to build them, but also what they actually protect against. In this article, Dr. Arthur Bradley, author of Disaster Preparedness for EMP Attacks and Solar Storms, answers a few basic questions and perhaps debunks a few myths. What is …

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The Best Survival Foods to Buy at The Grocery Store

In Preparedness by M.D. Creekmore

Over the years I’ve consulted with many clients through my consulting business who know that they should stock up on food, water, and other needed gear but they’ve become so overwhelmed with all the “prepper foods” and “prepper gear” suggestions that are being promoted on nearly every survival blog and prepper website that they don’t know where to start – …

How To Prepare Your Family For Power Grid Failure [The Definitive Guide]

This article is one that I wrote way back when I lived in a travel trailer and started this site… The information is good so I wanted to share it with the readers who missed it the first time… Extended power outages are a real possibility after a serious hurricane, winter storm or even the result of a terrorist attack …