A natural disaster can bring a brutal aftermath and people often get caught unprepared. Damaged water mains and downed power lines are often common results of Mother Nature’s fury. The lack of proper sanitation requires your immediate attention and resolution. Stockpiling the following supplies will make your life easier when having to deal with the proverbial brown stuff that will eventually hit the fan.
We often let our imagination run wild and we put ourselves in all sorts of hypothetical scenarios. As preppers, a little skepticism may help us push forward with our prepping plans and keep us alive if SHTF. However, an excess of imagination can do more harm than good. Here is how we can keep a productive balance between being cautious and paranoid.
Every time a big storm is predicted, you see people panicking and ransacking regional stores. These are the same people that call folks like you and me “odd”. They think we exaggerate with our prepping plans and we won’t need all the things we stockpile. Before a natural disaster, the following things will disappear faster than anyone can predict and here is what you should be getting.
When there’s wreckage everywhere and you hear cries for help, you will need to act and act fast. To handle the aftermath of a disaster you need to make sure you have the proper tools to get to work. Building a disaster tool kit is the clever way to go and here is why.
Regardless how well-prepared you are and how you assume a SHTF scenario will unfold, food will still become a problem as things develop. If the crisis is not a short-term one, you will have to learn how to obtain food one way or another. Both Mother Nature and the remaining traces of civilization will have something to offer if you know where to look for.
Zip ties help in times of emergencies and are a great addition to any survival kit. Anytime you go out camping or fishing or hiking up the mountains take your survival kit along. Choose ties made of plastic as they are very cheap. These tiny tools will occupy a very small space in your kit but will come in very handy if need be.
Whether you believe in climate change or not (there are many out there who don’t), you and your family will have to deal with natural phenomena at one point in your lives. One of those phenomena is drought, which is defined simply as the absence or lack of water for an extended period of time, at a place and to an extent where it is considered abnormal.
So you want to build a log cabin? Who can blame you! This is a dream of many homesteaders and off-gridders, and for many it remains just that – a dream. But for you, it doesn’t have to. Handcrafted log cabins are one of the most beautiful rustic looking homes, especially in today’s age where everything is replicated and mass produced.
Whether you’ve been at college for a couple of years or you’re just starting out in this new era of your life, many students are still caught up in the excitement of being at this stage in their life. If you’re one of the vast majority of students that has moved away from home to be at your chosen educational facility, home can feel like a very long way away.
Active shooting situations are on the rise, a report from the government shows a massive increase since early 2000, happening in over 40 states. One of the scariest parts of these attacks is that there is no warning before they happen, so the only safety measure is preparation, both physically and mentally.
Nothing beats the thrill of going on a road trip and camping in the wilderness. The excitement you get from the great outdoors, the nature surrounding you, new experiences gained and the journey itself are all unbeatable experiences.
It is biting cold and you notice that your firewood reserve would not last another day or the firewood pieces you collected are too large for your fireplace. This means you will need to prepare more firewood to keep you and your loved ones warm during the cold day. The best way to prepare such firewood is to use a splitting maul.
As I have always stated, food is typically not my top priority in a survival situation. However, if you are going to go after food, you will eventually want protein. There are several ways in which you can acquire protein but many are risky or calorie-burning activities.Trapping is one way you can set and forget to collect animal protein.