How to build Bug out Bags for the family

What Is a Bugout Bag?

Ever since National Geographic’s show Doomsday Preppers went mainstream, it seems that everyone is asking me “what is a bugout bag?” A bugout bag contains the supplies you need to be away from your home for a few days in case you have to evacuate quickly. This scenario might seem hard to imagine, but when Hurricane Sandy hit the New York area, many residents of areas that had been flooded were given only 5 minutes to enter their homes, grab some things, and leave.

Personal Self Reliance

At one time or another most people will have a personal situation that will cause them to think about the need for emergency preparedness and to have a desire to be more self-reliant. For me, this situation came soon after I took a new job and moved my family.

Creating a Family Disaster Plan

Are you ready for a Disaster? Where will you and your family members be when disaster strikes? How will you find each other? These are the many questions you need to have in order so when disaster strikes you will be ready.

What Does SHTF Stand For?

National Geographic’s show Doomsday Preppers has really popularized the concept of “Prepping” and terms like SHTF. So what does SHTF stand for and what does it have with a “doomsday” scenario. SHTF stands for the phrase “Sh-t Hits the Fan” and refers to many scenarios depending upon who is using the term.

3 Ways to Prepare for an Economic Collapse

With the economy ever more fragile and the debt spiralling out of control, the possibility of a major financial crisis hitting America is greater than ever before. So let’s look at 3 ways to prepare for an economic collapse so that you can take some steps to gaining peace of mind. Step 1 to Prepare for an Economic Collapse It is wise to prepare for the banks being closed for a number of days and ATMs and credit cards not working.

How To Prepare For an Economic Collapse

As a survival expert, I am frequently asked how to prepare for an economic collapse. Our economy is more and more fragile and globally things are looking pretty bad, so there is naturally more concern about an economic collapse.

What Is Meant by the Term “Prepper?”

With the increasing popularity of National Geographic’s show “Doomsday Preppers” it seems that everyone has an idea of what a “Prepper” is and most of the ideas are a bit exaggerated. The fact is that a prepper is anyone who takes steps to be prepared for any number of disaster scenarios from a nuclear attack to a power outage caused by a storm. Most of our grandparents would fit the definition of a prepper by this standard, since most of our grandparents lived through the Great Depression and knew what it was like to see…

Bug Out Bag Essentials

Are prepared for disaster? You may have heard about bug out bags, but do you have the essentials for survival?

Prepping With Gold or Silver

Should people purchase gold or silver for a possible economic collapse? Is gold or silver a wise investment? Which is more likely to be used in a post-collapse economy, gold or silver?

What Is a Doomsday Prepper?

With more attention being paid to the prepping movement thanks to shows like National Geographic’s Doomsday Preppers, many people ask me if all preppers are so radical. The short answer is that all preppers (as if I can speak for all of them) would be so radical if they had the time and money! Our Grandparents Were Preppers!

Are You Aware of Disaster Relief Tents?

In case the appropriate tools and equipment needed to rescue people are not available, the risks and death tolls associated with a natural disaster grow exponentially. Water, medical facilities, food and shelter are some of the basic needs that need to be provided after a man made or natural disaster. Arrangements for water and food have to be made and while the victims wait for this, it is important to ensure shelter is provided.

Economic Collapse: The First Thing You Need to Do To Survive

You don’t have to be a Prepper or a Survivalist to be worried about an economic collapse these days. An increasing number of people who have never considered themselves “paranoid” or “doom and gloomers” are realizing that something big is about to happen, and it won’t be good. So how do we prepare?

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