1. Talking to Your Family about Preparedness
    03 Aug, 2016
    Talking to Your Family about Preparedness
    The biggest preparedness challenge some of us will ever face is convincing our loved ones to get on board with our preparedness planning. We've all seen that look when you explain to a visiting realitive about why you have two years worth of food in buckets or why your teaching your children how to use a firearm. So whether it’s convincing your immediate family about the importance of prepping, or talking to extended family and friends about why they need to prepare, the conversation is
  2. Am I Dehydrated ?
    28 Jul, 2016
    Am I Dehydrated ?
    Especially during the heat of the summer, becoming dehydrated can happen quickly. A little known fact is you can dehydrated just as easy when it's cold outside. Most people may not even recognize it at first, so, how can you tell if you’re dehydrated? Here’s one simple way: Seriously, it’s accurate. Check the color of your urine. As a medic I have preached on this subject before, and I’m doing again for all of you because it's one that's dear to my heart. I
  3. Sixteen items to make the SHTF a little more comfortable
    22 Nov, 2016
    Sixteen items to make the SHTF a little more comfortable
    In the preparedness community we are all familiar with the term "bugging in".   To me, staying in your home for an extended period of time while waiting for the danger to pass makes good sense in most emergencies. Unless a situation is dire and I am forced to flee I simply cannot imagine leaving familiar surroundings for parts unknown unless necessary.  With this in mind, today I would like to share with you a list of items to include in an emergency comfort kit.  These are items that you
  4. A lesson in Medical Preparedness
    06 Oct, 2016
    A lesson in Medical Preparedness
    It had been a long day and a long drive up to the mountain. My wife and I had just started pitching our tent by lantern light when our friend came running to our site. She said "Bryan grab your bag there's an emergency, my neighbor just accidentally shot himself." I dropped what I was doing as we rushed to my truck to grab my trauma bag. I asked her what happened and she said that her neighbors wife called saying her husband had just shot himself and that's all she knew. Her husband, John told
  5. The Dangers of Sleep Deprivation
    29 Aug, 2016
    The Dangers of Sleep Deprivation
    Sleep deprivation merely put could be a condition where you do not receive enough sleep. Alot of us naturally believe we never get enough sleep, but sleep deprivation in the extreme can mean the difference between surviving and not in some situations. Poor sleeping habits aren’t an equivalent as being totally deprived of sleep however. Symptoms of Sleep Deprivation: Hallucinations Confusion Loss of memory Hand tremors Headaches Increases in blood pressure Elevated stress hormone levels Extreme
  6. Methods to Transport Water
    09 Aug, 2016
    Methods to Transport Water
    Wa​ter. You all know that water is among the very highest of priorities for survival. We know that we can only last a few days without it. The vast majority of us depend on flowing water from their local water department while others depend on their wells.  Since many of you are also preparing for a worst-case collapse scenario whereby the infrastructure may also collapse or be interrupted, one of your highest concerns should be a plan (and the methods) to move emergency water from an external
  7. The 5 D's to Protect Your Home During a Crisis
    29 Jul, 2015
    The 5 D's to Protect Your Home During a Crisis
    When it comes to home protection there are several things that will be effective whether you’re protecting against intruders under normal day to day circumstances or against looters under a larger scale crisis. However there are many aspects that would be much more ineffective in a larger scale crisis. In a previous article we touched on some of the basics of home protection against intruders under normal conditions.  However in this post we’ll focus more on recommendations for a larger scale