Are you still prepping?

Are you still prepping?

Monday, January 23, 2017


Bryan Hempel


  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. So you decided to wait until the last moment
    05 Feb, 2019
    So you decided to wait until the last moment
    While disasters like industrial accidents, earthquakes, and terror attacks are hard to predict, many disasters tend to come with at least a little bit of warning. Things like hurricanes, winter storms, and even wars or social unrest usually will come with some sort of warning associated with the crisis. If you know you are about to face an emergency situation, you need to act quickly. Most of the country is ill-prepared for even small-scale disasters and will be panicking once the crisis hits.
  3. The First 60 Minutes
    10 Apr, 2018
    The First 60 Minutes
    There is a lot of speculation on when a Major SHTF is gonna happen and what its gonna be. I personally believe planning for the big one is smart, but we are more likely to be caught up in a smaller event so I plan for those. I'm gonna share with you the things I believe you should do in the first sixty minutes of any SHTF.  In this first sixty minutes things you do and do not do will have a profound effect on your chances of a decent survival outcome.  What will you do in the first 60 minutes of
  4. To Stitch or Not to Stitch that is the question
    17 May, 2017
    To Stitch or Not to Stitch that is the question
    One of many questions I've been asked as a medic by friends is, Hey Doc do you think it needs stitches? After they've inflicted bodily harm to themselves usually after the statement "Hold my beer and watch this boys". Ive had this question asked by phone, by text, and even Facebook messenger and at all times of day. So to save myself lost sleep and serve my fellow man I'm gonna answer this question for all who might be wondering .  SO DO I NEED STITCHES? It is CRITICAL to determine if your
  5. The types of preppers you want to avoid
    21 Apr, 2017
    The types of preppers you want to avoid
    First off forget the lone wolf mentality, no one is going to survive a SHTF on their own. The best way to prepare for disaster and survival is to build a community for strength in numbers.  This is why a lot of people are being proactive and joining survival communities.  Aside from strengthening our resources and security together, there is also a lot to learn from other preppers. However, there are some types of preppers who won’t just drive you crazy, but could put your life at risk. We've
  6. Leadership: Turning a group into a Team
    15 Dec, 2016
    Leadership: Turning a group into a Team
    As a prepper, you have to understand that you are a leader. It doesn’t matter if you’re old or young or if you’re surrounded by family or strangers, YOU are the one who has the knowledge and responsibility to guide others. Truthfully, being a leader is a hundred times harder than being a loner. You might be able to survive on your own for months, but not everyone can. You might be able to walk all day without rest, but not everyone has the same stamina. If you want to be a real leader, you will
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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