This post is dedicated to those that struggled during the coronavirus outbreak from lack of food and supplies. Becoming a prepper may be on their minds. I offer some simple advice, a few resources and basic guidance to becoming a prepper.
This article is about OUR medication preps and how well we've stocked up on those vital necessities. I won't go into alternative medicines or offer any medical advice. Medication Preps - In this series, "Early Prepping Lessons From The Coronavirus", I am documenting what has worked and where I have fallen short on our preps. Once we've survived this vicious worldwide pandemic, we should be able to look back and strengthen our preparations for the next disaster.
In this post I'll address the shortcomings I’ve found in my own preps up to this point. This will be a multi-part article and for part one I will address water preps. Specifically, water prep failures on my part.
In this post, I compare two of the more popular survival water filter options for your bugout, get home and other survival bags. Those two filters are the Sawyer Products Mini Water Filtration System and the LifeStraw Personal Water Filter. These are the two water filters I have the most experience with and seem to be the most popular within the survival community. (more…)
Do you have your winter car emergency kit squared away? Part of survival might be just getting home from work or the grocery store. Or it might mean getting your car rolling from the side of the road, pulled from a ditch, or just getting your car with a dead battery started – without relying on a roadside assistance membership. Can we say self-reliance? That’s what this article and video are all about. I’m going to cover the basics that I have set-up for my winter car emergency kit. (more…)
This post and video is my honest gear review on one of my first tactical backpacks – the Paratus 3 Day Operator’s Pack by 3V Gear. I took the pack out on a little weekend adventure and decided to record a quick gear review video for you while I was enjoying the trail. (more…)
I’ve been blogging for 14 years so I know what I want to achieve when I write a blog post. I failed miserably with this one. The Prepping Dilemma.
You see, there’s no solution here. Nothing I can teach. In fact, I doubt this article will help you at all. How’s that for marketing? 🙂
I wrote this post for myself.
I debated for weeks whether or not to even publish this. It’s too long. It’s full of questions and has no concrete answers. I did zero SEO (Fellow bloggers that know what that means) and don’t even have a keyword or phrase to focus on. No, it was just me typing away trying to get my mind to wrap around a huge dilemma that’s been bothering me for years. (more…)
How does posting survival gear I didn’t need and shouldn’t have bought help you? I’m hoping by posting a few of my mistakes, you might benefit by finding a more direct route to preparedness and self-sufficiency.
Jumping in blind and head first caused an expensive set-back on several levels. Sharing some of those setbacks every now and then just might help you. That is why I’m sharing the survival gear I didn’t need. (more…)
Building survival kits can be fun and they can save lives too. Or, they may fall short, right?
We cannot predict, with any degree of certainty, what types of emergencies and disasters we might have to deal with. What we can do, and should do, is be as prepared as we can.
Survival Kits Come in Every Size
I don’t know about your home, but here in the Hawkins’ residence, you can barely walk across the room without tripping over some type of survival gear. (more…)