Prepping for Basic Emergency Sanitation

Proper sanitation during a disaster is a critical component of preparedness. Frequently, there are more deaths following a disaster due to poor sanitation, than lives lost in the initial event. The earthquake in Haiti is a classic example as it was followed by a horrific cholera outbreak which killed thousands of people and hospitalized hundreds …

How to Store Water for Emergency Preparedness

A top priority for emergency preparedness is water storage. Clean, safe drinking water is absolutely critical for survival. What is the best way to store water for emergencies? What containers are best for water storage? How do you treat water for long-term storage? These are each important questions to understand to ensure you have a …

5 Survival Features of a GPS – By John Lewis

There are many benefits to owning a Global Positioning System (GPS). This post will explore the 5 essential features I recommend when considering a GPS to use in emergency and survival situations. Be sure to look for these essential features when deciding which unit to purchase. Scouting Navigation Methods Emergency Signals External Antenna Sufficient Memory …

How to Safely Store Fuel for Emergencies

We are frequently asked what the best fuel is to use in an emergency and how to safely store it. Jonathan, an engineer by trade, once embarked on a quest to discover just how we could realistically store a year supply of fuel safely. We discovered by employing a few key principles and some basic …

UV Rays Save the Day—Disinfecting Water with the Sun

Sam Clear Drinking Water

The sun is amazing! Did you know that you can disinfect drinking water using sunshine and a transparent container? This little tidbit of knowledge just might save you from contracting a nasty water-borne illness. Join me and discover just how easy it is to disinfect water using solar water disinfection (SODIS). Start by using the …

Gotta Grow Garlic—4 Critical Reasons

Boys in the Garden - Growing Garlic

Garlic is a miracle plant no home should be without! Here are 4 reasons why you should not waste any time incorporating garlic into your landscape. #1 – Garlic is a medicinal powerhouse. It has proven antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiviral and antifungal properties. These medicinal properties will boost the immune system and improve health. Talk about …