The Practical Prepper and Ricocheting

I finally found it. I'm going to let you into my brain just a little, but be careful because things tend to ricochet around in there quite a bit.  I read a lot, mostly non-fiction,  and so my brain is quite the repository of random bits of knowledge.   Sometimes it's organized and other times there is no rhyme or reason to how all those bits are filed. If you've read my blog for any amount … [Read more...]

Earthquake in 3 weeks, are you ready?

No no no...I'm not predicting anything.  I  pray that we NEVER have another earthquake anywhere but I know that is not realistic.  Instead I'll start praying that I can do the things that will help my family be safer when it does happen. The fact is; Many of us live in Earthquake country.  Personally I live very close to faults that are overdue for the BIG ONE.  Moving is not an option so I get … [Read more...]

How to Survive in Extreme Cold and Live to Tell about it.

Two adults and 4 small children are alive today because once they found themselves in a survival situation, they did everything right. This past week, Two adults, two of their own children and a niece and nephew were out for a day of playing in the snow. What they didn't know was that they'd be spending the night in sub-zero temps, down to 20 below, two nights actually. They are alive today … [Read more...]

Holiday Gift Ideas to Help You Get Ready

Disclosure: Many of the links in this article are affiliate links and if you purchase, I receive a small portion of that sale...at no additional cost to you.  Please know that I own and use each of these products and wouldn't highlight them here if I didn't love them. Those of us who want to get ready for anything and become a little more self-reliant can sometimes be hard to buy for.  We tend … [Read more...]

Taking the chill out of winter, How to stay warm without power

Adorable Photo Credit Brrrrrr....No one likes to be cold.  Most of the time we go from a warm house to a warm garage to a warm office, etc.  Warmth is all around us and we expect that.  But what if it wasn't that way?  What if there was no power to warm those places?  Then what? Our bodies are wonderful creations, they are warming factories and usually do a very good job.  We can do our part … [Read more...]

12 ways to prepare for a storm (and a giveaway)

  If you've been watching the news in the last little bit, you'll know that there is a BIG NASTY storm headed to the East Coast of the US.   I know what you're probably thinking, "Phew, I live in the West (South, Europe, insert non-east coast location here) and I don't have to worry about that." I would venture a guess, however, that you probably know someone in the storm's path that … [Read more...]