Emergency and Disaster Prepping
Do you know the important role a survival blanket plays in your disaster preparedness plans? Do you have the right blanket for your climate and lifestyle? Learn about the types of survival blankets and how to use them and when to use them.
When we talk about preparedness or survival skills, we sometimes say that we’re “being a good scout”, implying that we’re being a good boy scout. But let me lay something on you that you may not have considered – is it possible that we can learn survival skills from girl scouts as well?
What would happen if you suddenly had to give up coffee starting tomorrow morning?
That’s not a question many of us want to answer — talk about zombie-ville. Without the jump-start of our compulsory morning coffee, many of us could easily be mistaken for the walking dead.
So, are you prepared to make coffee without a cord? If not, I suggest setting up your coffee-making world to include an off-the-grid coffee maker. Do it today so that should the worst-case scenario indeed come to pass – or even a far-from-worst-case-but-totally-normal hurricane, snowstorm, or blackout – you’ll be able to move into an electricity-free world with ease.
One of the best things you can do to prepare for any emergency is to become self-sufficient. A small garden, solar energy, and simple animal husbandry are great ways to get started with being self-sufficient. One of the best ways to become self-sufficient is by raising chickens. But raising chickens starts off with building a chicken coop – which can be a daunting experience for the uninitiated future chicken keepers. Not to worry, we’ve got you covered: here’s our primer on how to choose a chicken coop that you can build yourself easily and for the least expense possible.
Are you able to sustain your family on your own garden? If so, then this post may not be for you.
But if you are concerned that you may not be able to grow enough food to happily feed your family, please take time to get to know a farmer. Building a personal relationship with a farmer will help you become more food secure both now and in the long run. And I don’t mean kissing a farmer’s butt – but rather, show them your appreciation in a real way. Farmers work very hard for little return, and they keep us all well-fed with beautiful food.
We are lucky to have them.