72 Hour Pillars

Top level category for all eight pillars of preparedness.


NPM21 – Beans N Rice are Nice   Recently updated !

You guessed it.  Today’s Step to Prep is an easy one.  Stock up a little extra beans and rice.  I don’t have much luck with dry beans.  I understand dry beans last longer than prepared beans, but to be honest I much prefer canned, pre-made beans.  You can certainly save money with dry beans too, so if you are … read more


NPM19 – Friendly Neighborhood Hero

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Chances are, if you are reading this article, you already have an interest in preparing for inevitable events.  You may have used the event risk analysis worksheet, the 72 Hour Kit checklist, and the Family Emergency Plan worksheet with ICE cards.

The Step To Prep I have for you today is … read more


NPM18 – Challenge Day #2   Recently updated !

Okay, you made it this far, time for another challenge!

Look around your home or office – do you see potential fire?  What would you do if a fire breaks out?

Today’s challenge is this:

  • Identify potential sources of fire (electrical, fuel, combustible material, etc.)
  • Locate all fire extinguishers in your home or office, know the type of fire the
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NPM17 – The Nutty Prepper   Recently updated !

NUTS. I have been doing research on “survival food” for some time, trying to find the perfect thing for the 72 hour kit and after much deliberation I have concluded that calories do indeed count and NUTS have calories. While there my not be a “Perfect” solution to the emergency food ration, nuts come pretty close for me.

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cashew nuts

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NPM16 – Your Car – Your Freedom   Recently updated !

Cars, cars, cars, everywhere cars. How do you get where you are going? Home, work, school, church, family activities, grocery shopping, and more….

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Spouses learn basic auto maintenance and emergency care at the 3rd Brigade Combat Team’s spouse retreat.
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Our daily lives are intertwined with our automobile, and most folks like it that way. So this brings

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NPM15 – Change for the Better   Recently updated !

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Today marks step 15 in our National Preparedness Month daily Steps to Prep.  I hope you are enjoying these timely tips for becoming a little more prepared to face life’s curve balls.  Our topic today is from the Financial Pillar, and it’s all about change.

Does anyone use hard currency any more?  Funny story – … read more


NPM14 – War and Peace   Recently updated !

Tensions seem to be running high in America.  Every group shouts names and slurs about other groups shouting names and slurs.  Can peace exist?  Can you foster peace? and are you prepared should the chance for peach slip through your fingers?

I was reading a work by the late Dr. Glenn Morris last night when I … read more


NPM13 – Do You Know What You Have?

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How would you replace all the items you care about should your loose your home to a flood, fire, tornado, earthquake, or other disaster? Sure you have insurance. How will you tell the insurance company your long list of heirlooms? will you remember everything?

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Today’s “Step-to-Prep” is submitted by our good

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NPM12 – Water, Water, Everywhere

While many of our southern friends are dealing with too much water from #Harvey and #Irma, we don’t ever want to forget the importance of proper hydration.

waterfallYour body, like the Earth, consists of mostly water. A widely accepted fact is that most folks cannot live much longer than 2 days without water. The experts generally recommend for the average … read more