72 Hour Pillars

Top level category for all eight pillars of preparedness.


How To Stay Warm in Winter Weather

Have you ever found yourself outside and realized you just didn’t dress properly for the weather you’re in?  This happens more than you might expect, in fact, an average of over 1300 deaths per year occur due to “excessive natural cold” exposure (that’s how the CDC describes it, seriously).  Here is a chart of the most recent data.

QuickStats: Number of Hypothermia-Related Deaths. CDC archives

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12 Days of Prepared-mas: Day 10

For those who like to spend extra money for overnight shipping, you might still have some online shopping days left – for the rest of us, today is really cutting it close and if you want your gifts to be in the stocking or under the tree, I would suggest going local from here on out.

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12 Days of Prepared-mas: Day 9

Only 7 shopping days left until Christmas!  Our first eight 72 Hour Kit stuffers have got you off to a good start with a wonderful variety of items for anyone’s bugout bag or get home bag.

gerbertoolToday we are suggesting one of the most versatile items every 72 Hour Kit should have – the Multi-tool.  There are a few features read more


12 Days of Prepared-mas: Day 8

Here is a handy little item that every 72 Hour Kit needs.  A simple fire starter can save lives.  When you are in the elements remember first to figure out shelter, then water, then food.  Staying warm will keep you alive.  What better way to stay warm than building a fire?  Having the tools and skill to find proper fire … read more


12 Days of Prepared-mas: Day 5

Okay moms and dads, this one will keep your young one busy for hours, maybe even days.  I know my youngest can work  through an entire Saturday if allowed.

Paracord – this extremely versatile product comes in premade designs and colors, and often you can find keychains, lanyards, bracelets, necklaces and more.  Have a favorite sports team or social cause? read more


12 Days of Prepared-mas: Day 6

I feel like a kid in a candy store when I have the chance to pour over the many preparedness items available today.  The internet and other modern technologies make research, shopping, and finding great products easier than ever.

I might have a flashlight problem.  A recent inventory of just the main living areas of my home revealed that I … read more


12 Days of Prepared-mas: Day 3

ddg_searchAre you excited for day 3 of Prepared-mas? I am!  Let’s keep this short and sweet: open your browser and search engine of choice and type “Credit Card Tool” – or you can just click on that picture on the left. 🙂 

Enjoy your shopping experience!  see you tomorrow for our next suggestion.

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