Energy

Dealing with making warmth or light. Solar, wind, hydro, batteries, wood, gas, propane, etc.


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 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


NPM3 Generator Safety

When faced with a power outage, or when using a generator for remote power, be sure to stay safe.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) offers the following cautions on the use of gas-powered generators and other tools:

By U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John Yoder [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Shock and Electrocution

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72 Hour Kit Essentials 5

72 Hour kit – to-go-bag, bug-out-bag, grab bag, ready bag … a bag by any other name is still your bag, baby!

The focus of your 72 hour kit, along with your 72 hour plan is straight forward:To provide for your needs for three days. Not very long, and certainly not the end-all-be-all of your preparedness planning, the … read more