The whole point of a 72 Hour Kit in the form of a “bug out bag” or “to go kit” is to be able to grab your pack at a moments notice and be off to some predetermined place that is more suitable to survival than your current location. While sheltering in place at home is often the best bet, … read more
As we cover the next 11 days, I will start with those things that might take a bit of time to locate and ship to your home, working toward … read more
Unfortunately predators exist in our society, just like in the wild, these predators seek the weak and isolated to make the catch easier. When you are fighting for your life, keeping your family fed and safe in the face of disaster or emergency, you want to be sure you are not a… read more
What are you planning for? Often times we think planning is the same as doing, and when it comes to preparedness many folks tend to only focus on one area or Pillar of Preparedness without even realizing there are other areas that need attention.
I was reading a work by the late Dr. Glenn Morris last night when I came across one of my favorite passages from the Chinese classic, Tao Te Ching (The Way and Virtue). A portion of chapter 31 from the Gia-fu Feng and Jane English translation states the following:
“Weapons are instruments of fear; they are … read more
If you live in a multi-level residence or an upper level apartment, you have no doubt spent some time mapping out your family’s fire escape plan. Often the easiest way out of a midnight fire is through the bedroom window. Fire escape ladders are usually a safer bet than jumping. I have a good friend who experienced an apartment complex … read more
It doesn’t matter whether you are Baptist, Buddhist, Catholic, Atheist, Muslim, LDS, Pastafarian, or something else… your beliefs are very important to you. They color and guide every aspect of your life despite the level of importance that you may ascribe to them now.
In an unexpected, or unplanned situation most folks will turn immediately to their core values and … read more
ICE stands for In Case of Emergency. Most new mobile phones have this contact title pre-programmed so please fill in the appropriate number for your emergency contact, and if you don’t have this contact programmed in your phone, you should create one! Do it today. Emergency personnel look for the ICE contact in phones as a matter of routine.
As … read more
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