72 Hour Pillars

Top level category for all eight pillars of preparedness.


12 Days of Prepared-mas: Day 4

Alright folks, the big day is just around the corner – only 11 shopping days until Christmas.  These stocking stuffers are sure to please the prepper in your life, and if you are not a prepper yet, this might be the exercise that gets you serious about becoming better prepared.

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12 Days of Prepared-mas : Day 1 1

Holiday gift shopping is stressful, especially when you are trying to stuff that stocking with something cool and usable.  Never fear! We have put together 12 days of stocking stuffer ideas to help you out.  These prepper items are not only great gift ideas, they are also very useful and a good addition to your 72 Hour Kit, Get read more


NPM19 Flooding happens in a Flash

Some flooding information from FEMA

Floods are one of the most common hazards in the U.S. They can be local, impacting a neighborhood or very large, affecting multiple states. Thousands of residents in Boulder, CO and nearby towns were recently forced to evacuate after days of heavy rainfall caused mudslides and flash floods. If a flood is developing in your … read more


NPM18 Spread the Word

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

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NPM16 Cars Need Love Too

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

car maintenance

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 Have you Gone NUTS? 1

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.

cashew nuts

cashew nuts

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