Preparedness

17 Aug 2015 by filed in Preparedness
 Over the weekend I received a message from one of our readers.  As usual, I will not share the name of the writer nor specific details about their location, but I felt strongly that this would be a great opportunity to remind us all of a couple of very important aspects of living a peaceful life of preparedness.  Her message was as follows: “Aug 13th, 12:59pm   There were horrible storms in our area yesterday. Winds clocked at about 75 mph, rain and lots of thunder and lightning. I try to be...
08 Jul 2015 by filed in Preparedness
Ah... a cross-country move.  Such a joy, especially with 4 dogs in tow.  But, there's always some humor if one is paying attention. For me, I got a hefty dose of it from those who helped me load the moving truck in Utah and from those who helped me unload it in Ohio.  Just a quick FYI, It's common in my religion for people to help other people move. There are usually just a couple of church leaders that one can call to alert to one's arrival in a new area, and sure as sunshine you can expect...
72 Hour Kit Rolling Backpack
07 Apr 2015 by filed in Preparedness
As promised here is the list of my recommended 72 hour kit supplies. Mind you, this isn’t the minimalistic 72 hour kit. This is the “rolling” one. By all means, if you have something to add to the list or have questions as to why a particular item is on the list, simply leave a comment. Basic 72-hour Emergency Kit (*This is a list of ONLY the Basics) Clothing Leather gloves Shirt, pants, socks and shoes PVC poncho with hood Bandana Hat Sweat pants and top or other light workout suit Defense...
There are no victims, only volunteers
19 Mar 2015 by filed in Preparedness
Let’s face it. Even when we’ve had our car broken into and find nothing missing, it’s still very disturbing emotionally. It haunts us that some complete stranger was rummaging around in our world without any sense of decency that we’ve come to expect in our little world, even if it’s naively so.  This type of experience causes us even the most stalwart soul to feel violated somehow. And the vulnerability of it all lingers with us for a very long time. More than 25 years ago my old beater of a...
04 Mar 2015 by filed in Preparedness
This week we'll be sending out our first official issue of the Preparedness Pro Newsletter. Each issue will be packed with something to learn regarding each of the 10 Principles of Preparedness PLUS this is the ONLY place where you'll be able to get some of the best of recipes by The Preparedness Pro! So if you haven't subscribed to our free newsletter yet, be sure you do so ASAP so you don't miss out on this month's issue. Archive issues will not be available for free, so take advantage of...
18 Feb 2015 by filed in Preparedness
And we’re back!   There’s been a flurry of activity behind the sabbatical at Preparedness Pro so that I could move it forward to what I really, really wanted it to be. And today I’m going to share with you the results thereof because chances are, if you’re reading this, then that activity will indeed impact you, and very soon too, I suspect.   Over the past several months I’ve been putting a major undertaking into play.  I’ve sorted through 15 years of belongings, including massive amounts of...
fun games for the family, friends, and community
21 Oct 2014 by filed in Preparedness
In part 1 of this series about strengthening the bonds of your family and friends and your community through fun activities, I shared one game with you along with laying out a case for being mindful of such preparations. Today I’m going to share two other activities with you that I’m SURE you’re going to love.   This first game/activity didn’t actually come from my mom, rather I learned it in the Philippines when I served there on a welfare mission and I confess, I LOVED playing it.  I them...
Rambo
26 Sep 2014 by filed in Preparedness
Preparedness is not about being a hermit, or a Rambo-like survivalist.  And there might not be much time left for you to get one of your most critical assets in place--Your Community.   There’s a component of preparedness that I fear most preppers omit, either because they don’t understand the value or they refuse to understand the value.  And that’s the COMMUNITY.   While the headlines have been full of plenty of reasons to remain somewhat private about the extent of one’s preparedness...
bug-out-bag
20 Sep 2014 by filed in Preparedness
Awesome Projects for Preppers--by Guest Contributor Matt Stevens While there are a lot of people whose prepping starts and stops with stockpiling supplies, there are many others who make it a lifestyle. These people ultimately end up much better prepared, because they look beyond just having food and water and make or buy things to take care of any eventuality. With the high cost of buying prepping equipment and supplies, more and more have taken to making their own.   In pretty much all of...
04 Sep 2014 by filed in Preparedness
One of the fundamentals for being prepared for all that life throws at us is having what we really need, when we really need it--and having a back-up.  I accomplish a lifestyle of Panic Free Preparedness by living by the Rule of Three.   The Rule of 3, is the ultimate expression of one “preparing for the worst”. As I learned it, the Rule of 3 comes from a military training message: “3 is 2, 2 is 1, and 1 is none”, and boy howdy can I attest to that being the truth! What does it mean “1 is none...
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