Fast-track your preparedness with a trailer

There is always concern as to whether or not a disaster or crisis will bring about the need to decide to either stay in place or leave to go somewhere else; the classic bug-in vs. bug-out scenario. Once the decision is made to leave, a number of steps have to be completed before all the doors on the vehicle close and it pulls out of the driveway.

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Disaster intelligence for emergency preparedness

Actionable intelligence (intel) in the midst of disaster can be the difference between making the better or the worse choice in a difficult situation. The primary focus of disaster intelligence should be to gather information pre-disaster about options and courses of potential action before disaster hits.

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Survive later by gardening now

If you plan on providing your own food during difficult times, it is vital to start gardening now so that your skills will be sharp and food available when you need it. It’s also prudent to grow things now so that you know what will successfully grow and your time is not wasted later trying to grow something that isn’t going to work out.

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The big list of survival and homesteading tools

I love lists for survival and homesteading. It makes it easy to check things off as you acquire them. One of the areas of preparedness that I often see overlooked are the tools that are needed to create and maintain a retreat or homestead so I thought I would put together the big list of survival and homesteading tools.

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8 character traits and skills that are hard to find during a crisis

The key to surviving any crisis is to have the right people in place and to be well away from the wrong people. The question is, who are the right people, how do we identify them, and, how do we examine ourselves and determine if we are ready or unready? Here are 8 traits and skills that are essential to have during a crisis.

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Foreign hackers are attacking the U.S. power grid with regularity

A collapse of the electrical grid is a real and present danger. A security researcher recently trying to find the hackers responsible for stealing a university’s housing files in California discovered that cyberattacks had already been waged on the networks operating the U.S. power grid.

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