emergency-essentials

How to Stop Pipes from Freezing
November 16, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites You’ve acquired your dream homestead. But do you know how to stop pipes from freezing and keep your dream from becoming a winter nightmare? Freezing pipes are …

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Fire Evacuation Procedures: Do You Have a Plan?
September 12, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites Our recent fires in the state of Washington have been a lesson in preparing fire evacuation procedures. The fires swooped in so fast that there was little …

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A Guide to the Best Survival Foods
September 10, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites Emergency survival and preparation is a hot topic right now. You’ll find many articles online regarding what foods should be on your survival items list. Some are better …

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What Size Generator Do I Need for My Farm, Ranch or Off-Grid Home?
July 28, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites When most people think of Connecticut they envision a state covered in pavement and cramped little houses stacked on top of one another, but nothing could be …

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Emergency Preparedness Plan Ideas

Add to Favorites By Jim Cobb A disaster can occur at any time. Having an emergency preparedness plan ahead of time could make a difference in your survival. After the …

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Knowledge of Snake Bite First Aid Can Save Lives
March 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites Are snakes one of those things you’re afraid of? I can’t help but think of an old country song “I Don’t Like Spiders and Snakes….” That’s the …

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What Should be in an EDC Bag?
March 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites Every Day Carry or EDC bags are about prepping on the smallest scale. You’re more likely to use what’s inside this kit than your food storage or …

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Facts about Floods and Surviving Them
March 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites Tornados, hurricanes and earthquakes come on fast and strong. But floods can be just as devastating. Learning facts about floods before they happen can save your life, …

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Justifying Extreme Survival Supply Lists and Toilet Paper
March 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites I watched a preppers show where a man used methane from his own poop to cook his food. It made me reconsider my own survival supply list. …

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A Complete Bug Out Bag List
March 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites Some call it a 72-hour kit; others call it a get home bag. List what you need for three days, pack it in a portable container, and …

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How to Make Homemade Firestarters, Candles and Matches

Add to Favorites By Bob Schrader – Imagine it’s been raining and your campsite is drenched. The matches got damp and you need to start a campfire to warm up and …

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Get Home Bag List: A Vital Component of Readiness

For most people, home is where you will want to be during a crisis. That’s where you have the bulk of your emergency essentials and where you’ll find the assistance and support of your family and possibly your neighbors

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Stocking Your Food Pantry with Emergency Essentials

Add to Favorites By Nancy Farris – When planning your emergency food pantry, you should first ask yourself two questions: If an emergency occurs, what are the things I will …

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Water: The Most Important Emergency Essential

Add to Favorites By Lauren Clark – When people discuss emergency essentials and preparedness, many think of food storage first. Water is usually an afterthought, if a thought at all. However, water …

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Add Kerosene Lanterns to Your Off The Grid Living Supplies

Add to Favorites By Jack Chapis If you’re like me, then you are proud to be part of your homestead heritage. I use oil lamps because of the soft nature of …

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