I originally posted this review in March of 2012. We’ve recently pulled this book out and started going through it again, mainly because it has a lot… Read more “Book Review: When All Hell Breaks Loose: Stuff You Need To Survive When Disaster Strikes”
Tornado season is here, and if you live in Tornado Alley like I do, that means it’s time to make sure your storm preps are ready. We… Read more “Our Tornado Closet”
I’ve been a work-at-home freelancer for the last three years, and in that time I’ve developed a pretty bad habit: most days I rarely bother to get… Read more “Easy Survival Prep: Get Dressed”
1999 was a strange year. Nostradamus’s famed prophecy that the world would end at the end of the last century seemed like it might have some kind… Read more “Why We’re Preparing For Survival”
Right now I smell like smoke and, as my husband keeps pointing out, I need to take a shower. That’s because I just came back from an… Read more “The Bear Grylls Survival Knife and Adventures In Fire Making”
Happy new year, fellow preppers! At least, here’s hoping that it’s happy and all of our concern about the economy, et al, fails to pan out. A… Read more “Preparedness Goals for 2012”
This is not coming from a survival expert or a seasoned prepper. I myself am barely more than a beginner. Of course, living in Oklahoma, land of… Read more “Disaster Preparedness For Beginners”
The world is a scary place, and so is Oklahoma. Living in Tornado Alley, you learn early on to be ready to take cover at a moment’s notice. Most people around here have their hidey-holes prepped with weather radios, flashlights and batteries and enough food and water and clothes to get them by if their home gets blown away.
Even so, I always took it for granted that if something happened, we’d get by. If I was ready to weather a tornado, then I guess I thought I was ready for anything. Then, in 2007, we had a devastating winter ice storm that blacked out a large portion of the state and left thousands of people stranded with no power, many for as long as several weeks. A lot of people died during that ordeal simply because they weren’t prepared and they turned to unsafe means of trying to stay warm, resulting in fires and carbon monoxide poisoning.