Edible Plants you can Forage For

Edible Plants you can Forage For

Edible wild plants thrive everywhere, from the cracks of a city pavement to the hillsides of a mountain forest. If you know what to look for, there’s a garden of free food ready to be gathered. Knowing which plants are edible in your area allows you to forage for extra food, which … Read more

Repelling Insects Naturally with Herbal and Homemade Items

dad and son use mosquito spray. Spraying insect repellent on skin outdoors

The chemical DEET, which can be used to repel insects, is practically a household name these days. This amazingly effective ingredient can be found in a variety of commercial bug sprays, but it poses a risk of unpleasant side effects for human beings and should be avoided if at all possible.  It … Read more

Keeping Children Occupied After a Power Outage

Little Asian daughter girl whispering I love you, mommy, to happy smiling mother in the living room

When the power goes out because of a storm, hurricane, or any number of other reasons, parents are faced with an additional challenge in addition to the one they are already dealing with. It’s also important to keep kids occupied during a power outage due to safety concerns.  During times of severe … Read more

How to Cook in the City Without Power

How to Cook in the City Without Power

It might be difficult to cook in the city when there is no electricity, especially if you rely on electric burners and appliances. Anything from unplanned power company maintenance to a storm and extreme cold snap to longer-term catastrophes can prompt you to explore for alternative ways to feed yourself indoors. You’ll … Read more

How to Deal with Sanitation if the Power is Out

Asian woman hand using wash hand sanitizer gel dispenser automatic machine for preventing Coronavirus

In the event of an emergency, it is imperative that you and your family observe proper hygiene and sanitation practices to increase your chances of survival. If you fail to keep your home clean and maintain good hygiene, you run the risk of exposing yourself and your family to various illnesses.  In … Read more

Maximizing Space for Urban Prepping

Are You Ready warning sign against a powerful stormy background with city silhouette and copy space. Dirty and angled signs with cyclonic winds add to the drama

If you live in a city, the likelihood is that the space you have available to store all of your belongings is adequate, or it may even be smaller. You may believe that you do not have enough space to prepare for an emergency, but the reality is that you do not … Read more

Planning to Navigate when the Internet is Down

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The majority of people don’t need to give much thought to navigation on a day-to-day basis in today’s world when we all carry around smartphones and have constant access to the internet. The majority of people who live in a large city are familiar with the neighborhoods that surround their homes, schools, … Read more

Alternative Sources of Water in an Urban Setting

Alternative Sources of Water in an Urban Setting

Water is unquestionably a vital resource that you and your family need to exist. If you want to survive, water is more important than food. Safe drinking water supply disruptions can be brought on by a variety of factors. Water is an essential requirement for survival. The security of your drinking water … Read more

What are America’s Disaster Zones?

Yogyakarta, Indonesia, July 26, 2016

Regularly, there are catastrophic events. Natural catastrophes such as tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, and wildfires strike various regions of the United States every year. It is interesting to note that certain regions of the United States are more likely to be impacted by natural disasters, whereas other regions are significantly less likely to … Read more