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

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

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

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

What is a Family Emergency Binder?

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Sometimes, in the event of a natural disaster, you will need to keep track of essential information that will be of use to you. It will give you peace of mind, which will prevent you from having to scramble at the last minute to gather your important documents.  It is always a … Read more

 Options if Stores Are Out of Toilet Paper

Cropped view of woman’s hand taking a piece of toilet paper with a folded corner. A woman holds a roll of soft hygienic tissue. Hygienic concepts in the hotel, home, and public restrooms

Even though it is an extremely rare occurrence, there have been times when toilet paper has been completely sold out in retail locations and even online. But you might find yourself in a survival situation where toilet paper isn’t available.   Even though the modern version of toilet paper was not invented until … Read more

Natural Infection Fighters

Home remedies for cold and flu art

An infection can be a terrible burden. Getting rid of the problem should be one’s top priority, regardless of whether the infection is internal or external. Infections can be brought on by one of these three potential culprits: bacteria, fungi, or viruses. Even though there are pharmaceutical drugs available to treat these, … Read more

Non-Electric Clothes Washing

Young man in a red shirt, squeezing towel laundry, in the washing machine, taken from a low angle

Even though throwing clothes into a washing machine, adjusting the settings, and letting the machine do its thing is the most common way to clean clothes, this is by no means the only method that can be used. There are still people living in the United States who choose not to use … Read more

Learn Survival or Prepper Skills with These Games

Happy parents sitting at the table and playing with children in board games at home

When people are having fun with what they are doing, it makes it much simpler for them to learn new things. One of the reasons for this is the presence of activities, such as the multiplication tables set to catchy tunes. Children gain skills that can be applied in the real world … Read more

Top Ten Survival Skills Everyone Needs

A man makes a fire with a flint

It is becoming increasingly difficult to become lost in the woods in this day and age. It is unlikely that you will find yourself cut off from civilization and without any way to make contact given the prevalence of mobile phones, data roaming, and advanced GPS systems.  However, if you ever find … Read more