3 Month Veggie Supply Giveaway: E-Prep 101 Course July 1st – July 31st

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Food is an essential part of any good emergency plan.  One thing that is often lacking when it comes to the food people have stored in their homes for emergencies is veggies! Welcome! Welcome to E-Prep 101 where we simplify the process of becoming prepared by breaking it down into weekly steps.  This is the giveaway for July 2015 (we have one giveaway every month).  If you haven’t already, you can enroll in the course here. Some links in this post may be affiliate links, meaning at Continue Reading …

Seven 72 Hour Kit Categories: A Better Way to Build Your Kit

A better way to build a 72 hour kit

Once you know what emergency bag / kit(s) you need for your family (if you haven't done that yet, read this post: Which emergency bag do you really need?), the next step is to decide what to put into each bag.  This is easier said than done and it is best to put some real thought into this process.  You want the bag(s) you put together to be truly useful when / if you need to use them.  A lot of websites will simply provide you with a checklist of items you should have in your bag.  I'd like Continue Reading …

Which Emergency Kit / Bag(s) do you REALLY need?

72 hour kit options

When I first started working on emergency preparedness, I was amazed by all the different kits and emergency bags that were suggested on various blogs and websites.  The only one I'd ever heard of back in 2007 was a 72 hour kit. But man alive did I find recommendations for a whole lot more than that!  I was reading about survival bags, bobs, office kits, get home kits, INCH bags, EDCs, go bags, car kits and more! To put it simply, I was overwhelmed.  I didn't know where to start.  I Continue Reading …

The Titan Water Storage System By Titan Ready USA

The Hydrant Water Storage System by Titan Ready USA

Raise your hand if you love rotating your stored water! ***Sound of crickets*** What's that?  None of you do? I don't blame you!  Water rotation is a pain.  In fact it is such a pain that in reality most people don't do it.  I've met many people with empty barrels cause they just can't get the energy to go fill them.  I've also met people with barrels full of (untreated) 10 year old water.  Yuck Both issues are a problem when it comes to having access to life saving water!  Continue Reading …

Taste of Thrive Giveaway: E-Prep 101 Course June 1st – June 30th

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This section of the e-prep 101 course is all about FOOD!  Having extra food in your home is an essential step in preparing for an emergency.   Welcome! Welcome to E-Prep 101 where we simplify the process of becoming prepared by breaking it down into weekly steps.  This is the giveaway for section #5 (we have one giveaway every month or so).  If you haven’t already, you can enroll in the course here. Some links in this post may be affiliate links, meaning at no additional Continue Reading …

Which Survival Kit is Right For You?

72 hour kit confusion

There are a gazillion different names out there for emergency preparedness kits.  If you've been researching emergency preparedness online for long you've likely heard most of them: 72 hour kit, Survival bag, INCH bag, BOB, Bug out bag, Go bag, Get home bag and MORE!  It can get confusing to figure out what you really need. Welcome! Welcome to E-Prep 101 where we simplify the process of becoming prepared by breaking it down into weekly steps.  This is week #16.  If you’d like to, you Continue Reading …

Emergency Car Kit

Emergency Car Kit

An emergency car kit is smart because most of us spend a good deal of time with our vehicles.  They are typically with us (or close by) most anytime we leave home.  As such, it is a good idea to keep emergency supplies in our vehicles.  If we aren’t at home, we will likely be where our vehicle is. Is an Emergency Car Kit Really Necessary? I keep our main 72 hour kit go-bag in our van.  So for a long time, I rationalized that I had everything I needed in there and didn’t really need a Continue Reading …

72 Hour Kit Giveaway! E-Prep 101 e-course

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This section of the e-prep 101 course is all about kits!  And one of the most "popular" emergency kits is a 72 hour kit. Welcome! Welcome to E-Prep 101 where we simplify the process of becoming prepared by breaking it down into weekly steps.  This is the giveaway for section #4 (we have one giveaway every month or so).  If you haven’t already, you can enroll in the course here. Some links in this post may be affiliate links, meaning at no additional cost to you, I may earn a small Continue Reading …

A 72 Hour Kit For Staying at HOME

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Fema recommends that every person have 3 days worth of food, water and supplies in their own home.  If disaster were to strike your area, it could take a few days (possibly even more than three) for help to get to you.   And even when help does get to you, electricity, gas, water, sewage treatment and telephones could be down for much longer. Welcome! Welcome to E-Prep 101 where we simplify the process of becoming prepared by breaking it down into weekly steps.  This is week #14.  If Continue Reading …

My Favorite First Aid App (it’s Free)

First Aid App

First aid can be a tough subject.  Obviously, most of us would want to help someone else who was in trouble.  But, some thoughts might keep you from offering assistance:   What if I can't remember the correct procedure?   There are probably others better trained than I am   What if I do more harm than good?   These thoughts might stop you from helping and understandabley so.  I've taken many first aid courses, but since I (and the general public) don't Continue Reading …