Which Survival Kit is Right For You?

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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 …

Basic First Aid For Hypothermia and Heat Stroke

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Temperature extremes can be scary!  Our bodies don't handle them well on their own.  Hypothermia and Heat Stroke are scary, life threatening, serious conditions.  Where I live, we get cold winters (occasionally below zero) and hot summers (over 100).  There are places with more serious extremes, but we certainly aren't in coastal southern California (we use to be!) with a 45 degree - 85 degree yearly temperature range. Welcome! Welcome to E-Prep 101 where we simplify the process of Continue Reading …

Thrive Life BIG DEAL Sale

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Thrive Life is having a sale they are calling the BIG DEAL.  They have two large sales each year: one over Black Friday weekend and the other in the spring.  During these two sales, every single Thrive food item is on sale, some as low as 30%-50% off.  In addition, the more popular food rotation systems are also on sale.   It is Time to Stock Up! These are the types of sales that are worth saving up for (like I mentioned in this post: How to Find Money For Emergency Preparedness) Continue Reading …

Shock and Severe Bleeding First Aid Basics

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With four young kids (including twin boys), I'm sure that I will face some sort of bleeding emergency.  I hope I don't go into shock as a result!  I want to be able to do what I can even if help is on its way.  But if there is a serious community wide disaster, that help may take a long time to reach us.  Even though it scares me, I want to be able to care for my own!  Studying up on the following first aid procedures for this post has been empowering! Welcome! Welcome to E-Prep 101 Continue Reading …

Create a Medication List: A 10 Min E-Prep Project

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If I were to ask you to name all the medicines you take and their dosages, could you do it? What if I were to ask you to name all the medicines your immediate family members take and their dosages, could you do that? Welcome! Welcome to E-Prep 101 where we simplify the process of becoming prepared by breaking it down into weekly steps.  This is week #12.  If you haven’t already, you can enroll in the course here. Some links in this post may be affiliate links, meaning at no Continue Reading …

CPR and Choking First Aid Basics

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Just as water is essential to life, so is first aid.  In fact, a serious first aid emergency without certain first aid skills, could be a recipe for disaster. Today we will be learning about CPR and Choking first aid.  I will cover the basics, link to more advanced CPR and choking material and then provide you with some free printable reminder cards. Welcome! Welcome to E-Prep 101 where we simplify the process of becoming prepared by breaking it down into weekly steps.  This is Continue Reading …