August 2014

  • Aug
    Water Storage Mistakes

    If you are new to prepping, you might not know how to safely store water. The first thing you need to do is learn some common mistakes. Once you know how to avoid the mistakes, you can begin storing water safely. Don't Repurpose a Container Never put water in a container that has been used for something else. Use containers that have only held water. Otherwise, you an contaminate your water. Don't Store Water in a Hot Place

  • Aug
    Rotate Your Water

    Most preppers know they need to store water. They don't realize they need to rotate it. It is essential that you rotate your water so it does not go bad. The amount of time the water lasts depends on the container you use. Plastic Containers If you store water in plastic bottles and place them in a temperature controlled room, they will last for 6 to 12 months. Drink the water and replace it. Put the new water in the back to rotate it. Al...

  • Aug

    You might use a GPS or your cell phone to get directions when you go anywhere. What happens, then, if the entire system goes down? What if your GPS and cell phones can't get signals? You need to have maps on hand in case that happens. Have local, regional, state, and country maps available in your car. Be sure to mark routes to important places you may have to travel to during an emergency. Laminate the maps so they can survive wear and tear. That way, yo...

  • Is Your Vehicle Right for a Survival Situation

    Not all vehicles are ideal for a survival situation. If you don’t have a vehicle that can handle the demands of survival, you may want to look into getting one before something happens. Otherwise, you might end up on the side of the road, stranded during a serious situation. Ground Clearance You need to have a vehicle that has high ground clearance. You do not want items lying on the road to harm your vehicle. Off Road Capabi...

  • Is Your Vehicle Ready for a Disaster

    If you are going to have to travel during a disaster, you need to make sure your vehicle is ready ahead of time. If you wait until the disaster strikes, it will be too late. There are a few things you can do today to ensure your vehicle is ready. Check the Oil Make sure the oil is clean and ready in the vehicle. That will keep your engine running. Check the Tires Check the tread on your tires. They should not have a...