Category Archives: Prepping

Emergency Car Kit

See parent article on prepping  priorities. The Emergency Car Kit consists of everything in the picture above (stored in a duffle bag in the trunk) and some items stored inside the car (pictured below). You could, of course, just buy a kit from AAA, but as with anything, you get what you pay for. I’m […]

Emergency Communications

See summary parent article on prepping priorities. The two goals for communication are receiving information to learn what you can about the current situation and transmitting information (“I’m here”, “let’s meet there”). (1) Your most powerful communication tool is your cell phone You already know how to use this incredibly helpful device. Consider loading it […]

Emergency Backup Power

See parent article on prepping  priorities. Note that backup power is related to communication (a large priority because you’ll want to find your family in an emergency, learn what is going on, and call for help if needed). Summary: 3 systems can be used solo or in conjuction with one another: (1) Generator and/or (2) […]

9 Prepping Priorities

Nine priorities for preparing for disasters are reviewed, with in-depth articles of each topic.

Water: Storing and Filtering

See summary parent article on short-term disaster resilience and prepping for other priorities. Storing Water Just thought this spoof on storing “dehydrated” water was pretty funny (see picture), although the source of the picture apparently took it seriously! In any case, the US Government recommends buying commercially purified water for storage, but they also provide […]

Financial Resilience

See summary parent article on short-term disaster resilience and prepping for other priorities. Financial resilience means financial diversification and is obviously a subset of resilience more generally. Diversification simply means putting your eggs in more than one basket. Not a secret. Want financial security? Diversify. But how much? I grew up hearing about diversification and […]

Food Storage

See summary parent article on short-term disaster resilience and prepping for other priorities. Food storage. See this good site for all things related to storing water and food. Also, see this food storage calculator. In general, there are two approaches to storing food: (1) The deep pantry: Store what you already eat and rotate the […]