In August 2003, media outlets began reporting on widespread power outages in New York City. A full two years had not passed since the September 11 attacks when once again New York was in the throes of a major crisis. Only this was no terror attack; it was a power grid failure that led to … Continue reading Natural Disasters and a Failing Infrastructure
According to Blackout Tracker, power outages in the United States that affect 50,000 people or more have increased over the past decade, and the Washington Post reported in 2013 that blackouts were taking infrastructure companies 20 percent longer to fix. The result of these trends is that homeowners are often left to fend for themselves … Continue reading Three Personal Disasters that Could Come from Not Owning a Generator
When you start making preparations for a catastrophic event trying to figure out what to include and what to omit can be overwhelming. You can actually break it down into five basic sections and customize from there. These things should be added to your Bug Out Bag and will put you ahead of the majority … Continue reading 5 Things you must have for Urban Survival
Face it, there is at least a portion of the population that believes preppers are complete paranoid nutcases – and some of them are. Most, however, are level headed, vigilant, realistic individuals who want to be able to take care of their families and themselves should an event arise that would leave them vulnerable. But … Continue reading Preparation vs. Paranoid
You are fully armed. You have an impressive collection of guns, knives, and various other weapons, so why should you learn how to defend yourself without using a weapon? There are several reasons, actually. According to the FBI, in the United States a violent crime occurs about every 27 seconds. Now, when the SHTF what … Continue reading Why should I learn how to defend myself without using a weapon?
Regardless of the type of self-defense you use, there are five basic keys that will increase your chances of getting through a violent attack alive. These may seem like common sense tips, but the truth is, many people never employ them – and they pay the price. Prepare Preparation gives you an edge when the … Continue reading 5 Keys to Self Defense
It is one thing to go off grid by yourself. It is quite another when you are taking the family along. Then you have a collection of attitudes, ideas, and personalities – and they may not all sync with yours or your plans. Taking your family off the grid can be summed up with one … Continue reading Taking your Family Off Grid
There is a certain romance in thinking about going off the grid. You could be like Thoreau on Walden Pond, living off the land, at one with nature. Thing is, it doesn’t always work out that way. Not everyone is cut out to live off the grid. There are around 200,000 people in the United … Continue reading Are you ready to go off the grid?
With approximately 1 in 36 homes burglarized or invaded each year, no family is completely safe. Where you live, the state of the economy, and whether a natural or manmade disaster has caused a power grid failure are just some of the things that can increase the chances that criminals will approach your home. Here … Continue reading Four Home Security Steps You can Take Today
According to statistics published by the FBI in 2012, the probability of a home break in occurring at your house is 1 in 36. That might now sound like a big risk for your family, but consider this: The odds you will die in a car accident in any given year are approximately 1 in … Continue reading Violent Crimes and Robberies by the Numbers