Author Archives: April Kuhlman

Author Archives: April Kuhlman

  • Six Skills to Survive any Emergency

    Six Skills to Survive any Emergency

    If you’ve ever seen a survival drama, you know that you need some serious skills to survive. And I’m not talking about making a communications device from a coconut. Below are 6 simple skills that will up your chances of survival in an emergency situation. #1 Stop, Drop, and Roll ...
  • Long-Term Food Storage: Tips & Methods

    Long-Term Food Storage: Tips & Methods

    The fear of hunger is frightening, no matter how full your pantry may be. Finding enough food has been a problem since the dawn of humanity – and storing it efficiently was one of the earliest skills our ancestors learned. Storing food not only prolongs our ability to survive, but also puts our ...
  • The Hidden Hazards of a Bug Out Garden

    The Hidden Hazards of a Bug Out Garden

    If you have adequate space, many preppers feel the need to create an emergency bug out garden for when SHTF. In addition to the food and supplies you’ve stocked away, a bug out garden will provide a controllable and ongoing food supply that can help sustain you and your family when ...
  • Don’t Leave a Trail when you Bug Out

    Don’t Leave a Trail when you Bug Out

    Whether it’s the government or zombies, you don’t want anyone following you when you have to run. Sometimes bugging out is a far safer option than waiting for doom to find you. Here are a few tips to make sure you aren’t followed: No matter how prepared you are, at some point it’s smarter to ...
  • Contentment: An Overlooked Skill

    Contentment: An Overlooked Skill

    “We are not rich by what we possess, but by what we can do without.” – Immanuel Kant I believe in preparedness, whether it’s for a short-term emergency, potential unemployment, or the end of the world. For people like me, knowledge is sacred. It’s not enough simply to store food and ...
  • What to Look for in an Abandoned Car

    What to Look for in an Abandoned Car

    The following scene is standard for most disaster movies: crowded highways and honking horns as people try to flee a city. Occupants then abandon their cars and continue to flee on foot as the disaster pursues them. This could happen in real life. And if it does, there will be a magnitude of ...
  • 10 Fatal Bug out Bag Mistakes

    10 Fatal Bug out Bag Mistakes

    Whether you are evacuating before a natural disaster or running from the government, a properly stocked bug out bag can save your life. That bag can also be useless if filled with the wrong items. As Benjamin Franklin once said, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” If ...
  • Are you Prepared for Unemployment?

    Are you Prepared for Unemployment?

    The fear of sudden unemployment threatens nearly every American in today’s fragile economy and is a possibility that should be considered when preparing for future disasters. Preparing for the hypothetical job loss of you or your spouse is one of the most important sets of plans you can make. ...
  • DIY: Render Beeswax from Honeycomb

    DIY: Render Beeswax from Honeycomb

    Beeswax is a fantastic natural material with all sorts of uses. But since pesticides can accumulate in the substance, it is essential that any beeswax you purchase be organic. If you want to save money or if you’re having a hard time finding certified organic beeswax, why not make it yourself? ...
  • End of the Year Prepping Tips

    End of the Year Prepping Tips

    The end of the year is a great time to evaluate your current preparedness and make plans for the following year. As 2015 draws to a close, consider the following activities as easy ways to track and continue your progress: Evaluate your food and water storage. How long could you and your family ...