Author Archives: April Kuhlman

Author Archives: April Kuhlman

  • 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 ...
  • Easy Home Improvements to Prepare for Disaster

    Easy Home Improvements to Prepare for Disaster

    Prepping isn’t just about stockpiling food. Smart prepper families do not underestimate the value of home improvements. Not only will home improvements increase the value of your home (should you decide to sell), they also save on costly repairs and increase your chances of safety during and ...
  • Staying Safe in a Crowd

    Staying Safe in a Crowd

    In wake of the attack on Paris and ISIS threats claiming the US will be the next Target, the State Department has issued a “worldwide travel alert” for the next three months. And while the FBI has promised protection, the holiday season presents many opportunities for those looking to ...
  • Tips for Buying Ammunition Online

    Tips for Buying Ammunition Online

    Gone are the days of walking into your local gun shop and picking up some bricks of .22lr for a few days at the range. Whether you’re an avid shooter or a weekend plinker, I’m sure you’ve noticed the dwindling supply of ammunition. Our recommendation: buy online. While certain types of ...
  • Free Food & Supplies on Amazon.com

    Free Food & Supplies on Amazon.com

    Calling all doomsday preppers! Amazon.com has emerged as one of the cheapest, easiest ways to purchase food and supplies. And with Amazon’s reward program, you can score FREE groceries – all delivered to your doorstep with no hassle. Keep reading to learn how. I’ll admit when I think ...
  • Should Gold and Silver be used as an Emergency Fund?

    Should Gold and Silver be used as an Emergency Fund?

    When preparing for disaster, the first things on a person’s mind are usually how to purify water, how to protect the family, etc. But what about your economic well-being? We all want an emergency fund in case the economy tanks, but is buying gold and silver really the answer? A lot of “what ...