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Category: Preparedness

When someone mentions preparedness, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Is it prepping, the end of the world, the apocalypse…or, does it simply mean being in a state of readiness for whatever life throws at you? We believe preparedness is having the knowledge, skills, ability, and gear to handle life in a way that builds confidence and peace of mind. This isn’t about doom and gloom, it’s about getting out and living life to the fullest.

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Bug Out Bag Essentials – 95 items to pack

A Bug Out Bag is a bag containing enough food, water, and other essential gear to typically support one person for 72 hours. Do you have a bug out bag, and if so, how deliberate were you in choosing the contents? Let’s look at what I consider the essentials of my bug out bag.

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19 Uses for a Mylar Space Blanket

A space blanket is one of the most common items found in a survival or emergency kit. We wanted to take some time to revisit this item and discuss 19 different uses you should be aware of. It’s more than just a way to keep warm.

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Travel Planning – Satellite Phone Restrictions

If you plan on traveling to an international destination, you should always be putting in the legwork ahead of time to make sure your trip goes smoothly. This is especially relevant when it pertains to issues that may jam you up. If you plan on doing any travel with a satellite phone, you make want to take the time to do your homework.

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How to prepare for severe weather – Tornado emergency kit checklist

If you live in Tornado Alley, which encompasses the southern plains of the central United States, it’s good practice to have a heightened awareness of these events.

Despite the random and often unpredictable nature of tornadoes, there are things we can do to prepare for such a devastating event. What should you have ready for Tornado season this Spring? Let’s look at the contents of an emergency weather kit or tornado kit.

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Active Killer Events – What to do in a Mass Shooting

What do we do? How do we react in the event of an active shooter or mass shooting? Unfortunately, these are questions we find ourselves asking after tragedy strikes. It is incumbent upon responsible individuals to be prepared to the best of our ability for horrific situations such as these. This planning needs to happen beforehand!

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EDC: What to carry when running

We spend a lot of time discussing our EDC in terms of what we carry when we are working or out and about in town. How about when we are getting in a run? We’ll talk about the gear you should have with you, but more importantly, the Mental EDC you should also be carrying. How do you take your God-given gut feeling and instincts and gain the knowledge to know what to do next?

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