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Why Most People Die in the First 72 Hours of a Crisis: Don’t Be One of Them

Why Most People Die in the First 72 Hours of a Crisis: Don’t Be One of Them

September 14, 2023 | Getting Started with Prep Natural Disasters Water Preparedness | 0 Comments

Go to any preparedness source (such as The Red Cross), and you’ll be told you need 3 days’ (or 72 hours) worth of supplies following a crisis. Have you ever wondered why you always hear 72 hours? The short answer is the first 72 hours following a crisis are the...

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The Difference between True Emergency Food and Grocery Store Staples

The Difference between True Emergency Food and Grocery Store Staples

May 24, 2023 | Emergency Meal Prep Food Preparedness Food Shortages Getting Started with Prep | 0 Comments

The average American is not prepared for emergencies, let alone a food emergency. According to a 2022 Value Penguin survey, “Two-thirds of Americans don’t feel fully prepared for potential natural disasters, with many lacking key emergency preparedness items.” 66% of Americans feel unprepared because they lack emergency tools, such as...

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How to Build Your Barter Supply Line

How to Build Your Barter Supply Line

May 18, 2023 | Community Preparedness Food Preparedness Food Shortages Getting Started with Prep Self-Reliance Survival Skills Water Preparedness | 0 Comments

We are years removed from the disaster that was 2020, but supply chain issues remain.  While the pandemic wasn’t the first time supply chain issues came into the spotlight, it was a reminder of just how fragile our food supply and distribution channels really are.   It also won’t be the...

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Lessons from A Christmas Carol for Survivalists

Lessons from A Christmas Carol for Survivalists

December 22, 2022 | Getting Started with Prep History of Preparedness Survival Skills | 0 Comments

2022 has been a difficult year for many, and, rightfully so, many of us are feeling weary this Christmas. One of my favorite Christmas Carols is O Holy Night. Every year when I sing, “A thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices, For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn,”...

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Build a Year’s Supply of Emergency Food Piece by Piece

Build a Year’s Supply of Emergency Food Piece by Piece

December 29, 2021 | Emergency Meal Prep Food Preparedness Getting Started with Prep | 0 Comments

  At the start of a new year, many of us make resolutions… and let’s face it, most of us fail to keep them. We have the best of intentions, but life, time, or money get in the way. The same thing is true when it comes to building a...

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Water Contamination: New Data Paints a Stark Picture

Water Contamination: New Data Paints a Stark Picture

December 02, 2021 | Getting Started with Prep National Events Water Preparedness | 0 Comments

Think you have access to clean drinking water? Think again. The Safe Water Drinking Act was enacted in 1974 and updated in 1986 and 1996 to protect Americans from contaminated water. But despite all of that, the water coming out of our taps still has far more contaminants than is...

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Special Diets & Personal Tastes: Your Guide to Custom Food Storage

Special Diets & Personal Tastes: Your Guide to Custom Food Storage

January 20, 2021 | Emergency Meal Prep Food Preparedness Getting Started with Prep | 0 Comments

How To Easily Customize Your Long-Term Food Storage Supply If You Have Special Dietary Needs or Food Preferences  When people are thinking of building their food storage plan, they often ask our experts these questions... How much food do I need? How long can I keep it in storage? Where...

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7 Survival Strategies to Teach Kids

7 Survival Strategies to Teach Kids

August 24, 2018 | Emergency Medical Skills & Tools Getting Started with Prep Water Preparedness | 0 Comments

As an adult reader of this blog, you likely have the skills and knowledge to protect yourself and your family in the event of an emergency. That’s great. But would your kids or grandkids be okay if they had to handle an emergency situation without you? The reality is that...

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You're Planning for the Future at Today's Prices

You're Planning for the Future at Today's Prices

April 06, 2018 | Getting Started with Prep | 0 Comments

"You are planning for the future at today’s prices" This week, we sit down with David, a lifelong prepper, veteran and Customer Service Manager for the My Patriot Supply family. If you missed David’s dispatches during Hurricane Irma, you can read them here. MPS: How long have you been with...

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The Truth About National Preparedness Month

The Truth About National Preparedness Month

April 06, 2018 | Getting Started with Prep | 0 Comments

THE TRUTH ABOUT “PREPAREDNESS MONTH” IT’S A LIFELONG JOURNEY – ONE YOU’LL CHERISH EVERY STEP I’ll cut right to the chase today. Look, if you're anything like me (and I know many of you are) you don't need one month out of the year to remind you to get prepared....

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Weekend Without Power - A Quick Story & Challenge

Weekend Without Power - A Quick Story & Challenge

April 05, 2018 | Getting Started with Prep Power Outages | 0 Comments

Weekend Without PowerA Quick Story and a Challenge In last week's edition of Survival Scout, my fellow preparedness advisor Elizabeth talked about the power of a story to encourage people to get prepared. You can read that article here: click to read. Elizabeth inspired me to tell my own story....

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What's the Worst That Could Happen? A Mom Prepares After Terrorism

What's the Worst That Could Happen? A Mom Prepares After Terrorism

April 04, 2018 | Getting Started with Prep Survival Tools and Gear | 0 Comments

What's the Worst that Could Happen? A Mom Prepares After Terrorism Today, I thought I'd share a true story of one family's self-reliance journey that followed a horrendous attack on our country. Meet Patriot Jean, who has plenty to share from her preparedness journey. In the hours after the events...

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