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Lessons from A Christmas Carol for Survivalists
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,”...
Build a Year’s Supply of Emergency Food Piece by Piece
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...
Water Contamination: New Data Paints a Stark Picture
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...
7 Survival Strategies to Teach Kids
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...
You're Planning for the Future at Today's Prices
"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...
The Truth About National Preparedness Month
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....
Weekend Without Power - A Quick Story & Challenge
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....
What's the Worst That Could Happen? A Mom Prepares After Terrorism
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...
Prepare for Adventure - A Unique Approach
Earlier this week, I had an interesting email exchange with a cousin of mine. Let's call him Seth for the sake of his privacy. Seth's a bit younger than me, but what he had to say was unique, insightful and wise beyond his years. I asked him if I could...
Fun Ways to Teach Kids Preparedness - Pass it On
Family values. They're a cornerstone of the preparedness lifestyle - and of course, American life in general. Teach Kids Preparedness That's why, today, I want to spend a little time focusing on the future of preparedness - children. Instilling the values of self-reliance and emergency preparedness in our children and...
The Three Little Pigs & Preparedness
The Three Little Pigs & Preparedness A couple of weeks ago, I sent loyal customers like you a note about the one "preparedness mistake to avoid." If you missed it, click here to read it. I was happy to see that a lot of you took that message to heart....
The Right Preparedness Mindset Matters
The Right Preparedness Mindset Matters As an expert in preparedness, I often get asked for advice. By far, the most common question I get asked is something like: "If you could recommend I do just one thing to get prepared, what would it be?" This question is often easier asked...
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