I rather enjoyed this article on Food Storage for 30 Days where a guy was tasked with providing two adult males with enough food to feed them for about two weeks (hence, the 30 days reference). I guess the engineer in me just likes the math and planning involved… oh, and he used a spreadsheet, I’m drooling now. Fortunately, there’s no calculus involved… never could understand that stuff.
Considering that fuel is always a finite resource, utilize a simple WAPI indicator (purchase link at Amazon) to pasteurize your water without need for boiling as outlined in this article on An Inexpensive Way To Pasteurize Your Water.
The following article helps you make a better compost: Organic Composting 101: Making Compost That’s More Nutritious. The article discusses what should go in your compost pile and how to “make” it.
I really liked this article on Teaching Your Kids About Preparation. It lays out some good common sense about what you can and should do to better prepare your children for emergencies.
This article on Maximizing Space with Multiple Use Items provides some suggestions about what you can do with items such as cloth diapers, cheesecloth, coffee cans, petroleum jelly, and more. I’m sure you can think of a few others.
This article by Jim Cobb titled Burglary Tools in the Bug Out Bag? grabbed my attention. Basically, it talks about including a mini pry bar in your bag, which I think is a good idea for a variety of reasons.
This guest post, appropriately and simply titled …On Combat, is a very sobering “wake up call” about what true combat might look like and what it means to you and your ability to protect your family should the need ever arise. It’s a good one for those who have never experienced combat like me.
This article from Granny-Miller.com titled Peek Inside My Pantry: Use This Tool To Help Plan A Year’s Worth Of Food & Supplies shows how this person uses a household inventory to determine precisely what food and supplies were used throughout the year and what was left over. I like the idea but it obviously takes some determination to make it happen right.
This article on Preppernomics: The Importance of an Emergency Fund reminds us that money on hand is every bit as important in our modern society as stored water or food in the pantry. It’s just good common sense.
Here’s an article titled Is your Bug Out Bag Going to Get You Killed? that discusses the purpose of a bug out bag, whether you need one, and of course if it will “get you killed.”