What is IFAK (Individual First Aid Kit)

Military medics pulling injured person

What is an IFAK (Individual First Aid Kit)? IFAK is an Individual or Improved First Aid Kit used to treat a specific type of wound or trauma, including major hemorrhaging and loss of breath. IFAKS are carried by infantry and special warfare units to treat injuries caused by shrapnel, improvised explosive devices (IEDs), and gunshot … Read more

Cheap Emergency Food (65+Examples)

#10 cans and Mylar bags of food

Cheap Emergency food is stockpiled for SHTF events like inflation, economic downturn, and job loss. Considering the craziness in the world, consider storing emergency food as a priority now and into the future. Best Cheap Emergency Food: Dry Staples Have a sense of urgency in stockpiling dry staple foods like beans, rice, wheat & rolled … Read more

Does sugar go bad? (Top Disaster Food)

25 pound bag of sugar

Sugar is an excellent food to store for long-term food emergencies. You can use it to flavor baked goods and preserve and ferment bounties of fruit that would otherwise go bad in the cellar. It’s an excellent apocalypse food but does go bad? Granulated white sugar is almost impervious to the microbial and bacterial growth … Read more

Military Phonetic Alphabet For Radio Comms (A to Z)

Radioman using the Phonetic Alphabet

Military, maritime, aviation, and emergency services use the Phonetic alphabet so there are fewer mistakes in the transmission of critical information. The phonetic alphabet or word spelling alphabet or the international phonetic alphabet is used in operations where clear communication is paramount. If you’ve ever tried giving street directions on the phone that include and … Read more

Best Emergency Radio For Preppers (GMRS)

Emergency Radioman

The best emergency radio for preppers is General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS) because it has repeater capability and isn’t complicated like HAM. Amateur radio (HAM) seems the logical choice for prepper communication, but ham radios are pretty technical. On the other hand, General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS) is user-friendly and could easily be set up … Read more

GMRS Radios: Best Disaster Comms

GMRS radios

GMRS radios are the best radio service you can use for disaster communication because it hits the sweet spots between usability, capability, and flexibility. GMRS is a radio service that the average person in a survival group can use and understand. I learned there is a li learning curve, but it’s more about navigating the … Read more

FRS Radio: Easy-to-use emergency communication

Holding a handheld radio

Family Radio Service (FRS) radios are the most straightforward two-way disaster communication you can get because these walkie-talkie-style handheld radios are simple to use. They are a good starting place to build emergency and disaster communication and learn if you need the more complicated radios like General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS) and Amateur Radio (HAM.) … Read more

Prepper’s disaster communication guide

Radio Tower (disaster communication guide)

A Comprehensive disaster communication guide for preppers. Survival communication options and links to FRS, GMRS, and Ham radio articles. What will you do if there is a disaster and your cell phone or landline stops working? The best action plan for emergency coms is to have alternate forms of communication lined up in case you … Read more

Disaster Communication (11 Radios & Devices For Preppers)

Ham Radio for disaster communication

I am sharing this article on disaster communication because most preppers are woefully underprepared to communicate during a disaster. For example, I live on the Emerald Coast of Florida. I have no emergency communication besides a smartphone, and Destin, Florida (my current location) has been hit by hurricanes 58 times since 1930. Poor planning on … Read more

How To Choose A Bug Out Sleeping Bag: 4 Factors to Consider

Woman in sleeping bag

Choose a bug-out sleeping bag (sleeping system) that will likely maintain core body temperature in the coldest temperatures when bugging out. You can always get cooler by unzipping or laying on top of a bag, but you can’t necessarily add to the insulation factor, so get a bag that is rated a little colder than … Read more