Disaster Prepping

Do you know what to do if a natural disaster strikes?

Depending on where you live, you may need to start prepping for a hurricane, flooding, tornado, earthquake, or other natural disaster.  

These disaster prepper articles will tell you what supplies to stockpile, what to do during and after a natural disaster, and steps you can take now to keep your family safe.

Getting Started

The Ultimate Disaster Preparedness Guide: A 6-Step Plan for Readiness
Disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes and even terrorist attacks are nothing new.  However, today it is more important than[...]
Do You Live in One of These Most Dangerous Places in America?
When talking about the most dangerous places in America, we usually are talking about crime rates – particularly homicide and[...]
The 72-Hour Emergency Kit Checklist
You've read the news about hurricanes, earthquakes, terrorist attacks, and other emergencies which can strike at anytime.  One of the[...]
Here’s What You Need in Your 72 Hour Disaster Preparedness Kit
The first 72 hours after a disaster hits are the most critical. The decisions you make during this time can[...]
Disaster Preparedness: How Would You Withstand the First 72 Hours?
Think that, because you’ve got a pantry full of canned foods, you would fare well in the aftermath of a[...]
Why the First 72 Hours After a Disaster Are Critical
Everyone from FEMA to Doomsday preppers will tell you that the first 72 hours after a disaster are the most[...]
List of Non-Food Survival Items to Stockpile
With the surge of disasters that have hit the country in the past few years, Americans are finally waking up[...]
The 8 Car Emergency Kit Essentials You Shouldn't Drive Anywhere Without
The average American spends 12.5% of our waking time in our cars.  If a disaster strikes, there is a good[...]
These Items Will Go First When SHTF. Are You Prepared or Will You Be Scrambling with the Masses?
When the SHTF, you aren’t going to need a welding kit, gardening supplies, extra wood, or any of the other[...]
5-Step SHTF Plan for Surviving Any Disaster
When a disaster strikes, it isn’t going to be easy for anyone. But the people who were smart enough to[...]

Natural Disasters

urban survival drinking water

Natural disasters and emergencies are becoming increasingly frequent, yet most people are not adequately prepared.

In these articles and guides, we take a hard look at disaster preparedness and outline steps you can take now to increase preparedness.

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War & Nuclear Disasters

mushroom cloud with nuclear fallout

The nuclear threat is a potent today as it was during the Cold War.  

The difference is that today we are dealing with multiple threats and also the risk of nuclear disaster from reactor breakdowns.

Find out how to protect yourself from radioactive fallout, how to make a nuclear shelter, and what to expect in the aftermath of a nuclear emergency.

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EMP Attack

Electric Storm

Electromagnetic pulse has been called the greatest threat to civilization.  

An EMP attack or even natural event such as a solar flare could take us back into the dark ages.  

EMP disaster preparedness means learning how to live off the grid and being prepared for the chaos which will ensue.

Learn more about what EMP is and how you can prepare.

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Budget Prepping

19 Cheap Items that Will Be Valuable when SHTF
One of the biggest things that hold people back from starting with disaster prepping is that prepping is too expensive...[...]
Prepping Budget: How to Make Every Dollar Count
You can’t put a price on the security of your family… but you can put a price on all of[...]
13 Dollar Store Finds for Preppers to Stockpile Now
Have you started stockpiling emergency supplies yet? If you haven’t, don’t let cost be a reason why you are not[...]
This is How to Keep Your Money Safe When SHTF
Money will be completely worthless in a total SHTF situation, which is why preppers and survivalists stock up on supplies[...]

Mental Prep

7 Mental Training Techniques that Will Make You Tougher
Mental training is a hot topic in the field of sports psychology and many athletes – including runners, climbers, and[...]
What Is Mental Toughness and How Do You Get It?
We’ve all heard those stories about remarkable mental toughness, like the survival stories of victims of abuse or those fleeing[...]
4 Mental Preparedness Secrets Used by Navy Seals
You can practice survival skills like food utilization, finding water, and emergency first aid but, unless you are mentally prepared,[...]

Family Prepping

Disaster Prepping with Children: From Infancy to Adolescence
As a parent, there is probably nothing more terrifying than having a disaster strike and not being prepared. Our children are[...]
Emergency Preparedness during Pregnancy
Pregnancy is supposed to be a happy time and most parents-to-be already have enough on their plate without having to[...]
Crucial Disaster Prepping Tips for the Elderly
When you think of a “prepper” or “survivalist,” what image comes to your mind?  Probably the image which is reinforced[...]
Disaster Preparedness for Pets: How to Keep Your Entire Family Alive when SHTF
Humans aren’t the only ones who suffer during disasters like hurricanes, tornadoes, and earthquakes (not to mention the numerous other[...]
10 Tips for Female Preppers
There are a lot of strong, competent female preppers out there.  But, let’s face it: most of the voices and[...]
Important Survival and Prepping Tips for the Disabled
I’ve got a disabled person in my life who I care about deeply.  One of my greatest fears is that,[...]
Tips for Getting Your Neighbors in on Your Survival and Prep Plan
When you start talking about threats like solar flares, nuclear meltdowns, economic collapse, etc., you probably get that look from[...]
Do Your Kids Know these Survival Skills?
As a parent, it didn’t take me long to realize that I was different. Like the other parents, I also[...]

General Prepping

How to Become a Disaster Rescue Volunteer
As I read through the news of Hurricane Harvey, it isn’t the stories of families who lost everything which stand[...]
You Know You’re a Prepper When… 18 Surefire Signs You are a Prepper!
Ever wonder if you are a prepper? You might not be one of those “crazy preppers”, but if you can[...]
11 Unconventional Prepping Tips for Preppers Who Are Tired of the Same Old Advice
I’ve read a lot of great prepping tips online over the years, and we have written prepping tips for food[...]
The 6 Types of People Who Will Die First When SHTF
We all like to believe that we’d fare well if a disaster hit. At least, those of us who think[...]
13 Things You’ll Only Understand if You Are a Prepper
Preppers have grown from an isolated few to a huge movement of people who care about self-reliance, self-responsibility, and taking[...]
10 Signs that the World Is Going to Hell and You Should Prepare
All you need to do is turn on the nightly news and you’ll be terrified about what you see. Yes,[...]
Why I Am a Prepper (and Proud of It)
From the title of this post, you probably think that I’m going to list off all of the many doomsday[...]
11 Reasons to Prep (Even if Disaster Never Comes)
Most preppers believe in self-reliance and taking responsibility for their safety and security.  They know that a disaster could strike[...]
A Rant on Disaster Prepping, Politics and Racism
Starting the Primal Survivor website has been of the best things I’ve done.  It has given me an opportunity to[...]
Find Out How Prepared You Are for Emergencies Through This Checklist
When getting started with emergency preparedness, a lot of people make the mistake of rushing out and buying a lot[...]
When Did Doomsday Prepping Get a Bad Rap? The History of Prepping
When the average American hears the term “doomsday prepper,” they immediately think: Crazy. Paranoid. Or any number of negative adjectives.[...]
The 7 Types of Preppers You Need to Avoid
Forget the lone wolf mentality! The best way to prepare for disaster and survival is to get your community on[...]
Prepping Mistakes So Stupid You Won’t Believe that You Are Making Them
You spend a lot of time preparing for disaster and SHTF scenarios, such as by stockpiling supplies and brushing up[...]
The Truth Behind the Zombie Apocalypse and How It Could Really Happen
Ever since Dawn of the Dead in 1978, we’ve had a national obsession with zombies. This obsession is only intensifying[...]
Stockpiling Gasoline for SHTF Emergencies and Disaster Preparation
In 2014, Americans consumed and average of 374.74 million gallons of gasoline per day. That comes out to over 1.5[...]
How to Get Started with Prepping: A Step-By-Step Guide
Prepping used to be a term which brought up images of paranoid people locked in military-style camps with watch towers[...]
The 7 Most Likely Disasters which will Bring about TEOTWAWKI
In 2004 – a year before Hurricane Katrina struck -- an article in the scientific journal Nature warned that a[...]
The 10 Top Barter Items to Stockpile for Doomsday
Zombie apocalypses aside, there are a lot of disaster situations which could bring our world economy as we know it[...]