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Adventure Survival Tin included in the Living Ready Basic Survival Kit

Editor’s Pick: Living Ready Basic Survival Kit

The recent events on the East Coast and the debacle left behind by Hurricane Sandy have brought the prepper mindset into sharp focus. That’s why I’ve picked our Living Ready Basic Survival Kit as this week’s editor’s choice.

Survival Lessons from Hurricane Sandy

3 Survival Lessons Learned from Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy left an indelible impression on the northeastern United States. The survival lessons it forced people to learn could be applied to nearly all natural disasters. Here are three key takeaways from the tragedy worth considering.

A mobile phone is an essential part of a family communication plan

How to Make a Family Communication Plan

In the wake of tragic events like the recent hurricane disaster in New England, the first question on most minds will be, "Is my family OK?" Having a family communication plan as part of an overall home disaster strategy will hopefully answer that question.

Hurricane Disaster from Space

What to Do After a Hurricane Disaster

Preppers in New England had their chance to put home disaster plans to use in the wake of Hurricane Sandy this week. While Living Ready spends a good deal of time on preparing ahead of disasters, it's no less important to know what to do after the weather settles down.

Sawdust firestarter

Video: How to Make a Sawdust Firestarter

This video shows how to make a sawdust firestarter. If sawdust isn’t readily available, substitute another combustible material. A common choice is dryer lint. The process is the same. Put the material into the egg carton sections. Dump wax into the sections. Let cool. Break off the sections and use as needed. But even...

Information on cold weather survival

Cold Weather Survival Tips

One of the most difficult survival situations is a cold weather scenario. Every time you venture into the cold, you are pitting yourself against the elements. Using these cold weather survival tips, proper planning and appropriate equipment, you can overcome the elements of cold. Note that “cold” depends on your geography. Below-freezing temperatures in...