Survival+Preparedness

How to Make a Survival Bracelet

Photos: How to Make a Survival Bracelet

This photo series explains how to make a survival bracelet. This handy, portable survival essential worn around the wrist provides cordage at an instant’s notice. Cordage, as prepared individuals know, is one of the most versatile items one can carry.

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.

Gun Quotes: Trust Your Bug-Out Gear?

Bug-Out Gear: False Sense of Security? “Lots of folks think they could throw a minimal pack on their back and disappear from civilization and live happily ever after. … An argument could be made that the wise woodsman could make a living following these folks and using what they left behind after they expire.—Dave...