Commmon Sense Preparedness - Over 30 posts to help you prepare for every day emergencies #preparedness

General Preparedness

Preparedness Basics – 5 Simple Steps to Get You Started Today

The Best Cheap Flashlight

Odds of Everyday Emergencies

Beginners Bug Out Bag

Preparedness – Summer Storms, Tornadoes and Hurricanes

Safe Rooms

Maps for Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness – Radiation Exposure

Planning and Prepping Around the World

Being Prepared Means Paying Attention

How We Learned to Prepare

Grandma and Grandpa Were Preppers

Being Prepared is Insurance

How to Build a Burn Barrel – Burn Trash Safely

Emergency Power Options for Your Home

Cold Weather Preparedness

Winter Vehicle Maintenance Checklist and Preparing a Winter Vehicle Emergency Kit

Winter Storm Survival – Keeping You and Your Home Warm When the Power Goes Out

How to Put Up a Snow Fence

Preparedness – Food and Water

Emergency Cooking – 10 Ways to Have a Hot Meal When the Power Goes Out

Top 10 Real Foods to Store Without Electricity

Root Cellars 101 – Root Cellar Design and Use – Optimal Storage Conditions for Over 30 Fruits and Vegetables That Store Without Processing

Above Ground Root Cellars – Options for Warm and Cold Climates to Enjoy Local Produce Year Round

Preparedness Storage – Finding Room and Keeping it Safe and Sound

Getting Started with Solar Cooking

Preparedness – Ordering Grain in Bulk

Manual Grain Mill Comparison

Eating Bugs – Free Food from Your Backyard

Emergency Water Storage – What You Need to Know

3 Emergency Water Filtration Options to Get the Funky Chunks Out

How to Build a Rain Barrel, Plus Care and Maintenance

Preparedness – Health, First Aid and Medicine

Living Ready Pocket Manual – First Aid Fundamentals for Survival by The Survival Doctor – Review

Preparedness – First Aid Kit and Medical Supplies

Survival Doctor Wounds and Burns E-books Review

Storage and Shelf Life of Over the Counter Medication

Preparedness – Homegrown Medicinals

Protect Yourself from Salmonella and E Coli Naturally

Emergency Underwear and Socks

Be sure to check out the “Getting Started Homesteading” for basics on self-reliance, gardening, food preserving, raising animals and more.

Emergency Essentials/BePrepared

Cold and Flu Remedies

Preparing for Cold and Flu Season:  Step 1 – Probiotics

Preparing for Cold and Flu Season with Essential Oils

The Best Vitamins and Minerals for Fighting Colds and Flus

The Best Herbs and Spices for Colds and Flus – Plus a “Secret Weapon”

Coping with Stomach Flu Symptoms (Why the BRAT diet may not be your best choice)

Elderberries:  How to Make Syrups and Jellies

Wildcrafting and Herb Use for Food and Medicine

Many common weeds have a long history of sue for food and medicine.  If you’d like to learn more, visit the Herbs and Wildcrafting page.

Print Friendly


  1. Kristi@LetThisMindBeInYou says

    Oh wow, Laurie, what a GREAT list of resources! I just posted yesterday about preparedness and so your pulling together of this information is so very timely! Awesome!

  2. Bobbi says

    You are awesome! What a GREAT list of preparedness ideas and must haves. I hope you like your Bekey. I hug mine every morning. Ok, I don’t but it is TE best investment I have ever made. My mom told me I wasted my $$ and she LOVES it. My sis in NC is even thinking of getting one. Enjoy.

    • says

      lol – I just pictured you hugging a big silver container. :-) We have an RO system installed, so the Big Berkley is mostly back up, but my son loves the Sport Berkley. I wanted to have a practical way to filter our rain water in case of emergency, since we still don’t have an emergency hand pump for our well (but we do have a generator which can power the regular pump).

      Thanks for the pep talk!

  3. NancyB says

    Kudos on your content. Lot of good information in there. I am a former legal secretary and crazy proofreader. I hope you don’t think I’m too critical, but in your page title “judgement” is really spelled “judgment.”

  4. says

    Hello our company CleanLife products has been in business since 1948. We are the manufacturer of a brand of personal care products, used and sold around the world and beyond( NASA!).

    NO RINSE products will provide personal hygiene WITHOUT any water. Shelf life at least 4 years, many stock up food and survival items but yet nothing for personal hygiene

    Looking forward to talking. Please call or email me for samples. We are also looking for dealers to sell our products, we do not sell to the public.

    Visit to learn more.

    Thank you!

    Ps ** will trade samples for a blog mention**

    Jeff Laravie
    Sales Manager
    Cleanlife Products
    800-223-9348 x 217
    Fax – 937-746-7621

  5. says

    Awesome list!

    I’m guessing you’re updating this as you’re writing them, right? I was thinking something about survival skills would fit in nicely.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>