Joe Ready

Joe Ready is an active duty Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team Leader with more than 23 years of service and multiple ground combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. He also has a bachelor's degree in Emergency and Disaster Management and has been prepping for close to two decades.

Best Toilet Paper Alternatives – 11 (Actually Useful) Options

Best Toilet Paper Alternatives Every once in a while I see people asking what the best alternative to toilet paper is. It’s actually a bigger deal than you may think. If you don’t properly clean yourself it can lead to uncomfortable sores and rashes! What are the best toilet paper alternatives? Bidet, add-on bidet, handheld …

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Best Toilet Paper Alternatives

What is a Civil Emergency Message – What You Need to Do When You Get One

Civil Emergency Messages Have you ever seen a Civil Emergency Message and wondered what it was? I don’t blame you if you don’t know what they are. The information that’s available to the public is poor at best and pretty confusing. What is a Civil Emergency Message? A Civil Emergency Message (CEM) is a warning …

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Civil Emergency Message

Bugging Out – What it Means, How to Plan for It, and When to Leave

Bugging Out Bugging out is a common term among preppers and people in the preparedness community. On its face, it’s a simple concept, leave you home when there’s a disaster or emergency, but it’s much more complicated than that. What does bugging out mean? Bugging out is when someone leaves their home because of an …

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Bugging Out

Hurricane Shopping List – 40 Items to Buy Before a Hurricane

Hurricane Shopping List According to the National Hurricane Center, the official start of the hurricane season in North America is June 1st to November 20th with the majority of the most powerful hurricanes coming between mid-August to the end of October. Follow this hurricane shopping list to get ready before a hurricane hits. What should …

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Hurricane Shopping List

LifeStraw vs SteriPEN – Their Strengths and Weaknesses

LifeStraw vs SteriPEN Water filters are essential for backpackers, campers and survival kits. Two of the most common are the LifeStraw and SteriPEN. At first glance, they may seem like they’re very similar, but they’re actually very different. What’s the difference between the LifeStraw and SteriPEN? The LifeStraw is an easy to use straw style …

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LifeStraw vs SteriPEN
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