Archive for the ‘Camping’ Category

Cooking on Coals - The Ready Center

Article submitted by Brian S. Kiefat @ The Ready Center

Okay, we are back and we are ready with your newest segment of “Prepping on $20 a Paycheck.”  If you’ve been following this series faithfully you have a lot of great gear and supplies that could realistically save you if the worst were to ever happen.  This time we are recommending a few specific items to help you cover some short-comings that were created by the other items that you currently have.  What are these items?  Well, you have water.  You have food.  You even have a camp stove to prepare your food.  So what are these short-comings we speak of?  Well, the 4 items listed below will cover the short-comings you have within your supply cache.  Once you read about them, you’ll probably feel silly you never thought of them yourself.  Here we go: (more…)

The Ready Center Wool Blanket 1

Article submitted by Brian S. Kiefat @ The Ready Center

Well, it appears that it’s the time of the month again in which we make a recommendation regarding the preparedness and safety for you and your family.  And if you haven’t guessed by the above picture, we’ll make it really simple for you:  This pay period we recommend you purchase a blanket.  And preferably a wool one. (more…)

Propane Camping Stove The Ready Center

Article submitted by Brian S. Kiefat @ The Ready Center

Anyone who has ever had the pleasure of using a compact propane fueled camp stove during a power outage or during a camping trip knows how invaluable they are.  Especially so if you are cold and wet.  These little work-horses really are a “must have” for those who live in a cold environments year round, as well as for those who appreciate a hot meal.  This pay period we recommend you go out and get one.

You’ll find that compact propane fueled camp stoves are worth their weight in gold if/when you find yourself in a real “grid down (more…)

Basic Hat 3

Article submitted by Brian S. Kiefat @ The Ready Center

For those of you just joining us, this is part 3 of a series in which we are discussing what we call “The 4 Basic Categories of Prepping.”  The 4 Basic Categories are water, food, shelter, and security.  These 4 essential requirements are what one should focus on when preparing for unplanned disasters or emergencies.  In this article we will be covering the basics need of shelter.

Shelter – Let’s face it, if you’re reading this article on your computer, iPad, or mobile phone you probably already have your shelter needs covered.  I get that.  However, your version of shelter may not exactly match up with someone else’s version of shelter, and it may not exactly match up with what some people found themselves living in after Hurricane Sandy or Hurricane (more…)