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Snow covered cars

The United States of the Unprepared

The vast majority of Americans are unprepared, making them easy victims for natural or man-made disasters. Will they learn from this recent blizzard?
Niagara falls in the winter.

Blizzard Kills Dozens, Causes Looting in Buffalo

Buffalo got hit harder by the blizzard than any other American city, but people also caused problems.
Snowy road image by Ioannis Ioannidis from Pixabay.

How we Survived the Christmas Weekend Blizzard

Temperatures here hit -4 with a windchill of -30. Then the power went out for 14 hours. Thankfully, we were prepared.
The trackhoe that buried our water pipe.

How to Keep your Water Pipes from Freezing

A once-in-a-generation storm is bring bitterly cold temperatures to 37 states over the next few days. Do you know how to keep your pipes from freezing?
Pumping oxalic acid into a beehive to kill varroa mites.

Prepper Lessons, Cold Weather, and a Possible Blizzard

We are preparing for winter, the possibility of sub-zero temperatures, and a Christmas Blizzard. Are you prepper for that?
A conibear trap set to kill whatever comes out of this hole.

A Winter Rest and Reset on the Homestead

The cold is giving us a rest as outdoor chores dwindle and we have time to relax and step back from the demands of homesteading.
Chevy pickup truck in the snow

Planning for Winter and Other Small Challenges

With winter just around the corner, this is the time to winterize your vehicle and make sure your car emergency kit will help keep you warm and well fed.
A gray day with dead, brown plants

Heading into the Gray Days of Winter

The pretty autumn leaves have given way to dead, brown oak leaves and gray skies as the fun days of fall give way to the gray days of winter
Child at doctor's visit

Are You Prepped for Winter Ills?

Children's hospitals are filling up thanks to a high rate of viral infections, and winter has barely started. Prep for it to get worse as temperatures drop.
A women's hands clenching a blanket.

Keeping Warm in a Cold House

As energy costs rise and natural gas grows scarce in Europe, people need to find new ways to keep warm at home.