My Super Bowl Insurance Commercial

Insurance for Preppers

Like a handful of you know, my little girl has been back in the hospital for the past 5 days. For as much as that sucks, it isn’t anywhere near as terrifying as it was last summer. This time, she’s just in the hospital because she’s sick and can’t keep food down. The fact that […]

Prepping With Special Needs Children – Daily Prep Episode 335

Special Needs Children

A couple months ago, many of you guys remember that my little girl was in the hospital for about a week. It was a scary time and we really appreciate all the thoughts, prayers, and concern everybody showed to us. Today we thought we’d take a quick second to give everyone an update on Penny, […]

Daily Prep Episode 254: So…Did My House Have Radon?


A couple of weeks back, I posted a prepisode on how I was testing my house for Radon. Radon is a poisonous gas which can cause lung cancer and a variety of other ailments. So, I just got my results back from the lab… NO RADON! The EPA recommends that any house with more than […]

Daily Prep Episode 243: Seed Sprouting for Preppers

243 sprouts

Now that my garden has officially kicked the bucket for the season, I’ve decided to try my hand at a little sprouting. Sprouts are cheap, easy to grow, and contain a lot of nutrition. And, you can sprout almost anything! Today I’m making an easy sprouter out of a canning jar, and some plastic needlepoint […]

Daily Prep Episode 241: Is Your House Contaminated With Radon?

241 radon

You might have heard of “Radon” before, without knowing exactly what it is. Radon is a radioactive gas that’s released as a natural by-product of uranium breaking down. Because of it’s radioactivity, it’s very dangerous when inhaled. It causes lung cancer and claims the lives of roughly 20,000 Americans a year. In areas where Radon […]

Daily Prep Episode 230: CERT Saved Her Son’s Life

230 CERT with Karrie

CERT training saved her son’s life! Karrie Beardall has been involved with CERT for several years, and was my instructor when I lived in Springville. In the meantime, she has also started working with disaster relief efforts on the national level, but still considers her foundation to be CERT. CERT stands for Community Emergency Response […]

Daily Prep Episode 229: Do Flu Shots Really Help?

229 Flu Shot

With the change in weather, it’s time for a reminder to get your flu shot. Flu shots are inexpensive ($20-30 if not covered by your insurance), can be administered over the counter, and protect you specifically against the prevalent virus strains for the current year. If you add it all up, it’s a no brainer. […]

Daily Prep Episode 181: Help Me With My Poison Ivy!


Guys, You gotta help me out. A couple days ago, I went camping, and came back with some pretty gnarly poison ivy. Everything I’ve ever heard about poison ivy is that you have to either catch it before it’s been on your skin for very long, or else you buckle up and wait it out. […]

Daily Prep Episode 175: Review of The M3 Medic Bag


In today’s “Gear Review Wednesday” I give you a look at the M3 Medic Bag, from the guys at 1st Survival Gear. This is a mid-sized first aid/trauma kit, with enough to support a small group of people. It has a good amount of gauze dressing, lots of sanitation supplies, a REALLY durable carry case […]

Daily Prep Episode 171: How To Improvise a Butterfly Bandage


If you find yourself in a situation where you need to close up a laceration but don’t have a butterfly bandage, here is a simple little way to improvise one. I must admit, I ripped this right off of FerFal (at who I mentioned a couple days ago. Thanks man!

Daily Prep Episode 152: How To Bandage A Wound


While In Nicaragua, I got a pretty bad wax rash in one spot from lying on a surfboard. For those of you who aren’t familiar, it’s akin to road rash, although not as deep. So I kept it as clean as I could, and then once back on dry ground, got it bandaged up right! […]

Daily Prep Episode 150: Travel First Aid Kits


At long last, I’m back from my sojourn in Nicaragua! I had a ton of fun, but happy to be back (and mostly in one piece!). As part of our trip preparations, my wife and I put together some assorted supplies for a travel first aid kit. Triple anti-biotic, insect repellent, band-aids, stomach medicine, and […]