Avatar for Jodie Weston

Author: Jodie Weston

Jodie considers herself to be an 'optimistic prepper'. Though she is a strong believer in preparing for the worst, Jodie wants nothing more than to help her neighbors, near and far to avoid these scenarios.

Prepping came about to Jodie through permaculture farming and embracing a simple, frugal lifestyle. Though she cannot claim the title of living from the land entirely, she thoroughly enjoys eating the fruits of her labor, when they come from her back yard!
How to Survive Snake Bites – The Science of Antivenom

How to Survive Snake Bites – The Science of Antivenom

In the event of a venomous snake bite, antivenom, sometimes called antivenin, is the only treatment. While these miraculous drugs cannot reverse the damage that the venom has already caused…

How Much Emergency Food Do You Need?

How Much Emergency Food Do You Need?

The key word in that question is the word “need.” The word “need” implies that you have a goal. Is your goal to: Lose weight? Survive for a long period…

How to Train Your Dog for When SHTF

How to Train Your Dog for When SHTF

The family pet can be trained to do a lot of tasks which can make your SHTF survival odds skyrocket. But not every family pet is up to every task…

Emergency Food vs Survival Food — Surprise! You Need Both

Emergency Food vs Survival Food — Surprise! You Need Both

We talk a lot about emergency food but do we ever really define what it is we mean? When it comes to surviving an emergency, our body requires different types…

Top 5 Best Essential Oils for Asthma

Top 5 Best Essential Oils for Asthma

Getting diagnosed with asthma was a complete shock to me. I wasn’t the picture perfect image of asthma Hollywood portrays: a little kid with glasses wheezing to keep up with…

Sawyer Mini Alternatives – Why Does Everyone Love the Sawyer Mini?

Sawyer Mini Alternatives – Why Does Everyone Love the Sawyer Mini?

When you first hit the survivalist and prepper scene you’re looking to secure your basics: shelter, water, and food. Looking for advice online will quickly lead you to the Sawyer…

Best Essential Oils for Sore Throat – Soothe Your Throat with Essential Oils

Best Essential Oils for Sore Throat – Soothe Your Throat with Essential Oils

Suffering from a sore throat is a terrible experience. Each swallow feels like a golf ball pushing down your throat. Just laying on the coach is exhausting because of the…

The 5 Best MRE Alternatives for Emergency Situations

The 5 Best MRE Alternatives for Emergency Situations

MRE’s (or Meals, Ready-to-Eat) are compacted meals devised to resist rough conditions and survive long lifespans. They were created for the United States Armed Forces, however, they’ve also found their…

Why Is There So Much Sodium in Freeze Dried Meals?

Why Is There So Much Sodium in Freeze Dried Meals?

A lingering question in the minds of many preppers is “why the heck do freeze dried entrees have such a high sodium content?.” I had my own thoughts on the matter but they were unconfirmed so I decided to take the question to my two favorite freeze dried meal companies, Mountain House and Legacy Food Storage.

In this special report, I am sharing their responses and invite you to come to your own conclusions.

Mountain House Review: Mountain House Emergency Food Supply Kit

Mountain House Review: Mountain House Emergency Food Supply Kit

Over the years, I have not been shy about stating my personal preferences when it comes to food storage. It is not that I want you to emulate exactly what I do, but rather that you consider the pros and cons of my decisions as you develop your own food storage strategy.

It is because of those preferences that most of you may already be familiar with Mountain House meal pouches. Even if you are not, I want to give you an update on why I prefer Mountain House. Read an honest review of MH entree meal pouches including six reasons to consider making them a cornerstone of your food storage strategy. Plus, in my usual style, I offer up a free 4-Day Emergency Supply Kit worth $84 in a giveaway.