Category Archives: Preparedness

Advice For Ticks

Doctor’s advice for springtime As our weather finally warms, ticks will reappear in increasing numbers. During the last 15 months of my rheumatology practice (September 2013 through December 2014), more than 200 patients were checked for tick-related diseases. I had 147 patients who had positive blood tests for alpha gal tick disease that has been… Read More »

Berryville Preparedness Convention – August 2 and 3, 2014

Saturday & Sunday 2-3 August 2014 Saturday 9AM-6PM Sunday 10AM-5PM John Ender’s Fire Department 9 S. Buckmarsh St. Berryville, VA 22611 $5 Admission. Children under 12 are free. Admission is good for both days and covers all activities unless otherwise noted. SPEAKERS INFO East Coast Preparedness Convention III (or EC PREPCON III) is a two… Read More »

Conflicted The Card Game

This game is amazing. A real conversation starter. Some of us have played it recently over about 5 hours. We couldn’t stop it was so much fun. The following is from their website: Conflicted: The Survival Card Game Made for Preppers and Survivalists You are the leader of a bugout group. Your decisions matter… Read More »

Getting Started in Food Storage

If you have been thinking “i need to get some food storage done”, but don’t know where to start you are fortunate to live in Virginia. A major focus of the VRR is preparedness. But where to start? Located at a farm in Troy Virginia (near Charlottesville) is a place called East Coast Food Storage.… Read More »

How To Start A Fire In Wet Weather

A short how to video demonstrating starting a camp fire in rain, wet, or damp conditions. We also demonstrate different types of tinder that can be ignited with a ferrocerium (ferro) rod and striker. Video from