You Learn More by Doing…

I haven’t posted anything significant for the last few weeks…because…frankly, I’ve been busy.

It’s been a lot of things, really (such as family events, holidays, daily life, etc.,) but one thing stands out as a lesson that I feel I should share here.

What’s that?

It’s that much more progress happens in learning a skill by doing (rather than by reading, studying, or even writing about it.) Continue reading “You Learn More by Doing…”

How to Survive Black Friday

This post is more tongue-in-cheek than anything, but in seriousness, people can get real stupid real fast on Black Friday.  Black Friday, if you are not aware of it, is an American phenomenon where thousands of deal-seekers amass into stores trying to score insane bargains, popular toys, and cheap TV’s.  It looks like this at its worst: Continue reading “How to Survive Black Friday”

How to Secure a USB Flash Drive

usb-drive-post-headerLast week, I had discussed how important it is to keep all of your important documents together.  They need to be stored safe, secure, and ready to grab and go on a moment’s notice.  In the event of an emergency, having your paperwork prepared in such a way could make the difference on how well you would be able to weather the disaster and how easily you would be able to recover.  Besides having paper copies of everything important, there are many scenarios when it would be very useful to have digital copies of everything stored as well.  This is where a secure USB flash drive comes in. Continue reading “How to Secure a USB Flash Drive”

Preparedness with Important Documents


According to a 2010 Consumer Reports National Research Center survey, only 40% of Americans could find their important documents at a moment’s notice if needed.   In addition, 25% of those surveyed had already lost some significant paperwork.1

What about you?  Where are your important documents?

This is one area of preparedness that should not be overlooked, and it is one of the most important types of preparations that you could make ahead of any disaster. Continue reading “Preparedness with Important Documents”

6 Reasons Why You Should Include Light Sticks In Your Preps


Halloween is about upon us, and along with costumes and pumpkin-flavored everything, light-sticks are for sale just about everywhere.  This is a good time of year to stock up on these things, but why should one do so to begin with?

Here are 6 reasons why: Continue reading “6 Reasons Why You Should Include Light Sticks In Your Preps”