Ready on the Left

A left-leaning guide to real-life preparedness.

Why You Should Have an Emergency Meeting Place

Consider the unique needs of each person in your family. If they have developmental disabilities, will a caregiver know where to take them to meet you? If someone has physical disabilities, do they have a reliable and safe way to travel to the meet-up location? What about your pets? Will they be okay for a short… Continue Reading →

Are There Really Liberal Preppers?

The fast and dirty answer is, YES. There are liberal preppers. The idea of being a prepper has long been associated with right-wing rhetoric, conspiracy theories, and extreme survivalists. Most liberals have distanced themselves from this (perceived) panic-driven, testosterone-fueled, apocalypse-focused, “crazy,” gun-porn ideology. It’s time to clear some things up. Prepping is simple, logic-based, and… Continue Reading →

A Comprehensive Guide to Emergency Communication

When emergencies happen, you won’t always be with your loved ones, and when you find yourselves apart, you will need a good communication strategy. You will also want to make sure that you can easily reach necessary services, from police and fire to your insurance company. There are 4 steps that will help you be ready… Continue Reading →

Don’t Get Bored in the Apocalypse

“I’ll be too busy to be bored!” That’s what I hear from a lot of other preppers who get into this discussion with me. But y’all. Look at 2020. I’d say that’s a pretty serious event that has lasted a damn-long time, and boredom is one of the worst aspects of trying to survive it… Continue Reading →

20 Tips for Making Your First Bug Out Bag

Ash rains down outside your window, like snow. A wildfire is raging at the edge of your town. Noises in the distance grow louder as emergency workers announce on a megaphone that everyone needs to evacuate immediately. You look around you. No time to pack anything. You urgently tell your partner it’s time to go…. Continue Reading →

You are Not Alone

This is an unprecedented time for all of us. Unprecedented fires are ravaging our country’s land. We are on the cusp of WWIII. Women’s rights (and LGBTQ+ rights, and rights of minorities) are currently being overturned in our Supreme Court. Racism is raging out of control, and out in the open. Our Capitol was attacked… Continue Reading →

35 Must-Haves for Your 72-Hour Kit

A 72-Hour Kit is vital to any home. Ready.gov has suggested that all Americans try to have enough supplies set aside for at least 72 hours in case of emergency. It can be difficult to know what you need to include, so I have put together a list of 35 must-haves for your 72-hour kit. Let me… Continue Reading →

A Practical Approach to Preparedness

When people hear the term “Prepper,” they almost always think of two personas; camo-clad gun slingers ready to rough it in the wild, or frightened conspiracy theorists wildly hoarding unusable items for the end of times. There are plenty of resources on the Internet for those groups, and truly, we wish them well. But that… Continue Reading →

“Here’s a rule of life: You don’t get to pick what bad things happen to you.”

Rory Miller

Everyone can face challenges like loss of employment, illness, natural disaster, and many other unfortunate incidents that can derail life plans. Being prepared will help you maintain a good quality of life as much as possible.

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