Category Archives: Health

The Most CRITICAL Step to Preparedness

“What is the most important thing I can do to be prepared?”  is the most common question I am asked by friends, family, and clients.  I have one simple answer every time.  Get healthy and fit on the inside and out!  It is truly about maintaining mind body balance.

Daniel Wolpert’s presents “The Real Reason for Brains” in a TED talk last year and has resulted in my clear understanding of why my recent recovery from an accident was so fluid and why my favorite  TACFIT works.

Two years ago,  I was hit by a car and thrown to the ground while walking through a parking lot.  I won’t go into the details of the accident, although it resulted in injuries to my wrist, elbow, shoulder, hip, and left a large bump on the back of my head.  I’ve bounced back from all of my injuries, with the exception of my elbow and that is a work in progress.

I attribute my recovery to three factors.  Continue reading


The Ultimate Incovenience

How many feminine hygiene products are used in your house each month?  If you are a woman, you probably can come up with an estimate.  If you are a man, do you want to underestimate the number of feminine hygiene products the woman in your family will need?  Female menstrual cycles are inconvenient at any time, yet in the case of a emergency situation, they can be the “ultimate” inconvenience if you are not well supplied.

For several months, I have been researching options for our home kit and bug out bags.  I familiarized myself with The Diva Cup at REI last year before a backpacking trip, although I did not buy one.

The Patriot Nurse is one of my favorite video channels to gather medical preparedness information.  She makes complicated topics simple, yet covers topics thoroughly and she covered a variety of options.

YouTube – ThePatriotNurse’s Channel

In addition, I found patterns from The Hillbilly Housewife to make our own.  We decided that having three months supply of pads and tampons, plus a bag of homemade pads would be the most cost effective way for us to prepare.  However, products looks very nice and could be a cost effective solution for someone who is not interested in making their own.

Keep in mind, having feminine hygiene supplies is never a bad idea.  They can be used in a variety of first aid situations, as well.   They are an inexpensive alternative to bandages.