Civil Unrest: The Survival Realities

Civil Unrest: The Survival Realities

Let us put politics aside for a moment. The newest crisis in the United States, which over the last four years has become a hotbed of divisive issues, is George Floyd. As a company that helps individuals and families understand their survival and disaster readiness...
West Weekly: Check Your Feet

West Weekly: Check Your Feet

When thinking about survival we often think about the big things, food, water, and shelter. These things are important, but sometimes, it can be the little things that actually take us down. In today’s edition of West Weekly, we are going to talk about feet....
How about we talk about COVID-19

How about we talk about COVID-19

Photo by Macau Photo Agency on Unsplash With all the news out there about COVID-19 and the novel coronavirus, I figured it was about time we addressed the news out there with some commonsense. West Survival Gear’s mission is and has always been to prepare REAL...
Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness

When preparing for an emergency, there are multiple factors that you should look at to know how to better prepare yourself and your family. Certain things to consider when making an emergency preparedness plan is what types of disasters, either natural or man-made,...
West Weekly: Water

West Weekly: Water

It’s that time, another issue of West Weekly, and more information for the masses. One question I get asked often is how can I get water. Everyone knows you need water to survive, but the questions about water and how to get it constantly abound when talking...
West Weekly: Basic Survival

West Weekly: Basic Survival

Today we are going to talk about seeking or making a shelter. Before we do, a little bit about our new format. As you can probably tell from our enormous number of blog posts (not really) we haven’t been very diligent about communicating with our audience....
West Weekly: Getting Started with Food Reserves

West Weekly: Getting Started with Food Reserves

When my family first when through a disaster we were totally unprepared. We lived in a condominium in Sarasota, Florida and were hit by the north edge of a pretty devastating hurricane. Our water was off for about 24 hours, and there were suggestions that we...
Weekly Survivor: Hurricane Readiness

Weekly Survivor: Hurricane Readiness

Today we are going to tackle the topic of building an emergency kit in hurricane and flood-related areas. As a result of the major hurricanes that have struck the mainland U.S. and our territories I thought this would be a good focus for the first Weekly Survivor...
Supporting Disaster Areas – Disaster Relief

Supporting Disaster Areas – Disaster Relief

At West Survival Gear we want to help in any way we can. We understand that preparedness isn’t always something people understand or can afford. We also know that disaster relief can sometimes be inadequate. To that end, we want to help those in affected areas...
Senseless Tradgedies

Senseless Tradgedies

In light of the recent shooting in Las Vegas, it’s time to examine our personal security again. As per usual, the calls for gun control reform have begun again in earnest. Though I won’t comment on that directly, I will say it is time to look at what...