Healthy Living

Living Ready takes a holistic approach to healthy living. What is healthy living? Living a healthy lifestyle means being self-sufficient as much as possible, being aware of natural and man-made hazards, and taking responsibility for the well-being of yourself and others. Everyone’s healthy living plan will be different. There’s no healthy living quiz at the end. These healthy living tips and healthy living articles should help build a foundation for living a healthy life. It’s never too early to personalize your own blueprint for healthy living.

Black Widow Spider Bite

How to Treat a Black Widow Spider Bite

Colder temperatures mean spiders are headed indoors. In many parts of the country, that includes black widows. Here’s how to treat a black widow bite. Black Widows: Know Your Spider Black widows typically have some sort of red marking on their abdomens, but not always. The marking is usually shaped like an hourglass. These...

Causes of Hypothermia

5 Causes of Hypothermia Not Related to the Cold

There’s much more to hypothermia than the air temperature. Here’s are five hypothermia causes that don’t involve the thermometer. Causes of Hypothermia: Getting Wet When you are wet, you get cold a lot quicker, and at higher temperatures, than when you are dry. Wet clothes conduct heat about five times more rapidly than air....

How to Perform Chest Compressions

How to Perform Chest Compressions

How to Perform Chest Compressions: Step-by-Step 1. Kneel beside the person with both of your knees close to the person’s chest. Lean over the chest. 2. Place your hands on top of each other and position the base of your bottom hand over the middle part of the breastbone. Position your elbows and shoulders...

Body Heat Loss Infographic

Cold Weather Survival: 5 Heat Loss Mechanisms

Editor’s Note: Remember that clothing is the first layer of shelter you have available. If you can address three or four of these points, you’ll be much better suited for cold weather survival. The ways that heat from your body can be transferred to the environment are called heat loss mechanisms. In a hot...

Pandemic SHTF TEOTWAWKI

5 Pandemics that Could Wipe Out Humanity Tomorrow

Less than 100 years ago, 50 million people died from an influenza pandemic. Since then, the planet has become only more crowded as some areas of medicine run out of treatment options, creating conditions suitable for another global outbreak. Here are five pandemics that could wipe out humanity in the near future, along with...

TEOTWAWKI is Coming

What Would You Do If You Knew TEOTWAWKI Was Coming?

If living healthy means taking care of yourself as well as your family and friends, are you obligated to let them know about life-changing warnings? Let’s say, the end of the world as we know it (TEOTWAWKI)? It’s not as irrelevant a question as it seems. Last week, Ukrainian astronomers predicted that a large...

Faith and Preparedness

Does Faith Play a Role in Your Preparedness?

In times of crisis, many people turn to a particular faith or worldview to keep them grounded until better days. This is a hallmark of healthy living, and an important component of preparedness. Living Ready asked its Facebook page followers about this topic. Here are some of the most interesting responses. Does Faith Play...