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Halloween Safety Tips for the Young and the Young at Heart

Halloween is an exciting time of year! Not just for kids, but also for the adults who relish in wearing costumes and going to parties. While this holiday is supposed to be nothing but harmless tricks and treats, if not careful... it has the potential of going sour. Often when we are having a good time, we will [...]

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How to Prepare on a Tight Budget

There are a lot of excuses people give for why they don’t prepare for emergencies. I don’t have time… It’s too difficult…and my personal favorite…It’s not going to happen to me!There is only one explanation that holds some validity,and that is for economic reasoning. It’s understandable that someone struggling financially may have a difficult time [...]

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The Importance of Staying Healthy on the Trail (And Tips For How to do So)

The great outdoors may be rugged… but it is certainly no place to let your personal hygiene suffer. In fact, your ability to survive in the wild is often dependent upon your strength. By not taking care of yourself physically, you are put at a heightened risk of becoming injured or sick. If either of these were to [...]

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Is your BOB packed? Why Now More Than Ever it Should Be

As we make our full swing into September, we are reminded of the importance of taking action before an emergency, instead of afterwards. While this may seem appropriate being that it is actually “National Preparedness Month,” ironically it isn’t the main reason of why people are taking precautions. All across our nation we have been experiencing [...]

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Easy and Effective DIY Cleaning Products For Your Home

It is no surprise that we here at Gear Up Center are big supporters of DIY projects. Not only are they cost efficient and less impactful on the environment, but they also teach self-reliability, which is a key component in preparedness. As a mother of 3, I decided to research DIY projects that would replace the items I [...]

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Stop, Don't Drink The Water! - Why You Need To Be Prepared To Purify

“Water, water, everywhere, Nor any drop to drink.”- Samuel Taylor Coleridge, The Rime of the Ancient MarinerIt’s true, water may be all around us…but most of it is considered unsafe for human consumption. While a cool drink from a river may sound refreshing, in reality it has the potential of leading to illness or even your demise. [...]

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College Preparedness 101 - How to Keep Your Loved One Safe While They're Away

Fall is almost upon us, meaning that schools nationwide are soon to be in session. For those of you who will be entering college for the first time, now marks a truly exciting and monumental point of your life! On the other hand, if you are the parent or family member of a newbie college [...]

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A Message of Graditude to the Supporters of GUC

At Gear Up Center, we are strongly committed to providing our customers with the most groundbreaking survival products and gear available. This has always been the mission of our founder Tim Ralston, who continues to spread the word of preparedness through his expertise, as well as his own innovations.We would like to take a moment [...]

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Everyone Needs a Backup Plan...The Recon 6 Adventure Watch

It’s a fact of life that the best laid plans often go astray. This especially rings true to those who live a life of preparedness…Although we put a lot of thought into preparing for emergencies, we are also accepting that there may be variables which would potentially throw us off course. Because of this, for [...]

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It's About Time...More People are Seeing the Benefits of Preparedness

Nowadays, there are more people dedicated to preparedness than ever before. What was once negatively stereotyped as being "paranoid," has become a more respected and realistic lifestyle to practice. Indeed there are those who prepare for occurrences as catastrophic as “Doomsday,” but there is a greater amount that see the value in doing so for the [...]

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