Protecting Your Preparations: Plan to Share

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When it comes to preserving your preparations, your first line of defense will probably be keeping quiet.  Hiding your stuff and keeping quiet about it will keep you from becoming an easy target when the going gets tough.  Your second method for preserving your preparations doesn’t really sound like a method for preserving preparations at… Read more »

Earthquake Tomorrow!

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ShakeOut

I’ve been seeing some advertising around for the Great Utah ShakeOut, which is basically a giant, statewide earthquake drill.  It’s happening tomorrow (April 17th) at 10:15 am and supposedly almost a million people have registered stating that they will participate: about 16 thousand people and families are participating on their own; 382 whole schools; 208… Read more »

Do you need a generator?

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eFoods highway

Have you thought about adding a generator to your emergency preparations?  If you’re just getting started with emergency preparedness, you’ll want to start with more important things (like food and water), but at some point, you may wonder if a generator is right for you. In this post, I’ll cover some basic things you’ll want… Read more »

The Second Best Way to Celebrate Daylight Savings

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The best way to celebrate Daylight Savings is to adjust your clocks (unless you live somewhere sensible, like Arizona). This is important because it will affect whether or not you are on time for important things. The second best way to celebrate Daylight Savings is to use it as a “preparedness maintenance” holiday. If you… Read more »

The Essential Emergency Supply You May Be Forgetting

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shoe

No matter what kind of emergency you’re preparing for, I hope sensible shoes are part of your plan.  It’s easy to think about the day-to-day necessities, and you’ll definitely need food and water, so it’s worth stocking up on those.  Certainly, when your emergency first hits, you’ll need to deal with some basic things in… Read more »

Preparedness Volunteer Opportunities, part II

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Last time I wrote about a few community-based volunteer opportunities for people who are interested in helping others prepare.  Local opportunities are great because many emergencies affect particular regions. There are other types of preparedness volunteer opportunities that are not location based, and these may be what you’re looking for.

Preparedness Volunteer Opportunities, part I

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The truth is, we can only do so much to prepare on our own, and the more prepared other people around us are, the better off we’ll be in an emergency situation.  So, if there is a way to aide our community in preparation efforts, it will only enhance our personal preparedness. Today we’ll look… Read more »