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In a disaster, you would ideally be able to stay in your home and lay low until the danger passes. Many times, however, you may need to find somewhere safe to stay if your property becomes damaged or otherwise uninhabitable. Research the following options ahead of time so you will not be caught unprepared. Coordinate… Read more »


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If there were an emergency in the middle of the night and you had to leave your home quickly, what would you take with you? What do you have ready to grab in a hurry? Along with your kids, pets, and perhaps something else extra-special to your family, there are some things that you can… Read more »


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When I was growing up, my mother was a den leader for a group of Cub Scouts. I tagged along for most of the activities and had fun. I learned about their motto – Be Prepared – and it has become a part of my outlook on life since. I recently learned that September has… Read more »


After an earthquake

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Many people are wisely deciding to prepare for natural disasters and other emergency situations. While a lot of thought goes into preparations for before the emergency, most don’t think about what to do afterwards. Picking up the pieces and going back to a normal life after a natural disaster can sometimes be the most difficult… Read more »


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How many times have you made a “To Do” list? I am a great list maker – and “To Do” lists are among my favorites! (There’s also my “Books to Read” list, “Movies To Watch” list, “Things I Want” list, and many more.) I make a “To Do” list almost every day, and it really… Read more »


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Natural disasters and other emergency situations can have a profound effect on a person’s life. Not only can such an experience be very physically draining, but the stress can take its toll on a person’s emotions as well. If not combated, fear, panic, and depression can set in and make an emergency situation even worse…. Read more »


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Recently, I watched a disaster movie. It doesn’t matter which specific one it was—you’ve seen the kind. Just know that it was a “natural disaster and the aftermath” type of movie. Most of the movie was about the parents and two young children trying to get reunited, though when the disaster happened they were all… Read more »


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“The Walking Dead,” a popular television show that features survivors dealing with a zombie apocalypse, is more popular than ever. Believe it or not, it has sparked an interest in prepping. Of course, out of all the disasters that could befall us, zombies are pretty low on the risk list. Drama is far from real… Read more »


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February 9, 1971, 6 a.m. It was a chilly morning in southern California, and I was sound asleep. My older sister was getting ready for school. Suddenly, my bed start to shake and I woke up, immediately assuming my sister was shaking my bed. Once she explained to me that it was “just an earthquake,”… Read more »