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Storing gasoline seems to make a lot of sense.  Gas prices keep rising, and if you believe we’ve hit peak oil—which we probably have—prices could go up exponentially.  Conflict in the Middle East continues, and that could lead to diminished supply of oil.


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It’s so easy to get an amateur radio license!  You’re going to be really surprised.  It used to be that in order to get a license you had to know Morse code and pass a Morse code test, but they totally dropped the requirement in 2007.  Lucky us!


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A few years ago I got my amateur radio operator’s license. The way I see it, in an emergency I will want two-way communication, not just a radio to listen on!  HAM radios are one of the most reliable forms of communication.


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“It’s easy to rationalize postponing water storage because, after all, right now water is as close as your tap. But don’t get complacent.”


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IMPORTANT: It’s very simple to turn off your gas, but the gas company must come out to turn it back on, so don’t actually turn your gas off unless it is an emergency!


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For a little while when I was growing up, my sister and I shared an apartment-type building that was behind our family’s main house.  One time, one of our younger brothers was in our room playing with matches and he caught our room on fire!  We had a curtain hanging in the middle of the… Read more »


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My family always lived in southern California when I was growing up, so I have many, many memories of earthquakes.  In southern California, people expect earthquakes, so they prepare for them!  There are special building codes to keep structures from collapsing. Kids have earthquake drills in school.


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For the best chance of safety in an emergency, your family needs to have an emergency plan. An emergency could happen at any time, so it’s important to be prepared for as many different situations as you can.  Follow the steps below to create your own emergency plan!


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Take this short quiz to test your knowledge about smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms, and to see how prepared you are today!  Once you have your score, I’ll offer you suggestions on how you can become even more prepared.