tornado

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When there is a natural disaster, there are certain things that are likely to happen. If you think through what will probably happen, it can help you see where there are gaps in your preparations. Let’s take a look at the first few hours after a natural disaster. First of all, what makes this type… Read more »


Thinker

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Preparing for an emergency can seem overwhelming. There are many things to buy, gather and plan. You might have help from family members in doing these, or you might be doing them alone. But with so many things to do before you feel prepared for whatever nature or man will throw at you, being organized… Read more »


Holiday ornaments

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These items need to be on your holiday shopping list; this is no time to forget about being prepared for emergencies. The holidays are a perfect time to stockpile a few things for emergency preparedness. The availability of certain items, plus the holiday sales, mean that you can get what you need for less money. While the… Read more »


city skyline

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When you live in a big city, some of the most common prepping advice may not apply to you. An apartment dweller would have a hard time growing two acres of crops and raising livestock, for example. This does not mean that living in a big city means you are zoomed if disaster strikes, Hollywood… Read more »


emergency room

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No one really wants to find themselves in the emergency room, but as most of us with kids know, a trip or ten throughout the years is inevitable. To make things easier on everyone, assemble family health kits specifically for trips to the emergency room. Then you can just grab and go. This little bit… Read more »


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According to a report written by James Famiglietti, a leading hydrologist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and published in the Nature Climate Change Journal, recent satellite imagery shows that nearly all of the major aquifers underlying the world’s great agricultural regions are being depleted at “…alarming rates.“ Declining water storage in California as seen by NASA’s Gravity Recovery and… Read more »


weather preparedness

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  The power grid has morphed in size tenfold during the past 50 years. While solar flares, cyber-attacks, and an EMP are perhaps the most extensive and frightening threats to the electrical system, the fragile infrastructure could just as easily fail in large portions, due to weather-related events. The power grid is basically a ticking… Read more »


bug out binder

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Being an organized mom is a tough, but necessary, challenge when you have a family of five. Of course, the organization skills, the scheduling moms have to do, the always knowing where something is, can come in handy for prepping as well. So whether you are a mom, a dad, or just a responsible citizen,… Read more »


power grid

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  Despite the importance of a secure and fully functional Emergency Alert System, it is really not surprising that the warning measures have become severely vulnerable. One just has to look at the state of the power grid to grasp the lack of attention the federal government has paid to life-saving infrastructure. If the power… Read more »