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When it comes to survival, a Positive Mental Attitude is the number one skill to have in order to survive any survival disaster situation, Man-made or Natural.  As attested by both civilian and military personnel who have survived both man-made and natural disasters and wilderness emergencies, a Positive Mental Attitude is what kept them ALIVE… Read more »


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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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“The real danger from bottled water is…the bottles. Here’s what makes it worse: letting those bottles of water sit around for a long time, and exposing them to heat.”


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For those that are unaware the term “the Football”, it is a nickname coined for the US President’s black briefcase – the contents of which are to be used by the President to launch a nuclear attack. This started during the Eisenhower era, and is still in existence today.


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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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Only you will know for certain what specific types of personal items you will need to include for yourself, and the people you are in charge of during an emergency. Here are a few suggestions of more “personal” items to get the ball rolling.


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Being aware of your surroundings is crucial for being prepared for any man-made or natural disaster.  Therefore it is extremely important that during and right after a disaster that you know how to recognize and deal with the “Seven Enemies of Survival” in order to survive.


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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!