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 »


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We never know when we will have to just grab a bag quickly to take with us in an emergency – is your “bug out bag” ready to go? Do you know much about them? Here’s some information that might help you get a bag to use for a “bug out bag”. What’s a Bug… Read more »


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I was talking to someone about emergency preparation a few days ago, and he was not at all interested in doing anything to prepare ahead. He had an interesting theory of how he would make it through any hardships. That got me thinking: If we aren’t prepared to take care of ourselves, who do we… Read more »


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Do you remember the old commercial featuring the actor Samuel L. Jackson for a credit card that had the tagline of “What’s in Your Wallet?” The company was trying to say that the card they were promoting had much more to offer than any other card you could have. Maybe it did, maybe it didn’t…. Read more »


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When I was a kid, having “no less than a quarter at all times” meant to always have at least a quarter in my pocket for an emergency – you know, so I could call someone on a pay phone if I needed to. That’s not what this is about. Yes, it’s about keeping at… Read more »


duct tape

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  Survival gear and tools which have more than one purpose are always a big hit with preppers. When only one item has to be placed in the bugout bag or get home bag, both the weight of the bag is reduced, and so are expenses. Duct tape is perhaps the king of all budget… Read more »


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Right now, you might be asking yourself where the flyover states are. For the most part, they are the states in the Midwest like Indiana and Kansas. Any state you might fly over on a trip from the West to East coast. The people who might use this term live in large cities and have… Read more »


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I know, we’re a few seasons late to the game, but recently, my sons and I started watching The Walking Dead. Over the course the few days of Thanksgiving vacation, we watched quite a bit of the series. As we drove back from our trip, the boys started talking about what their first steps would… Read more »


Christmas cactus

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Well, winter is here. And frankly, it came all too soon for me. There are things I wish I’d done (in the yard and outside) before the snow started, but where I live, that time has passed. Of course, there are a lot of things you can do to make your house safer and more… Read more »


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Not everyone has the luxury of living in a rural part of the country. Living in the city is a huge downfall when it comes to a disaster situation. A large concentration of people in a small area means you’re going to have very limited resources to satisfy the needs of all those people. The… Read more »