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Planning your storage food selection is a pretty daunting task. Variables like the number of people, having a varied selection of food, storage location and making sure you have enough to survive are all things you think about. Something not a lot of people think about is calorie intake. Let’s talk about that for a… Read more »


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Breaking an ankle or developing an eye infection is bad enough when life is going along smoothly – but if you are already dealing with a major crisis such as a natural disaster or political unrest or the dreaded zombie apocalypse, any little medical problem can become its own disaster of astonishing proportions. It is… Read more »


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Let’s face it – when most of us think about emergency preparedness, we are worrying about something akin to the fearsome (and somewhat unlikely) zombie apocalypse, a total government breakdown, another eruption of the Yellowstone supervolcano, or a killer asteroid. We probably aren’t thinking much about the more everyday types of emergencies that throw our… Read more »


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Every year natural disasters strike, such as hurricanes, floods, fires, earthquakes, and tornadoes. For those disasters whose severity is devastating and widespread, such as Hurricane Sandy and the tsunami that ravaged Japan in 2011, national news outlets broadcast multiple stories giving everyone a glimpse into their destruction. However, after the floodwaters have receded or the… Read more »


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During this time of the year, it seems that almost every section of the country subscribes to the old joke about the weather, which goes, “if you don’t like the weather, wait a minute, it will change.” Daily weather conditions have grown increasingly erratic and extreme, and it is usually during the springtime that we… Read more »


eFoods Beef Stroganoff

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The Boston Bombings left a lot of people hurt, confused, and desperate for answers. Though many questions have yet to be answered, and they may never be answered, there are some things we can learn from the trauma. We need to be more prepared for the unexpected.


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Knowledge is Power: Do you know what to do when a disaster strikes? Do you have a plan for when a disaster strikes? Do you have backup contingency plans for what-if scenarios? If you’re not prepared just before or when disaster strikes, you can always expect “panic buying” of food, bottled water, and gas. Because… Read more »


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Knowledge is Power (KiP):  Everyone at one time or another in their lives should have heard of a “72 Hour Kit”.  Personally as a disaster preparedness instructor for over seventeen years now, I do not believe in them or teach them in my classes. When any major disaster strikes, there is always hunger and grave… Read more »


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Knowledge is Power (KiP)  Knowing how recognize the affects of a CME or an EMP and what to do afterwards could save your life.  A brief review on what a CME and an EMP is:  CME stands for a “Coronal Mass Ejection” which is a natural occurrence that comes from the Sun producing a Geo… Read more »


Dust Bowl

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Almost anywhere you go this summer, the heat is brutal. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recently stated this month that the last twelve months (July 2011 to June 2012) were the warmest on record for the contiguous United States. In fact, with the exception of Washington, every single state in the contiguous United… Read more »