72 hours

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If you think that the government is going to come to your aid during a disaster, then maybe you should learn about 72. The rule of 72 is well known to government officials and rescue organizations. It stands for 72 hours, the time when citizens will be left on their own to survive, however they… Read more »


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How can a busy mom, okay, procrastinating mom, get her family ready for back to school? By taking advantage of quick and easy food storage meals! Getting Ready for Back to School Usually, I am very prepared. Most years I start the back to school shopping as soon as the displays hit the store shelves…. Read more »


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Protein is so important for a strong, lean body that can take whatever challenge it meets. You will need strong leg, arm, back, and abdomen muscles to survive and even thrive, when the world changes. Getting into shape now can make a huge difference later, plus being in shape just feels good. I became convinced… Read more »


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Which of these things is not like the others: a roaring fire, a brightly lit evergreen tree, yuletide carols, sweet little zombies in the corner eating Christmas cookies dusted with sugar? Think about that one for a moment. I’ll wait. Okay, you got me. Zombies don’t actually eat Christmas cookies. Of course, nor do zombies… Read more »


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In my neck of the woods, losing power is a common enough occurrence, although not frequent. I live in a semi-rural area where a pasture full of horses and a new housing development can co-exist in the same town. We have lots of trees and above ground power lines. You can tell those of us… Read more »


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Knowledge is Power (KiP):  As a Disaster Preparedness Instructor since 1996, I’ve been researching and working for the last thirty plus years with both man-made and natural disasters and their affects during and after the disasters.  Being retired military (Medical) and have worked numerous humanitarian and natural disaster relief missions all around the world, I… Read more »


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Why do you prepare for disaster? Is it because you are being a responsible citizen, parent, friend? Is it because you want to be able to ensure your survival and your comfort and the comfort of those you love? Is it because you are worried and frightened?


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My family knows that I just hate clutter. They have learned to check the donation box frequently to make sure that I don’t get rid of something that they deem essential and I don’t, such as the old outdated printer or mysterious and unused kitchen gadgets. So when my husband gave me an e-reader for… Read more »