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In a worse case scenario like a pole shift, CME, meteor shower, etc, the safest place to be will be underground, the deeper – the better.  One will need at a minimum at least three feet or more of reinforced earth & stone or concrete & steel overhead.  However, this may not be possible depending… Read more »


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I recently heard from a reader who is at her wit’s end because her husband is resisting her efforts at making emergency provisions for their future. “I have ordered the Berkey [water filter],” she writes, and “we had words over that.  I will be making my last payment on the 4 week responder—-had words over… Read more »


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If you are the member of your family doing the grocery shopping, you’re certainly aware that food prices are rising every month, and fast.  You also may be wondering “why isn’t this news?”


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Recently I bumped into an old acquaintance at the grocery store.  Our conversation quickly turned to how much higher food prices suddenly seem to be getting, and I mentioned the urgency I felt to get more food storage. “Food storage?” he asked dumbly,  “What for?” I looked at him like he had been living under… Read more »


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I was once engaged in conversation with a group of college-age acquaintances I knew only casually.  These kids were discussing the growing unemployment statistics, and whether or not it even made sense these days to continue attending college when those they see graduating can’t even find jobs.  It was agreed we are entering hard times… Read more »


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There are a few categories of food not to include in your disaster/emergency pack. Stating the Obvious: I will state the obvious, especially for those newbies. Nothing that is easily perishable can be included in your pack. That will end in moldy heartbreak. If it’s fresh or needs refrigeration, it’s a no go.


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I’m including some specifics on food selection for those of you who are packin’ others besides yourselves. Kids: I have 2 of them. Ages 3.5 years and 7 months. Some of you have older kids, more kids, younger kids etc. When you pick food to include for them you need to keep their likes/dislikes in… Read more »


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In an emergency, your body will undergo a huge amount of physical stress. You will need the proper fuel to keep going during your response time, especially after the adrenaline has worn off. I remember numerous earthquakes hitting when I lived in Southern California – obviously quite common for the area. All children in my… Read more »