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 »


power grid

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  Despite the importance of a secure and fully functional Emergency Alert System, it is really not surprising that the warning measures have become severely vulnerable. One just has to look at the state of the power grid to grasp the lack of attention the federal government has paid to life-saving infrastructure. If the power… Read more »


emp preparedness

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Even if the high-voltage protective boxes around transformers are put into place and spare transformers are carefully held in storage until they are needed, the impact a solar flare or EMP would have on America is still extremely dire. Citizens, who have not put their generators, appliances, cell phones and basically anything else with electronic… Read more »


ebola

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  Is the United States on the verge of a pandemic? Ebola, smallpox, and pneumonic plague are just a few of the deadly viruses which have garnered national headlines in the past month. Fears that the Ebola virus will reach America prompted the federal government to deploy bio kits to National Guard units in all… Read more »


cyber terrorism

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  The power grid may finally be getting the attention the vital and extremely fragile piece of infrastructure deserves. There have been no less than three attempts to destroy all of portions of the nation’s energy system in the past year. If the power grid fails due to a sniper attack, EMP, solar flare, or… Read more »


prepper communication tips

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The only thing worse that facing either a man-made or natural disaster is being forced to do so without your spouse and children. Preparedness planning and practicing exit routes and having maps handy are just a few of the keys to successful survival relocation during a crisis. Leaving unconventional notes or wordless messages to loved… Read more »


life changes be ready expos

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  Life Changes Be Ready! prepper expos are highly organized, educational, and hands-on events hosted by Cindy Thompson and her husband Jim. The recent Florida survival expo was featured on CNN. Due to the overwhelming response to the preparedness events and requests by attendees in northern states, Thompson is currently planning a spring expo in… Read more »