Monthly Archives: January 2010

Earthquake survivor says iPhone helped save his life

Never has it been so easy to carry so much information in your pocket. The key here, though, is to have had the forethought to download the info before you need it. We live in a nearly ‘always-on’ connection to the Internet, but when that link is severed, what you have with you is all you have. Hmm, gee, that sounds a lot like being prepared. — Earthquake survivor says iPhone helped save his life Earthquake survivor says iPhone helped save his life by Dave Caolo (RSS feed) on Jan 20th 2010 at 12:30PM Here’s a remarkable story coming out … Continue reading

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Government killing off LORAN-C navigation system, deems GPS good enough — Engadget

There’s nothing like getting rid of your backups. Why does this just seem like a bad idea? — Government killing off LORAN-C navigation system, deems GPS good enough — Engadget Government killing off LORAN-C navigation system, deems GPS good enough By Tim Stevens posted Jan 20th 2010 10:33AM Spare a thought for the noble LORAN network. It helped bombers and ships across the Atlantic in WWII and, since then, has served as a reliable system for helping sailors, domestic and otherwise, to find their position. Of course, now that everybody and their kid cousin has a GPS receiver in their … Continue reading

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Ten Worst Passwords on the Web : Discovery News

Hopefully, your password isn’t on this list… Ten Worst Passwords on the Web : Discovery News There’s a great piece on Gizmag today about passwords. They reference a data security study completed by Imperva, which analyzed data that was hacked last December on the Web site Rockyou.com.  Of the 32 million passwords involved, the ten most common are listed below. If you use any of these, change your password immediately. 123456 12345 123456789 Password  iloveyou princess rockyou 1234567 12345678 abc123

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Episode 59 – Complacency Kills

Brief discussion on how becoming complacent can work against being prepared.  Sometimes it’s difficult to keep up with your preps for a variety of reasons. Keep the following in mind: – Complacency Kills, – A failure to prepare usually translates into a failure to survive.

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harsh realities: 85k jobs lost in december, "real" unemployment rate at 17.3%: Tech Ticker, Yahoo! Finance

Just in case you missed it… Harsh Realities: 85K Jobs Lost in December, “Real” Unemployment Rate at 17.3%

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Podcast: Inflation 101

Jeff Bennet joins us for todays podcast and talks about inflation. What happens to America and Americans, if what happened to Argentina, happens here?  It is logical to find out if it could happen here.  I say it is almost unavoidable, and my reason is simplicity and logic 100%.  Why could it happen here? This is Jeff Bennett for the Preparedness Podcast, with another installment of Perspectives on America, ‘Short Takes on Wealth – 104.’ It has been sopme months since I have ben with you, but the questions remains, “Why could it happen here?” More importantly, “Why couldn’t it?” … Continue reading

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Episode 58 – Back To Basics – Inflation 101

What happens to America and Americans, if what happened to Argentina, happens here? It is logical to find out if it could happen here. I say it is almost unavoidable, and my reason is simplicity and logic 100%. Why could it happen here? This podcast joins the Back To Basics series, which are a collection of podcasts that are great for reviewing the essentials or for someone who is new to preparedness. You can find all the Back To Basics podcasts here: Back To Basics Podcast Series This is Jeff Bennett for the Preparedness Podcast, with another installment of Perspectives … Continue reading

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After Armageddon

In a recent podcast, I make commentary on a how that was on the History Channel called, “After Armageddon.”  Several of you have asked for a link to where they could see it online.  Unfortunately, the History Channel hasn’t made this available yet.  A few days ago, someone put it up on YouTube.  It’s not a great copy of it, but it is watchable. I recommend that you watch this with your spouse, family and or group and pause it often to discuss the various issues that it brings up. Then, listen to my commentary on the podcast. Watch it … Continue reading

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Episode 57 – “After Armageddon” Commentary

Commentary on the “After Armageddon” show on History Channel. In summary, this is a realy good example to use for your what-if scenarios.

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Take Back America!

Video starts out a little slow and you might be unsure of where it’s going, but keep watching!

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