Author Archives: Jori Hamilton

Why Physical Fitness is an Important Factor in Your Preparedness Plan

As a prepper, you know the ins and outs of everything you need to get through just about any disaster or emergency situation. You’ve stocked up on supplies, you’ve got a preparedness plan in place, and even your entire family knows what to do if disaster strikes. But, what if you’re forgetting one very important key to your preparedness plan? Yourself.  The obesity rate in America is 44.8% among middle-aged adults. Being that overweight can contribute to everything from diabetes and heart disease to high blood pressure and joint/muscle issues. You wouldn’t want to carry around 50+ extra pounds of … Continue reading

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Relocating During Coronavirus: Pros, Cons, and Things To Consider

  For many of us, no matter how prepared we might be, this remains a very strange and stressful time to be living in. COVID-19 has presented us with many challenges and has disrupted our lives. On the one hand, we can learn a lot from this time when planning ahead for similar scenarios in the future. On the other, we’re still trying to navigate some unexpected hardships.  While some of us have taken the continued need for social distancing in our stride, it’s nonetheless changed the way we live. Some of the steps we must take are clear: keeping … Continue reading

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Health Considerations for Pregnant Mothers & Their Families

  It’s the most miraculous and important time in your life. It’s also the scariest, especially now, as the world grapples with a global pandemic and daily life looks less and less like the life we have always known. You and your family are about to welcome a new little one into an increasingly uncertain world. More likely than not, you’re a swirling contradiction of emotions. Joy mingled with terror. Hope suffused with doubt.  And as the news seems to get progressively stranger each day, those fears and doubts are probably only growing. Now, hospitals are deluged with patients. Doctors … Continue reading

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GPS and Off-Grid Living: Paths to Coexistence

In our modern digital world, it can be difficult to reconcile an off-grid lifestyle with advancements in technology. After all, the viability of off-grid living is stronger than ever thanks to various forms of tech, such as GPS-tracking devices and alternative energy systems. Technology helps us achieve greater self-sufficiency, but there is also a dark side. For now, at least, we can be grateful that American-based tracking technology is less intrusive than similar tech elsewhere across the world. In China, numerous employers have joined the surveillance state, monitoring their employees with GPS-equipped smartwatches. Much like the devices used to monitor … Continue reading

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How To Survive the Next Pandemic

With the coronavirus currently raging, it’s important to consider how individuals, local governments, and the world as a whole are ready to face the threat of a catastrophic global pandemic. A Brief History of Pandemics People have gotten sick for time out of mind. It doesn’t matter if someone is an ancient Greek philosopher, a Medieval serf, a king of England or a 20th-century American, sooner or later sickness and disease comes a’knockin.  While it’s impossible to include an accurate timeline of all of the major diseases that have swept the globe throughout history, a few of the major events … Continue reading

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Will Going Green Help to Prevent Natural Disasters?

In the realm of sustainability, humanity made great strides in 2019. Specifically, Europe was a notable standout in the burgeoning green revolution, as three distinct European nations — Denmark, Germany, and the U.K.— broke renewable energy records. It’s clear that sustainability is finally getting the attention it deserves as a major force against the effects of climate change.  But are global sustainability efforts actually making a difference? The answer is complex. A recent poll determined that nearly 8 in 10 Americans believe that human activity is helping to fuel climate change. Further, about half of those polled said that “action … Continue reading

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I Get By With a Little Help With My Friends: Recovering from a Disaster as a Community

  Natural disasters are familiar aspects of our geographical, social, and cultural landscape — but that doesn’t mean that they are any less impactful for their prevalence. In fact, their familiarity makes them more so. Our news feeds are filled with stories and images of scenes of destruction, from volcanoes in the Philippines to widespread fires in Australia. As we move closer to the irreversible effects of climate change, we can expect to witness more, and worse.   However, time and again we see examples of how communities effectively recover from the nightmares of disaster by coming together and facing challenges … Continue reading

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How to Protect Yourself from Environmental Damage This Winter

    As the weather gets colder and unpredictable weather becomes more and more likely once again, it is finally safe to say that winter is not coming, it’s here. Although your winter prepping is unlikely to force you to face off against the frozen undead, there are certainly more than a few other things that could take you down. Preparation for winter is an important part of every year.  Unpredictable winter weather can have all sorts of different impacts depending on where you live in the world. You may be preparing for utterly frigid conditions, an uptick in flood … Continue reading

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How to Prepare for a Natural Disaster When You Have a Chronic Illness

Modern society is rife with individuals who suffer from chronic, debilitating illnesses. From diabetes and heart disease to autoimmune conditions, cancer, and mental health issues, chronic conditions are almost the norm rather than the exception. The National Health Council reports that approximately 157 million Americans will be living with a chronic illness in 2020, which is roughly 40% of the total population. The unpleasant reality is that this segment of the population is extremely vulnerable in the event of a long-term grid-down scenario, large-scale weather event, or economic crash. Being unprepared for sudden power loss or a similar eventuality can … Continue reading

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How to Prepare for the Health Implications of Climate Change

Climate change is our generation’s crisis. The rising temperatures have ushered in destructive patterns such as the wide-spread fires in Australia, which burned through 5 million hectares, according to Scientific American. And because the rising temperatures result in dry conditions susceptible to wildfires, what’s happening in Australia is a precursor of the climate events that will come.  Weather won’t be the only aspect impacted by climate change, as health has a direct correlation to the weather we experience daily. With this in mind, what are some of the ways climate change impacts our health? How can we prepare for the … Continue reading

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