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6 Ways to Hurricane-Proof Your Home

Guest port by David Cruz August and September are peak months for hurricane season, and for those who live on the coast, it’s important to prepare your home for high winds and downpours. Hurricane winds can reach up to 150 miles per hour, in extreme cases, and can last up to two weeks over open waters, according to FEMA. Luckily, there are a number of ways you can prepare for summer storms by the coast. As you prepare for hurricane season, keep the following tips in mind to ensure your house is strong and safe: Strengthen your entry points Your windows … Continue reading

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How Rifle Scopes Work?

Guest post by Amy Ford. A newbie or beginner hunter often struggles to find the right rifle scope for a hunting rifle. It is not uncommon for beginner hunters to invest in a rifle heavily and not so much on a scope. This is mainly due to not recognizing the significance of scope in game hunting.  A bullet doesn’t fly out of the barrel in a straight line. It travels in an arc. You can hit a target without a scope, but you will have to aim a few notches above the line of sight. However, the chances of success … Continue reading

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Body Armor And Riot Safety- How It Can Help Civilians

The recent years have witnessed an upsurge in riots, shootings, and violent incidents all across the country. In such tough times, personal safety is a top concern for law enforcement agents, journalists, first responders, and others in dangerous professions. At the same time, it also becomes a matter of apprehension for civilians who are equally exposed to such grave incidents. The surging popularity of prepping has brought even more attention to personal safety. Right now, it makes sense for even common people to be prepared for the worse. Fortunately, it is legally permissible for civilians to buy and wear body … Continue reading

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How to Build an Underground Bunker in 9 Steps Infographic

This was sent to me by Big Rentz. The entire article has some good information in it and can be found here:

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Pandemic 2020 #6 – Next Steps

This pandemic will be with us for about the next two years or so and over this time, what will happen is anyone’s guess. For example, we are currently experiencing record levels of daily cases, but the fatality rate remains low. No one is certain why this is… some are still expecting it to rise, while others point out we have better protocols for handling COVID-19 in hospitals and the age group with the highest numbers are the under 50 crowd, which generally handle illness better than their elderly counterparts. However, I’m expecting this to change, as the majority of new … Continue reading

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Pandemic 2020 #6 – Understanding Why Masks and Social Distancing Works

First, let’s go over where we are today with COVID-19 stats. The US is currently experiencing 50,000+ cases per day. This exceeds the old daily high by quite a bit: The daily deaths has been going down since the peak in mid-April, but this looks like it might be starting to increase again. I was hoping we had learned enough about how to treat COVID-19, even if only symptomatically, where the deaths would stay low. We’ll have to see where this goes, but I don’t have a good feeling about it. Based on the past to weeks, I project we’ll … Continue reading

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Pandemic 2020 #5 – Understanding Case Fatality Rate

Cases are increasing in the United States. I know many people thought this was over, but those people aren’t paying attention: There are several “death rates” being slewed about by different people. Those that peg this virus as having a very low death rate should be ignored. Not because it’s not possible, but because these figures are looking at the current deaths and comparing to the entire US population as a whole. You can’t do that until the event is over, and this pandemic is far from over. For example, as of 6-24-2020 there have been 121,980 US deaths. Comparing this … Continue reading

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How to Prepare for Home Emergencies

Guest Post by Kyle Shaw For most, home is synonymous with comfort and security. It’s where one goes to relax, not ponder all the things that could possibly go wrong. And yet, there’s something to be said about home emergency preparedness. From forest fires to devastating earthquakes, disasters—both natural and man-made—can strike anywhere at any time. There’s a good chance that you’ll be at home when a potential disaster unfolds, but are you ready for it? Here’s how you can start preparing yourself for home emergencies. Know the Risks Knowing which types of emergencies to prepare for is key to … Continue reading

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Pandemic 2020 #4 – Current COVID19 Situation

The United States is too large to look at the entire country’s cases as a single entity. For example, when COVID19 cases were exploding in New York City, most of the country had very few cases. However, NYC is seeing fewer cases and starting to open up again, yet we have other areas in the country seeing record daily cases and have hospitals initiate emergency backup plans. The below is from the New York Times newsletter from 6-09-2020 and shows the new trouble spots: If you’re in one of these hot spots, you should be preparing for a large amount … Continue reading

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Pandemic 2020 #3 – Terms to Know

There are a lot of terms thrown about when people discuss viruses and pandemics. It’s important to know what these are in order to better understand the data and information you’re exposed to. I’ll expand this list as needed, but the information we’ll be going over soon will contain these terms.  TERMS: Epidemic – Spread of an infectious disease within a localized community.  Pandemic – Disease prevalent over the entire world.  Mortality Rate or Death Rate – a measurement of deaths scaled to the total population. Often expressed in terms of number of deaths per 1,000 or per 1,000,000. CFR … Continue reading

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