Category Archives: Current Events and News

Prepping in the Remote Work Era: How Employees Can be Prepared at Home If Disaster Strikes

Splashy things like guns, food, water, and bunkers often take center stage in the prepper world. Nevertheless, sometimes it’s important to step back and consider if you’re prepared for more unique, down-to-earth disasters. Case in point: trying to navigate external troubles while working from home.  Millions of people are working on the homefront in the wake of the coronavirus. This virtual connection to one another is tenuous at best, with communication issues always a faulty router, weak internet connection, or power outage away. If a disaster strikes while you’re working remotely, here are a few bonus prepper tips that you’re … Continue reading

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A Quick Checklist for New Preppers

Guest post by Bryan Borris The pandemic has changed the mindset of people as it has shown that you can never be too prepared for an unexpected disaster. Even the ones who weren’t enthusiastic about prepping a year ago are now ardent preppers by choice. While you prepare to face a situation like the current one, you will have an added advantage. Prepping gets you one step ahead of a crisis, whether it comes in the form of a car accident, a sudden layoff, a riot or violent incident or a long-term economic downturn. However, contemporary prepping needs to have … Continue reading

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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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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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Alternatives to the N95 Mask

If you’re having a difficult time finding N95 respirators (masks), here’s an alternative to consider; And these alternatives work as good or better than the typical N95! Reusable half face respirators can use a wide variety of filters, including P95 and P100 filters. Note that the ‘P’ designation means the filter material is oil proof. The filter for these masks come in pairs and are about as expensive as N95 and N100 masks, perhaps even a little cheaper. And, most importantly, you can still find them, even though all the N95 and N100 masks are sold out. There are different … Continue reading

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Countdown to Prepare for COVID-19

Despite what they say, I do think those in positions of authority are highly concerned, especially given the actions they’ve taken. Then, of course, there’s this nugget of news: WHO Advisor Says Coronavirus May Infect Over 5 Billion People [] Technically, this coronavirus has been named, “severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2,” or SARS-CoV-2 for short. The disease is causes is Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The big issue with the SARS-CoV-2 virus is we don’t know enough about it yet and what we do know is mostly coming from China. Most people assume the number of infected and deaths are … 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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Free Preparedness Class – Making a Preparedness Plan

On May 8th, CCRET will be hosting a free class on Making a Preparedness Plan. The class will be at the University of Arizona Medical Campus Downtown Phoenix, from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. Being prepared starts with a good preparedness plan. This class will explain the basic dynamics in creating a Personal Preparedness Plan, including: – The Role of Government and Types of Assistance – Types of Plans for Sheltering in Place and Evacuations – Emergency Communications Plan – Creating your own personal plan – 9 Steps to a Basic Plan Classes are open to public, free and walk-ins … Continue reading

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