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Rural vs. Big City Life: Important Pros & Cons to Both

Guest Post by Dave Artman If you’ve thought of moving, you might be stuck between considering rural life versus big city life. Which is better? The answer is a personal one, but it’s worth considering the pros and cons of each.   Living the Rural Life Pro: Everything is quieter. People think of the big city as smelly, unkempt, and, most of all, loud. Rural life is appreciated for the quiet it provides. No police sirens, car horns, or people screaming. Instead, you have nothing but the sound of grasshoppers, frogs, coyotes, and birds. Con: Things are farther away. That … 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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Natural Disasters Can Have a Major Impact on Business: Here’s How Business Owners Can Prepare

When facing down a potential natural disaster, your priorities will obviously revolve around ensuring that you and your family make it through safely. However, if you’re a business owner, you have a whole additional set of worries to contend with when it comes to prepping for these events. Natural disasters can deal serious damage to a business, and many businesses are unable to recover after going through one. As such, learning what to do in order to prepare your business in the event of a natural disaster is vital to its continued success. Have A Plan In Place One of … Continue reading

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Basic Techniques for Rifle Shooting

Guest post by Jay Chambers If you’re in a long-term survival situation, a hunting rifle is a handy tool. This is doubly true if you happen to be holed up in an area where foraging and fishing are sparse. But, you won’t be getting game with your rifle if you can’t hit anything with it. And, you likely won’t have a ton of ammo. So, there’s no room for misses. Fortunately, most hunting situations require just a few basic shooting skills, which are easy to learn. Here’s a rundown of the fundamental shooting skills and a few tips for applying … Continue reading

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Natural Disasters and Rurality: Challenges and What Can Be Done

Guest post by Jori Hamilton Living in a rural area has its fair share of benefits. The wide expanses of land, fresh and clean air, and lack of crowds are just some of the allures. However, when natural disasters occur, living in rurality can be very cumbersome. As the consequences of climate change and global warming make themselves known, there has been a massive increase in natural disasters. For those living in rural areas, this poses a serious problem.  Challenges Faced by Rural Communities  Consider this study by UCF’s Center for Public and Nonprofit Management that explores how rural communities … Continue reading

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Create Your Own Bail-Out Bag Kit

Guest post by Mark Hedman, CEO of LA Police Gear When everything falls apart, you may need to bug out fast with a well-stocked bail-out bag. In case of a disaster, you’ll need the right gear essentials to survive. Catastrophic events can happen at any time in today’s world. Look at all of the natural disasters, medical epidemics, and threat of nuclear war and terrorism always looming over your head. So, prepare for the worst but hope for the best. DIY vs. Store-Bought Kits There are plenty of places where you can buy ready-made kits at an affordable price. They … Continue reading

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