Tag Archives: Emergency Supplies

Will You Survive a Collapse Crisis?

Charlie McGrath of WideAwakeNews.com did an excellent video essay on getting home safely. In this video, Charlie shows how having a Get Home Bag, which is his EDC – Every Day Carry, and a plan to get home via an alternate route can keep you much safer than trying to face whatever upheaval is happening in the city. Have you made your plan to get back home? Do you carry a Get Home Bag with you all the time? you can also watch it on YouTube here: http://youtu.be/lmudsLgEvWM

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Preparedness For Pets

Planning for when a disaster or tragedy strikes can be overwhelming. While most people consider their pets to be a part of their family, it can be easy to forget to have emergency preparations for them, too. Remember, If it is not safe for you and your family, it’s not safe for your pet. If a disaster hits, and you need to evacuate, always take your pets with you. Pets left behind can be injured lost or killed. It’s important to remember, though, that official disaster shelters do not allow pets and you’ll have to make other arrangements for your … Continue reading

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National Preparedness Month Checklist

September is National Preparedness Month! As preppers, this is the month that we can claim as our own; Yay! What does that mean for us preppers? As I think that preppers are some of the smartest bears in the forest, we should use this month to help educate others on the importance of being prepared. Even if we only get one person to be a little better prepared for emergencies and disasters, we will have helped one more person. Every person we help get prepared is one less person that might be knocking on our door during the crisis. Some … Continue reading

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Fuel Transfer Tanks, and some fuel storage tips

Fluids are always an issue. Heavy. Bulky. Moving when you don’t want them to move. Add in something that’s flammable or combustible, and you have even more potential worries. One of the solutions I’ve been using in my pickup is a transfer tank. You’ve probably seen them in the beds of commercial trucks, flatbeds and pickup trucks. Usually decorated with a red Fill-Rite 12 volt pump on a top corner. I’m specifically a diesel guy, so my fuel issues are a bit different from gasoline issues, but there’s still lots of overlap concerning storage, transportation and utilities. What’s the difference … Continue reading

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Basic Preparedness Strategy

Basic Preparedness Strategy This is the document that I used for a recent podcast about a forming basic preparedness strategy. It was taken from a correspondence that I had with a friend of mine, shortly after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. It’s only one example of how to go about creating a strategy for getting better prepared. Adjust and modify for your needs. Start with the current analysis of what you feel is the most likely situations or events that threaten your well being and safety (see previous podcast on Threat Analysis  ).  This Threat Analysis covers those circumstances and events … Continue reading

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NBC attack "likely" by 2013

It’s something many have decided will happen. Now there is a report from a bipartisan commission stating it publicly and with enough candor that it sounds like they are certain. Fox news article Commission report Still wondering if preparedness is something that needs to be done? With everything else going on, these types of reports and urgings from officials act like a bunch of roadsigns pointing to the need to be prepared. Honestly, did anyone really think with all the misguided people out there that we’d never experience another attack on our soil. The scary part is that when it … Continue reading

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Sign of the Times?

Nebraska was the last state in the union to pass Safe Haven laws and in there inability to agree on a maximum age, a bill was passed without an age restriction. This has resulted in people dropping of many of their older children, I mean teenagers… according to the target new article: five 17-year-olds, two 16-year-olds, six 15-year-olds, two 14-year-olds, three 13-year-olds — have been abandoned, along with eight children who were 11 or 12. Five of the children dropped off have been from out of state. To me, that’s pretty amazing, but it begs the quiestion: Are these people … Continue reading

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