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What Can We Expect in a Disaster or Major Emergency

When I was in EmComm (Emergency Communications), there was a list that was passed around as a way of helping emergency coordinators make better plans for disasters. I originally found the information online here: http://www.races.org/docs/msg002.htm, though now it seems this page exists here: http://www.races.org/reading/msg002.htm. The following list is primarily for emergency communicators, but it’s applicable to all emergency situations. It’s point-of-view is that of the emergency rescuers and coordinators, but you can easily extrapolate each of these to a personal POV and see how the reality and the plan often differ greatly. The need to over-prepare is emphasized, whether on … 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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Common Survival Tasks

Update: This list talked about on Episode 123 – Back To Basics – Commonly Overlooked Preparedness Tasks Continuing on our theme of basic preparedness, we’ve already covered the Common Daily Tasks that most people need to do on a daily or frequent basis. Identifying those things that we do on a regular basis can help us get ready for those time when basic social services break down. Common Survival Tasks is similar to daily tasks, but applies to a situation where you are not in the comfort of your home. For example, if you find yourself stuck in the wilderness, … Continue reading

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Common Daily Tasks

Update: This list talked about on Episode 123 – Back To Basics – Commonly Overlooked Preparedness Tasks When creating your preparedness plan, it often helps to have a list of the things that you do everyday, so that you can plan to keep doing those same things even if you can’t make it to the store.  Before I created the Preparedness Capability Checklist, I made a bunch of lists that allowed me to get a better handle on what I was trying to accomplish. Even though we now have the checklist, I think it’s still important to look at what it is … Continue reading

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