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Why Being Prepared is Better

Given the name of this website and the podcast, it’s fairly obvious that I am a proponent of being prepared. While I derived this opinion from decades of personal experience, looking at the major disasters over the past few years should make it obvious, to even the casual observer, that individual preparedness is the key to making it through a disaster or crisis event. Individual preparedness can also lead to community preparedness, where we could all gain from being a country of self reliant people. When you’re prepared, not only do you have the things that your family will need, … Continue reading

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12 injured in Prince George’s County Fair evacuation

Twelve people injured during a preemptive evacuation of account fairgrounds is ridiculous. No danger was present, yet people panicked anyway. Can you imagine what it would have been like if there had been a terrorist attack? Insanity! [From Gazette.Net: 12 injured in Prince George’s County Fair evacuation – ] 12 injured in Prince George’s County Fair evacuation Minor injuries sustained during heavy storm By Katherine Heerbrandt Staff Writer Twelve were injured in a rush to exit the Prince George’s County Fair’s Equestrian Center in Upper Marlboro late afternoon Saturday, following an order to evacuate because of approaching storms, according to a … Continue reading

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The Mississippi River Is Drying Up

That this has happened before in history does little to comfort those that are having to deal with this.  Unfortunately, droughts are very long term disasters.  They have a long onset and, usually, a long dissipation.  Even if the area was to get a lot of rainfall, it doesn’t necessarily mean the drought is over.  And to think that Iowa was nearly under water only a few short years ago. [From The Mississippi River Is Drying Up – The Economic Collapse Blog] The worst drought in more than 50 years is having a devastating impact on the Mississippi River.  The … Continue reading

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Can’t Trust These Science Studies

I love this article, as it highlights what we already have been suspecting for some time now.  That these scientific studies are unreliable. Tomatoes are bad!  No, tomatoes are good!  Coconut oil is bad for you.  No wait, it’s actually really good for you!  Don’t eat eggs.  Eggs are good! I don’t even listen to these reports anymore because they have contradicted themselves and common sense for decades now. [From Reproducibility Initiative Study Replication – Business Insider – ] Most science journals put up multiple barriers to ensure that faulty studies don’t get published, for example, peer review committees. Most … Continue reading

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The US Population Just Hit 314,159,265—Or Pi Times 100 Million

I had heard somewhere that the US population was approaching 330 million. Good to know that we’re not at that point yet, but I thought the US population hitting the equivalent of Pi x 1,000,000 was interesting. [From The US Population Just Hit 314,159,265—Or Pi Times 100 Million – Business Insider] Figuring out the number of American residents got as easy as pi on Tuesday as the United States touched a rare mathematical and demographic milestone. The Census Bureau said that the United States reached 314,159,265 residents, or the mathematical ratio pi times 100 million, shortly after 2:29 p.m. EDT … Continue reading

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Army, Marines Eying Backpackable Mini-Helicopter

Army, Marines Eying Backpackable Mini-Helicopter By Stew Magnuson LAS VEGAS — Companies offering small hand-launched helicopters are a common sight on the exhibition hall at the Association for Unmanned Vehicles Systems International show. Now, there might actually be customers for them. The Army and Marine Corps have a joint requirement for mini-helicopters that could be carried into the field by small units, according to Col. Grant A. Webb, Army Training and Doctrine Command capability manager for unmanned aerial systems. It will have to be small enough for a soldier or Marine to carry it in his backpack, and easy to … Continue reading

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Magnitude 4.5 – GREATER LOS ANGELES AREA, CALIFORNIA

Update 14:42: M4.9 – Off the coast of Oregon – That’s another earthquake on the west coast.  Granted, this one was in the ocean, but does it mean an increase of potential for more? I always watch for clusters of earthquakes in the same area, as I find that these can be signs of a larger earthquake coming.  Geologists like to say that it’s not indicative, but they’re also the ones that were telling us that all these 7+ magnitude earthquakes that were happening weren’t related, too, which makes no sense to me. Magnitude 4.5 – GREATER LOS ANGELES AREA, CALIFORNIA Series of … Continue reading

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NASA – Curiosity Spotted on Parachute by Orbiter

NASA – Curiosity Spotted on Parachute by Orbiter This is really cool.  We landed another explorer robot on Mars.  I watched the news conference live early this morning and they were really stoked about it, as everything had worked perfectly in the landing. One thing I noted that was really nice to see, was a lot of pro-America sentiment among the scientists.

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Russian Nukes in Cuba, Again?

Here’s a piece of disturbing news. It’s yet unclear whether this is true or not, but it does give one reason to pause and consider it. Report: Russia Moves Nuclear Missiles to Cuba Back in the ’80s, I began my life of preparedness because of the threat of Russian nukes.  It was the single biggest threat that we had, for even the natural disasters were less severe back then.  Jump ahead 25 years and it seems we’re right back to that point, only now in addition to the threat of nuclear war, we also have to be concerned with terrorism, … Continue reading

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Recent News Bits You May Have Missed

Recent news stories that may affect your preparedness plans. So, just how bad is the economy? – The stock market crashed. Wall Street panicked. People stashed silver and gold under mattresses while businesses shut doors across America. Israeli Ambassador Calls for ‘Serious Action’ Following Iran Nuke Report – Israel’s ambassador to the U.S. called for “immediate and serious action” Friday after a United Nations report showed Iran has enough uranium to build a nuclear bomb.  Road to riches ends for 20 million Chinese poor – The family’s cash earnings have evaporated, snatched away by a manufacturing crash cascading across China … Continue reading

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