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The Preparedness Capability Checklist book is now available!

Now Available for the first time in print, the new and improved version of The Preparedness Capability Checklist. Go here for details!                        

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Episode 123 – Back To Basics – Commonly Overlooked Preparedness Tasks

            In this episode, we continue our Back to Basics series by covering two lists which identify the common and mundane things that we do everyday, which we would still need to do in an disaster or emergency scenario, but may have overlooked when creating your preparedness plan. These lists are the Common Daily Tasks and the Common Survival Tasks. These lists are stepping stones to how I created the Preparedness Capability Checklist and and are a great resource for going over your preparedness plan and checking to see that you have the basics covered and what your … Continue reading

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How Much Water do I Use?

People always ask how much water he or she needs to have stored, and while we’ve covered water storage at length, I thought I would just put a quick little blurb up about how to find out much water you use a month for your entire house: Look at your water bill. Your water bill will list your usage and if any of the number or term aren’t clear, you can call the water company and have them explained to you. Remember that the totals include everything from drinking water to water used for bathing, washing, laundry, and your yard. … Continue reading

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Data, Files, and Important Documents – Back It Up

Back it up, is a term many of us have heard and most often relate to computers and the data or information held on them. This term, or more importantly, idea of backing up and keeping copies of important information applies to any critical document we have. Many people have or have access to multi-function printer devices that integrate scanners. How many of us have used that scanner to copy birth certificates, wedding documents, Social Security cards, and, well you get the idea. Scan this stuff and go wild. Storage space is cheap, and with the advent of cheap usb … Continue reading

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FUD – Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt

Cutting through the FUD. FUD is a term commonly tossed around on many internet forum and chat sites. It stands for Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt, and is commonly used when untrue information is is used or given as a reason for compliance or as a basis for decision. Really, it’s a term used when misinformation is used to prompt others into action or inaction by reason of fear, Uncertainty, or Doubt. This term is most commonly applied to governmental agencies. The California DOJ is notorious for handing out contradictory or just plain wrong information. Head on over to www.calguns.net for … Continue reading

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Episode 19 – Vehicle Preparedness Part 2

Greg and Rob continue the discussion of the Transportation category from the Preparedness Capability Checklist (PCC) and what’s needed for your vehicle emergency kit. Greg has some great experience in using the gear and supplies that you would need in a vehicle mergence kit and shares his experience.

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Episode 18 – Vehicle Preparedness Part 1

Greg and Rob discuss the Transportation category from the Preparedness Capability Checklist (PCC). Greg has some great experience in using the gear and supplies that you would need in a vehicle mergence kit and shares his experience. Basically, here’s the outline from the PCC: Minimum Capabilities: Keep all vehicles in good repair Four wheel drive on main vehicle, or traction-enhanced (locking differentials, etc.) Main vehicle needs to be able to carry everyone in family, including a minimum of gear and supplies for 1 week Main vehicle needs to run on standardized fuel (gasoline, diesel), not specialized fuel (high octane, bio-mix, propane,etc.) … Continue reading

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Our Fragile Infrastructure

Two act of sabotage has left a large portion of Central California with distrupted communications, especially telephone communications. Hundreds of thousands of AT&T, Verizon, Nextel and Sprint customers with land lines, cell phones and Internet service were affected. Reminiscent of the hours after an earthquake, widespread communications interruptions baffled emergency service providers, businesses and residents as cell phone chatter, Web surfing, ATM, credit card and other electronic data sharing came to a screeching halt overnight. Lets face it, we’re pretty reliant on our working infrastructure.  Disrupting it in any way has far reaching and last effects.  Read through the linked … Continue reading

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Episode 10 – Your Preparedness Plan Part 2 – The Rest of the Categories

Episode #6 and Episode #7 covered the first half of starting a basic preparedness plan, and looked at the more important categories from the Preparedness Capability Checklist. In this Episode, we look at the remaining half of the categories. We covered the following current events: Job Losses http://www.usatoday.com/money/economy/2009-02-06-job-losses-january_N.htm?loc=interstitialskip Unhappy voters jam Capitol Hill phone lines http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/02/04/voter.anger/index.html?eref=rss_topstories Bank Failures http://www.foxbusiness.com/story/markets/industries/finance/firstbank-financial-services-fails/ The Baltic Dry Index (BDI) falls to zero http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/4229198/Shipping-rates-hit-zero-as-trade-sinks.html If you have any questions or comments, please go to the forum and let us know.

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Episode 6 – Starting a Preparedness Plan

  Rob and Greg discuss starting a preparedness plan, staying informed and current events. Remember you can find us at PrepCast.info, which is our portal to the forum and our blog. THING TO KEEP MIND: For almost every event, life will return to normal. Topics: Planning contingency planning trigger events family planning financial planning evacuation planning planning for different scenarios game playing – what if’s? Use the Preparedness Capability Checklist, it’s a tool that will help you prepare more efficiently. Resources: Hyperinflation information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyperinflation RSOE Havaria Emergency and Disaster Information Service: http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/ declaration of homestead – good overviews: http://www.motherearthnews.com/Modern-Homesteading/1982-07-01/Stop-Financial-Downfall.aspx http://law.freeadvice.com/estate_planning/asset_protection/homestead-exemptions.htm … Continue reading

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