How to Prepare for an Earthquake

You can prepare for an earthquake by taking just a few steps. Everyone in the family should know what to do when an earthquake strikes. Know where utility shut-off valves are located and how to turn them off. A packed emergency kit should be ready to go and be prepared for aftershocks. I have honestly never been more scared than when I was on the second floor of our house with two little children when I felt the entire house …

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Disaster Declared: How Authorities Respond

We’re all familiar with how Police and Fire Departments respond to a car accident here, or a house fire there. Police Officers and Firefighters go through months of training as emergency responders, and they do it day in and day out. Cops are good at cop stuff, Firefighters are good at what they do. But what about those who respond to disasters of all types? How do they determine what their priorities are in the midst of a major catastrophe? Governments, …

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Dealing with home intruders in a worst case scenario.

Worst Case Scenario: Taking Back Your Home From Intruders, Part 1

Those of us in the preparedness game spend lots of hours and lots of dollars preparing for any likely disaster. Food, water, power, communications, and many other topics fill our minds and fuel our plans. We all consider our well-prepared homes as our castles, but what do you do if someone has taken your castle…and your preparedness lifeline? Are you prepared to watch your family go hungry and become vulnerable because home intruders picked you as a victim? This issue has a …

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Create a Babysitter Folder

Create a Babysitter Folder

You have concert tickets, the babysitter is on her way and your county just got put under a tornado watch (conditions are favorable for tornadoes) – what do you do? No judgment – we went to the concert. We felt comfortable because we had prepared our babysitter for what to do if the county went under a tornado warning. Here’s what I had prepared for her, and you can do this, too. Prepare a Babysitter Folder Any kind of emergency …

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5 Steps for Making a Personalized Threat Analysis

Whether you are just beginning with your preparedness or are a seasoned prepper, we have all experienced how overwhelming it is to plan for all the different possible events. Preparedness books and the internet can be a great tool for discovery and information, but it can also be a distraction. One of these distractions is the amount of information available and, along with that, the need one feels to be prepared for every possible disaster or disaster that might occur. …

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