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Last-Chance Apocalypse Shopping: Sally Beauty Supply

So, the apocalypse has happened, and it’s as bad as you feared. Crazy, wild-eyed people are running everywhere trying to grab anything and everything they can find to survive. They hit the grocery stores, drug stores, there’s no bottled water to be found in a 10-mile radius — but they don’t notice the little Sally Beauty Supply tucked away in an obscure strip mall. Hmm….. One would think that a store like Sally Beauty has absolutely nothing worthwhile for a …

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All About Hurricane Florence Survival

The only good thing I have to say about hurricanes is that they give you plenty of warning they’re on their way. Otherwise, they’re jerks. They slam you with crazy winds, torrential rainfall, dozens of inches of rain, massive property damage and even deaths — and then wander off like nothing ever happened. You could say I’m not a fan! After Hurricane Harvey arrived in my town last year, August, 2018, I learned that the actual hurricane is only the …

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Creative Ways to Prepare For Power Outages

It was the second time my power went out in one day. The first time was at two in the morning when a nearby fuse or transformer blew causing a power outage. Other than the backyard solar light glowing, the entire neighborhood was cast into darkness. A few hours later, our power was restored and the bedside clock started blinking. The sun wasn’t up yet, but the house soon became alive with overhead lights, bacon on the stove, a hot …

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Survival Diary from 3 Hurricanes & Lessons Learned, Part 3 of 3

Survival Diary continues, telling the story of surviving 3 different  hurricanes. Get caught up by reading Part 1 and Part 2! Swimming Pools (This section written by my friend, Jim Winburn) Pools come in very handy when the power is out. Besides the obvious advantage of being able to cool off and wash up, I discovered you can take your sweaty grimy shirt and socks into the pool with you and let them sink to the bottom while you cool …

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