Preparedness & Survival Blog

Can You Tell a Brownout From a Blackout?

Most of us are painfully aware that power outages are becoming more frequent in the U.S. The No. 1 cause is extreme weather (more on that later), but there are a variety of other causes. What some of us may...

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Is Leap Year Really Necessary?

Can you imagine what life would be like on Earth if someone had failed to figure out we need a Leap Year every four years? Well, right now we’d have winter conditions, but the calendar would say June 2025. That’s...

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TEOTWAWKI: More Americans See Uncertainty in Our Future

We’re seeing more uncertainty in our world than ever before. What’s going to happen in the Russia-Ukraine and Israel-Hamas wars? And how will that affect the supply chain and prices for goods and services? What about all the terrorist attacks...

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Who Are the Houthis and Why Are They Attacking Merchant Ships?

Who is Houthi? Why are they firing missiles at American ships? And what is the U.S. doing about it? Let’s dive right in.  The Houthi movement, pronounced “Hoot-tee,” is known officially as Ansar Allah. They’re a Shia Islamist political and...

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62 Years Later, Government’s Survival Crackers Still Taste… Awful

Many of our readers recall the 50s and 60s very well. It was a tumultuous time in our country’s history. The Vietnam War and college campus protests. Racial tensions and political assassinations. They all dominated the news.    But the thing...

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Add Variety to Your Food Stockpile… Just Like Our Presidents Did

In the past, we’ve discussed the importance of eating a variety of foods on a regular basis.  Food variety helps us avoid food fatigue. But it also helps keep us healthier. Especially as we consume different vitamins, minerals, and other...

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Back-to-Back Atmospheric Rivers Deluge Californians

Californians have been the victims of multiple atmospheric rivers recently. This week’s violent storm fueled by an atmospheric river caused flooding over a wide area in various portions of the state. Hillsides were transformed into rivers of mud and rocks....

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Winter Weather Safety: What You Need to Know About Fridge Cycling

Winter Weather Safety Week is here, which means it's time to talk about how to keep our essentials protected during power outages. One of the most common concerns we hear from our customers is how they can keep their refrigerators...

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Tragedy and Triumph From Recent Killer Snowstorm

Seems like every year, Buffalo, New York gets blasted with a massive snowstorm. The combination of cold weather, sitting alongside Lake Erie, and being in the direct line of storms moving eastward is often the perfect storm for that city....

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