Preparedness & Survival Blog

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Why We Can't Count on FEMA to Save Us in an Emergency

  In 1979, the Federal Emergency Management Agency was established. The idea was that extreme weather and manmade disasters were too much for local governments to handle. So, a federally-funded agency would step in whenever and wherever a disaster struck....

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Meet the Veterans of 4P

It's no exaggeration to say we owe our freedom to United States veterans. Just think how different our world would be today had not so many brave men and women fought for our country throughout the many decades. The liberty...

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Housing Shortages and Wildfires Making California Nearly Unlivable

More people live in California than in any other state in the Union. Looking at that fact alone, it's not surprising to learn there's a housing problem. There are not enough houses and housing units to go around, right? Sure,...

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Man’s Best Friend

Having a dog is one of the best decisions you can make. For companionship, unconditional love, security and protection. And as we‚Äôve seen recently, ‚Äúman‚Äôs best friend‚ÄĚ can also be an elite soldier, helping root out and take down one...

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4Patriots & Operation Stand Down

We’ve all seen firsthand or heard about the plight of many U.S. veterans. After serving their country faithfully, sometimes for multiple tours of duty, they return to an empty life. Many of the people they knew in high school or...

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Honoring Wounded Military Veterans... and Those Who Honor Them

  Serving in the U.S. military is one of the greatest things anyone can do for their country. Millions have done it through the years in different service branches. They're all heroes in my book. But some were called upon...

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Survival Hacks From MacGyver

Through the decades, a number of nouns have taken on the persona of verbs. You know what I mean, right?When we were young, nobody said, ‚ÄúLet‚Äôs party.‚ÄĚ A ‚Äúparty‚ÄĚ was something you went to. Not something you did.Most of us...

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Could you defend yourself from an attacker?

There are a lot of crazy people in the world. They can’t be counted on to behave in a logical fashion. Many of these crazy people are also violent. They will attack others for even the slightest provocation. Like accidentally...

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CALIFORNIA POWER OUTAGES… FROM MAYBE TO CERTAIN THIS SUMMER & FALL

Every year, we know they’re coming. Summer’s extreme weather, plus our ever aging infrastructure, creates blackouts lasting anywhere from several hours to several days or more. But this summer in California is different. Blackouts are not merely likely. They are...

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