Preparedness & Survival Blog

Your Indoor Air Quality Is Probably Worse Than You Think

Wouldn’t it be nice if the tiny droplets from dangerous viruses were visible to the naked eye? They’d certainly be much easier to avoid. On the other hand, I’m not sure we’d want to see all the airborne pollutants in...

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Using a Broken Cell Phone For Survival?

The other day I misplaced my cellphone. No lie. You’d have thought I lost a grandchild. I was beside myself. Retracing my steps. Calling the stores where I’d been to see if a Good Samaritan had turned in a phone....

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Stuff to Buy Now ‚Äď Before a Storm Hits

There’s been much in the news lately about how 2020 could be a rough hurricane season. Considering everything that has already happened in this ill-fated year, is anyone surprised by that? It certainly shouldn’t have been a shock that Hurricane...

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Online Grocery Shopping Tips and Warnings

In order to limit their contact with others during the COVID-19 pandemic, many people have opted for online grocery shopping. It was becoming a booming business even before the coronavirus struck the country. Online grocery sales grew 22 percent in...

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Takeaways From the CDC’s COVID-19 Response

How do you think the CDC has handled the COVID-19 pandemic? I’ll ask that question again at the end. In the meantime, let’s discuss criticisms and compliments our top public health agency has received. The Centers for Disease Control and...

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COVID-19 Exposes America's Lead Contamination Problem?

Water contamination has been a problem in the United States for many years. Especially when it comes to the worst pollutant of all ‚Äď lead. Nearly 30 million Americans were drinking water from community water systems that violated the federal...

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Farmers’ Market on Wheels Brings Fresh Produce to Seniors

Over the past several months, many seniors have done their best to avoid crowded places. They want to limit their exposure to the virus that has made so many seniors ill. And that includes grocery stores. Some seniors only go...

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Creative Hacks (& Alternative Uses) for Your Flashlight

What’s the most important thing you need to be able to do in a crisis? And no, it doesn’t depend on the type of crisis you’re dealing with. The most crucial thing is to be able to see clearly. That’s...

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Weird Pandemic Shutdown Stories

Quarantining and social distancing have taken their toll on us. Many of the places we love to visit have been closed or have restrictions on capacity. Including movie theaters, libraries and museums. Plus ballparks, gyms and restaurants. Hanging out at...

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