Preparedness & Survival Blog

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October Is Fire Prevention Month… We Can All Help

They say nothing is certain except death and taxes. But maybe now we can add wildfires to the mix.  These deadly fires come around like clockwork in California and other Western states. And they keep getting worse every year. So...

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Disaster Response Requires Coordination… That’s Where DVSI Fits In

When disasters such as hurricanes and tornadoes strike, local first responders are almost always overwhelmed. That’s why federal government agencies such as FEMA are called in. But it usually takes time for their representatives to arrive. And soon they might...

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5 Reasons Why You Need Outdoor Security Lights

‚ÄúHello darkness, my old friend.‚Ä̬† I‚Äôm sure many of you recognize that lyric from a Simon and Garfunkel song titled¬†The Sound of Silence. There is a certain segment of our population that loves darkness. They‚Äôre called criminals. The darker the...

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Should We Have Expected Anything Less From 2020?

2020 has been one for the ages. And not in a good way. A global pandemic, civil unrest, out-of-control wildfires… the list goes on. And don’t even get me started on extreme weather. On the other hand, maybe we should...

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Weird Ways to Charge Your Cellphone Without Electricity

What do hurricanes, tornados, wildfires and blizzards have in common? What about physical and cyber attacks on the grid, windstorms, and animals getting stuck in power stations? I’m sure you know where I’m going with this. They all result in...

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Water Purification Techniques You Should Know

According to a study conducted between 2015 and 2018, approximately 5.5 million Americans receive their tap water from systems exceeding the federal lead action level. Lead, of course, is only one of many water contaminants that come out of some...

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How COVID-19 Is Affecting the Presidential Election

There will be more mail-in ballots for the upcoming presidential election than ever before. That’s pretty much a certainty. What is uncertain is how this might impact the results. Will this increase the likelihood of fraud? Will a large number...

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When People Are in Need, Bigun’s Hope Responds

In the biblical parable of the Good Samaritan, three people see a fallen man who’s been beaten and left for dead. Two of them walk to the other side of the road to avoid him. The third man, however, has...

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Generators Have Evolved ‚Äď From Luxury Items to Must-Haves

There was a time when many people felt that a generator was a luxury. After all, they’re not cheap. You probably remember those days. Emergencies were rare. A full-blown crisis was even rarer. And disasters? Well, they happened in other...

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