Preparedness & Survival Blog

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Immediate Steps to Take When Your Power Goes Out

Power outages are a fact of life. Some of us are fortunate enough to only experience a few of them through the years. Others have them more frequently. Due to extreme weather in their area of the country or issues...

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How Cell Phones Save Lives During Extreme Weather Events

When you think of "first responders," what image pops into your head? For me, it's police officers at the scene of an automobile accident. Helping a driver who needs medical attention. Or nurses working all hours on the front lines...

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Food to Cook When a Hurricane Is Approaching

  Anyone who has lived through a hurricane would be hard pressed to say anything positive about the experience. In fact, I can only think of one positive connected to this life-threatening weather event. And that’s the fact that most...

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2020 Could Be Another Brutal Season As We Enter Hurricane Preparedness Week

As if we don't have enough problems with COVID-19 plaguing America, here comes hurricane season. Now, even if you don't live in an area that experiences hurricanes, stay with me here. Other extreme weather events can cause the same types...

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First 10 Food & Beverage Items to Disappear From Store Shelves

As someone interested in preparedness, I hope you have never had to wait in a line to get inside a grocery store before or during a crisis. Hopefully you have a good supply of non-perishable food ready and waiting. Just...

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Inferno

There are more than 350,000 home fires in the United States every year, which account for approximately 3,500 deaths and 15,000 serious injuries. More than 8 out of 10 U.S. house or building fires are primarily caused by unattended cooking,...

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Pets Save Human Lives More Often Than We Think

Some of us grew up watching the Lassie TV show. Every once in a while, Timmy would get in some kind of trouble and his collie would run up to his parents and start barking. Somehow Timmy’s parents realized that...

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Now’s the Perfect Time to Start a Survival Garden

Even before COVID-19 changed every aspect of our lives, we were seeing high food prices. And food contaminations. And extreme weather disrupting the supply chain. But what we’ve witnessed in our grocery stores since February has been even worse. There’s...

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What’s the Difference Between Disposable & Rechargeable Batteries?

If you count the number of devices you use that require batteries, you’ll probably come up with quite a few. These days, we need batteries for a wide variety of items. Including cellphones, TV remotes, laptop computers, digital cameras, handheld...

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