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How to Travel Safely... If You Absolutely Have To

Seems like just about all of us are self-quarantining these days. Maybe because it’s the law in the states where we live. Or perhaps because we feel it’s the right thing to do. Health officials are in agreement on this....

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Employment, Food Availability in Jeopardy Due to COVID-19

Nearly all of the 50 state governors are making some tough decisions these days. Chief among them is when and how to re-open their states for commerce. It's a challenging balancing act. Opening too soon could result in a surge...

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How to Save Money While Prepping for an Emergency

We keep seeing it. Over and over again. Hurricanes striking Texas, Louisiana, Florida and the East Coast. Tornadoes ravaging the Midwest and the Plains. Wildfires destroying homes in the West. Everyone knows they should be prepared for a crisis. Both...

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Do This If You Live Near a Hurricane Zone

Hurricanes begin as tropical storms over the warm moist waters of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans near the equator. (Hurricanes are often called typhoons near the Philippines and the China Sea.) As the moisture evaporates it rises until enormous amounts...

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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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