Category Archive: Emergency management

Lead in Drinking Water: Bigger Problem than Ever Imagined

Lead in Drinking Water:  Bigger Problem than Ever Imagined A recent report reveals that around 5300 municipal drinking water systems across the country are tainted with lead that exceeds safe drinking standards.  Consequently, the problem in Flint, Michigan is just a drop in the bucket when compared to the ramifications of this report.  Not only …

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How to Remove Fingerprints From Various Surfaces

How to Remove Fingerprints From Various Surfaces There are a lot of reasons that you may want to remove fingerprints from surfaces that go beyond cleaning.  Removing smudges and prints from items such as phone screens, keypads can remove signs of passwords or lock-patterns.  You may also want to remove prints from keyboards or safe …

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How to Build a Simple Rainwater Collector Without Gutters

How to Build a Simple Rainwater Collector Without Gutters Most rainwater collection projects can help to enhance water storage capabilities, but they also require the use of gutters or downspouts.  For those who don’t have them on their structure, there is an alternative that can be just as beneficial.  Let’s take a look at a …

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How to Make a Box Hockey Rink

How to Make a Box Hockey Rink It’s easy to place such an emphasis on preparedness that we can overlook the importance of finding ways to entertain ourselves during an off-the-grid situation.  It’s important to remember that kids, and adults, need some downtime and enjoyment during difficult circumstances as well.  One of the best ways …

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Surviving a Plane Crash on a Canadian Glacier: Lessons for All of Us

Surviving a Plane Crash on a Canadian Glacier:  Lessons for All of Us An experienced 81 year old pilot and his student were flying in a remote area of British Columbia, Canada, when they safely crash landed their small plane on a glacier.  The story is one of success and failure, making good and bad …

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How to Make a Candle from Waxed Cheese

How to Make a Candle from Waxed Cheese If you have your hands on some waxed cheese or cheese that is surrounded by a thick casing, you can turn it into a candle during an emergency.  While it will force you to open the cheese and eat or throw it away, knowing this trick can …

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Top Environmental Toxins the Government Downplays

Top Environmental Toxins the Government Downplays The EPA is in charge of keeping our air and water clean, and they do so by establishing guidelines and regulations.  However, these regulations do not eliminate toxins from our environment.  Rather, they are there to give us the impression that we are safe, and that the contaminants we …

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Biosafety Levels and the Threat of a Global Pandemic

Biosafety Levels and the Threat of a Global Pandemic Thousands of microbes that can pose a threat to human health are being tested or engineered in labs throughout the world.  These range from studying the common cold virus to creating biological agents that have the potential to wipe out a significant percentage of humanity.  In …

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Do You Know How to Build a Prepper Pyramid?

Do You Know How to Build a Prepper Pyramid? A prepper pyramid is a nice way to illustrate the hierarchy of needs in order of importance during a SHTF or survival situation.  They are patterned after the familiar “food” pyramid that shows us how to achieve a balanced daily diet.  Some prepper pyramids vary in …

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Tips for Organizing Your Time in a Long-Term Survival Situation

Tips for Organizing Your Time in a Long-Term Survival Situation We talk a lot about getting self-sufficient and preparing for the long haul after a disaster or crisis.  However, it’s really easy to forget that life goes on after the fact.  It’s important that we take time to envision how we will manage day-to-day living …

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