Category Archive: Emergency management

Evacuations: Comparing Your Plans With Government Recommendations

Evacuations:  Comparing Your Plans With Government Recommendations The government provides some basic recommendations with respect to how to prepare for and conduct an evacuation.  Most of the advice makes sense and is reasonable.  However, following some suggestions may or may not be the best course of action to take.  It’s important that you weigh the …

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Unfolding Gas Crisis: Long Lines, Supply Problems and Civil Unrest

Fuel supplies are drying up as workers are staging massive protests across the country as the government just made it easier for companies to exploit workers.  Lower wages, less benefits, fewer vacation days and longer work weeks are just some of the changes that were recently passed into law.  Consequently, unions that represent workers in …

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Things You May Not Anticipate in a Survival Situation

There are always things that will go wrong once disaster strikes.  Items will break or get lost, you may run out of resources or simply forget to bring extra supplies of something.  Let’s take a look at some things that a lot of people don’t consider in their planning in order to remind us all …

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What to Expect if Martial Law Comes to Town

What to Expect if Martial Law Comes to Town We’ve seen a resurgence in civil unrest over the past couple of years, and there have been many instances when government has decided to institute martial law to restore order.  However, many people don’t realize the real impact that martial law has on our civil liberties …

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Getting out Alive: Clearly Understanding Emergency Exits

Getting out Alive:  Clearly Understanding Emergency Exits Emergency exits are there for a reason:  To provide a fast and alternate way out of a space if the main one is blocked.  They are supposed to be lighted, clearly marked and easy to find in adverse conditions.  However, getting to the right one and getting out …

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How Bad Will a Food Shortage Really Get in America?

How Bad Will a Food Shortage Really Get in America? We have one of the most sophisticated and efficient food distribution systems in the world.  In fact, the vast majority of food that we get at the local grocery store comes from far away places.  We don’t have warehouses full of supplies, we don’t have …

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Mistakes to Avoid When Bugging In

Mistakes to Avoid When Bugging In Bugging in may often be the safer and more reasonable approach to dealing with a survival situation for a million and one different reasons.  However, it’s important to be mindful of a number of common mistakes that people make when weighing their options.  Let’s take a look at what …

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How to Free up Some Extra Cash for Prepping

How to Free up Some Extra Cash for Prepping Prepping costs money, and we all know that developing a good set of tools, supplies and resources requires a significant investment over the course of time.  The good news is that you don’t to spend all of your money now in order to get on the …

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“Fallout: When and How to Protect Yourself Against It” – 1950’s Educational Film

“Fallout: When and How to Protect Yourself Against It” – 1950’s Educational Film It is an animated Cold War preparation short film about what Fallout is and how to protect yourself against it. While the information provided might actually be somewhat useful in case of a reactor accident (e.g. Fukushima), it is also fun to …

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How to Wire up a Battery to Increase Power or Runtime

How to Wire up a Battery to Increase Power or Runtime Wiring Batteries in Series and Parallel is done to attain different voltages that is higher than the individual battery voltages. Each battery has an approximate voltage of 12V when charged to capacity. However, two or more batteries can be connected to get 24 or …

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