Category Archive: Emergency Response Planning

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 Salt Water Distiller out of Cans

How to Make a Salt Water Distiller out of Cans There are lots of ways to make rudimentary distillation machines out of common household items.  However, most projects involve setting them up in fixed locations and using large containers.  Let’s take a look at how to apply similar principles to a more portable option.  This …

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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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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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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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Why Are Spy Planes With Enhanced Mapping Capabilities Flying Overhead?

Why Are Spy Planes With Enhanced Mapping Capabilities Flying Overhead? News reports about the FBI, DHS and other law enforcement agencies flying thousands of surveillance missions over America have generated a lot of controversy.  However, all of the attention that has been given to this growing practice has done nothing to curb it whatsoever.  If …

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What if Someone Wants to Leave Your Shelter?

What if Someone Wants to Leave Your Shelter? We spend an awful amount of time planning and preparing for bugging-in or out, and rightly so.  We need to have supplies, tools and resources on hand to sustain us until whatever threat we are facing passes.  However, one of the things that we rarely think or …

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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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