Category Archive: Emergency Response Planning

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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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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Fort McMurray Wildfire Demonstrates SHTF Response Complications

Fort McMurray Wildfire Demonstrates SHTF Response Complications The Fort McMurray wildfire in Canada that wiped out an entire town in minutes is a textbook example of what can go wrong during a SHTF situation.  People were unprepared, evacuation routes were cut off, shelters were vulnerable, and the government was ill-equipped to deal with the situation.  …

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Simple and Fun Ways to Sharpen Your Situational Awareness Skills

 Simple and Fun Ways to Sharpen Your Situational Awareness Skills Situational awareness is undoubtedly the most important part of survival.  In fact, most people who get injured or killed by accident do so because they weren’t paying attention to their surroundings.  The good news is that you can hone your situational awareness skills simply by …

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