Why Disaster Preparedness is Important: Take Action Now

December 12, 2017 The United States ranks second among countries with the most natural disasters. In fact, in 2015 we fell just behind China with 22 such events and China with 36. This alone should make us...

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Electrical Grid Attacks on the Rise

July 5, 2016 Attacks on our electrical grid are up 86% over last year! This is an ominous trend. Will it continue? Two years ago I wrote an article describing the causes for power outages and the...

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Cheap DIY Get Home Bag

March 10, 2016 Cheap DIY Get Home Bag Putting Together a Get Home Bag Doesn’t Have to Break the Bank We all have our weakness as preppers. No matter how prepared and thorough we may be,...

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Zika Virus: What You Need to Know

February 2, 2016 If you’ve been paying any attention to the news the last few weeks, you’ve no doubt heard about the zika virus as it rapidly spreads across the Americas. But what is this...

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Light, Fire, and Smoke | Emergency Communication Signals

January 7, 2016 Throughout history, we have found creative ways to communicate without using sound. Read this article to learn more about emergency communication signals....

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Emergency Communications: Flags

December 22, 2015 Can Flags be Used for Communication?   Yes! Aside from flag semaphore, flags can also be used to symbolize signals such as letters or visual warnings that depict a certain condition. ...

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Electromagnetic Pulse: Protecting Your Components

June 25, 2015 Protecting your electrical appliances and sensitive electronic devices from EMP seems like a frightening and impossible challenge. But it’s not as difficult as you may imagine, and any...

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Blackout: How Did This City’s Lights Stay On?

May 6, 2015 When a massive winter storm caused widespread power outages on the East Coast, Bethesda, Maryland rode out the storm without losing electricity. Hundreds of other cities were less...

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Disaster Preparedness Tips for the Sick or Disabled

March 16, 2015 Preparedness is a culture that should be embraced by all kinds of people regardless of the condition of their health. It always pays to be ready for emergencies or disasters, whether you...

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3 Must-Haves for Disaster Mitigation at Home

March 12, 2015 In any disaster, whether natural or man made, one of the biggest concerns is how to survive without electricity. It is undeniable how important electricity is to our daily lives. Almost...

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