Hurricane

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Hurricanes are awesome forces of nature that strike limited areas of the population. But it you live in one of these areas you better prepare. Hurricane Katrina provided many lessons about hurricanes and their aftermath. The good thing about hurricanes (vs Tornados or Earthquakes) is that you will have advanced warning. You can track the … Continue readings

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First Aid

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In any decent size emergency you will have to do basic first aid care for those around you. Hospitals and emergency care professionals will be overwhelmed with life threatening cases. You will have to take care of less severe medical care yourself. The first thing you need is training. Is it not all that useful … Continue readings

Community

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When any disaster hits the first people that you can help, or that will be able to help you, are your neighbors. It therefore makes sense to talk to your neighbors, get to know them. Have neighborhood pot luck dinners or BBQs. As you get to know them help them to prepare. What good does … Continue readings

Earthquake

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The most frightening thing about earthquakes is they happen with no warning.  One minute the world is normal, and the next you are in an unstable world where everything is falling on your head.  If you live in a wood frame house the odds are your house will not collapse.  Modern apartments and other building … Continue readings

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Flood

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The scariest thing about a flood, whether it be from a river, storm surge, or hurricane, is that you might be asked to evacuate and the potential loss of your home and possessions.  Hopefully you will have a day warning, but even that is not enough time to get ready if you have procrastinated.  There … Continue readings

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Tornado

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How to prepare and survive a tornado. Required preparation items include: Water: Water storage and filtering is critical for your health and survival and a more complete description of it is here. Food: Food is important because without it you get hungry and very irritable. In an tornado roads and electricity could be damaged, delaying … Continue readings

Pandemic

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In todays globalized world the chance of a severe pandemic striking are high. Any form of pandemic is survivable – if you and your family are prepared. Preparing for a pandemic involves following a few not so simple steps ;). Step 1: Prepare Supplies All pandemics will end, the key is to be able to … Continue readings

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What is it? Briefly, a single nuclear weapon exploded at high altitude above the United States will interact with the Earth’s atmosphere, ionosphere, and magnetic field to produce an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) radiating down to the Earth and additionally create electrical currents in the Earth. EMP effects are both direct and indirect. The former are … Continue readings

Zombie Apocalypse

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Our world is a very interesting place.  Read the news and learn about earthquakes, tsunamis, nuclear accidents, bird flu, war, nuclear threats, bio-attacks, economic depression.  These are all potential events that could break upon us.  What are we to do?  What do you prepare for?  Most if not all of these scenarios are scary and … Continue readings

Self Protection

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Self protection is exactly that – the ability to protect you and your family from outside threats.  These threats could be from wild animals, or from looters, gang members, or other ‘zombie’ types.  This does not neccesarily mean getting a gun. But this is an area that should be thought through.  In any type of … Continue readings

Overview

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There is so much uncertainty in the world. So many natural disasters occurring. What could happen in your area? What should you prepare your family for? Will they be safe? The following pages contain information on preparing for specific emergencies that could happen to you. Select the ones that are applicable and get prepared.

Emergency Cash

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Let me talk a little about cash.  There are some important facts to be aware of.  First, the vast majority of money is electronic.  Credit cards, checks, wire transfers, paypal, debit cards, these are all ways we have to interact with our electronic money.  This electronic money depends upon: electricity, computers, and the internet.  If … Continue readings