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Crucial Tips for Flood Preparedness

Crucial Tips for Flood Preparedness

Yesterday, we updated you on the Oroville Dam situation, which could potentially result in severe flooding in the Sacramento River Valley. Today I wanted to discuss a bit about basic flood preparedness. Now, you might live in an area where floods are a reality and you’re already well-prepared for them. But if California is any example, extreme weather is causing flooding in areas that aren’t used to it, so if you’re near a river, dam, or in a valley, you never know when it might occur. If your house is directly threatened by potential floods, you will need to plan […]

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Commonly Overlooked Medical Supplies

Commonly Overlooked Medical Supplies

When preparing for medical needs, oftentimes preppers will just make sure to have the standard first aid kit items on hand and assume that’s good. Short-term treatment of wounds, bruises, and scrapes is great, of course. But you have to keep in mind that if you’re preparing for a long-term post-disaster scenario, you’re not just dressing for superficial wounds, you’re preparing yourself for a world without functioning hospitals or clinics. Here are some overlooked medical supplies you might not have thought of stocking up on: 1. Plastic Plastic sheeting or even thick black plastic garbage bags are crucial, especially for […]

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Tips for Disaster Preparedness

Tips for Disaster Preparedness

You never know when a disaster could strike, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be prepared. A big part of survival is having knowledge that you can call on when you need it. Even though you might not know when a disaster will hit, you can still be prepared. Keep in mind the following tips. First, make sure you know the most likely possible disasters in your area. If you live along the coast of the Atlantic or the Gulf, you are at a higher risk for hurricanes. Someone hunkered down in Butte, MT does not have to worry about […]

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Earthquake Survival

Earthquake Survival

Out of all natural disasters, earthquakes are by far the deadliest.  They come with absolutely no warning, and have the power to shake infrastructure to the ground.  If you live in an area that is at risk for earthquakes preparation is a must and decisive action are musts.  Here are some ways that you can increase your chances of surviving an earthquake.   Put together an emergency earthquake kit.  This should include: 3 days worth of drinking water for everyone in your family 3 days worth of non-perishable food such as dried fruit, beef jerky, and oatmeal. All of which […]

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Common Natural Disasters and What You Will Need for Each

Common Natural Disasters and What You Will Need for Each

There is a certain amount of prepping that can be done for any general disaster or survival situation, and it’s good to have a grasp of the basics. But it is also definitely wise to think about specific disasters, their likelihood of occurring in your area, and what you will need for each. It is certainly impossible to fully prepare for every imaginable natural disaster, but it is possible to expect the unexpected. You might not be ready for literally anything, but it defintely doesn’t hurt to examine the most likely scenario to happen to you based on your lifestyle, locale, and […]

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