Category Archives: Being Prepared

Pension Crisis at Hand: Watch out if You Live in these States

I’ve been following for some time, in the state I live in, the health of its public pension system, and it’s been teetering on the brink for some time. While it’s a disaster waiting to happen, at this time it’s nothing compared to the imminent crisis faced by Illinois, which is close to becoming the first state in the U.S. to have its credit rating lowered to “junk” status. Besides Illinois, other states facing credit liabilities are Arizona, Connecticut, Kentucky, New Jersey and Nevada, among others. If […]

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Beyond prepping and survival … to building

Much of what is talked about concerning prepping and survival is in ensuring we live through a catastrophic event. While that’s important if something like that ever happens, what isn’t thought about as much is what we’ll need to do once the period of shock has worn off and people are alive, but not really living. That is the time most would start to think of building again, or rebuilding. While that would be the case with a major event, the truth is, at this time we’re […]

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Stay Alive – Earthquake Emergency Preparation Tips

Earthquakes are among the most devastating natural disasters. What makes it more annihilating is the fact that there is no precise way of predicting when an earthquake may occur. The most effective tactic to minimize the effects of earthquakes in human lives is to make adequate earthquake emergency preparations. During an earthquake, you will feel the ground shaking or rolling. If the movement of the Earth’s crust is really violent, you might even hear the ground rumbling or roaring. These earthquake characteristics may cause you to panic […]

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Putting Together a Home Earthquake Kit

If you live in an area prone to seismic activity, it’s vitally important that you have an earthquake kit in your house or in your car so that you’ll have emergency supplies if you need them. Even if you don’t live in an area that is prone to earthquakes, you might want to create a basic disaster survival kit to be used in case of tornados or other types of natural disasters. Ideally, your earthquake kit should contain enough supplies for you and your family to survive […]

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How to Prepare a Bug Out Laptop Kit

Can you imagine being away from your computer for an extended period of time? No internet, no email, no funny jokes, no games to play? Many people have found themselves in this position when the unexpected happens. In the event of a natural disaster, terrorist event or a bird flu pandemic, having access to your computer could be a lifesaver. Are you one of the many people who have all their personal and financial records stored on their computer with no back up and no way to […]

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