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September is National Preparedness Month! The time to plan for the next disaster is TODAY! It’s hard to miss the recent news accounts of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Just think of all the measures the people of Houston and Florida had to go through to potentially safeguard their safety and security when the hurricanes hit. […]

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Don’t Throw That Away!

First, find yourself a tall, clean garbage can, hamper (old or new), or other container big enough to hold a lot of worn-out towels, sheets, t-shirts, pillowcases, etc. Instead of throwing them away, recycle them! I’ve been building up a supply for probably over 25 years in an old hamper that belonged to my grandma and I’ve actually used them for […]

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Mix It Up!

Far too often, I tend to think in only one direction, like there’s only one way to do something. Such as a Go-Bag.  To me, a pack needs everything from A-Z, nothing less – nothing more.  When there’s too many items in a bag, the pack’s too heavy to carry. Too few items and your pack isn’t complete in emergencies. Recently, I was talking […]

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Power Tip #8 – Know Your Stuff!

This is huge! Okay, you purchased a generator and a family-size tent, put together a complete first aid kit, and even got your first firearm. Now what? Don’t wait until there’s an emergency to use your gear. Learn how it all works before you actually need it. Let me repeat that – learn how to use your equipment BEFORE a disaster hits so […]

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First Things First

Sometimes, prepping can seem quite overwhelming at the beginning. Think “first things first.” Below is a list to help you get started: 1. Acknowledge that we’re not alone in this. God will be with us every step of the way. All we need to do is to surrender to His leadership and recognize His sovereignty. 2. […]

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One of My Biggest Concerns

The #1 emergency item most sought after in times of disaster is WATER! Just watch the news when a catastrophe hits and what fills shopping carts more than anything else. The most recent headline read: “Ohio water crisis: threat isn’t going away soon” and this happened void of any natural occurrence such as an earthquake or tornado. […]

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Power Tip #7 – Gas Tank Wisdom

Never let your gas tank get below half full. If there is an evacuation and you have to get out of town quickly, being short on gas could spell disaster. We’ve seen it before, especially in the winter or hurricane season. Sometimes, even in the best of times, we’ve seen the lines at the gas pumps long and […]

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Power Tip #6 – Know & Be Known!

Get to know your neighbors and build a good relationship with them. Okay, this may be hard for some, but when bad times hit, you may wish you had taken the time to get to know the people around you better. You don’t have to be best of friends, but have a friendship that will help each […]

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Create a Space

For a lot of people, there’s no problem storing prepping items. Some have relatively empty basements and others might have extra, unused bedrooms or closets. Some might even have paid storage units that they can easily access. For others who live in apartments or just don’t have a lot of extra space, it could be a […]

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Power Tip #5 – Plan Ahead

Talk to your family NOW should anything happen and communications are cut off later on. Decide on a meeting place if that is possible and educate yourselves on back-up ways to communicate, such as shortwave radios, ham radios, or long distant walkie-talkies. Chances are you won’t find walkie-talkies that will go the distance you need, but as in […]

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