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The Ultimate Disaster Preparedness Guide: A 6-Step Plan for Readiness

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Disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes and even terrorist attacks are nothing new.  However, today it is more important than ever to prepare for disasters. According to Borgen Project, the rate of climate-related disasters increased by 80% from 1980 to 2009.  More people are living in densely-populated cities, which means that the devastation from disasters is worse. [click to continue…]

The First 12 Things to Do During a Power Outage

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Power outages are incredibly common.  Surprisingly, power outages are even getting worse in the USA.  According to Inside Energy, the annual average of power outages doubles every five years! The reason for this has to do with aging infrastructure, more frequent storms, and problems sustaining the electric grid as populations grow. [click to continue…]

Should You Have a Neck Knife?

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One of the trendiest new-ish items in the survivalist community is the neck knife.  Small and lightweight, these knives are designed to be worn around the neck like a necklace. But they aren’t without controversy.  Some love neck knives and others think they are flat-out idiotic.   Here’s the unbiased scoop on neck knives to see whether it is worth it to get one! [click to continue…]

9 Things to Have in Your First Aid Kit for Treating Burns

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Consider this: an earthquake hits while you are cooking dinner.  The tremors cause the pot of boiling water to fly off the stove, scalding your body in the process.  The emergency rooms will likely be swamped with injured people, meaning that you’d have to treat the burn yourself. [click to continue…]