Category Archives for Disaster Preparedness

common hurricane mistakes

18 Common Hurricane Myths and Mistakes that Get People Killed

In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, we saw a lot of video clips from people who, while we won’t call them idiots, were certainly doing a lot of stupid things.

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disaster volunteer rescuing women and baby

How to Become a Disaster Rescue Volunteer

As I read through the news of Hurricane Harvey, it isn’t the stories of families who lost everything which stand out to me.  Yes – these stories are tragic but the scale of the disaster is so large that it is hard to comprehend so much suffering.

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nuclear survival kit

Nuclear Survival Kit – Preparing for the Worst

I don’t want to get into the politics of whether a nuclear war will happen.  However, in case it does happen, everyone should be prepared – which is why everyone should have a nuclear survival kit at home.

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US Marines in Somalia

SHTF –Somalia Hit The Fan

What on earth is the putrid stench? After landing at Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, the doors to the aircraft swung open and in came this rush of horrible stench. I arrived in Mogadishu just a couple of days after the U.S. Marines set foot on Somali soil (beach actually) on 9 Dec 1992. It […]

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prepping tips for the elderly

Crucial Disaster Prepping Tips for the Elderly

When you think of a “prepper” or “survivalist,” what image comes to your mind?  Probably the image which is reinforced by virtually every prepping blog and media report: a youngish man in good health who has a Bug Out Bag packed and is ready to flee into the wilderness at the first sign of trouble.

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