Category Archives for Disaster Preparedness

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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Candles

What You Need to Know before Buying Emergency Candles

According to recent stats by the EIA, the average consumer will experience more than 2 power outages per year, and these power outages will last nearly 200 minutes.

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Flooded town

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

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 […]

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most dangerous cities

Do You Live in One of These Most Dangerous Places in America?

When talking about the most dangerous places in America, we usually are talking about crime rates – particularly homicide and violent crime rates per capita.

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