7.8 Earthquake in Nepal… What if it Was Your Hometown?

7.8 Earthquake in Nepal… What if it Was Your Hometown?

An earthquake, with an estimated magnitude of 7.8, hit shortly before noon, and residents of Katmandu ran into the streets and other open spaces as buildings fell. Wide cracks opened on paved streets and in the walls of city buildings.     The quake set off avalanches around Mount Everest, where several hikers were reported to have died. Officials in Nepal put the preliminary death toll at 1,157, most of them in the valley around Katmandu. Entire streets and squares in the nation’s capital and largest city were covered in rubble. The injured wound up being treated outside the hospitals in triage areas.     The United States Geological Survey had counted 12 aftershocks, one of which measured at a magnitude of 6.6.    This is a tragic natural disaster in a far off land. Our heart go out to those affected by this devastation. Sometimes we feel so isolated from these things because of the distance.     What if… What if it was a major U.S. City? What if it was in a city with a Nuclear Power plant? What if it was in your home town? You survive the initial quake but your home is virtually destroyed. Your whole neighborhood is destroyed. Now what? Do you have the skills, attitude, plan, and supplies to weather the next week while emergency services get things sorted out? Can you stay warm, dry, and fed while the power, water, and gas supplies are interrupted?  An EDC (Every Day Carry) kit, a Car Kit, or a BUG OUT BAG, and a solid Evacuation Plan can make that difference for you and your family.  Skills Don’t Break And Knowledge Weighs...
Personal Safety – ZombieLand Style

Personal Safety – ZombieLand Style

Personal Safety Have y’all seen the movie “Zombieland” ? It isn’t a requirement but it is the amusing source of this weeks tips. A friend sent this list to me a while ago and I thought I could use it as a good Pop Culture training tool. So, here it goes. The list: 1. Cardio 2. Double Tap 3. Beware of Bathrooms 4. Buckle Up 5. Travel Light 6. Don’t be a Hero 7. Limber Up 8. When in Doubt, Always Know Your Way Out 9. The Buddy System 10. Check the Back Seat 11. Enjoy the Little Things 1. Cardio To escape a pursuing zombie you will need to out-run it, and this means being in good shape. – This makes sense for every aspect of your life. Get healthy, get fit, live longer. Be it a preparedness situation or a defensive situation, being in better physical condition will improve your odds of survival. 2. Double Tap When in doubt, don’t get stingy with your bullets. Most zombies won’t die from just one hit unless it’s a shot to the head, and it will instead get up in very little time, and will then bite you. The most effective way to prevent this is to take a second shot/hit to their head which will stop them from attacking again, and surely one more shot can’t do too much harm! For this to work, you will need at least two shots in your gun at all times so you can double tap without having to worry about reloading in time (you usually won’t get that time). Luckily, the second...
WAIT!!! Don’t throw THAT away!

WAIT!!! Don’t throw THAT away!

HowToSurviveIt has a great article about reusing/repurposing a bunch of everyday items. 21 of them to be exact. How many of these items are you throwing away? Which ones do YOU keep? I know I need to be better about keeping bottles and glass jars. Sometimes you just run out of space for all this stuff! They say, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure” but are you throwing out YOUR treasure? 21 Things a Prepper Should Never Throw...
The 128 First Aid Supplies You’ll Need!

The 128 First Aid Supplies You’ll Need!

Wow, what an incredible article from Doom And Bloom. I gotta say, I thought I was fully squared away in the First Aid department… I found two items I hadn’t even considered!!! Remember, you need a kit with GREAT organization. With a life on the line, you don’t want to waste 10 minutes searching for that life saving item. For starters, separate your FAK (First Aid Kit) into categories. Bleeding, Breathing, Mobility (splints, casts, tape), and Medication. We keep our kit color coded. Red for bleeding, Blue for breathing, green for mobility, and Yellow for medication. We use the same system in our Bug Out Bags for continuity. How much time have you put into building your First Aid Kit? Have you out ANY time into training? Do you really know how to splint a break? Can you properly suture a wound? Find a class in your area. Check with the local community college, fire department, or police department. They may not be hosting the class but, odds are, they’ll know who is. Good luck and stay safe! CLICK HERE: 128 Medical Supplies You NEED! By the way, look for the “Printer Friendly” button with their article… You’ll want a hard copy. I...
I Wrote A Book? – Podcast

I Wrote A Book? – Podcast

For those that have been here a long time, you may remember that I was writing a book… Well, the time has come to show it off to all of you. Here is a podcast from Mel and I discussing the humble origins of the book and what to expect. “Fully Prepped?” Podcast CLICK HERE TO LISTEN This should give you an idea of what you’ll find in “Fully Prepped?”: This guide is for both beginners and seasoned Preppers. It will aid you in planning, shopping and tracking your supplies. It will help newbies get started and experts be more organized. Do you know how much bleach is needed to purify water? It’s in here. Know what to pack into a first aid kit? Yep, got that too. When you’re told to evacuate, what do you do first? You’ll find that here also. This guide can help you overcome the fear of getting started. It can also give you the edge you need to survive when disaster strikes. –Todd Jones BUY Fully Prepped?...
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