29 Apr 2009 by
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With all that is going on in your life, why should you be better informed of a gang of illegal immigrant rebels?  Because they are a realistic face of the harm which threatens your life, even your everyday life.  They are not an obscure gang.  In fact, the FBI defines MS-13 as the most organized crime entity in the U.S.  They are feared not solely because of their horrific violent acts, but due to their organization.  They specifically target middle and high school for recruitments.  They have...
29 Apr 2009 by
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    Is the Swine flu just something on the news, or should you actually be concerned about it from a preparation standpoint? The answer is yes, you should indeed be concerned about the Swine Flu—here are three important reasons why.     First of all, understand the virus itself and you will understand why informed concern is appropriate in this case. It is a mutation which has components of the Avian flu, the regular flu, and Swine flu. Avian flu is dangerous only in that it is transported...
27 Apr 2009 by
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  Photo by AP Photo / Miguel Tovar Hopefully the news as of late regarding the spread of Swine flu has you concerned to some degree of your own exposure. Or perhaps the news has at least made you aware that your emergency preparedness supplies aren’t presently sufficient for such a crisis. If you’re becoming aware of such a situation, that’s actually the best thing that can result from the news of this epidemic. Because the good news is that you can be prepared for this and other like...
24 Apr 2009 by
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  A frequent reader of our site once commented that she felt I may be a bit “paranoid.”  I truly wasn’t offended by such a label.  I’m sure for individuals who aren’t as zealous in their preparedness efforts as I advocate, it would be reasonable for “outsiders” to perceive mindful individuals to be “paranoid.”  However, I did correct her that I felt that I was merely “aware” rather than paranoid.  I’m convinced that such awareness has had a significant impact on my emergency preparedness...
24 Apr 2009 by
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    To me Easter Sunday requires a great family meal, but for me it has to include some lamb.  However, after fighting a cold for nearly two weeks and knowing that I had a full day of church ahead of me, I just couldn’t see my way to cooking it the “normal way.”  So I pulled out my trusty pressure cooker and commenced my magic.       First rinse off the leg of lamb with cool water.  (It usually comes with a netting from the store.)     With a small paring knife cut deep but small in width...
23 Apr 2009 by
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  Should you save money in this economy in preparation for a disaster?  If so, how much?  What kinds of currency denominations should you have on hand?  Should you buy gold and silver?  These are questions that readers frequently e-mail to me.  And while I will address several of these questions in this article, understand that ultimately the best monetary preparedness you can practice is to first prepare yourself mentally for the consequences of unforeseen events.  Doing so will inevitably...
22 Apr 2009 by
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  If you’re smart, you’ll store 400 pounds of rice per adult person in order to have a year’s supply.  Understand that rice has a life-saving value to it in and of itself as it is the staple food of over a third of our entire world.   I’ve lived in and seen many communities in which it was their ONLY food source.  White rice typically stores for 10 years.  Fortunately it doesn’t require that you store it in a cool, dry place, as the majority of our world which rely on rice live in hot and...
21 Apr 2009 by
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You may think that my top 7 handy dandy preparedness "tools" are an unusual list for emergency preparedness supplies, but I’m quite certain that you will find them invaluable under the right set of circumstances.  I love discovering and using items that serve a dual-purpose, especially when those purposes are compounded substantially.  If I have something in storage, chances are it serves more than one purpose. Whether it be medical supplies, seeds, a heater or wood, virtually everything I...
17 Apr 2009 by
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A new book has been released illustrating with surprisingly reality and extensive details what would happen to America in the event of an EMP attack (Electric Magnetic Pulse).   The book is "One Second After" by New York Times best-selling author William R. Forstchen, who talked about the possible impact of such an attack on the Sean Hannity Radio Show today. I’m also quite partial to a book by Pat Frank, “Alas, Babylon” that was wildly popular in the 1950’s which explores a similar...
15 Apr 2009 by
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Alright.  You keep being told to store wheat right?  But I bet that you’re wondering what the heck to do with it.  I do address different ways you can use wheat in a previous article, and one of those ways is obviously bread.  Let’s face it.  Bread making in our homes is a lost art.  I forced myself to learn for three reasons.   1) I knew that if there was an emergency which required me to live off of my food storage, I darn well better learn how to make bread out of all of this wheat I was...

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