Emergency Communication Options for SHTF Preparedness

When the SHTF you’ll have to rely on something old school to keep you safe and sound, something that isn’t reliant upon modern telecommunication networks- that something is radio waves.

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Prepper Chicks After Dark with host Annie Berdel interview

I sat in with Annie Berdel of Author Annie Berdel and Prepper Chicks fame for a conversation on why preparedness is a good idea, the three Es, peak oil, and everything else practical in preparedness.

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The Civil Defense Book: Emergency Preparedness for a Rural or Suburban Community

Prepping for a Suburban or Rural Community’s Michael Mabee has experience as an urban EMT and paramedic, a suburban police officer and with the federal government. Michael served in two wartime deployments to Iraq and two humanitarian missions to Guatemala with the United States Army.

I’m thrilled to announce that Michael will be joining me this month on Practical Prepping. Period. to discuss his fantastic book, The Civil Defense Book, Emergency Preparedness for a Rural or Suburban Community.

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FEMA PrepTalks: Youth – The Key to Building a Culture of Preparedness

Children are great mobilizers, actors, and connectors within their communities for building a culture of preparedness. “Kids love to learn; they love to share what they learned,” Sarah Thompson says. “That means they can be really good at bringing home preparedness messages.” Thompson uses her experience and sociological data to show how emergency managers can use the natural curiosity of children to build preparedness in their communities.

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“BLACK SKY” EVENT WOULD “BRING SOCIETY TO ITS KNEES”

The term “Black Sky” or “Black Sky Hazard” refers to an event that severely disrupts the normal functioning of our critical infrastructures. A Black Sky Hazard is a catastrophic event that severely disrupts the normal functioning of our critical infrastructures in multiple regions for long durations. Think electromagnetic pulse (EMP) or space weather in the form of a massive solar flare, for starters. Given the interconnected nature of today’s hyper-complex societies, a “BLACK SKY” event would “bring society to its knees” in very short order.

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What.If … There Was No More Oil (A What.If video)

In this video, the posited question is what if there was no more oil? What would happen if the world ran out of oil? At that point, the real question would be how long the hyper-complex systems that make the ‘American way of life’ possible could hold together before the whole thing came spinning apart and we were facing an actual cascading collapse scenario…failure of the just in time delivery system, failure of the municipal water treatment plants, economic collapse due to a crashing stock market, depression due to job lay offs and business closures, failure of the electric grid due to a collapse of coal deliveries, disintegration of the mega farms due to a lack of fuel to run the large machinery and a halt in feed deliveries. I could go on.

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FIVE REASONS TO KEEP A BOLT KIT CACHED AT YOUR WORKPLACE

The S could HTF at any time and we must remain ready to respond. With that mind, here are five reasons to keep a BOLT (survival/preparedness) kit cached at your workplace.

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