AMERICA’S NON-EXISTENT CULTURE OF PREPAREDNESS

The United States needs a reset when it comes to educating the average citizen on developing a culture of preparedness.

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FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN: EAST TENNESSEE WILDFIRES AND HOW YOU CAN HELP!

I have no doubt that most of you are aware that wildfires raged across eastern Tennessee earlier this week decimating Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and the surrounding areas along the way. These fires are not the only ones that have been burning across the southeast in recent weeks, but the they are the first to directly impact large and heavily populated cities. The mountains of eastern Tennessee, western North Carolina and northern Georgia are an outdoor lover’s playground throughout the year. If you live in the region, you have probably visited Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, enjoyed the natural beauty of the area and the warm hospitality of their people. We grew up just a few hours away and visited often, never minding the ride to get there, but rather enjoying the magnificence of the view throughout the trip and we always felt right at home once we arrived. It is for this reason and many others that this disaster is personal for us and we wanted to do whatever we can to help.

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CASCADIA RISING: FEMA Will Hold A Drill To Prepare For A 9.0 Cascadia Subduction Zone Earthquake And Tsunami June 7-10 2016

Just in case you missed it…and you probably did…FEMA Will Hold A Drill To Prepare For A 9.0 Cascadia Subduction Zone Earthquake And Tsunami next week. The United States is a continental country and the Cascadia Subduction Zone represents a North American sized disaster and national threat. Even if you do not live in the great northwest or have family that does, it would be wise to maintain a wary eye cast in that direction. When the CSZ fully ruptures again, even if you don’t feel the shaking, every American will feel the impacts.

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LEVELING UP TO A TRAUMA KIT

I decided to take things to the next level when it comes to the topic of ‪‎First Aid‬ in my/our personal preparedness kit(s), so I have upgraded my individual first aid kit (IFAK) to a trauma kit. Check out the video to see why I decided to do this and what I decided to build into my kit.

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The BOLT Concept

Simply put, the BOLT Kit is the realization of the vision of what we believe the bug out bag should be. The difference between every other bug out bag you’ve ever heard of and the BOLT Kit is a focused relocation philosophy that is underpinned by a plan, the gear and a skill set necessary to make it a success. This is the BOLT concept.

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WEATHER PREPAREDNESS: OBSERVE YOUR WORLD

Have you ever considered what role the weather could play after a disaster or in a long term survival situation? It could be the difference between life and death. I wanted to share a few ideas on tools and concepts that will help you better understand the weather, and why it’s important to round out your complete preparedness plan.

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Practical Prepping: No Apocalypse Required — A REVIEW

  We are honored to share a review of Practical Prepping: No Apocalypse Required that comes from our friend from the Great White North, Prepper Nurse.  I am thrilled that the essence of what we were attempting to accomplish came across and so appreciate PN taking the time to share …

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100 things you can do to live more sustainably

This was originally posted by Sharon Astyk from a position of resource scarcity consciousness, specifically peak oil, but the ideas that are mentioned could prove useful regardless of why you feel they would be necessary. I found it interesting and I hope you do as well. ========================================================================================================================================================================= 100 Things you …

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PRACTICAL PREPPING: NO APOCALYPSE REQUIRED IS HERE!

A cooperative effort with best selling post-apocalyptic author Steven Konkoly, PRACTICAL PREPPING is an essay style collaboration that looks at personal preparedness through a real world lens while keeping the focus on the practical steps you can take to mitigate the impacts from the most common hazards we all face. …

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Rational Survivor podcast

Well, this was fun. Last week, Steve Konkoly and I had a conversation with Kyle from Rational Survivor. We talked about the new book, Practical Prepping: No Apocalypse Required, but this fun talk covered everything from how we got started in preparedness, Steve’s books including The Jakarta Pandemic and the …

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