Depending on where we live or what season it is, getting ready for an emergency is often a topic of discussion. Most of us know we should have at minimum three-days of water and food, a flashlight with batteries, and the battery-operated radio (with batteries). I’m going to guess most Read More ….
Do you have a rainy day savings account? Many of us do. A little, or not so little, fund of money to be prepared for unforeseen events. Being prepared, “prepping,” is like that rainy day account. Sometimes money alone doesn’t cover emergencies. We need supplies and tools to take care of Read More ….
I confess. I like to read apocalypse fiction. Sometimes it’s for the humor of it: Doesn’t everyone understand the impossibility of an earthquake so massive that Las Vegas becomes a beach town? Other disaster stories make me think: What if I were in that situation? How would I respond? That’s Read More ….
I consider myself prepared for most anything; whether it’s a flat tire (tow service) or a natural disaster (back-up power). But as I’ve thought about these preparations this month, I wondered if there are some things you just can’t prepare for. I’ve come to the conclusion: Yes. Let me give Read More ….
A recent tv series about people who prepare for disaster soon became the source of comedy for office water coolers and late-night television. It’s all too easy to dismiss the idea of preparing when it seems like a joke. Really we all prepare for something: work, vacation, a new baby. Read More ….
Families were ready for the Memorial Day 2015. The National Weather Service had predicted rain and thunderstorms for the weekend. Saturday morning opened up with sunshine and few clouds. Twenty-four hours later, the rivers were 30 feet over flood stage, homes floating away, and dozens of people lost. It’s easy Read More ….
As National Preparation Month continues, we find that “prepping” involves more than just being ready for the next disaster. Many of us just finished back-to-school preparations. Our family begins prepping for winter this month. Once all the wood is cut and stacked, and the garden is put to bed, we Read More ….