Category Archives: Emergency Preparation

Articles, commentary, and information on preparing against short-term crises.

Self reliance at work

Wolverine at American Preppers Network has an interesting post on teaching self reliance. I told him that I wasn’t taking the self-defense class. I told him that we should be teaching a self-reliance class to the group too. He asked … Continue reading

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Practicing evacuation

Angela at Food Storage and Survival recently posted a great entry on practicing evacuations with the family: When it came time for the activity, I told everyone that we were going to pretend that we were sitting around the house … Continue reading

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Emergency preparation for apartments

American Prepper Network had a good article up today about emergency preparations you can make even if your living space is limited (or controlled, ie. strict rules). I think the main point of this article is that even this limited … Continue reading

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Lessons from Japan

I haven’t written anything about the Japanese earthquake so far. It seems almost mean-spirited to try to and find things they did wrong. The biggest lesson, really, is this: Sometimes it just doesn’t matter what you do. I’m sure there … Continue reading

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Emergency preparedness for your pet

Many people know about 72-hour kits and have them for themselves and their family in case of an emergency evacuation. But what about your pet? Are you prepared to take care of your pet if you are forced to leave … Continue reading

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Practical Christmas gifts

When I moved out on my own my parents gave me a going-away present; a basic tool kit, with a small hammer, tape measure, pliers, box knife, and a adjustable screwdriver. Those simple tools saw a lot of use. Though … Continue reading

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Emergency dental care

Does your dentist always send you home with a free toothbrush, a sample tube of toothpaste, and a sample spool of dental floss after each checkup like mine? What do you do with them? If you’re just throwing them away, … Continue reading

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Roughing it – or not

Last year our kids developed an interest in camping, so we thought we’d try it–in the back yard. They had a blast. We vowed never again. Of course time heals all wounds, or soothes all stiff muscles, and we tried … Continue reading

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Self reliance and city-dwelling

There’s an interesting forum discussion going on over at City-data.com. Kristen85 asks: I currently live in an apartment in CT and I am thinking about the initial steps I can take to become self sufficient before owning a home and … Continue reading

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Crazy Glue for first aid

Adventures in Self Reliance has a post about using super glue to close cuts. I’ve heard of it being done, and I’m sure it would work, but I would personally appreciate a little advice on the proper way to apply … Continue reading

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