Category Archives: Emergency Preparation

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

Food and water storage

Self Reliance exchange has a round up of ideas on storing food and water for emergencies.  

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Car emergency kits for extreme conditions

Self Reliance Exchange has a great article on what items to keep in your car in case of emergencies when you may be driving in extreme conditions: Many things should be in all vehicles, but there more things that can … Continue reading

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When there is no water

Self Reliance Exchange has an article up on the importance of water and how to get some in a pinch. In this case the problem was localized to their own home, but it’s a good reminder. We need water, and … Continue reading

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The worst flood in 200 years you’re not hearing about

Did you know that Nashville, Tennessee has experienced the worst flood in 200 years, twenty people have died, and many national landmarks have been completely ruined? Probably not, unless you caught it in passing as the media moved on to … Continue reading

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Car emergency kits

Angela over at Adventures in Self Reliance shows an emergency kit she put together for their new vehicle, which includes some basic items that would be helpful in event of a breakdown, unexpected stops, etc. They’re also sponsoring a contest, … Continue reading

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Self-reliance is not for everyone, even if it should be

I went to a business seminar today. While we were waiting to get started we were introducing ourselves around and discussing what we did. One gentleman I was speaking with pressed far enough to find out I am launching a … Continue reading

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It only takes one time

I like to think of myself as a sensible, careful person. I don’t take unnecessary risks as a general rule. I appreciate dangerous tools. I don’t use them in foolish ways. Most of the time. Today I experienced that 0.1% … Continue reading

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Survival Tips from Popular Mechanics

The weekend’s earthquake in Chile, following so closely on the heals of the Haiti quake and a lesser publicized quake in Japan, really emphasizes the importance of emergency preparedness. Popular Mechanics has been tackling this issue for awhile now, and … Continue reading

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Chilean earthquake creates fear of shortages

A whopper of an earthquake in Chile has people lining up to buy gas in Hawaii. Twitpic here. I guess the resultant tsunami warning has people fearing the shipment of gasoline may be impacted, creating shortages. And of course, as … Continue reading

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Keeping sufficient gas in your car

To continue on the theme of the last post a bit, I believe it was the same person who first taught me about disaster kits who told me that you should always keep at least half a tank of gas … Continue reading

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