Tag Archives: Emergency Preparedness

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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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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Food and water storage

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

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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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