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The latest government effort to apparently reduce the population revolves around bringing people with Ebola to America. Dr. Kent Bradley was working with Ebola patients in Liberia when he contracted the disease, as was missionary Nancy Writebol. Both, for whatever reason, were flown back to the USA for treatment despite the highly-contagious nature of the virus.
Certain types of events, such as chemical accidents and terrorist attacks, may make going outdoors dangerous. Likewise, you may want to limit the outdoor environment from entering your home. Shelter in Place is the act of taking immediate refuge, whether it is at your home, work, or vehicle, and limiting your exposure to the threat. Depending on the type of emergency, Sheltering in Place may also involve sealing the room, or vehicle, from outside contaminants. Ideally, you should have a Shelter in Place plan for both your home and work locations, but you should also be able to react to an emergency away from these areas. The keys to successfully Sheltering in Place are to understand how to react to each situation, the supplies that are needed, and how to mitigate the challenges that you will face.
You wake up with a blinding headache and blood running down the side of your face. Where are you and what happened? Or, you just shot a beautiful 10-point Buck during an out of town hunting trip, and you suddenly look up to see darkness is already falling and you are alone. Or, maybe your canoe overturns crossing some rapids, and you struggle to make your way towards shore while all your gear floats away.
72 hour kits are crucial for being truly prepared. For example, what if your house were to burn down? Unfortunately, the food storage, and all your emergency preparedness, would burn with it. Your only saving grace would be having your 72 hour kit in your car.
Men, listen up. You have a pretty basic decision in front of you. Do you keep your survival knowledge to yourself or do you involve your family? Look at it this way, if you don’t educate them now, you will either have to walk away and leave them to fend for themselves in an emergency (which is clearly not an ideal option) or you are going to be forced to waste precious time and resources to give them a crash course during a survival situation. Neither option sounds real appealing, does it?
This article presents information regarding the legal, ethical, and moral issues after the use of lethal force, in both the pre-SHTF and post-SHTF scenarios. Because of the assumed distinct differences between the two situational periods, this information will be divided to address both in a more logical order.
We should all prepare for a future cataclysmic event, right? At least, this is the current trend in the entertainment industry, and what the big business profiteers would have you believe. Even, the current political cycle has most on the edge; we can’t afford “Obama Care” or these guys are pushing us over the "Fiscal Cliff”. If you take a step back, and look at preparedness as a whole, you would realize that your initial preparedness goals should not be tailored to current economic trends, who is in office, or even a doomsday scenario. Instead, preparedness is a lifestyle, one that is always changing, improves you as a person, and provides security for your family. (Prepper Link's Contribution to The Preparedness Review Fall 2012).
What if the prepper’s worse nightmare has come true? The country has descended into total anarchy. All government infrastructures have collapsed, leaving the populace without police protection. Groups of bandits roam at will and are openly committing every heinous act imaginable. You are armed and out in the open, when two bad guys jump out from behind cover and aim their weapons in your direction. What should you expect to happen when the shooting begins and, what can you do now to prepare for it?
What is it that makes a person rush into a burning building while everyone else is rushing to get out? Or, will make a person throw themselves on top of a hand grenade, with full understanding of certain death, in order to save the lives of others. It’s more than just bravery. It is a spirit that lives within each one of us and that can provide us with a logical decision process, regardless of any sacrifice, to live or risk life so as to preserve life. What would be more fitting than to call this, “A Warrior’s Spirit?”
Although most of us believe we are prepared for anything, or are working to reach that self-sustainability level, sometimes we are caught off guard. In the Spring of 2012, a wind storm left the D.C./Capital area helpless, as high winds and broken tree limbs crippled the electrical system. This violent, but brief storm, demonstrated how vulnerable our public infrastructure really is. Although I had a basement full of preparations, it took me nearly two hours before I had the situation under control. While this response time was better than most of my neighbors, I found it unacceptable. With several natural disasters ongoing across the US, and with Hurricane Season about to hit the US (remember Hurricane Sandy last October?), we need to be eliminate our complacency. Using my lessons learned over the years I developed a Storm Preparedness Guide.