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31 Days of Emergency Preparedness

31 Days of Emergency Preparedness {Communications}

What are ways you plan to communicate in an emergency? If cell phones are down there may be texting abilities. You can't rely on that. Communication plans fall under family plan, but you need to have a source. Have an out of state friend or relative as a contact rally point.   2 Way Radios or Walkie Talkies. These are good for mostly short range. We have a set that is good up to 12…
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31 Days of Emergency Preparedness

31 Days of Emergency Preparedness {Bug Out or Bug In?}

This is a question you have to answer as the emergency arises. In the case of a forest fire we would most likely bug out. At the last minute, I am sure, because we'd try to save our house. Having a wildland firefighter for a son would help that scenario. Grid down situation bug in. This is where our preps are. We'd want to protect our house from vandals, etc. Earthquake? Is your house safe…
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31 Days of Emergency Preparedness

31 Days of Emergency Preparedness {First Aide}

This is above and beyond band-aids and Tums. Most of this you probably already have on hand. It would be a good idea to put it all in one location. While those things are great, we have prepped items, that 18 months ago, I would have said you A few things I recommend for basic care: . I was able to buy a this online at with our FSA insurance card. I was also able to…
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31 Days of Emergency Preparedness

31 Days of Emergency Preparedness {Got Shelter?}

Best case scenario you want to shelter in place. Meaning you don't leave home. The only thing I could see us leaving for is a forest fire or if the house is unsafe due to an earthquake. That said we would do what we could to stay on our property. Sheltering in Place is an effective way to protect yourself and your family in many emergencies involving contaminated air. source Contaminated air could be from…
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31 Days of Emergency Preparedness

31 Days of Emergency Preparedness {Hygiene and Sanitation}

*this post contains affiliate links* Hygiene and Sanitation are so important! If you are without power for a few days then your toilets may flush, but have nowhere for the waste to go. This is when diseases and such start happening. There is also the possibility of a pandemic. Flu or the like. You want to be prepared NOW rather than after the fact when everybody is out looking for the same supplies you are.…
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31 Days of Emergency Preparedness

31 Days of Emergency Preparedness {All About Water}

Water ranks up there in the Top 3 of important preps. Behind shelter and food. 3 minutes without air - 3 hours without shelter 3 days without water - 3 weeks without food. The recommendation is one gallon per person per day for drinking and sanitation. A family of four needs 270 gallons of water, according to Utah State University, for a three-month supply (90 gallons of water PER PERSON = three-month supply) You need to store…
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31 Days of Emergency Preparedness

31 Days of Emergency Preparedness {Dictionary}

Here are some acronyms that you may see when learning about preparedness on sites other than FEMA or Red Cross. BI: Bug In BO: Bug Out BOB: Bug Out Bag BOL: Bug Out Location BoV or BOV: Bug-out Vehicle. Synonymous with (Get Out Of Dodge) Vehicle EDC: Every Day Carry EMP: Electromagnetic Pulse GHB: Get Home Bag Grid Down: An extended period of time when the power grid is non-functional KI: Potassium Iodide MSRA: Methicillin-Resistant…
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31 Days of Emergency Preparedness

*this post contains affiliate links*   Welcome to my series 31 Days of Preparedness. Some of you may already know that we are Preppers. Not the Doomsday kind. Not the Tin Foil Hat wearing kind. We are actually quite normal. Well. Mostly. Our journey to emergency preparedness started after watching a series called The Colony Did I think the things in the reality show could really happen? Not really, but it did open my eyes.…
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31 Days and a Homeschool Convention

I wanted to let you all know two things #1 In case you hadn't heard, I am going to participate in the 31 Days Series hosted by The Nester #2 Until Midnight on October 6th you can get an additional $9 off your registration by entering TTD9OFF I ask that you use the link below to register. We will be at the DC event. We as in The Principal and teenagers. I would love to…
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Last Light {A Review}

I was so excited to read this book by Terry Blackstock. I got my cup of coffee, my cozy slippers, and the fire blazing on a rainy day. PERFECT setting to read the Post Apocalyptic book. To my dismay I had already read it! All four books in this series actually, in a matter of days. The Branning family is your typical American family. Rushing from hither and yon with school and sports practices and…
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