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31 Days of Emergency Preparedness

5 Levels of Preparedness

What are the 5 levels of preparedness you ask? It is a tool to see how ready you are for an emergency. Whether it be an earthquake, snowstorm, or major illness in the family. It could also be for economic collapse or other major event. Level 0 Not prepared at all, thus making every emergency a disaster Less than 2 weeks of food in your house No self defense No water stored or way to…
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31 Days of Emergency Preparedness {Resources}

THANK YOU! If you are still here after 31 days, thank you! I pray this series has blessed you and planted seeds of knowledge. If you have any questions please shoot me an e-mail and I will do my best to answer or find the answer. And now? COFFEE! Blogs and New Sites These are the site I frequent most often for non-mainstream news. The stuff that CBS, NBC, or ABC won't share. Alt Market…
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31 Days of Emergency Preparedness {Cooking}

*This post contains affiliate links* This post is about cooking. There is another post about food. Now, if your kids are like mine, anytime the electricity goes out they are excited. In 10 years of living here we have only gone more than 24 hours without power once. We brought in the camp stove and cooked Top Ramen. They thought it was a grand adventure. Let's say power is out longer than 24 hours. Maybe…
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Lifestraw Water Filter

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31 Days of Emergency Preparedness {Apps}

Disaster Alert (by Pacific Disaster) "PDC Active Hazards currently includes: - Global events (Observational Sources): Hurricane/Tropical Cyclone, Drought, Earthquake, Tsunami, Volcano. Major events (News Sources): Floods, Manmade, Marine, Storms, Wildfires. - Hawaii Only (Observational Sources): National Weather Service High Surf, High Wind, Flood." WISER "WISER (Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders) is a mobile application designed to assist first responders in hazardous material incidents." Red Cross Tornado, Hurricane, Earthquake, WildfireShelter Finder Ub Alert Disaster Alert…
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31 Days of Emergency Preparedness {Skills to Have}

This is a list of some skills that might come in handy in a long term emergency scenario: Plant Identification Foraging is important. There are plants that are edible and plants that aren't. Knowing the difference could be life or death. Did you know you can make Dandelion Jelly? That is one 'plant' that is plentiful here every spring. Did you also know that Cattail's are the feline. Processing Food Either hunting or butchering your…
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31 Days of Emergency Preparedness {Kids or No Kids?}

How you prepare depends on if you have kids or not. Just as the age of your children makes a difference. I am no prepping diapers or baby clothes because my youngest is already 14. Just as a couple or single guy wouldn't prep clothes for my 14 year old to grow into if they don't have kids. We have talked about our preps with our kids from the beginning. I don't want to come…
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31 Days of Emergency Preparedness {Farm Animals}

Back in March '13 we became quite the little farm. We picked up 2 pigs, 1 pregnant goat, 1 goat with twin boys, 2 Cayuga ducks, and a couple of more chickens. This summer was a summer of learning. We were blessed to be able to go on vacation and pay our neighbor to care for the animals. Since March: We lost 2 chickens to predators We lost the ducks to predators We butchered the…
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31 Days of Emergency Preparedness {Got Power?}

Short of living off grid, having a grid down scenario or just a bad ice or snow storm, living without power will be an adjustment. What are your options if it looks like you will be without power for more than 24-48 hours?   Solar Panels You can find basic solar kits on Amazon for around $200.  You won't be able to run your whole house off of one, but it could save your fridge. Generator…
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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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