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  • Tupelo tornado damage
    Storm damage is not a tourist attraction
    When disaster strikes, the remnants of people and places are destroyed or damaged. Lives are changed forever. Yet, there are those who find it entertaining to drive through these areas and view the aftermath of nature at its worst. There is a fine...
  • Novice teen drivers can be a disasters waiting to happen
    Novice teen drivers can be disasters waiting to happen
    This article will discuss ways that prepper parents can turn their teen drivers into safer drivers. The teen driver accident statistics are sobering.Family members are not always enthusiastically behind preppers and their efforts. This is one area...
  • There are good reasons why everyone should be a prepper
    There are good reasons why everyone should be a prepper
    This article discusses why being prepared for disasters can make the difference between being a victim and being a survivor. Some unprepared New York State victims, for example, had to resort to dumpster diving after hurricane Sandy. At least 98...
  • Comethit-Sandia
    Two comet impacts altared North America's history
    A thousand years ago the coasts of North America and Western Europe were devastated by the impact of an object or objects from space. Hundreds of thousands of people were killed by a combination of superheated steam and supersonic particles in...
  • What can preppers learn from the Amish lifestyle?
    What can preppers learn from the Amish lifestyle?
    This 54 minute PBS Documentary can help preppers to learn about the Amish lifestyle in a more emotional, multisensory manner than is possible with a book. It was finished in 2003, but some of the film footage dates back as far as the 1970’s...
  • NASA day of remembrance January 31, 2014
    NASA 'Day of Remembrance' is today
    Today marks a somber day for NASA as the space agency has officially called for a “Day of Remembrance” to take pause and recall the 3 disasters in the agency's history, which all took place between the dates of January 27 and...
  • What to do in before, during and after a disaster
    Free training: What to do after a disaster
    The Train, Equip, Recon, Respond, Assist of Georgia (T.E.R.R.A) is a Georgia project that has set out to educate the community and offer free resources on what to do following a disaster. As of January 28, 2014, the company continues to help...
  • The Weather Channel searches for therapy dog
    The Weather Channel® searches for therapy dog
    The Weather Channel® (TWC), along with the American Humane Association (AHA), announced a very special effort going on now. The two are partnering up in a nationwide search to find a therapy dog that will assist with recovery in communities...
  • The Kaleidoscope Phenomenon
    The Kaleidoscope Phenomenon
    Another year lies just over the horizon and with it's coming comes the close of this past year where too many tears were shed. Hasta la vista 2013! It seems that with the passing of each year and at this time almost everyone reflects on the...
  • Richmond Theatre Fire of 1811
    This Day in Richmond History: December 26, 1811
    The Richmond Theatre catches fire, claiming the lives of at least 72 peopleClose to 600 people, 80 of which were children, attended the Richmond Theatre the night after Christmas, enjoying the play The Father, and then the pantomime entitled...
  • How prepared are you to evacuate in an emergency?
    Emergency evacuation: How prepared are you to escape in a hurry?
    Unplanned evacuation happen often. As we have seen, disasters - like forest fires, flooding, landslides, refinery fires, explosions, derailments, building collapses, and violent storms - are happening more frequently and often with only minutes...
  • Faith in Government
    Faith in government is a product of faith in citizens
    Lamenting the effect of Obamacare system failure and the President’s failure to be forthcoming about the law and its implementation, an article by Ezra Klein at TheWashington Post Wonkbook begs the question. Will Americans ever have faith in...
  • The Summit
    'The Summit' Documentary Review
    “One in four climbers doesn’t make it down Savage Mountain.” This terrifying statistic is in regard to K2, the second-highest peak on Earth and why it is described by mountaineers as the world’s most dangerous mountain....
  • How can preppers think outside of the box?
    How can preppers think outside of the box?
    This article gives examples of adaptive decision making before, during, and after a disaster such as a power failure. Adaptability is important in the examples given below because:1. Not everyone can afford to buy generators.2. Generators will not...
  • Disaster sign
    How to prepare for disasters with older parents
    Every September the Red Cross, FEMA and other organizations declare National Emergency Preparedness Month. As a nation our natural disasters have tripled since the 1980s and the intensity of these hurricanes, tornadoes, fires, floods, etc. have...