There is no place in the world that is not at risk for some sort of natural disaster. Hurricanes, floods, tornado, earthquakes, and blizzards require emergency prepping. No matter how prepared governments or third parties are, it can take them several days to get to a disaster zone, as we have seen in past emergencies.NewsWire posted an infographic that details some of the most devastating natural disasters that have occurred in the United States along with some high-level … [Read more...] about Disaster Preparedness Survival Guide
Tornadoes are one of nature's most awesome displays of force. I was in Moore, Oklahoma, immediately after the EF5 tornado hit in May 2013, and I can assure you that anything you think you know about tornado damage from seeing a news report on TV just does not measure up to the real thing.Tornadoes can produce tremendous localized damage. It was downright spooky how a house on one side of the street can be completely blown off it's foundation while across the street another house is … [Read more...] about Preparing For A Tornado
There are many reasons that people begin to recognize the need to be prepared for natural or man-made disasters. The news, personal experience, or some prodding by family and friends may have been the catalyst to get started. On the other hand, maybe it was a TV show with monsters and zombies!Well, Illinois is jumping on the zombie apocalypse bandwagon and using it as a novelty to present new legislation that they hope will have their residents preparing for natural disasters. … [Read more...] about State Declares October “Zombie Preparedness Month”
Have you prepared your off-grid home to survive a wildfire? Wildfires are most common in heavily wooded areas - you know, just the sort of location you have built your home or retreat. Undergrowth and dried grasses are prime fuel for any sort of spark that may happen along - anything from an off-road vehicle, to lightning strikes, and even arson. Combine that with high temperatures and some wind, and you are in for a full fledged conflagration.California, for instance, has been … [Read more...] about Is Your Off-Grid Home Or Retreat Prepared To Survive A Wildfire?
We know the prepper lifestyle is sometimes portrayed negatively by the media, and we may even get snickers from family and friends. The video below though shows how a smart prepper in Texas was able to save his home from severe flooding, demonstrating the advantages of prepping in a natural disaster.In this case Randy Wagner was able to use what's called an Aqua Dam to hold back the flood waters. Seriously, how good would that feel?Pretty cool how he was able to use water to protect … [Read more...] about Smart Prepper Saves His Home From Flooding
Just wanted to share this short video of the Tavurvur volcano in Papua, New Guinea erupting and causing a sonic boom.I have seen a few active volcanoes - in Hawaii and Mexico, but the coolest one was from the air. On a transatlantic flight that flew over Iceland you could see an active volcano erupting at night. Believe me it was an awesome sight.You usually think of a sonic boom coming from a supersonic plane, but evidently it is also possible from a volcanic eruption. The … [Read more...] about Check Out This Sonic Boom Created by a Volcano