It has been quite a while since the fears of a nuclear attack have been as high as they are currently. With growing tensions in many areas of the world and the regular nuclear/missile tests by North Korea, there are more and more people planning for how to survive a nuclear blast.CBS News reported how North Korea recently tested a missile that traveled into space and a distance of more than 1,000 miles before come down in the Sea of Japan. They report that Californians in particular … [Read more...] about Nuclear Preparedness A Priority As Nuclear Attack Fears Grow
I have always been concerned about having enough money when I retire. Perhaps overly so. Don't get me wrong - I have, and do, enjoy myself, but the cost of things is often part of my decision making process. It just freaks me out when I read about the savings rate of most Americans. A large percentage have nothing saved for retirement and are only a couple of missed paychecks away from being homeless, at least according to the mainstream press.I am sure there is a happy … [Read more...] about One Financial Writer Says There Is No Reason To Fear Running Out Of Money In Retirement
We would all naturally rather not deal with any sort of disaster or catastrophe. Best case, if something happens, maybe it would be a minor inconvenience that we could wait out and weather in our own homes without too much inconvenience.On the other hand, if SHTF in a big way, some of us have been fortunate enough to identify and secure retreats that offer additional insulation from what is going on. Not everyone has gotten that far or has that luxury, but there are additional steps … [Read more...] about Places You Would Rather Not Be When SHTF
With our on-the-go lifestyles it is quite probable that the entire family will not all be in one place when SHTF. Parents may be at work, while smaller children are at school, and if you have teenagers - well let's not think about where they might be, but how to communicate with them. Have you addressed how and where to regroup in the event of a disaster? This may be a hole in an otherwise thorough preparedness plan.Survival Gear posted a short article with some tips on how you can … [Read more...] about Where Will Your Family Be When SHTF?
You've seen the drone footage and heard about the military use of drones in the news. Pretty amazing when you think that some of the "pilots" are half a world away. But obviously, we are not going to be talking about these types of drones here. I am talking about the small personal use drones that you will find in Best Buy, hobby shops and at the kiosks in the local mall. Actually, when I was in the mall over the holidays, one of the salespeople at the toy/drone kiosk flew one right into … [Read more...] about Would a Drone Improve Your Safety?
Some of us have a dream of living "off the grid", the ultimate in self-sufficiency. Others are just keen to feel safe and secure in the knowledge that in the event of some sort of disaster, they will be able to live off the grid until the grid is restored.We are talking electricity, ladies and gentlemen, when and where we need it. American Preppers Network recently tested and reviewed an upscale generator from Point Zero Energy. I like the real world stresses that the reviewer … [Read more...] about Solar Electric Generators Put to the Test