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Tag Archives: Emergency

  • Podcast

    Matthew Stein: When Disaster Strikes

    Urgent advice on pre- & post-emergency steps to take
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, September 10, 2017, 3:58 AM

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    To make sense of which steps are most important to take soonest when preparing for a major disaster, we've invited Matthew Stein back on the program.

    Mat is a design engineer, green builder, and author of the two bestselling books: When Disaster Strikes: A Comprehensive Guide to Emergency Planning and Crisis Survival (Chelsea Green 2011), and When Technology Fails: A Manual for Self-Reliance, Sustainability, and Surviving the Long Emergency (Chelsea Green 2008).

    On this week's podcast, Mat details his recommended steps for those facing imminent threat of crisis (Hurricane Irma), those with more time to prepare for one (Hurricane Jose), and those dealing with the aftermath of disaster (Hurricane Harvey).

     

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  • What Should I Do?
    Shelter In Place

    What Does It Mean to “Shelter in Place”?

    Be prepared for staying put
    by bgarrett

    Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 7:49 PM

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    As you work on you emergency preparedness it is important to understand the new vocabulary. Terms that you hear quite a bit are “Shelter in Place” and “Grab and Go." It is important to make sure you have emergency supplies that allow you to do both.

    Depending on the disaster and depending on the circumstances surrounding the disaster you may need to “Shelter in Place” or you may need to evacuate or “Grab and Go."

     

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  • What Should I Do?
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    How to Get Alerts of an Emergency

    Resources for increasing awareness
    by bgarrett

    Saturday, December 17, 2016, 12:17 AM

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    A cornerstone of being prepared for any type of disaster is being aware of what is going on around you. Since natural disasters can happen with little to no notice, it is important to do everything you can to stay informed. With today’s advancement in technology, it is easier than ever to get alerts about what is going on in your area.

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    Essential Survival Kit Items

    Essential Items in Your Emergency Survival Kit

    Items to consider and review for your preps
    by Jason Wiskerchen

    Saturday, December 10, 2016, 12:21 AM

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    Having a well stocked set of supplies and preparations for emergency and disaster situations is one of the biggest steps one can take to being more resilient and prepared for an uncertain future. Below is quick reference infographic for you to learn about and take stock of the essential survival kit items you will need.

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    Grasshopper Nation: Planning For Those Who Aren’t Prepared

    Whom will you help? And how much will you be able to?
    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, June 4, 2016, 1:40 AM

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    Our resources are finite. Most of us don't feel we have all that we require to meet our own needs and goals. And the best-laid preparations of the most planful of us can suddenly become woefully insufficient if too many unexpected family, friends and neighbors show up demanding our charity.

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  • Podcast

    Jack Spirko: The Road To Resilience

    Requires a good map. Got one?
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, January 31, 2016, 5:17 PM

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    Continuing our focus on solutions, this week we're joined on the podcast by Jack Spirko. His daily podcast focuses on practical, actionable steps each of us can take to "live a better life, if times get tough or even if they don't" — a mission nicely aligned with the one we pursue here at Peak Prosperity.

    In this wide-ranging discussion, Jack and Chris discuss the need for spreading awareness of the Three Es, the professional challenges in doing so, and how individuals can go about pursuing both security and prosperity in the face of the likely disruptive changes to come.

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  • What Should I Do?
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    How to Build a Survival Shelter

    Emergency protection from the elements
    by claytonk

    Monday, January 18, 2016, 6:47 PM

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    When you need to find a site to build an emergency shelter, you need to consider a few key elements to ensure your survival. Whenever possible, use existing terrain for shelter – look for hills you can camp between, or caves and overhangs for protection from the elements.

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  • What Should I Do?

    Signaling for Help in an Emergency

    Learning the basics
    by bgarrett

    Tuesday, October 20, 2015, 4:11 PM

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    Imagine you are driving across the country and your car breaks down in the middle of the drive. What are you going to do? If you're prepared and know how to signal for help, you can create signs and signal aircrafts for help. Most people know the SOS sign, but here are other things that emergency personal will recognize as messages.

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  • What Should I Do?
    Clean Drinking Water

    Clean Water in an Emergency

    3 simple preps for ensuring access to water
    by bgarrett

    Wednesday, July 22, 2015, 3:30 PM

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    Having access to clean water in an emergency is critical and almost always overlooked until it is too late. Here are a few obvious points to understand about water:

    • Without water you die very quickly
    Depending on your health and age, you will live for 5-7 days without clean water. You can live much longer without food.

    • Water is heavy and takes up a lot of space
    A gallon of water weighs about 8.3 pounds. Water is not easy to transport because it is so heavy. That means your emergency water plan should account for that.

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