Category: Winter Weather

PREPS: Survival Guide … Common Prepper Mistakes to Avoid

Source: By: Alec Deacon Posted on: February 11, 2014 < p>You may have watched the latest reality show, conducted research on the Internet, or may even know someone who is preparing for a natural disaster. Now, you have decided it is time to begin prepping for yourself. You feel the excitement, you realize that you are moving forward […]

PREPS: Forget Doom and Gloom … Preparedness is the Ultimate Act of Optimism

Source: By: Daisy Luther Posted on: March 22nd, 2014 Does this sound familiar? You’re talking to a friend or family member who isn’t on board with preparedness.  (And it’s even worse when they think they know what’s going on in the world but garner their so-called “information” from network news sources.)  You try for the millionth time to get […]

PLANS: Disaster expert warns against generic safety plans (Plan for YOUR threats)

Disaster expert warns against generic safety plans NOTE FROM RICH: I share this article, because I want YOU to think…think about YOUR safety plan…YOUR worries…YOUR threats. The story below is a national level program for national level preparedness. You need to make sure your plans are specifically for YOUR KNOWN needs and threats. In other […]

TIPS: 10 Winter preparedness tasks for the home

Source: By: Jim Cobb, Living Ready Posted on: 11:58 AM 02/16/2014 We are now in our annual rendezvous with Old Man Winter, we human beings are sort of biologically, as well as psychologically, wired to batten down the hatches, so to speak. For many of us, we go into full “prep” mode, striving to stock up on everything and anything. […]

PLANNING: ‘Resilience gap’ has long-term disruption potential

Source:   By: By David Perera Posted on: February 13, 2014  The United States faces a “resilience gap” with the potential to disrupt the American economy with long-term consequences, an insurance firm official, who also urged Congress to prioritize investments in resilience over disaster response, told a Senate panel Feb. 12. “Should resilience be prioritized over other […]

READY.GOV: 6 Tips for Prepare for Blackouts

      View as web page February 13, 2014 The National Preparedness Community Community members:  With severe winter weather impacting many Americans, this week we’re sharing 6 tips to prepare for blackouts.  We are also excited to highlight the work of fellow community member David Maack. David works with the faith based community assisting in emergency planning […]

NEWS.GOV: Congress Discusses Emergency Preparedness Ahead of DC Snowstorm

Source:   By: Tess VandenDolder Staff Writer, Politics InTheCapital Posted on: February 12th 2014, 4:33pm On Wednesday afternoon, the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee gathered to discuss national efforts to prepare for weather disasters, including snowstorms like the one expected to pummel Washington throughout the day on Thursday. The coming storm, which is currently making its way up […]