I’ll admit I am a bit of a geek, I love to think about thinking and to apply research to problems. I have found that mindset is a large part of success. A positive attitude and the will to win are a part of mindset. This is not the coolest section on the website, it is not filled with neat projects or things like that, but it is useful and I feel it is important.
Its like firearms, I can teach anyone to shoot, if they WANT to learn. What is harder is to teach someone when to shoot. That is more about mindset. Teaching someone how to win when someone is actively trying to kill them is also mindset. It is that sort of material that is golden, but not always fun to read about.
Please give the articles in this section some thought, they are just as important as the DIY type posts.
Structure fires are devastating, they kill and destroy all that you hold dear. Today’s post shows some simple tips to learn and do to help prevent and react to fires.
Know: where to find, and how to activate, the fire alarm; at least two routes out of every room; where to find, and how to use, a fire extinguisher; where you will meet and count heads after you get out; where the nearest phone (other than your own) is.
Like having a disaster plan, having an emergency kit is as crucial as it is a function of common sense. How long does it take to throw together a couple of dozen items – versus grabbing a bag from a planned spot?
Basic staple #1, food: at least a three-day supply of water (i.e., a gallon per person per day) and of non-perishable food that does not require cooking.
As an emergency manger for a New Madrid Seismic Zone State, as well as someone that grew up near the fault line, I take the threat of earthquake pretty seriously.
What bothers me most about earthquakes is the lack of warning coupled with the possible distruction. Short of moving, there really isn’t anything you can do to reduce your risk of earthquakes, but you can follow the tips below to mitigate the damage from an earthquake:
I have to say, as someone that spent 4 years working as a emergency management planner assigned to our Nuclear Power Plant Safety program, and dedicated to training first responders in how to remain safe during a power plant response, I have little tolerance for the fear-mongering and nonsense that some people in the preparedness community spout about nuclear power.
Radiation is a well understood scientific principle, and it is pretty easy to find, shield, and stay away from acute levels of radioactivity.