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The Unexpected

Earlier this week there was a news report that the computer systems at an Illinois water plant were hacked. You can read about it here. Apparently this caused some damage to the plant, but it was not disclosed on how extensive the damage was. The rumor has it that the hacker or hackers were out of Russia. But here is where it gets better. Now today, the FBI and DHS have said they found no evidence of a “cyber intrusion”. You can read this here. Do I believe it? No!! What is the moral of this story? Since computer systems are vital for...

Prepper Radio Network

If you have not had the chance to check out the Prepper Radio Network, well you should. They provide great information and keep their listeners up to date on anything regarding preparedness. Here is the information from there website: Prepper Radio Network (PPRN) – (KPRN-DB) in S.E. Oklahoma The Prepper Podcast Radio Network (KPRN-DB) was conceived and founded by John Milandred in August of 2010 from the first (Prepper Podcast by Matt. J in 2009 and is a website oriented to individuals who believe in being aware, being prepared, and having...

Beginner Preparedness

I wanted to repost this from the old website. This may be helpful to some new visitors to the site. When I first started researching “survival and prepping” I was blown away by the amount of information out there on the web. However, I remember back to when I first started to prep I admit I was overwhelmed by it all. The first thing you read is you need a Bug Out Bag (B.O.B.)!! So I went and bought bags and filled them with gear, supplies, food, etc. Then I thought, “where the hell am I buggin out to?”. Which then lead to...

Nationwide Emergency Alert System Test Today

At 2:00 p.m. EST, today, there will be a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System. It will affect cable television and radio. Here are the details from FEMA’s website: FEMA, in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), will conduct the first nationwide Emergency Alert System (EAS) Test on November 9, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern. FEMA, the FCC, and NOAA’s vision for improving the EAS is incremental, which means testing the readiness and effectiveness of the...

Who Can You Count On?

If you have been prepping for some time, you have a plan in place. Included in your plan should be a place to bug out to incase you need to, or it includes long term food survival.  But have you considered who you can really count on? Of course your family should be there during any difficult time, but who else do you have on your side during a SHTF scenario? Are your neighbors reliable? Do you have friends that you could depend on? Sometimes it takes a stressful situation to see both the good and bad in people. If you do plan on coordinating with...

Preppers On Twitter

If you are on Twitter, you might want to check out the preparedness talk by using the hash tag #preppertalk. There is a wealth of information from folks all over the world. You never know what you may learn or stumble across. You can even share your information with others. Input is always welcome. Have fun!!

Family Preparedness Part II: Preparedness And Children

This is part two of our series on “It Is All In The Family Preparedness”. If you ask any parent, they will tell you that they will do anything for their child. This is universal and never changes. The children are one facet of family preparedness that should be discussed more often. Children are our future right? So let’s keep it that way. Let me begin by saying that I do not claim to be a mental health expert or professional, but we can usually come to conclusions from our own personal experiences. Of course each person has a...