Oregon Woman Survived 7 Days In The Wreckage Of Her SUV

  A woman from Oregon was found alive after crashing her SUV in Big Sur, California.  Angela Hernandez survived for seven days in the wreckage of her Jeep Patriot by siphoning water from a nearby creek. Using the radiator hose of the crashed vehicle, Hernandez was able to siphon water…

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GI Bill Fraud Scheme

In a bait-and-switch scheme, a group of fraudsters used educational programs for veterans to enrich themselves while cheating service members out of an education they were entitled to under the law.

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Be Ready for Severe Summer Weather

The summertime brings thoughts of bright, sunny days. However, the summer months also include extreme heat, hurricanes, lightning, and wildfires. Prepare your family for severe weather hazards. Stay safe at home or on vacation with information from the Ready Campaign. Learn how to respond to the most common summer weather.

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15 Ways To Cook Without Electricity

When it comes to preparing for disaster, one of the first things that we need to do as preppers is determine how we’re going to cook food if SHTF. Nearly all stoves nowadays are electric so if the power goes out, you’re forced to find alternative cooking methods. For many, this will be a challenge, but not if you’re properly prepared. If you’re fortunate enough to live in a warm climate or experience a disaster in the spring, summer or fall, cooking outside is an option. If, however, SHTF in the winter, you may not be able to go back and forth to a grill or a campfire. Also, solar heaters won’t be so great either, because the outside temperatures may be low enough to affect the cooking process. Let’s take a look at ways to cook both indoors and out without needing power.

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Israeli Bandage – How To Use It To Stop Traumatic Bleeding

The ‘Israeli Bandage’ is highly recommended for First Aid Kit trauma preparedness. It has a large sterile non-adherent pad surface to cover the wound, and is attached to a length of elasticized material (like an ‘ACE’ bandage). It uniquely wraps to a hemorrhaging wound with a built-in pressure applicator. The device can potentially save life between time of incident to urgent care…

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Assembling a 72 Hour Survival Kit

In times of trouble, having what you need close at hand to better endure or even survive a crisis is crucial. Disasters and other emergencies come in all forms and kinds, either natural or man-made, and all but the most minor will be necessitate some type of material preparation in order to ensure sustainment of yourself and loved ones. You don’t have to be a hardcore prepper or survivalist type to see the value in having a ready, easily transportable pack of needed and useful pieces of equipment and other supplies.

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Florida Now Requires Schools to Have Armed Protection. Districts and Counties Must Make That a Reality

(TNS) – In the aftermath of the Parkland shooting and the state of Florida’s new law that requires armed security on every campus, some superintendents worry districts will now be competing for the same personnel. For the 2016-2017 school year, Florida’s Department of Education counted about 1,500 officers. But there are more than twice as many public schools — about 3,800.

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CERT Takes Community Preparedness to China

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) activities continue to grow in popularity across the United States. Last year, CERT volunteers took their record of success to China where they hosted workshops for local officials. China experiences its fair share of natural disasters including landslides, flooding, and earthquakes. Brenda Emrick, Fire Protection Specialist for the City of Costa Mesa, CA, Fire Department, led a group to China where they brought the CERT concept to local instructors.

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Advice from Disaster Survivors – Part 1

Right before Hurricane Harvey hit, Roberta McPhie, of Spring, Texas, a suburb of Houston, finished her hurricane preparation. Her family ate the last of their Blue Bell ice cream. (Pity you poor westerners who’ve never tasted Blue Bell. Think BYU Creamery-deluxe!)   Advice from Disaster Survivors – Part 1  

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Be More Than a Bystander: Preparing Communities for Disaster

With this talk, Elizabeth Hardister emphasizes the importance of individual action in community-level emergency preparedness. Elizabeth Hardister is a fourth-year student from Dunwoody, Georgia. She is completing her Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs and Master of Public Health in Disaster Management. As a CURO Honors Scholar, she conducts research with the Institute for Disaster Management in hurricane planning and evacuations in Georgia. In the future, Hardister hopes to pursue a career as an emergency management specialist. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

Can I Depend On The Government During Disasters?

Society nowadays believes that no matter how hard things will get, there will always be a beacon of help in the distance. We rely on technology and others to provide us with everything we need to have a good life. In fact, many people are convinced that there will always be someone to look over them, may it be a divine force or a local form of government. Seeing how things are changing, we should all ask ourselves simple question: can we rely on the government when SHTF?

Read more at The Prepper’s Will.

Can I Depend On The Government During Disasters?

 

8 Pioneer Skills We Must Not Lose

The pioneers were some of the most incredible men and women of all history. You have to really understand what they faced to truly understand their struggle.  The early pioneers traveled the lands and the oceans were like astronauts of their time.  Unfortunately, the skills and achievements of those brave families that made it across the US are slowly being forgotten. 

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Asteroid the size of a football field makes ‘surprise’ flyby close to Earth

An asteroid the size of a football field buzzed by Earth Sunday in one of the closest encounters the planet has seen in a while.

At its closest point, the asteroid – called 2018 GE3 – was just 119,500 miles away from Earth’s atmosphere, about half the distance between Earth and the moon, according to NASA’s Center for Near Earth Object Studies (CNEOS). The estimated diameter of the space rock ranged from 131 to 328 feet, CNEOS reports.

Read more at:  http://www.foxnews.com/science/2018/04/16/asteroid-size-football-field-makes-surprise-flyby-close-to-earth.html