19 Everyday Items You Can Use for First Aid

Some of the most incredible advances of the modern age have been in the field of medicine. When we get hurt, we just go to the hospital and a doctor treats us. But as we’ve become more dependent on hospitals, we have forgotten how to deal with many health conditions and injuries on our own. If the day comes when the hospitals are closed or overcrowded due to a major disaster, we’ll be in big trouble.

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8 Items You Need To Bring if You Need To Leave In 10 Minutes

Leaving home in a hurry is something most preppers have given some thought to. Your house might be well prepared to let you ride out any crisis, but what if it’s too dangerous to stay in it? That’s why most of us have a bugout bag packed and ready – if we need to go, we can grab the bag on the way out and we’ll have enough essential gear to give us a fighting chance.

30 to 40 ATF agents in Susquehanna Valley hunting for missing explosives

Be aware of your surroundings.  It is untelling where these stolen explosives will turn up.

WGAL News 8 has learned that 30 to 40 Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents are in the Susquehanna Valley looking for hundreds of pounds of explosives that disappeared from a pipeline work site in Marietta, Lancaster County.

Thursday morning a helicopter circled the site as agents worked every possible angle. Agency officials say they are working with the Department of Homeland Security in case this involves terrorism. They are also checking the explosives black market, investigating whether the theft could have been an inside job and looking into whether this could have involved opponents of the pipeline. They say they are ruling nothing out.

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17 Essential Blackout Survival Kit Items

Having a blackout survival kit was something that was unheard of until just recently.  Technology has really come a long way in just a short time.  Electrification initially began to grow from the 1880s to the 1960s.  At first, it was only the rich who could afford what was considered…

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The Aftermath: What It’s Really Like After Your Home Is Hit by a Tornado

Seven years ago almost to the day during a Good Friday church service, my cell phone rang.  I promptly turned the ringer off – It was the middle of the service. A few moments later, It rang again.  I turned the phone’s ringer off again, and this time I sat on it. Yeah, I know. You see, my phone made a loud noise when it was turned completely off, so I didn’t want to do that. Fortunately, the service was just about over.  So as soon as it was finished, I pulled my phone out and looked to see who had called. It was my mother. Yeah, not good turning the phone off on your mom! So I called her back only to hear her panicked voice, “Karen, are you okay?  Is everyone unhurt?”

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Experts Warn of Emerging ‘Stimulant Epidemic’ as U.S. Reels from Opioids

With the nation still reeling from the opioid crisis, drug forecasting experts say a new wave of addiction is coming and the United States isn’t ready for it.

Abuse of stimulants like methamphetamine, cocaine, and even prescription drugs like Adderall and Ritalin is surging across the country, fed by cheap, potent, and plentiful supplies.

“No one is paying attention to this,” said John Eadie, coordinator for the National Emerging Threat Initiative, which provides research to the government’s High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas program. “Everyone, correctly, is focused on opioids and should be because of the known problem there. But this other problem is catching up with us very rapidly.”

Read more at Medscape

This article originally appeared on Homeland Security Today’s website. Used with permission. 

Are You Prepared For Severe Weather?

Severe weather such as thunderstorms, wind storms, floods and tornadoes are threats to the health and safety of all Michiganders. To encourage residents to take precautions that can save lives and protect property in a severe weather emergency, Governor Snyder has proclaimed April 8-14 as Severe Weather Awareness Week in Michigan.

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