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Survival Friday: 50 Excuses For Not Prepping As smug as we may feel about our own prepping efforts, sometimes there is still a tendency to procrastinate a bit with one thing or another. I am not pointing any fingers, mind you, since I too fall victim of being overwhelmed by it all. The disorganized array of my food storage is just one case in point. I still don’t have a good inventory so what do I do? I just buy more. Still, for the most part, I keep plugging away, knowing that the economy is in shambles in spite of what our leaders say. Things, to me, are unsettling yet most people I know still see no need to start prepping at all. That brings me to the topic of today’s article: “50 Excuses for Not Prepping”. A while back, Michael Snyder came up with this list of excuses that people use when they say there is no need to prepare. 1. I know that is foolish and so do you. What can you do? Enjoy your next adventure through common sense and thoughtful preparation! Gaye Spotlight Item: The Beginning Of The End Like this and want more?

jackson county A.R.E.S. BOOK: Disaster Utopias and Elite Panics A Paradise Built in Hell by Rebecca Solnit. Why do Crowds Turn Deadly? That's a good question. The lesson here is that people charged with controlling the crowd (for commercial or "security reasons") are actually the reason most people die during crowd "stampedes." Do People Panic/Riot/Rampage During Disasters? The conventional wisdom is that people panic during disasters. However, as with stampeding crowds, the conventional wisdom on this is wrong. In contrast to the people on the ground, she shows that the only people that actually do panic during disasters are the elites -- from those with wealth to those running the government's response (I'm not talking about the first responders actually on the ground doing good work). What This Means The lesson here is that during an extreme disaster, the people you may most need to fear are those in charge, particularly if their motives are focused on protecting elite interests put at risk by the disaster.

Warning: Enrolling in Obamacare allows government to link your IP address with your name, social security number, bank accounts and web surfing habits (NaturalNews) We have already established that is not a functioning database application that allows people to shop for competing health plans. It is actually a government-run Trojan Horse that suckers people into creating accounts where they hand over: • Name and address• Email address and password• Social security number• Private bank account details• Employer details and other information During the enrollment process, your computer also hands over your IP address which is then tied to your social security number. This IP address is then handed over to the NSA thanks to its new mega-black-hole data center in Utah, where your IP is cross-referenced with all website visits, including: • "Anti-government" websites• Porn sites• Gambling sites• File sharing sites• "Terrorism" support sites• Encryption service sites like Hushmail• Chat rooms, message boards and more Ponder the implications of this for a moment... As far as I'm concerned, the IRS can fine me all they want.

Jackson County - Jackson County Emergency Preparedness The Emergency Preparedness & Homeland Security Department is responsible for preparing, planning and coordinating the various agencies that respond to emergency situations within Jackson County. The department prepares for disasters and large-scale emergencies that are either man-made or caused by nature. It also coordinates both planning and response activities with other local jurisdictions and with other County agencies, including the Sheriff’s Office, Health Department, Public Works, Information Technology and the Medical Examiner. Emergency Preparedness & Homeland Security coordinates its activities with the State of Missouri Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) and with federal (FEMA) coordinators to ensure that the citizens of Jackson County and their property are protected. The department operates a functional Emergency Operations Center (EOC) that is on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

The Resilient Family » 5 books to understand our economic predicament and where we’re headed I actually meant to get this done prior to Hurricane Irene in the hope that folks might be armed with some good reading material when the power crapped out, but down here in the tropics the weather has been so beautiful that I just couldn’t bear to sit in front of my computer this past weekend. After the banking crisis, I made a vow to myself that I would learn everything I could about what really happened. I had very little understanding of economics, finance or the nature of our money system prior to that and couldn’t have cared less. The education I received from these 5 books has been a real eye opener and completely re-defined not only my understanding (limited as it was) of economics and finance, but of politics, policy, demographics and societal issues as well. If a knucklehead simpleton like me can grasp this stuff, so can you. An Unconventional Guide to Investing in Troubled Times – Charles Hugh Smith Charles Hugh Smith is brilliant, so I’ve actually included two of his books.

Rookie Preppers: 8 Mistakes To Avoid This article has been generously contributed by Tess Pennington of Ready Nutrition. After joining the Dallas chapter of the American Red Cross in 1999 Tess worked as an Armed Forces Emergency Services Center specialist and is well versed in emergency and disaster management & response. As some of you know, I’ve been prepping for a several years now. Don’t Panic Take a deep breath, sit down and make an emergency plan. Take your time and properly plan how you are going to open up your budget so that you can attain these emergency items. Personal Experience – One mistake I remember (and am still paying for) was when my husband and I decided to get a short term food supply. Don’t always believe the experts. Listen to what the experts say, but make the decision that is best for your family and your needs. Personal Experience – An expert was telling everyone that they should have a certain brand of hiking boots. Don’t buy cheap preps. Buy preps that are multi purpose. Eat what you store.

D.E.R.T. Established 2011 In the light of the Joplin tornado, as well as other natural disasters, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office has approved the creation of a Disaster Response Team. This team will be responsible for responding to disasters in our communities and abroad. Goal Team members are required to attend monthly trainings in a variety of different life saving techniques. Training The team of highly motivated Deputies received training in the floowing fields; Road ClearingAdvanced First Aid / C.P.R.Disaster Scene SecurityHeavy Machinery OperationZodiac Rescue TechniquesCommunity Emergency Resopnse TrainingHazardous Materials Identification and Response

Backpacking Food for the Soul Family Emergency Plan Check List Making the decision to prepare for emergency begins with a level of awareness. A prepper knows that there are possible threats, and it only makes sense to be as prepared as possible beginning with elemental disaster items to sustain basic needs (food, water, clothing and shelter) and then adding more preparedness layers onto it. Basic disaster items are intended to sustain a person and their family for 3-5 days. Designate an out-of-town contact. Create a 72 hour menu and pack food. Collecting information on disasters that threaten your area is a great way to research the disasters as well as prepare for them. Flooding Fire Safety Blizzards Pandemic Hurricanes Earthquakes Heat Safety Tornado Flash Mob EMP Nuclear Disaster Tsunami Volcano Wildfires Click here fore more disaster preparedness information. This information has been made available by Ready Nutrition Google+ share this article with others related reading featured today Leave A Comment...

Chapter 1: ARES Chapter One: Amateur Radio Emergency Service ® The Amateur Radio Emergency Service ® (ARES ® ) consists of licensed amateurs who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment for communications duty in the public service when disaster strikes. Every licensed amateur, regardless of membership in ARRL or any other local or national organization, is eligible to apply for membership in the ARES. Training may be required or desired to participate fully in ARES. 1.1 ARES Organization There are four levels of ARES organization--national, section, district and local. 1.2 Section Level At the section level, the Section Emergency Coordinator is appointed by the Section Manager (who is elected by the ARRL members in his or her section) and works under his/her supervision. 1.3 Local Level 1.4 District Level 1.5 Assistant ECs 1.6 Planning Committee 1.7 Operation and Flexibility We have discussed how a typical ARES unit may be organized. 1.8 ARES Operation During Emergencies and Disasters