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Sootch00′s Youtube Video on Blade Show 2012: Atlanta, GA

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I recently returned from the Blade Show in Atlanta Georgia and had a blast! I got a chance to meet the one and only Sootch00, after being friends with him for two years! I make a cameo appearance at about 4:58 mark on the video before. Also at the show were my good friends Dr. […]

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Featured Post: Mosquito-Borne Illness

The following post is reposted here with permission from our good friends Dr. Bones & Nurse Amy. Enjoy!: Hey Prepper Nation, Unlike the stings of bees or wasps, mosquito bites are common vectors of various infectious diseases.  On the plus side, anaphylactic reactions are rarely an issue here.  The increased amount of time we will […]

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CERT: Search & Rescue (SAR) Part 2b/3: Physical Search

Search & Rescue (SAR) Part 2b/3: Physical Search   Now that you’ve created the checklist, complete with initial assessments, plans, and resources, you are ready to begin the Search aspect of SAR.   It will be imperative to recall that Search can be broken down into two processes:   Search techniques adapted to the scene […]

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CERT: Search & Rescue (SAR) Part 2a/3: Physical Search

Search & Rescue Size-up Checklist Gather Facts The following are common questions that many CERT field handbooks suggest as you consider your SAR deployment: How will the time of day/day of the week/weather affect your SAR efforts? Do you know the type of structure(s) you are dealing with & their construction? Determine if the structures […]

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CERT Training: Search & Rescue (SAR) Intro Part 1/3

This week’s CERT training gave me some experience in the fundamentals of Search-And-Rescue or SAR. In learning the fundamentals of searching for the victims of a disastrous or catastrophic event, the principle of personal safety first must be exercised! Personal safety is an on-going process, not a static event. Such considerations must be implemented before, […]

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Pet Preparedness 101: Part 1/2

Tune-In tonight 7pm CST to hear David SafeWater interview Sheri “The Organic Pet Lady” on The Berkey Guy Show”: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/doctorprepper/2012/05/09/the-berkey-guy-show-with-jeff-gleason Catastrophic events affect more than human lives; they endanger the lives of many of our family companions: pets. In consideration of the same kinds of events against which we prepare ourselves, our families, and our […]

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Basics of Fire Safety CERT Training

This week at my CERT training, I was able to learn more about fire safety. Specifically, I learned that fire can also be described as “an exothermic reaction process where rapid oxidation of a material produces light, heat, and other products of combustion”. I learned the answer to a $64,000 question: Is oxygen itself flammable? […]

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Featured Video: Top 10 EDC Items by Author Fernando Ferfal Aguirre

Our good friend and author of The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse, Fernando Ferfal Aguirre, made this video on 10 EDC (Every Day Carry) items. Please watch this video and let us know what you carry or recommend for EDC. Your feedback will help others improve their preps. Got a video you recommend […]

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CERT Class

Last night, I attended my second class of C.E.R.T. training (Community Emergency Response Team). It was fun and I learned quite a bit. In last night’s class, we covered the following items: How to Assess a Situation When arriving at the scene of an emergent event, one of the easiest ways to avoid injury and […]

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