Governments Need to Wake Up If there's one thing we've learned from the coronavirus, it's that governments around the world are unprepared for disaster. China's initial response to the coronavirus was to suppress news of the infection, which ultimately enabled its spread. The coronavirus has now infected people across the globe and is killing US citizens. Governments have not prioritized disaster preparedness and we're now paying the price with our lives and our finances. Hopefully, this disaster will force governments to wake up and prepare for the next one. I'll share why disaster preparedness is so important and what we can do to improve our chance of surviving the next … [Read more...] about Why Disaster Preparedness is So Important
You Can Never Be Too Prepared Survivors of catastrophic events never say they were too prepared. Sure, they may credit their survival to a lot of luck. Preparation, though, helps to reduce the amount of luck you need. You may be asking what catastrophic events we should be preparing for. The truth is, the events I prepare for probably differ from the events you should prepare for. Why? Because where I live, what I do, and how I live my life exposes me to a different set of risks than those you are exposed to. This means that each person should have a unique shtfplan that mitigates the risks they encounter on a daily basis. Where Do I Start? To get started preparing your shtfplan, think … [Read more...] about How to Prepare Your SHTFPlan
The Doomsday Clock Approaches Midnight The doomsday clock is just 100 seconds away from midnight. It has never been closer to the top of the hour than it is today. What does this mean? How close are we to SHTF? Well, for the technologically advanced society we are, we have a lot to worry about. The novel coronavirus scare is turning into a full blown pandemic. The trade war between China and the US continues on. Worsening weather is wreaking havoc across the globe. I understand this post isn't the most uplifting, but new threats to our livelihoods are emerging with increasing frequency. This doesn't mean we need to resign ourselves to the prospect of an early death. We can be proactively … [Read more...] about How Close Are We to SHTF?
Are You Prepared to Survive a Blizzard? Blizzards can be deadly, and knowing how to survive a blizzard is crucial, especially if you live in a colder climate. One of the most dangerous aspects of blizzards is the loss of visibility. The blinding snow can cause serious issues, especially if you are outdoors. In addition, the steep decline in temperature blizzards bring in can cause in frostbite or even hypothermia, so be sure to stay indoors! With this in mind, it’s important that you and your family are prepared and know how to stay safe, should you find yourself fighting against this severe snowstorm. Here are 5 recommendations to help you and your family survive a blizzard. … [Read more...] about Five Ways to Survive a Blizzard
2020 is Here Can 2020 possibly be more eventful than 2019? 2019 had international protests, impeachment proceedings, and natural disasters, to name a few. That said, 2020 is already off to a crazy start. If the upcoming US election wasn't enough to clutter the news, then the assassination of an Iranian terrorist certainly did the trick. Geopolitics sure aren't going to be less contentious this year. Our climate is unlikely to miraculously improve as we start the next decade. So, what can we expect? Below I explain why I'm beginning to feel New Year Fear. International Relations New Year Fear may subside a bit if a trade deal is finalized between the US and China. However, a trade deal … [Read more...] about New Year Fear: What to Prep for in 2020