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Posts Tagged ‘home’

The Real Risks of Fire

Fire Safety and Survival By Jay Whimpey, PE, TACDA Board Member There are over 360,000 house fires in the United States every year with a substantial number of injuries and deaths. Eighty percent of the deaths and injuries occur in residential structures, with most of those fatalities occurring while those people are asleep. We can…

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Roadblocks to Civil Defense

Roadblocks to Civil Defense By Eugene P. Wigner A renowned physicist and civil defense analyst probes behind the mask of apathy in the United States. (Originally printed in the first Journal of Civil Defense, May-June 1968, Vol. 1 No. 1) I have often tried to explain the need for a vigorous civil defense effort, why…

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Managing Pain in a Pinch

by Cynthia J. Koelker, MD Excerpt from Armageddon Medicine, How to Be Your Own Doctor in 2012 and Beyond The daily queue of suffering seems endless. Toothache, stomachache, headache, earache, back pain, leg pain, joint pain, neck pain, sore throat, sore feet, sore muscles, sore eyes. People come to you seeking relief ??? relief from…

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My disaster preparedness secret weapon: Hydrogen Peroxide

BY??ALEX HOLLINGS When putting together a disaster plan, it???s important to prioritize human needs in the way that you prepare.?? To put together a solid short-term??survival??plan, you need only to address the most basic of human necessities: water, shelter, food, and security, but as short-term survival transitions into ???well I guess this is what???s left…

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When You Know the Storm is Coming.

We know there are all kinds of great lists out there, especially pertaining to emergency preparedness. ??We love this one by blogger, Mike Smith, and wanted to share … Get them done immediately! Get prescriptions refilled now, especially if your doctor must approve the refill. If you have a relative at home that requires electricity…

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8 Ways to Appear that You are Home when You???re Away.

Before you head out of town or to visit relatives, you may want to take some security precautions to keep your home safe ??? even if you have a security system.?? Many home intrusions are considered crimes of convenience.?? If a criminal thinks your home looks like an easy target, you might get a rude…

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Paper, Plastic … or Cloth?

By Jim Rawles We’re sharing an article from our Journal of Civil Defense a few years back – originally found on Survivalblog.com A couple of years ago I was watching a commercial on television that showed two young men as they stood in a check-out line at a grocery store with a 6 pack of…

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Water in, Water out – Tips

(Courtesy of Bank of America) Water and sewage problems can be costly and inconvenient to repair. That???s why proper maintenance to prevent problems is so important. Here are some tips you may want to consider: Plumbing ??? Periodically check the main water supply and fixture shutoff valves to ensure they are not stuck in the…

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