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Be Prepared–Plant a Garden

It amazes me, the breadth of opinion out there on disaster preparedness, especially now that we’re in one. During the only other disaster I’ve experienced–the Whittier earthquake in the 80s–everyone was pretty united. Quakes were bad. Cleaning up after them

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Be Prepared: The Cheapest, Easiest Way to Set Aside an Emergency Food Supply

Job loss. Illness. Civil unrest and crop failure. The possibilities for disruptions to your personal food supply are many and depressingly varied. It’s a wise move to plan ahead and set some food aside. Long-term food storage seems to be

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Be Prepared: Six Medical and Home Safety Tips to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse (or Just Real Life)

Fair warning: this post doesn’t have any guns with super cool self-feeding ammo, or arcane advice on how to survive THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT. But it’s important nonetheless. If the civilized world does come to

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Be Prepared: The Emergency Bag

There’s one type of prepping that I’ve got a lot of experience with—what I call my emergency bag, aka the bug out bag, the get home bag, etc. You can call it anything you like, but emergency bag is what

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Be Prepared: Hunkering Down in a Power Outage

California now has the dubious distinction of being an economic powerhouse with a third-world power grid. One windy day and we’re without power for yet another week. Oh, huzzah. And here I thought the comments about California couldn’t get any

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