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Is Your Local Government Ready for an Emergency?

There’s no question that Ronald Reagan wasn’t a big fan of government. He was famous for saying, “The most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help.” This sentiment is shared by many in this country, especially when it comes to emergency preparedness. Evidence of this can … Continued

How Can Americans Prepare for an Ebola Virus Outbreak?

  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention raised its response level to the Ebola outbreak in Africa to the highest level possible to address the growing concerns of further escalation and the virus spreading around the world. The Ebola virus has now spread to Nigeria with nine confirmed cases and one death so far. … Continued

What Can Jack Bauer Teach Us about Survival?

  This summer, television viewers were reintroduced to their favorite ex-CTU, now rogue agent, Jack Bauer, the troubled protagonist of 24. This time Jack Bauer was in London, saving the world from drone attacks and perhaps a few old enemies from seasons’ past. If the ratings are any indication, we haven’t tired of Jack Bauer … Continued

How Do Americans Rate our Liberties and Governing Bodies?

One of the United States’ monikers might be the “Land of the Free,” but you wouldn’t know this if you read the latest Gallup poll. Pollsters asked people in more than 120 countries whether or not they were satisfied with the amount of freedom they had in their lives. The end result was quite shocking … Continued

A Good Reason to Join Our Preparedness Club Today!

Have you had the opportunity to join our Preparedness Club yet? If not, we would encourage you to do so to take advantage of a wide variety of benefits. We’ll get to those in a second. First, though, we would like to announce the launch of a new contest for those who sign up to … Continued

The Reality of Food Inflation

For several years, we have been encouraging our readers to pay attention to how much they are paying for groceries. As our economy continues to stagnate, and the value of the dollar decreases, more and more Americans are feeling “sticker shock” at the grocery store. An infographic by @SajKarsan showed up on Twitter this week, … Continued

Preparing for the Worst that Hurricane Season has to Offer

Hurricane season is here and since the short time since it began, there has already been activity in the Eastern Pacific.  Almost as quickly as she formed, however, Christina abruptly veered off course and dissipated into a tropical storm, just another media has-been. In fact, most of the predictions for the season are for a … Continued

Put Your Bug Out Bag to Good Use

These days, more families have a bug out bag than ever before. A bug out bag is an easy-to-carry bag (often a backpack) that contains everything you need to survive for 72 hours. Once, these bags were rare and only the most die-hard survivors had them. Now, many families see it as a prudent and … Continued