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National Preparedness Month is September.


NPM19 Flooding happens in a Flash

Some flooding information from FEMA

Floods are one of the most common hazards in the U.S. They can be local, impacting a neighborhood or very large, affecting multiple states. Thousands of residents in Boulder, CO and nearby towns were recently forced to evacuate after days of heavy rainfall caused mudslides and flash floods. If a flood is developing in your … read more


NPM18 Spread the Word

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Purim Greetings Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

Chances are, if you are reading this article, you already have an interest in preparing for enevitable events.  You may have used the event risk analysis worksheet, the 72 Hour Kit checklist, and the Family Emergency Plan worksheet with ICE cards.

The Step To Prep I have for you today is … read more


NPM16 Cars Need Love Too

Cars, cars, cars, everywhere cars. How do you get where you are going? Home, work, school, church, family activities, grocery shopping, and more….

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Spouses learn basic auto maintenance and emergency care at the 3rd Brigade Combat Team’s spouse retreat.
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Our daily lives are intertwined with our automobile, and most folks like it that way. So this brings

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NPM15 Have you Gone NUTS? 1

NUTS. I have been doing research on “survival food” for some time, trying to find the perfect thing for the 72 hour kit and after much deliberation I have concluded that calories do indeed count and NUTS have calories. While there my not be a “Perfect” solution to the emergency food ration, nuts come pretty close for me.

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cashew nuts

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NPM13 Where are my keys?

Submitted by: Go Fetch Media

How would you replace all the items you care about should your loose your home to a flood, fire, tornado, earthquake, or other disaster? Sure you have insurance. How will you tell the insurance company your long list of heirlooms? will you remember everything?

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Today’s “Step-to-Prep” is submitted by our good

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NPM10 Change Can Be Good

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2011 Native American Coin Reverse

Today marks step 10 in our National Preparedness Month daily Steps to Prep.  I hope you are enjoying these timely tips for becoming a little more prepared to face life’s curve balls.  Our topic today is from the Financial Pillar, and it’s all about change.

Does anyone use hard currency any more?  Funny story – … read more