The Walking Dead – Episode 1 (Season 1)

7 November, 2011
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Movies can make excellent “brain exercises” by providing interesting what-if scenarios for us to consider. So every so often, I like to check out a good movie from the point-of-view what I can learn about disaster readiness. What did the people do in the movie that might be considered a mistake? How might I have…

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Day Light Savings Time!

5 November, 2011
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Day Light Savings Time!

photo credit: Courtney Dirks Remember, as you go to turn back your clocks tonight, that this is a PERFECT time to do a few other things. Here’s a quick list for your day light savings weekend.

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Blood Sucking Chest Wound? No problem. – QuikClot and Celox

26 September, 2011
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So, I have a few issues with most pre-packaged first aid kits. Principle among those issues is that they’re too often filled with fixes for minor, ignorable issues and contain nothing for the real emergencies. Case in point: Get a serious cut – pick your favorite major artery – and see how far the over-the-counter…

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Quick List: Hurricane tips

29 August, 2011
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10 Quick Post Hurricane Irene Thoughts Wanted to make a quick post, while the event is still fresh in the minds of readers, about the nature of hurricane-related disasters. Over the course of the weekend, I collected a number of comments, questions and interesting facts from various news and networking sites. Here were the ones…

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A Little Piece About Understanding the State of Emergency

26 August, 2011
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A Little Piece About Understanding the State of Emergency

photo credit: USDAgov Understanding the State of Emergency Ugh. So many things I want to post up here. Can’t write fast enough. But here’s a quickie that seemed applicable given the events on the east coast right now. What is a SoE? A state of emergency (SoE) is a declaration that can be issued by…

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Ultralight Tents – things you don’t need, but are pretty cool anyway

16 August, 2011
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So recently, this little gem showed up in several of my favorite social media sites and it struck me as too cool an item not to mention here.    This is the Specialist Solo ultralight tent. It’s a single person ultralight tent (they also make a two person model). What’s an ultralight tent? It’s a camping…

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