It’s not my priority. I want you to take a minute and think about your top priority… The minute is up. Now, let me guess. It had something to do with taking care of your family, pet, or self, depending on your situation. That is what emergency preparedness is all about, being able to take care of your family in times of distress. Remember: the Government will NOT SAVE YOU. Be it the town, city, state, or nationwide level. It is your responsibility to protect and supply your family.
Why should I get a kit? FEMA has been honest and told people they should be prepared to be on your own for at least 72 hours. The reality is you should expect no help from fireman, police or government for two weeks or more. Continue reading
There are so many different ways that apocalyptic calamity can be sprung upon us. Earthquake, fire, super volcano, comet… The list really goes on. But preparing for an emergency does not always have to be doom and gloom. It can be creative and somewhat fun.
Zombies! The Center for Disease Control (CDC) stumbled on to something creative and interesting. You may have heard about this. On their blog, they posted an article titled, Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse. For a few, brief moments, they captured the attention of the nation, generating traffic to even crash their server. I believe that if even 1% of those readers took heed and got prepared, then it was a successful moment.
I just signed up for the Zombie Survival Basics. The class is in October, but currently there is a deal if you sign up. I always wanted to try it and I final have the opportunity. If it sounds fun to you, sign up and let’s kill some zombies!!
Below comes directly from Trackers PDX
Zombie Survival Basics Portland, Oregon
Join Trackers Earth for our world renowned program that prepares you for the front lines of the coming zombie apocalypse. It is the ultimate guide to survival from the zombie hordes.
In this intensive program (because that’s all we have left since the experimental marmoset escaped) you train everything from wilderness and urban survival, boffer weaponry, stealth and evasion, “stuff MacGyver would do” and proper zombie “disposal”. Emphasis is placed on thinking on your feet, increasing your bad ass factor and both short and long-term decision-making during any apocalyptic event.
Zombie Ranger: Protect Your Clan
The Trackers Rangers Guild teaches their own special brand of survival skills applicable in both an urban and wilderness setting. They tell you how to get out of town and into the woods as you strive to exodus major population centers.
Plus, they cover The Curriculum of Shadows, akin to a martial art, this unique philosophy uses shadows, silence, stealth and invisibility to help you guide your band of lone survivors through an earth populated by 6 billion creatures ravenous for your squishy brains.
Special skills include: fire with no matches, torches, weaponry, zombie and stealth scenarios (hunt zombies with bows and foam arrows), wilderness shelter, proper cutting with samurai swords, hatchet throwing, transport methods for getting out of Dodge, avoiding infection from the Zombie plague and much more.
Click here for full details and to sign up. I receive no kickback, nor did Trackers PDX request this blog post.
Below is a list of links to stories about the AZ fire fighters who lost their lives.
“With no way out, the Prescott-based crew did what they were trained to do: They unfurled their foil-lined, heat-resistant tarps and rushed to cover themselves. But that last, desperate line of defense couldn’t save them.”
“The deaths of the Granite Mountain Hotshots marked the nation’s biggest loss of firefighters in a wildfire in 80 years. Only one member of the 20-person crew survived, and that was because he was moving the unit’s truck at the time.” Huffington Post
It’s a Disaster blog did an outside job on article, photos and video on the fallen heros.
Breitbart website has a video on it of a very personal nature. The video has personal facts about fire fighters.
Fire Critic.com did a great write up of biographies on the firefighters. It is hard to believe how young most of them were.
If you haven’t already, please take a minute a send a prayer to the families.
Via Science Daily
June 6, 2013 — Stanford scientists have identified key acoustic characteristics of the 2011 Japan earthquake that indicated it would cause a large tsunami. The technique could be applied worldwide to create an early warning system for massive tsunamis.
On March 11, 2011, a magnitude 9.0 undersea earthquake occurred 43 miles off the shore of Japan. The earthquake generated an unexpectedly massive tsunami that washed over eastern Japan roughly 30 minutes later, killing more than 15,800 people and injuring more than 6,100. More than 2,600 people are still unaccounted for.
Now, computer simulations by Stanford scientists reveal that sound waves in the ocean produced by the earthquake probably reached land tens of minutes before the tsunami. If correctly interpreted, they could have offered a warning that a large tsunami was on the way.
Although various systems can detect undersea earthquakes, they can’t reliably tell which will form a tsunami, or predict the size of the wave. There are ocean-based devices that can sense an oncoming tsunami, but they typically provide only a few minutes of advance warning. Continue reading