“’Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right, here I am, stuck in the middle with you.”
- Stealers Wheel, Stuck in the Middle
Here’s a quick, down and dirty, lesson on surviving riots. For more detailed information, I would highly encourage you to visit the websites listed down below. I am trying to keep this simple, so if your adrenaline is taking off, at least you might remember some simple tips.
1) Don’t get yourself in the situation to begin with. Could the rally you’re attending get out of control? How about the soccer match? Think events through before attending them.
2) Be mindful of your surroundings. If you’re already at an event and you see a group starting to gather, pick up your things and start walking away. Joining the group to see what’s going on can easily get you entwined in it if it starts to get out of control. Continue reading
Blog: Find out what the Red Cross is doing around the world on their blog page. Oregon Emergency Management’s page has a great post about, “12 reasons to take time off.” Number five is my favorite reason
Forum: Pdxprepared.com has a set up for a forum for discussions on preparedness issues. So grab your CERT buddies, and chat away.
Local Supplies: Portland Prepared Store is located on 72nd and Glisan. The website shows a wide range of items. Continue reading
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
Author: J. Bradbury
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.
Must Read: If you are going through a foreclosure or know someone that is facing that hardship, then this is a must-read article at usawatchdog.com. The article is about how bankers are still not looking at the paperwork before foreclosing on homes! Always demand to see the paperwork and verify it is legal.
Drought: Over at drought.gov drought.gov it clearly shows that Texas is still struggling with water issues. A good portion of New Mexico is also suffering from the Summer heat. This is a good time to remember NOT to water your lawn. It is perfectly natural to let the grass turn brown, and it’ll come back with the rain.