Why Should I get a Kit?


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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

I Got Your Back


Hello, my name is Reflection.  I would like a moment of your time to talk about what I can do for you.  I am everywhere you travel, day or night, but you may still not pay attention to me.  Don’t worry, I understand. You’re a busy person with a lot on your mind. But if you give me a moment I can enhance your life. If you pay attention you may see me in everyday objects.  I provide you with eyes in the back of your head and greater awareness of your environment.  I am about to give you some reason why I’m a good thing to pay attention to. Continue reading

The Elements of Life

Earth:  Mother Nature has provided for man for thousands of years.  In times of great distress and the shelves are empty don’t despair.  There are other ways to eat and find water.  It’s true that if you are in a city it becomes much more difficult to survive, but don’t give up hope.  Research now about the plants in your area. There are bugs everywhere to be found. Pine needles steeped in hot in water can make a nutritious tea.  If you live out in the country I don’t want to hear you whine at all.  Make the effort, find the resources. Continue reading

Look Inside Yourself Grasshopper

We use visualization for a wide range of reasons.  Basketball players use visualization to improve shooting hoops better.  Actors use it to connect with their characters. I could go on…but you get the picture.  Visualization is part of human nature and below I will touch upon some methods of how we can connect to that amazing resource.

Tricks of the trade: Here is a trick I learned from “Awaken the Giant Within” by Tony Robbins.  You can laugh, but it is actually a really good book.  Picture someone that has annoyed you lately.  Is it your boss, co-worker, loved one. Now manipulate the picture in your mind. If it is a man, have them wear a ballerina outfit.  If it is a woman, give them a beard.  Now hear them talk, and raise or lower their voice. Give yourself a good three minutes to settle in and explore this exercise. If everything went according to plan, that should put a smile on your face.  Continue reading

News Flash


Preparedness: September is National Preparedness month. This is good time for you to check your emergency kit to make sure everything is up date.  Check out 30 days 30 ways Facebook page for simple, easy ways to prepare. Join me on National Preparedness group, and connect with people across the nation.

Solar ActivitySpace Weather reports the following activity: “This morning [September 6] at 0150 UT, sunspot 1283 produced an M5.3-class solar flare…Because of the sunspot’s central location on the solar disk, the eruption was Earth-directed and a CME might be heading our way.”  Update:  The same sunspot produced an X.2 flare less than 24 hours later, both are earth directed!!

Earthquakes: This has not been a quiet month so far, according to the Earthquake-Report.com.  There was a 6.6 in northern Sumatra, Indonesia. Tonga felt a harmless 6.3 off their coast. The strongest earthquake this month belongs to Aleutian Islands in Alaska, with a strong 7.1. I would highly recommend you visit The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network website for information on unusual activity for the NW region of Washington. There is no need to be alarmed, but the information will be important if there is more unusual activity in the future.

Fires:  Texas is still dealing with the several intense fires.  Oregon firefighters are still battling the Dollar Lake Fire near Mt. Hood, which is closing in on a few miles away from the Bull Run reservoir.  Another fire to keep an eye on is the High Cascades Complex near Warm Springs. That fire has consumed roughly 106,697 acres, with 70% containment.    The Shadow Lake fire near Mt. Washington has claimed 4,610 acres so far.

Financial: The issue of false signatures on mortgages may go back to 1998. The Washington Post covers the story in, “Widespread robo-signing of mortgage documents found as far back as 1998 could haunt owners.”  Stop by UsaWatchDog.com for more great articles about our current economic situation.