NORTH KOREA Warns AGAIN! HAWAII Calls For Evacuation PLAN!



The purpose of the all hazards Emergency Response and Evacuation Plan is to  establish policies, procedures and an organizational structure for response to an emergency. This EOP is in compliance with the University of Hawaii’s System.
Emergency Management Plan which was written in January, 2008 and with the Federal [Read more…]

Are You Prepared In Case of a Terrorist Attack?


Are You Prepared In Case of a Terrorist Attack?

The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, have left many concerned about the possibility of future attacks on U.S. soil. There’s even been talk of biological and chemical weapons. How can you protect yourself and your family in the event of a terrorist attack? Read on for some helpful tips.

Be Prepared for Anything
Many of the same techniques you use to prepare for other emergencies can be adapted for terrorist incidents. Here are a few tips:

Create an emergency communications plan. Choose a trusted friend or relative to be your household point person. This person should live far enough away that they will not be directly affected by the same event. Make sure every member of your family has this person’s email and phone number, including home, work, cell, and pager.
Establish a meeting place. Should your home be affected or the area evacuated, having a predetermined meeting place will save time, minimize confusion, and ensure that all members of your family can find each other.

Assemble an emergency supplies kit. Having certain essentials handy can save time and make a big difference. Include basics such as first aid supplies (including any prescription medications), a change of clothing for each household member, blankets, a radio, extra batteries, non-perishable food, bottled water, tools, duct tape, a fire extinguisher, and a flashlight. It’s also a good idea to carry some extra cash and copies of birth certificates, passports, licenses for each family member. (Keep copies of other important documents in a safe location away from home, such as a bank safe deposit box.)
Know your child’s school emergency plan. Will the school keep your children there or send them home on their own? Make sure your school has all emergency contact information on file, including your out-of-town emergency point person. Be aware of your surroundings and use good common sense (i.e., don’t accept a package from someone you don’t know).
If Disaster Strikes
Try to remain calm. Follow the instructions of local emergency officials. If the disaster occurs near your home while you are there, use a flashlight to check for damage. Check for fire and gas leaks. Do not turn on electrical switches or light a match. If you smell gas, turn off the main gas valve, open the windows, and get everyone outside fast.

Stay tuned to the radio or TV for the most up-to-date information. Here are some other things that could happen:

Local authorities may ask you to leave your home. Follow their instructions as quickly as possible. Protect yourself by wearing clothing that covers your entire body. Don’t forget to take along your emergency supplies kit. Make sure you lock your home and take any pets with you. Shut off water and electricity before leaving. Turn off gas only if instructed to do so by an official. Use specified travel routes.
You are advised to take shelter-in-place. This means you should remain inside your home or office and protect yourself there. Close and lock all windows and exterior doors. Turn off any fans, heating and air conditioning systems. Close the fireplace damper. Get your emergency supplies kit. Stay in an interior room away from windows. In the case of a chemical threat, an above-ground location is safer. Use duct tape to seal all cracks around doors and windows.
Learn some basic first aid. And remember, in any emergency situation, the more prepared you are, the better. As the Secretary of Homeland Security stated after 9/11, “We can be afraid or we can be ready.”


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Survival MD (Best Post Collapse First Aid Survival Guide Ever)

Backyard Innovator (A Self Sustaining Source Of Fresh Meat,Vegetables And Clean Drinking Water)

Blackout USA (EMP survival and preparedness)

Conquering the coming collapse (Financial advice and preparedness )

Liberty Generator (Build and make your own energy source)

Backyard Liberty (Easy and cheap DIY Aquaponic system to grow your organic and living food bank)

Bullet Proof Home (A Prepper’s Guide in Safeguarding a Home )

Family Self Defense (Best Self Defense Strategies For You And Your Family)

Sold Out After Crisis (Best 37 Items To Hoard For A Long Term Crisis)





A Time to Stop and Think about Survival

Who are the great thinkers of history? Aristotle. Newton. DaVinci. These names quickly come to mind. There were many, many others as well. Some names we may recognize. Others may have been forgotten by history. Still throughout the ages, men and women have challenged conventional wisdom and have thought deeply about the questions that consumed them.

The great thinkers of yesteryear dedicated time to thinking. But what of today?

Too Busy to Think

If you’re anything like me, you stay very busy. Work commitments consume a big part of the day. Spending time with your family, maintaining the household, and preparing for an uncertain future all take a lot of time. Not to mention the countless hours many people waste watching television, playing video games, or surfing the internet.

We are so busy getting along in our everyday lives these days, that we don’t really have a lot of time to stop and think, really think, about things. But we should make the time.

The Next Disaster: Are You Prepared?

For example, you probably have heard about the recent power outage in India. 680 million people were left without power when the grid went down. 680 million. That’s approximately twice the number of men, women, and children in America, all without electricity.

What happened? I don’t know. I heard about it for a couple of days on the news and forgot about it. It’s on the other side of the globe from me and it doesn’t really affect my day-to-day life. I’ve got more pressing things to think about. On to the next news story.

But wait, that news story should give me pause for concern. A national power grid went down. Was it a hacker practicing their trade on an unsuspecting country? Did demand simply exceed supply? Did the government give a good and accurate assessment of the situation? Or was it covering something up?

I don’t have to know the answer to these questions. These are not the ones that bother me.

What I should think about it is: am I prepared if my power grid goes down for a protracted period of time?




For example, if the power were to go out nationally for 2 weeks:

  • Can I cook without electricity?
  • Can I get fresh, potable drinking water? Remember that it’s a national outage so the water company has no power to pump water to your taps.
  • Will my house be livable without electricity? Can it be sufficiently heated in the winter or will it be too hot in the summer?
  • Can I protect my family and what I have from those who are unprepared and opportunistic? Since police protection depends on electricity, the rule of law will likely fail within a few days. People will get desperate or will seize this as an opportunity to smash and grab.
  • Am I physically fit enough to do what I need to do to make it during that kind of trial?
  • Do I have the supplies and gear that I’ll need to survive? There will be no running down to the store to pick up groceries, etc.
  • Do I have the skills that will be required to survive? The internet won’t be available so I cannot look up how to do something.

When you hear news of an event such as the power outage in India, take some time to think about it. Turn off the radio on your drive to work and think. Take a break from the video games for 1/2 an hour and consider your plight should a similar thing happen in your neck of the woods.

Better, schedule a dry run. Spend a weekend without power and water. Can you do it? This is something that Laura and I have been considering for years but haven’t found a good time for it. We really should.

Are you prepared?

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