Two weeks have gone by since the major Mid East Storm winds devastated the electrical power for 11,000,000 homes and countless businesses. Everyone lost something, and as I had mentioned last week, our generator died. We are all tied to the grid of power. This is modern life affording us convenience and comfort, and in […]
We were sitting down, holding hands, and enjoying a DVD when the power quit. We did not know until the next morning how the freak storm with hurricane force winds ripping through the Mid-Atlantic States was causing a natural disaster. Will there be more disasters? Certainly. We were complacent having seen many, many power outages […]
With modern comforts we seldom think about what it was like before…. As a history refresher, say 1930-1940’s here in Appalachia there was no, or few outdoor “privies” to deposit human waste. I had asked an old-old timer what did they do. He replied: “ We used foot boards”. It seems that the foot board […]
At the time of this writing the current news anxiety is the massive heat wave. No matter what you think there is always some serious catastrophe going on, and for many, many people the need to leave that community- bug out, as they say in California- is a real deal. Bug Outs have different applications […]
Writing an article for Dear Reader concerning Prepping for previous discussed emergencies becomes a difficult task, as the perceptions of an emergency interruption in your life and resources to meet that emergency are all different. However, we all have to eat, therefore this article is directed towards selection in stockpiling foods.
On June 22nd this year 2011, www.OpEdNews.com published a well documented piece on the Fukishima nuclear catastrophe as well as a new nuclear emerging Class 4 disaster right in our backyard: The Fort Calhoun Nuclear Power Plant in Nebraska USA. What makes this piece interesting is: this information from WeatherTech.com.
It is no secret that there are a growing number of news clips and hard news about the worldwide food shortages. Note that currently Mid East countries have been buying up hundreds of tons of wheat and other grains to stave off the hungry hoards that are rioting. When people are hungry-they riot-then political structures, […]
Following the close of World War II after returning from Europe we were homeless. Just about 10 million people were homeless then as there was no construction started in advance for the new wave of “boomers”. Farmers remodeled chicken houses and rented them, attics were cleaned out and remodeled, barns were given a once over; […]