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Are Pet Stores a “Secret” Place For Last Minute Preps?

I was recently watching a show about Armageddon or zombie apocalypse (aren’t they really all the same?) when one of the people on the show suggested that your local pet store was a better place to find lats minute supplies–in particular food and water–than any local grocery store. I said “What!? No way.” He basically stated […]

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How to Keep Children Safe, Part 6: A Few More Things

[Editor’s note: This is a 6-part series regarding my views and plenty of common sense on how to keep your children safe in a dangerous world. It is generally geared toward children 12 and under. I hope it helps you.] Thus far we’ve covered how to keep your children safe in public, at home, in […]

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How to Keep Children Safe, Part 5: Online and Social Media

[Editor’s note: This is a 6-part series regarding my views and plenty of common sense on how to keep your children safe in a dangerous world. It is generally geared toward children 12 and under. I hope it helps you.] This is a topic I’ve had to deal with more and more lately as my […]

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How to Keep Children Safe, Part 4: From Strangers

[Editor’s note: This is a 6-part series regarding my views and plenty of common sense on how to keep your children safe in a dangerous world. It is generally geared toward children 12 and under. I hope it helps you.] I’m not sure I can think of much in life that’s more disgusting than someone […]

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How to Keep Children Safe, Part 3: At School

[Editor’s note: This is a 6-part series regarding my views and plenty of common sense on how to keep your children safe in a dangerous world. It is generally geared toward children 12 and under. I hope it helps you.] I always look forward to sending my kids off to school (is that wrong?) because […]

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How to Keep Children Safe, Part 2: At Home

[Editor’s note: This is a 6-part series regarding my views and plenty of common sense on how to keep your children safe in a dangerous world. It is generally geared toward children 12 and under. I hope it helps you.] There’s so much that can be covered here, from fire safety to safety topics by […]

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How to Keep Children Safe, Part 1: Public Places

[Editor’s note: This is a 6-part series regarding my views and plenty of common sense on how to keep your children safe in a dangerous world. It is generally geared toward children 12 and under. I hope it helps you.] This last Saturday we took our kids (along with nieces and nephews who ranged from […]

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What Would You Do If You Broke Your Arm During a Disaster?

Just yesterday (in my 90 Day Exercise Routine Update) I mentioned that I had done something funny to my arm (and body) after messing around with my kids earlier in the week. Yeah, I know, I’m getting older and shouldn’t do stuff like that but it got me to thinking what if this were an actual emergency […]

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What Are You Neglecting? (Keep Up With Things That Wear Out)

Preparedness is about a lot of things, from buying stuff to learning new skills and especially about making plans. It’s also very much about keeping up with your stuff and ensuring your equipment and supplies are there and ready when you need them to be. I’m sure I’ve said it before but it bears repeating: […]

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Why Checklists are Critical to Prepping and You

A few weeks back I read this post on The Importance of Checklists. It’s a short post about why he realized he needed a checklist (because he forgot an important piece of gear) and a few ideas of what he’ll do in the future. As for me, I’m a checklist kind of guy and have […]