May 16, 2020

How to Manage Your Stress During the Coronavirus Pandemic

  Written by Dan Vale It seems appropriate that National Stress Awareness Month is in April, which probably will be the most stressful month for us during this pandemic. This article will give you ideas about how to productively manage your stress. It’s normal to feel stressed It is easy to understand why this is a stressful time in our lives. We fear getting sick, and we may have fears about our careers and our financial stability. Also, having to […]

Affordable Ways to Take a Well-Deserved Break

  Written by Guest Writer As you will likely spend your time working hard, cleaning your home and attending to various personal obligations during the holidays, it can be easy for stress to put a strain on your mind and body. For this reason, you owe it to yourself to enjoy some downtime once in a while. If you are looking for helpful tactics that will recharge your batteries, take a look at these affordable ideas for a well-deserved break. […]

This Shows Civility will Break Down in a Disaster

This post is by Bernie Carr, As we know California residents have seen their share of troubles in the past few weeks – earthquakes, homelessness, huge wildfires and more. The most recent source of frustration has been the widespread power outages imposed by Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), their main electricity provider. People are unhappy their power is being suspended for hours at a time. But PG&E maintains the power outages are necessary to prevent wildfires. Unfortunately, a recent […]

Are Things Actually Getting Better?

This post is by Bernie Carr, Welcome to our Saturday post, where we are discussing good news for a change. Keeping abreast of current events is normally a good thing – we always want to know what’s going on, so we can plan ahead. If a hurricane is about to hit, I sure would want to know about it, so I can be ready. That’s not what we are talking about here. If you turn on the news at […]

Reconnect with Nature and Soothe Your Spirit

Editor’s note: Today’s guest author reminds us that living in a big city and having constant stress can take a toll on our spirit so we must make an effort to experience the natural world. Written by: Guest author Modern society offers more comfort than living in the wild, but at a cost to true freedom and our connection with nature. Living in an urban setting – as well as by the rules that come with it – essentially fragments […]

5 Habits that Help Improve Your Survival Chances in a Mass Shooting

This post is by Bernie Carr, In the past couple of weeks, there have been several attacks where innocent people going about their day got hurt or killed. A shooter in Ohio killed nine people and injured 27 in a popular entertainment district during the early morning hours of August 4th 2019. Not even 24 hours prior to the Ohio shooting, a shooter killed 20 and injured 26 others in a Walmart in El Paso. On July 28, just […]

Warning Signs your Prepping has Gone Too Far

This post is by Bernie Carr, I was reading a Facebook group board and one of the members brought up an interesting question.  The member was a regular in the board, and she was very involved in buying supplies, gear, and learning skills.  Her parents invited her to go to Europe to celebrate their anniversary. They would cover the hotel and food, and she only had to come up with airfare. She was inclined to turn down the invitation […]

3 Mental Habits that can Place your Life in Danger

This post is by Bernie Carr, Getting out of dodge also known as bugging out is not my first choice in riding out a disaster unless there is an immediate threat or an evacuation order.  We all feel more secure in our own homes, where most of our supplies are located.  Being in familiar territory is comforting.  However, there may come a time when you have to leave due to an impending disaster, whether it’s a wildfire, a chemical […]

Why Writing a Journal is Important in a Prolonged Emergency

Written by Lucas Cappel   Many people are yet to embrace the culture of keeping diaries and journals as they find it hectic and unnecessary. Many will argue that diary keeping will steal some minutes of their rather busy day. Others may hold the opinion that it will bring back irrelevant memories that have nothing to do with the present and would only make a person hate their past. Most of the reasons for not keeping a diary are genuine, but […]

Know the Warning Signs of Road Rage

This post is by Bernie Carr, Last week, I wrote about a traffic accident that escalated into a shootout between two drivers.  Road rage is not usually a topic that is covered in emergency preparedness, but if you think about it, a road rage incident can easily turn into a personal disaster.  In the situation that I described, three lives were altered as a result of uncontrollable rage:  one driver was immediately arrested, the other driver was shot in […]

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