Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Necessary Supplies for a Zombie Apocalypse

A humorous look at preparing for a zombie invasion from my friend Tammy!

Stockpile What You Need Now Before the Zombies Eat You

When planning and preparing for a zombie apocalypse, it is important to be prepared. There are a few common items that can help you in case of zombies. These are items that will come in handy whether there are zombies or not, but they can help you make it through with your life and limbs if zombies come after you.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Why Prepare?

There are many stops on the bus route to preparedness- everything from keeping a few extra candles on hand in case of a big storm all the way to building bunkers and learning how to fight off zombies. Being "prepared" is socially acceptable in most social circles but being a "survivalist" is not.

Do I think the world will end tomorrow? Probably not. But there are realities that responsible adults should be prepared for. We have only to look at Hurricane Katrina to see what happens in a fairly localized natural disaster. There was no food, no access to medical services or banking or supplies, and no way to contact the outside world for several days. Those who did not have a surplus of food and supplies had to rely on the government handouts- which were several days late and hundreds of dollars short.

The bottom line is that taking time to prepare at least for the most likely emergencies in your area (short of a zombie invasion) will allow you and your family more normalcy in the event of a hurricane, tornado, flood or even a terrorist attack. The particular stop that you get off the preparedness bus is up to you.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Make Your Own Laundry Detergent: Save Money and Control Ingredients

If you have children, buying laundry detergent can suck up a fair amount of your grocery budget. Sizes keep getting smaller, but prices keep going up. Laundry detergent also presents challenges for those who are allergic to perfumes, dyes, and other chemicals. With a few easily obtained ingredients, you can make your own laundry detergent for a fraction of the cost of buying it and, as an added benefit, you can control what dyes and chemicals go into it when you make your own laundry detergent. 


How to Turn Your Stale Bread into Delicious Meals

Part of being prepared for disaster is to make sure that we are not wasting anything: food, fuel, supplies. Here are some great ways to use up your stale bread in delicious ways:


How to Survive an Impending Famine

Important ways to prepare as wheat rust gets closer and closer to our North American wheat crops.


Emergency Chest Compressions for CPR: When and How to Give Them

Chest Compressions as Effective as Mouth-to-Mouth, AHA Says

In a radical about-face, the American Heart Association has admitted that in most emergency situations, straight chest compressions are just as effective in saving lives as the traditional method of mouth-to-mouth resuscitation with chest compressions. This is great news for many bystanders who might be unsure of the safety of exchanging saliva with a stranger. It also simplifies the process so that everyone can remember the correct procedure in an emergency situation. 


A Pet Owner's Guide to Preparing for a Tornado

Having a Plan Ahead of Time Can Save Your Pets' Lives

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, more than 1,200 tornadoes could touch down this year in the United States. Tornadoes seem like an unpredictable and sudden event, and most times, they are. But if you prepare yourself and your pets ahead of time, you'll know exactly what to do in the short amount of time you will have before a tornado strikes. 

Follow these tips to prepare a tornado plan for your family and pets.

How to Survive a Nuclear Event

While you may not be convinced that we will have a nuclear attack launched against us, the possibility of a nuclear plant accident makes understanding the basics of protecting yourself worthwhile.

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Simple Tips to Becoming a Power Coupon Clipper and Eating for Free

Preparing your home for a disaster means stocking up your pantries. Traditional coupon clipping doesn't cut it when you want to get 20 cans of peas instead of one. Here are some great tips on stocking up for practically free...

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