Category Archives: Disaster

Just Another Reason to have a Bug Out Bag!

Slide Fire

As most people know Sedona, Arizona has a fire that is still burning called the Slide Fire (no this isn’t the bump fire accessory for an AR-15).  I live about 10 to 15 miles from the fire which made for quite a hazy past few days and even sore throats and headaches here in Flagstaff. 

Will We be Boiled Frogs or Will We be Prepared? Guest Post

Are we all on our way to becoming boiled frogs? The metaphor that I’m referring to is the proverbial frog that, when placed in a pot of cold water that is gradually heated, never realizes that it’s in danger and is boiled alive. Yes, I know, real frogs will jump out of the pot —

Natural Disaster Safety Guide

Knowing how to prepare for each type of natural disaster is a great thing.  In AZ where I am there really aren’t that many natural disasters that happen here.  The main thing we get is forest fires.  In 2010 a forest fire near our home cleared out many trees on our mountain allowing the rains

Prepping for Weather Disasters with Your Kids

As preppers we many times look at the worst of the worst scenarios whether that is total government collapse, EMP weapon, nuclear war or even a zombie apocalypse.  Many times weather disasters are more realistic and there usually seems to be one or two big ones each year.  In my state of Arizona we are

How Our Food Storage Helps Us in Times of Typhoons

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This is a guest post from a reader in the Philippines.  Thanks for the article and showing that prepping isn’t just for Americans! A tropical country, like the one in which I live, generally experiences more or less 20 typhoons in a year, some more devastating than others. Personally, I experience around seven typhoons in

Storm in DC Knocks Out Power Doesn’t Faze Preppers

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In late June and most of July, the East Coast was experiencing massive storms that cut power and delayed and cancelled many flights.  Reports say the severe thunderstorm caused power outages for almost 300,000 people.  For most people this was a terrible inconvenience, but for others this was just a learning experience and a time