This guest post by John Adama of The Prepared covers short term emergency water. Our team loves The Prepared for their common-sense, well-researched approach to prepping and wanted to share this with you. See the full review of prepper water storage on their site.
It goes without saying that water is super important in an emergency. Yet we notice many people overlook it in their preps or make some common, easily avoidable mistakes. Storing water in old milk jugs or assuming you’ll have time to fill up the bathtub are not sound ways to prep, for example.
This guest article by John Adama, founder of The Prepared, is a special Augason Farms introduction to his blog post about a recent trip to North Korea. Our team loves The Prepared for their common-sense, well-researched approach to prepping, and we thought you’d benefit from this story.It’s often hard for rational people to figure out which of the threats we hear about in the news are legit concerns versus all-too-common fear mongering and noise.
North Korea is a perfect example. Although we’ve been in conflict with North Korea for most of our lives, things have certainly heated up in the last few years and months. [...]
Now that winter has gotten serious, it’s time to pay attention to how cold weather can affect your health. 2018 has packed a winter punch, forcing the entire eastern half of the nation to deal with ice storms, blizzards, snow storms and the infamous, “Bomb Cyclone,” that stretched from Maine to Florida. With three more long months of frigid weather ahead of us, now is the time to learn about how cold weather can affect your health and how you can prevent the worst from happening. [...]
As if anyone needs to be reminded (after the past few weeks of winter weather and record cold nationwide,) we all need to be ready for the next blizzard or bomb cyclone. The number of blizzards in the U.S. have increased by almost 400% since the1950’s, a recent study has announced. From 1959 through 2014, the lower 48 states have reported 713 blizzards, with our yearly average now hovering around 22 per winter. While there are several factors that are working to increase the number of blizzards, the changes in the earth’s climate seem to be the major factor. [...]
Now that 2017 has come to an end, it’s time for everyone to take stock of their lives and start planning on how to make 2018 the best year ever. One of the easiest ways to make the coming year is to resolve to be ready. Every family needs to take disaster preparedness seriously and start and or add to their emergency food supply on a regular basis. If 2017 taught us anything, it was that floods, hurricanes, tornadoes and blizzards can strike just about anywhere at any time. [...]