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5 Things to Do Immediately after SHTF
The first few minutes and hours after a disaster are critical. What you do or don’t do immediately after will significantly affect your chances of survival. SHTF encompasses all sorts of scenarios – ranging from the power grid going down to an EMP and major earthquakes to a bombing. It’s...
7 Years until the Great Reset of 2030
A few days after Donald Trump was elected President of the United States in 2016, the World Economic Forum posted a blog to their social media pages titled “Welcome to 2030. I own nothing, have no privacy, and life has never been better.” The blog written by Ida Auken of...
20+ Major Power Failures in 2022 & 2023
Power outages are on the rise, and 2022 has not been an exception. While the official numbers have yet to be reported, we know that in 2021 there were 350 million people worldwide affected by power outages. More recent years are topping 1 billion annually. Power outages in 2022 and...
My Patriot Supply Recovery Efforts & $1,000,000 Cash Donation
On September 28, 2023, Hurricane Ian made landfall as a Category 4 storm with 150-mph winds on Cayo Costa, Florida. After devastating Florida, Hurricane Ian moved on and made landfall again in Georgetown, South Carolina. Now, more than 10 days after Hurricane Ian hit, Americans are still picking up the...
Examining Mao’s Man-Made Famine That Killed Millions
Have you ever spoken to someone who thinks they know more about your job or industry than you do when they aren’t even in it? It’s annoying—especially if they know absolutely nothing about that industry. It happens all the time. And, unfortunately, it happens on a much larger scale, too....
10 Real Emergencies You Must Prepare For
The older I get, the more I believe the saying, “Expect the unexpected.” The last few years have shocked Americans time and time again. Many of us have experienced things we could never have imagined, such as forced virtual schooling across the country. But it’s taught us that emergency preparedness...
Control the Food. Control the People.
Henry Kissinger famously said, “Who controls the food supply controls the people; who controls the energy can control whole continents; who controls money can control the world.” History shows us this is true – especially when it comes to controlling food. Many people would like to believe that famines are...
How to Prepare for More Supply Chain Disruptions
I went to an office supply store today to purchase an ink cartridge for my at-home printer. As I was searching the aisle, a sales associate approached me and told me that they are having trouble keeping the dual ink cartridge sets in stock because HP is still experiencing supply...
What Happens in the Days after a Disaster?
We tend to focus on the disaster itself, but the actual disaster is not what we really should be worried about. It is the days following a disaster that will test us. Not only do we have to survive the hurricane, fire, or flood, but we must also survive the...
Amazing Survival Stories for National Preparedness Month
In 2004, September was designated National Preparedness Month after the attacks on September 11, 2001, highlighted the importance of being prepared. While the tragic events of September 11 shaped preparedness, we must also prepare for everyday emergencies and natural disasters. The theme of 2020’s National Preparedness Month is “Disasters Don’t...
Surviving a Year-Long Blackout: Lessons from Puerto Rico & the USVI
The recent power grid collapse in Texas wasn't just a one-time event. It was a warning: our system of power delivery is more vulnerable than most people know. A single major disaster—a cyber attack, a solar flare, or a few big hurricanes all hitting in a row—could set off a chain...
2 Timely Reminders That Preparedness Is Still Critical in 2020
Just two weeks into 2020, and the world hasn’t let us forget that we’re always at risk for deadly and damaging disasters. On January 7th and 11th, Puerto Rico was struck by 6.4- and 6.0-magnitude earthquakes, respectively. And since September 2019, Australians have been battling unprecedented countrywide wildfires. Whether...
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