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SPARS Pandemic Scenario: Will We Ever Learn?
“If this pandemic taught us one thing, it’s that we weren’t ready for it. The scientific and medical community wasn’t ready. The government, the military and industry weren’t ready. And most of us at home weren’t ready either: scrambling for basic supplies, regretting not having a deeper pantry and struggling...
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...
When the Government Takes Away Freedom of Movement
Most of us didn’t really give much thought to our right to freedom of movement until coronavirus quarantines began. Boston University Law Review explains, “The right to travel is different from the right to free speech, to bear arms, and to equal protection under the law. These enumerated rights have...
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...
Lessons from the Spring Shutdown and How to Survive a Second One
In March 2020, our lives were turned upside down overnight as nonessential stores, restaurants, and schools shut down due to COVID-19. Now, in the fall of 2020, businesses have reopened, restaurants have more capacity, and students are attending class in school. But will it last? No matter if you believe...
What to Know about the Expected Grocery Shortage
If the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us anything, it is to prepare for the unexpected. That’s exactly what grocery stores are doing. In the spring, Americans hurriedly panic shopped for supplies they believed they needed to survive days or weeks stuck at home. Toilet paper, paper towels, baking supplies, canned...
Heard of Operation Dark Winter? Here’s Why It Matters Now.
Some believe the COVID-19 pandemic is the result of bioterrorism. There is also a large body of scientific evidence that shows that animals spread the COVID-19 virus to humans. Whatever the fact may be, the pandemic we are currently living through has opened the public’s eyes to the effects of...
3 Lessons From The Great Plague We Can Learn From
Beginnings of the plague appeared very early in the British Isles going as far back as the summer of 1348. From that point on, it never really disappeared. At the time, people thought they could survive by avoiding it. And many did. However, in 1665, it became very clear to...
I Talked to a Man Today
What a lesson! This story (some call it a poem) has been making the rounds on social media, blogs, and Reddit over the last couple of months. We wish we knew who the author was, but have not been able to track that down. It's quite a worthy read given...
What History Can Teach Us about Second Waves
COVID-19 has thrown our lives into upheaval. There have been thousands of US deaths and tens of millions of job losses. As states roll out plans to lift shutdown restrictions, many of us are eagerly awaiting the days when we can get our lives back to normal. Even with the...
What the Bible Can Teach Us about Preparedness
This Holy Week feels a little different due to COVID-19. Instead of shopping for Easter basket goodies and preparing for church services and brunch with the family, we are hunkering down at home with our families, social distancing, and hoping we have enough food to throw together a decent Easter...
Things to Do to Entertain Yourself & Your Family While In Isolation
Even though we were warned it was a possibility, the sudden upheaval of normal American living due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) has left even the most prepared shell-shocked. With schools across the U.S. closing, more companies asking their employees to work remotely, and entire cities shutting down, it means families...
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