A year or two ago, my family took a class offered by the National Weather Service. SKYWARN is a program run by NOAA – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration through it’s National Weather Service (NWS) that brings Ham Radio volunteers (amateur radio operators, firemen, EMT, emergency responders, etc.) from all over the United States to act as storm spotters. […]
Think It’s Only About Zombies? 10 Reasons to Begin Preparing for an Emergency
Emergencies come in all sizes and forms. Our reasons for living a preparedness lifestyle are also all varied, from those who have a 72 hour kit in their house (and that’s enough for them) to those who are in a bunker in Idaho and ready for a show-down. Being prepared is more than just a […]
How to Prepare for Tornado Season (or any severe weather)
Instead of sharing a whole bunch of tornado facts (that’s for another post), let’s get down to what YOU can do for your family to prepare for Tornado Season (and any severe weather threat – because straight line winds can cause as much damage as a tornado can).
Do You Have an Escape Plan?
If your town had a mandatory evacuation for a man made or natural disaster, do you have a plan in place on how you would safely move your family out? Do you remember the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas a few years ago? What started out as a chemical fire has rocked the world of […]