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Cogitation: Hubris Will Kill You!

Cogitation is concerted thought, reflection, meditation, or contemplation. “Cogitation” highlights cognitive ideas that cross our paths. These ideas and thoughts don’t really warrant full articles. They are important enough to be shared as food for thought before forgotten. Cogitation:...

The Most Severe Health Emergency of Modern Times

[The 2014 Ebola outbreak is] the most severe, acute health emergency seen in modern times… World Health Organization via News from The Associated Press Also see the World Health Organization’s Ebola Virus Disease Page...

Supervolcano 2.5

Supervolcano 2.5…  We’ve written about the supervolcano hiding under Yellowstone park…really the whole region several times but now a team of scientists from the University has discovered that the magma chamber under Yellowstone is 2.5x bigger than previous estimates. They are describing...

Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear Incidents & Hazards

Andrew’s Note:  For today’s lesson in preparedness we return to our U.S. military manuals, notably the MULTI-SERVICE DOCTRINE FOR CHEMICAL, BIOLOGICAL, RADIOLOGICAL, AND NUCLEAR OPERATIONS , FM 3-11, MCWP 3-37.1, NWP 3-11, AFTTP 3-2.42 dated July 2011, Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited....

Disaster Preparedness – Today’s Quote

We cannot stop natural disasters but we can arm ourselves with knowledge: so many lives wouldn’t have to be lost if there was enough disaster preparedness. Tsunami Survivor Petra Nemcova FacebookPinterestGoogleRedditStumbleUponTwitterTumblrEmailPrintPocketMoreLinkedInLike this:Like...

Everybody Lives on A Floodplain

Floods are currently hitting parts of central Europe that haven’t been flooded in living memory…and then some.  In fact, the water levels in Passau, Germany have topped the highest recorded flood levels ever recorded there…and that was in 1501.  Just another reminder that you must plan for...

Physical Security and the Forms of Protection

From a security perspective, many preppers concern themselves primarily with tactics, techniques and procedures for use in a long term WROL (Without Rule of Law) situation but I believe that all preparedness functions (see Full Spectrum Preparedness) especially security preparedness should be considered in...

Flu Shot – It’s Not Too Late

I’ve talked with so many people the last few weeks that didn’t heed the warnings about what’s turning out to be a horrendous flu season.  It’s not too late, get your flu shot.  Here’s the information on the flu shot that we first brought you in October… It’s time...

Water in Cold Weather Survival Situations

Andrew’s Note:  Today we present another lesson from our Military Pedagogy series.  This discussion, from FM 21-76, the U.S. Army Survival Manual [Approved For Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited] is on Water in Cold Weather Survival Situations.  While written by the Army for Arctic survival,...

Fire in Cold Weather Survival Situations

Andrew’s Note:  Today we present another lesson from our Military Pedagogy series.  This discussion, from FM 21-76, the U.S. Army Survival Manual [Approved For Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited] is on the importance of fire in cold weather survival situations. FIRE Fire is especially important...

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