Survival Planning For A Power Grid Failure – Check Your Survival Gear

 

Another example of a green level event is a blackout.  Blackouts can happen at anytime and anywhere.  The information provided in this blog post will just go to re-enforce that survival planning for emergency situations is important.  Having backup food stores and extra water on hand for your survival needs can go a very long way when the grid goes down.  So read this interesting blog and then go back and check your current survival gear supplies.  It’s funny sometimes how reading an article such as this can make you think about things you can do to make yourself better prepared.

Without a doubt one of the weakest points in our country’s infrastructure are the power grids. Continue reading “Survival Planning For A Power Grid Failure – Check Your Survival Gear”

Some Basic Terminology

 

Below are some basic terms I have come across other preppers using.  Some of these words and others may appear from time to time in some of the blogs.  On occasion I will go back and update this blog with additional terms.

 

Big One – see TEOTWAWKI.  The “big one”.

BOB – Bug Out Bag.  Used to store a supply of readily available supplies that you can grab at a moments notice if you need to leave your home in a hurry, as in right now!

Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) – A government agency under the Department of Health and Human Services.  It works to protect the public health by providing information to enhance health decisions, and it promotes health through partnerships with state health departments and other organizations.  They have now even turned to the zombie apocalypse as a ways of enticing people to be more prepared for emergencies.

Channelized Areas – In the case of an event where an entire city was to be evacuated, channelized areas are the most likely routes people would take; major roadways, railways, riverways, etc…

Dirty Bomb – A radiological weapon that utilizes conventional explosives for the purpose of exposing the immediate area to radioactive particles.

EMP – Electromagnetic Pulse.  Capable of knocking out electronic equipment permanently. Continue reading “Some Basic Terminology”