Friday, August 30, 2013

Gas Mask Alert!

Current news make you aware you may need a Gas Mask?  BudK has them, Order Now!

Gas Mask up, nothing guarantees absolute safety, but having one is better than nothing!  Get informed.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Heat Wave Alert!

Dangerous Heat wave in USA for next 7 days!  High humidity and temperatures in the high 90F to 105+F range.

Serious for Seniors & Infants...Please
go to a Cooling Center!

Drink plenty of water & avoid strenuouse outdoor activity!

Follow local advisements on TV and Radio.

Don't leave pets of infants in a locked car....EVER!

If you feel dizzy, have cramps, pass out, or have 911!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Potential Underground Bunker Issues!

I've seen most of the TV show episodes of "Doomsday Bunkers". Prepping is a great idea...I do it myself.  There are a few "Details", however, that shows like this fail to address.  One episode concentrated on the shelter door standing up to vandalism, neighbors, etc. attempting entry! Probably will keep them out...until they cover your air intake or use smoke or tear gas on same, to flush you out!

Can't remember any episode that featured an "Escape Tunnel"!  For my peace of mind this needs to go 50 to 100 yards away from the shelter and come up in a screened area! Various scenarios make this critical: Fire, fallen trees, debris block main door, above Vandals, etc. Several shelter builders listed on the sidebar feature escape tunnels in the larger, high-end units.

Building or buying a Bunker, some things to consider! Comments welcome!

Garage Floor Storm Shelters ....As Seen on FOX & CNN

Moore, Oklahoma featured on CNN & FOX News...the in-ground garage storm shelter that saved lives!  Several manufactures build and install them. $5000 is a small price to pay for safety!  Almost irresponsible not to have one! Should be mandated in all new construction in Tornado alley!

TSW Storm Shelters here

Several other manufactures of these easy to install and retrofit Storm shelters!

Flatt Safe (Video)  here

National Storm Shelters here

Storm Safe Tornado Shelters (Videos)  here

Monday, March 4, 2013

Tornado and severe Thunderstorm season has arrived in the deep South and Midwest. Having lived in Ohio & Southern Michigan these storms are no fun. As a kid in Ohio, I spent a lot of time in my parents basement during Tornado warnings!

During a bus trip through rural Nebraska once, I noticed many a rural home with a storm shelter door out in the yard. It seemed prudent....everyone has seen the movie "Twister" right?

Yet storm after storm, in the TV news, with vast swaths of devastation and destruction, few folks seem to have had a storm shelter.  I "Googled" the subject...example at end of post...for around $3500, you can save your family!  Seems like basic insurance, particularly if you live in a trailer (tornado magnet). Most folks have $30,000 4WD pickup, quad runners and a bass boat...seems they can afford one.

Even build one yourself...readily available plans...use it as a root cellar too!

Like survival supplies, food storage, a generator & Bug Out Kits...a storm shelter in tornado country is Insurance...and common sense!


DIY Storm Shelter Plans (Example)

Survive A Storm Bunkers

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Surviving Winter's Fury!

Surviving a winter storm's fury can be a challenge, whether in an automobile, at home, camping, or trapped at work (Yikes!).

Back in Michigan I was without power 3-4 days in late winter due to ice storms in an all electric sucked.  No heat, no cooking, no light or refrigeration.  Then the Great Blackout of 2004...same Condo without power for a week! In my opinion, one of the top priorities is alternate sources of heat and cooking! Thankfully for me, I had my supplies & camp stove from Y2K!

As in the previous posts, all those supplies suggested for your families needs in preparation for a Hurricane, war, civil unrest,  or a Zombie Apocalypse will help you survive a severe winter storm! really need those alternative heat/cooking sources!  

Traveling by automobile can be dangerous in a winter advice don't do it.  Even 4WD cars or trucks can get suck, particularly when driven by the untested.  You need an emergency kit for the car...flares, jumper cables, fix-a-flat, starter spray, flashlights & batteries, etc.  Stock water, energy bars, blankets, multi-tool, matches, etc. 365 days per year!

Everyone should try winter camping...if only for a weekend.  It's fun...really! Use a 3-4 season tent, -15 degree sleeping bag, dress for the weather in layers.  I did this to try out my -20 degree bag one winter at 10,000 feet in the Rocky Mountain.  It was snow free & dry 10F, moon was out with a pack of Coyotes howling...great fun!  

Pets...I don't have them, but you'll want to save them too...leash, food, etc. Also supplies and food for farm critters too!