On February 12, 2014, an ice storm blanketed a large part of Georgia, with the accompanying power outages and trees down and icy roads. As I sat in the dark in my home in Sylvania, Georgia, I wrote down a few observations about this experience and supplies that I used. Then I finished this up after … [Read more...] about I Survived The Georgia Ice Storm in 2014… Here’s A List of The Supplies I Used:
I live in southeast Louisiana in a town approximately 12 miles from New Orleans, La. Lake Pontchatrain borders New Orleans to the north. It is a lake that is 24 miles across at its widest point. I have been boating, camping, fishing and hunting southeast Louisiana for the past 50 years. This is … [Read more...] about I Was Thrown Overboard While Boating and Almost Didn’t Make It
Here is a real life challenge that I personally experienced and what started me prepping: There is construction going on in your neighborhood. You are woken up in the middle of the night by a loud bang and the house shakes. Within a few minutes you hear sirens approaching. Then a loud banging … [Read more...] about What If There’s a Natural Gas Leak in Your Neighborhood?
I live in a suburb of New Orleans, Louisiana. During Hurricane Katrina I worked in the central business district of New Orleans. I am one of the people that were called into work on Sunday, August 28, 2005 as hurricane Katrina approached southeast Louisiana. Because of this, I could not evacuate and … [Read more...] about I Lived Through Hurricane Katrina, Here’s What I Learned About Looting
If you are reading this article, then there's a good chance you already know this--but disasters can happen any time, anywhere. Here is just a small cross-section of what I've seen in my life: Blizzards, Snow, and Cold Weather My mother was born in 1925, and she told of many times in the winter … [Read more...] about A Natural Disaster Can Happen Anywhere (My Life is Proof)
Do you know where your water main box is located? If not, you just might want to locate it before Murphy is in the neighborhood. I want to relate an incident that happened to my wife and me several months ago. As a former Boy Scout and prepper, I have always tried to adhere to the Boy Scout’s … [Read more...] about Plumbing Leaks and Emergency Water Shutoff