Category Archives: earthquake

Utilities and Earthquakes

With all the recent earthquakes, I have done a small unscientific survey to see how many people that I knew that could shut off their utilities in an emergency.  Now I am not talking about preppers, but the public in … Continue reading

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Earthquakes can Occur Anywhere and at Anytime, Are Your Preps Safe?

It has been quite a while since I have posted an article on earthquakes and in the last couple of days; several people have mentioned the subject to me.  So I thought now was a good time to post on … Continue reading

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Guidelines to Help You in an Earthquake.

  A severe earthquake is one of the most frightening and destructive phenomena of nature.  An earthquake is a sudden, rapid shaking of the earth, caused by the breaking and shifting of subterranean rock.  This is caused by strains that … Continue reading

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The Shelter box

While doing some research on disasters in third world countries, I came across something called a Shelterbox. This is a box containing a shelter and assorted items  to provide heat and cooking facilities after a disaster.  The charity that provides these … Continue reading

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Glass Jars and Earthquakes

The other day I watched Doomsday Preppers, in this episode they showed someone who was concerned about earthquakes.  When they showed his storage area, there were many glass jars sitting on shelves that were unprotected.  In an earthquake, these would … Continue reading

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Earthquake Safety

In light of the earthquake on the east coast, I though now may be the time to post some reminders about earthquake safety. If you are inside when the shaking starts, you should: • Drop, cover, and hold on.  Move … Continue reading

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How to Turn off Your Gas Meter

In case of an earthquake, fire, or gas leak it is important that you know how to turn off the natural gas at the meter.   First know where your gas meter is located.  If you live in an apartment there … Continue reading

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What Type of Fire Extinguisher Do You need?

Fire extinguishers are something that no home should be without.  In my experience I have seen small fires turn into big ones for the simple lack of an extinguisher. There are many different types of extinguishers,  but today I plan … Continue reading

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A Major Earthquake in North America Imminent?

Take a look at the interview on between Neil Cavuto and James Berkland.  Berkland is geologist who has an amazing record of predicting earthquakes http://www.foxbusiness.com/on-air/cavuto/transcript/major-earthquake-north-america-imminent

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Learning from Emergencies

While the nuclear and humanitarian situation in Japan continues to get worst, I am hopeful that it will not cause any major problems in the United States.  But there are lessons to be learned. 1.      As they say in real … Continue reading

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