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6 Ways To Limit Spread Of Cold Or Flu Germs From A Sick Person

January 24, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin

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When it’s the season for Cold and Flu, and if someone in your home has a cold or the flu, chances are that everyone else who hasn’t caught it yet, is scared of catching it!

Here are several ways to limit the spread of germs:

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The Pounds Of Snow On Your Roof May Literally Weigh Tons

January 23, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin

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You might be very surprised to discover how much snow weighs up on your roof, and the stress and potential danger your home or building might be to roof collapse after heavy accumulation…

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How To Cook Rice With 80 Percent Less Fuel!

January 23, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin

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Many preparedness-minded people with a food storage pantry will have (among other things) a quantity of dry food storage including rice. An issue with cooking rice though, is that it requires a substantial amount of fuel (heat) energy to cook (boil-simmer) to soften the grains such that you can actually eat it.

If you’re in a situation where you’re trying to conserve your fuel (e.g. power outage while utilizing a camp stove, a SHTF collapse, etc..), then this method of cooking rice will save LOTS of fuel by eliminating the relatively long time needed on a stove burner, etc..

The good news is that I’ve found a way to cook rice with just a fraction of the fuel energy needed compared to conventional cooking methods of boiling and simmering…

(UPDATED)

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Avoiding Surprises In A Crowd Without Looking Over Your Shoulder

January 22, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin

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Here is a situational awareness tip for while in a crowd (or anywhere) and how to avoid looking over your shoulder while still accomplishing the same thing – seeing what would be behind you or out of your field of vision — and avoiding any ‘surprises’.

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The Average Gallons Of Water People Consume Each Day

January 21, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin

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The average water consumption each day by ordinary people living in the modern world may be more than you think. While attempting to calculate an amount of emergency water storage for preparedness, lets first take a look at an average amount that most people consume.

The numbers may be stunning…

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New Earthquake Hazards Maps Expand Seismic Risks Into Eastern United States

January 20, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin

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If your earthquake awareness is mostly that of California, you better think again… You may be surprised to discover that earthquakes happen even where YOU live.

Being prepared for an earthquake is something that many people (outside of obvious earthquake fault zones) don’t think about. You might have a look at the following maps, recently updated by the USGS (United States Geological Survey) which indicate new information on seismic hazards throughout the U.S.

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Emergency Water

January 20, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin

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Who needs emergency water when it’s all around us, right?

What’s the big deal about having water for an emergency since it’s always coming out of the faucet? There’s no way that an entire town or city water system could go offline or become unusable, right?

Think again…
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