Category Archives: prep
Thoughts on Event Level Preparedness Planning
To prepare, people should start simple and address the most common or obvious disaster that might occur in their area. Is it snowstorms, floods, hurricane, wildfire? You need to decide how to minimize impact of the disaster, then how to … Continue reading
Rule Number 1….Cardio.
One of my favorite movies is Zombieland. If you haven’t seen it, the main character has a series of rules for survival in the new zombie infested environment. His number one rule is ‘cardio’, basically the ability to out run … Continue reading
West Nile and other mosquito vector borne diseases.
Recently Texas has been in the news due to an outbreak of West Nile virus in the Dallas area. Probably one of the most underutilized (perhaps under appreciated) government scientific agencies for biological work is the USGS. For mosquito borne … Continue reading
Helpful food safety tips during and after disasters.
From the <a href=”http://paper.li/AllHandsDotNet/em”>AllHandsDotNet daily</a> (very informative!) came a great little nugget. Great page on the USDA website about food safety during and after a disaster. I especially like the information for after a flood on which foods can and … Continue reading
Sanitation…the stinky problem.
I thought I would start the new year off with something usually overlooked….sanitiation during times of disaster. Many stock up on loads of TP and then really don’t think about the issue after that. So what to do when the … Continue reading