Natural Disasters

Preppers prepare for natural disasters due to the unpredictable and destructive nature of these events, which can significantly impact communities, infrastructure, and individuals' safety. Natural disasters such as hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, wildfires, and tornadoes can strike suddenly and cause widespread damage, displacement, and loss of life. By acknowledging the reality of natural disasters and their potential consequences, preppers take proactive measures to safeguard themselves and their loved ones against the risks posed by these catastrophic events.

Preparing for natural disasters allows preppers to mitigate the impact of emergencies by stockpiling essential supplies, developing emergency plans, and acquiring necessary skills to respond effectively to different scenarios. By maintaining emergency kits, securing shelter, identifying evacuation routes, and practicing evacuation drills, preppers enhance their readiness to face the challenges presented by natural disasters. The goal of preparedness is to minimize vulnerabilities, increase resilience, and improve the likelihood of survival and recovery in the aftermath of a natural disaster.

Preppers recognize the importance of self-reliance, community support, and resourcefulness in navigating the aftermath of natural disasters when external assistance may be limited or delayed. By fostering a culture of preparedness within their families and communities, preppers contribute to building a resilient society that can withstand the impacts of natural disasters and recover more effectively from their consequences. Through education, training, and collaboration with local authorities and emergency responders, preppers strive to enhance their ability to adapt to changing circumstances, provide assistance to those in need, and contribute to the overall readiness and well-being of their communities in the face of natural disasters.

The Dos & Don'ts During a Hurricane

September 10, 2022
While not all hurricanes are severe and deadly, it would be silly and reckless to treat any category of hurricane casually. There are some standard dos and don’ts to adhere to during a hurricane. While these guidelines can depend on the storm category, if you want to err on the side of caution, these should be adhered to no matter the severity.
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Best Earthquake Evacuation Routes in Los Angeles

December 1, 2023
These are some of the best evacuation routes for the Los Angeles area in the event of an earthquakes; know your routes.
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Atlantic Hurricane Season 2017: Survival Stories

December 10, 2021
The Atlantic hurricane season of 2017 is unforgettable. The season saw an astounding number of named storms and hurricanes, with an even more startling number of major hurricanes compared to other years.
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Dealing with the Aftermath of a Hurricane

November 7, 2017
Despite the advanced warning you may receive, once one hits your area you may be pretty shaken up. Assuming the hurricane wasn't a category five, a good preparedness plan will lessen the severity of care needed after the hurricane passes.
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Dealing with the Aftermath of an Earthquake

January 18, 2017
When an earthquake strikes, it can be very alarming and cause you to feel disoriented. The aftermath of an event like this can range from rather irrelevant to quite tremendous.
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Protecting Your Property Against Wildfires

July 29, 2022
As the climate is changing, wildfires are becoming increasingly more common these days. These devastating flames have impacted millions of people and properties. While wildfires cannot be avoided entirely, safeguarding your property and home can help reduce the potential damage.
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Surviving A Flood

August 10, 2016
When flood conditions are present, you’ll want to rely on your evacuation plan to get you to a point of safety. While monitoring weather conditions, determine what triggering event will cause you to implement your plan. Will it be the issuing of a flood warning, or will you leave whenever a watch is announced?
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Wildfire Evacuation: Knowing When to Bug Out

August 11, 2022
Wildfires are either natural occurring disasters or man-made. It can appear suddenly, do irreparable damage, and last for hours, and in some cases, even days or weeks. This leaves people in its path with more than enough time to evacuate their homes. Knowing when to bug out, is the key.
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Places at Risk of Tornadoes

August 20, 2022
Tornadoes are among the most violent and most powerful natural disasters. They appear as an incredibly fast, rotating column of air that assumes a funnel shape. What makes them dangerous and potentially destructive is the high-speed wind that travels with them. Tornadoes can hit nearly anywhere in the country, but their sting is felt the most in the Midwest and southern states.
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How to be Prepared for a Hurricane

March 12, 2017
Hurricanes are tropical storms that have graduated to a storm with a minimum wind speed of 74-75 mph. They form cyclonic storms with high wind speed, heavy rain and cover a large area when formed.
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Keeping your Boat Safe During a Hurricane

June 21, 2023
One of the most common and devastating natural disasters in the southern US is hurricanes. Living in Florida means being well-prepared for these powerful storms and addressing critical concerns for boat owners in hurricane-prone regions is vital.
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Fire Evacuation Challenge

December 16, 2019
It is important that preparation is coupled with practice to establish habits that become automatic when an emergency occurs. Panic can be your worst enemy in an emergency situation. Practicing your fire evacuation plan can significantly reduce panic and increase your chances of survival.
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How to be Prepared for an Earthquake

April 17, 2017
Earthquakes occur when a sudden eruption of energy in the Earths Crust and causes the perceptive shaking of the Earths’ surface, also known as seismic waves.
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Surviving a Fall Through the Ice

January 31, 2023
As winter arrives, most families have plans to enjoy winter activities like ice fishing, ice hockey, ice skating, snowball fights, skiing, and more. As a prepper, the first thing one should consider is “What if I fall through the ice?
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Preparing for Economic Collapse

January 10, 2023
Economic distress comes and goes, some bouts are felt harder than others. However, no matter the number of experiences one has with it, just hearing the word "recession" or "economic collapse" can cause the hair on the back of your neck to stand up.
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Staying Safe While Traveling During Winter

January 4, 2023
Whether traveling in the summer, autumn, or winter; staying safe is an integral part of our everyday life and cannot be overemphasized. Safety is a must and should not be handled with a slack hand, especially when multi-ton vehicles are involved.
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