9 Disaster Preparedness Lessons I Learned While Living In Hawaii

When you think about Hawaii, do you think about preparedness and survival?

Preparedness, Hawaiian Style

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Tropical drinks and sandy beaches, sure, but Volcano stoves and survival blankets – probably not. But Hawaii is a place you must be prepared in. Hurricanes, while they don’t happen often, are often devastating when they do. And much of Hawaii is far-flung, so you have to be ready to be on your own for quite some time before help arrives.

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Cooking after the Apocalypse: How Many Portable Stoves Does a Survivor Need?

Cooking after the Apocalypse: How Many Portable Stoves Do You REALLY Need?

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I’m planning for a worst-case scenario in terms of electricity. Because of where I am currently located, I know that there’s any number of things that could go wrong with the electrical grid – from a minor storm-related power outage, to a massive prolonged blackout.

So I’ve been rethinking my cook stove preparations to prepare for both a minor event as well as a SHTF scenario, and I think I’ve got a pretty good plan. I am looking at it in terms of layers of the shitake hitting the fan, I hope this gives you some ideas on how to plan for your own cooking needs.

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How to Have Incandescent Light Bulbs for the Rest of Your Life

Incandescent light bulbs are officially “over.” Even if you’re OK with this, read on to see why incandescent light bulbs are still useful for preparedness purposes and how to have them for the rest of your life.

How to have incandescent light bulbs for the rest of your life

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Plan for What is Difficult

Just a little inspiration for the upcoming week.

Plan for What is Difficult while Easy

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Your Stockpile Size Doesn’t Matter if You’re Not Doing This

Why your stockpile size isn’t the only thing that matters for survival – and why it’s not too late to fix it.

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