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Showing posts with label emergency alerts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label emergency alerts. Show all posts

Sunday, March 08, 2020

Getting Started With Budget Prepping (Useful Tips)

If you are a beginner level prepper or a pro one, one situation that everyone comes across 
is doing "Prepping On A Budget". As we all know, emergencies or natural calamities are always unpredictable. Anything can turn upside down in a moment. You need to make sure that if anything goes wrong, you must be prepared to survive the situation.

IMPORTANCE OF BUDGET PREPPING

If you are new to prepping, then you must be thinking that is it important to stay prepared for emergencies & How much prepping would cost you!
& Yes! staying alert for every emergency is important because you can't imagine the situation and how it would affect your life.
That is why you need to stay prepared with all the Emergency Essentials that you would need during your survival.
If I talk about survival prepping, then it doesn't need a lot of money. The only thing it requires is time and good research work.
Keep reading this article and You will get to know "How to start prepping on a budget"
If you do want to become good at prepping or you have just started your journey towards prepping, then you need to be very specific at investing your money. You can't invest in things which you might not need or which won't help you to survive out there. 
There are a few elements that you need to survive the emergency. Just imagine, any emergency happens & you need to leave your home immediately, so how would you survive out there & how many days?

So, let's take a moment to understand what are the emergency essentials that would be necessary for you and here are some effective tips which you can start implementing daily so that you can begin with your prepping journey.
So, let's go through some Effective Prepping Tips,

START WITH CREATING A PREPPING CHECKLIST

This is one of the ways by which you can even plan better and can save a lot of money. Most of the hardcore or prepping experts, they prefer to have a checklist. If you have a checklist then you can easily plan according to your needs and ultimately you won't be spending on things that you don't need. You can even plan as per the months i.e in April, you would invest X amount of money to buy food, clothes, first aid, etc.


LOOK OUT FOR FOOD & WATER (MOST IMPORTANT)

Whenever you are getting started with the Survival plan, you have to take care of these two most essential elements of your journey i.e Food & Water. You may starve to death if you run out of these two things. Other things can be delayed or ignored in worst situations, but these two can't be neglected. 

In case, if you are very new to Emergency Prepping, you can start with storing Freeze-Dried Foods which won't need any cooking efforts & are very easy to prepare (In case if you don't know the difference between Freeze Dried Food Vs Dehydrated Food, Click here)

The freeze-dried food comes in a variety of variations, you can buy pouches, buckets, long term meals as per your requirements.


For example, 
- If you are looking for pouches, then you can choose Mountain House Emergency Food & can choose as per your budget & needs
- You can also consider Dried Canned Food if you are planning for long term storage. 
To plan up your food requirements, you can check the Best Survival Food Companies 2020.


You can stock up your emergency food with these above-mentioned brands.
After food, you need to plan for your water needs, you can't survive much without water. There are a lot of alternatives available which can help you with water filtration. But, before you need to figure out how much water you need. If you are alone out there or with your family, you need to keep the water accordingly.


You can use the Portable Water Filters (or Lifestraws) by which you can consume water directly. If you have more people with you & looking for a more convenient source to filter water, then you can think of Berkey Water Filters which will help you in providing filter water so that you can survive the emergency along with your loved ones.

RESEARCH FOR THINGS THAT YOU ACTUALLY NEED

When you are preparing for any emergency, then make sure that you read and learn as much as you can about the outdoor survival, SHTF prepping, Meal prepping and many more. If you spend your time in this area, then you will start understanding what kind of Emergency Supplies do you need & then you can invest your funds wisely. Most Emergency Situations can be survived with basic survival skills.


BUDGET ALLOCATION (NEEDS TO BE DONE ON CONSTANT BASIS)

This is one important point that you need to allocate a budget for your Emergency Prepping. Dedicate a monthly realistic budget for your prepping. You don't need to put on your whole salary on this, but start allocating a small amount in Emergency Prepping, so that you can make sure that you could survive during any emergency.



EMERGENCY GO BAG

This is one of the things that should always be available with you or at your home. You never know, if anything happens all of sudden & you don't get time to pack up things, so one of your Emergency Go Bag should be ready. Just keep the essential supplies in your bag, don't keep excessive things which may not be useful during the emergency. Learn more details about Emergency Go Bag.

KEEP AN EYE FOR SALES & OFFERS

Throughout the year, we get to see a lot of events when most of the stores do provide you with heavy discounts & coupons. So, keep looking for sales and coupons so that you can buy more and spend less. Keep checking the websites, Facebook pages for the deals and offers from your Emergency Supply dealers.


So, this is how you start with Budget Prepping. Before getting into product details and all, begin with planning. Then you can effectively save your money and efforts. 

For more survival tips and information, stay tuned.


















Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Market-Meltdown Wake-up Call from Safecastle

This is your wake-up call ... don't snooze
Markets melting down, systems failing, panic spreading

Getting right to the point--the slide toward anarchy may have begun. Global investors are in full retreat. Greece lit the fuse, China spilled the gasoline. Wall Street and the other financial centers around the world are in turmoil. Starvation and panic is already front and center in Greece. In Europe and in Asia, banks and brokerages are unable to help their clients. It's all spreading in rapid fashion and one does not need much imagination to realize what comes soon after the inevitable rioting in the streets.
 
From where we sit--we can tell you with certainty and experience what happens in the preparedness marketplace. Supplies are depleted in no time. Backorders stretch into months. Factories shutdown when raw materials become unavailable. 
 
Bottom line--we can't promise we will be able to help you stock-up once the SHTF.
 
In the meantime, we ARE here, watching the news as closely as I'm sure you are, praying for the best, filling orders, making necessities available at the best prices we can swing.

Note that through July 15, we are still offering up some of our most popular products at extra steep discounts, while they remain available.  
 

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

It's not the time to be comfortably numb!

A little stream-of-consciousness here ... based largely on what I am finding myself doing right now.

1.  There is a strong tendency right now to slide down in the swivel chair to just watch the markets and the global headlines. Maybe still denying internally that this might really be the beginning of the long-expected crash.

2.  Intellectually, it sure seems to fit the bill ... everything as it is now happening may in fact be accelerating downhill with little chance of it reversing course, even temporarily. The trick here may be to actually square up with that fact emotionally, calmly, with a focus on next steps.

3.  Not nearly the time yet to think bugging out or bunkering up, but to embrace the fact that at this point we are still ahead of the game in comparison to almost everybody else out in the meat world.

4.  So how to use that early advantage? That's the question of the day. The answer means something a bit different for each prepper, but this is that hoped-for early warning before TSHTF. Maybe.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Beware the Greek Canary! Watch and learn ... finish your preps now

The dominoes have begun to fall. It will be a relatively slow-motion cascade of crises from now through the next several weeks and mere handful of months.

The Greek default will turn out to be the trigger event that will cause not only a catastrophe in Greece, but will also quickly spread through much of Europe. The falling dominoes will ultimately criss-cross the globe, as the central banks fail to push the inevitable any further down the road.

Every day the news coverage will show the spreading fear and destruction, though some mainstream media outlets may try to keep it all on the low down.

Preppers Want a Warning Sign

Most folks have seen this coming for a long time, but we really have wanted a big flare in the sky or a warning shot across the bow to let us know that the expected collapse is imminent. Well consider this Greek debt default to be the early warning sign for your final preps if you are in North America.

Those in Europe--the urgency for you to make ready is great.

Astute and discerning preppers have already begun to move on this over the last 24 hours. If there is one thing I know it is the preparedness marketplace. This is already showing to be one of those rare events that will bring about panic buying of preps--particularly long-term storage food--to the point where suppliers will quickly have their warehouses emptied and customer waiting lists will stretch out for months.

I've been in the business for long enough that I have seen it happen two or three times. It hurts and it's frustrating. But it does happen and I put it today at about a 75% chance of happening again, starting this week.

Be forewarned. Stay safe.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Emergency Alerts. Did you know ?

EMERGENCY ALERTS

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You can receive important lifesaving alerts no matter where you are - at home, at school, or at work.
Public safety officials use reliable systems to alert you and your family in the event of natural or man-made disasters. Many communities also offer emergency alert notifications through their own systems. 
  1. Why are Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) important to me?
    Alerts received at the right time can help keep you safe during an emergency. With WEA, warnings can be sent to your mobile device when you may be in harm's way, without need to download an app or subscribe to a service.
  2. What are WEA messages?
    Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) are emergency messages sent by authorized government alerting authorities through your mobile carrier.
  3. What types of alerts will I receive?
    • Extreme weather, and other threatening emergencies in your area
    • AMBER Alerts
    • Presidential Alerts during a national emergency
  4. What does a WEA message look like?
    WEA will look like a text message. The WEA message will show the type and time of the alert, any action you should take, and the agency issuing the alert. The message will be no more than 90 characters.
  5. How will I know the difference between WEA and a regular text message?
    WEA messages include a special tone and vibration, both repeated twice.
  6. What types of WEA messages will the National Weather Service send?
    • Tsunami Warnings
    • Tornado and Flash Flood Warnings
    • Hurricane, Typhoon, Dust Storm and Extreme Wind Warnings
  7. What are AMBER Alerts?
    AMBER Alerts are urgent bulletins issued in the most serious child-abduction cases. The America's Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response (AMBER) Alert Program is a voluntary partnership between law-enforcement agencies, broadcasters, transportation agencies, and the wireless industry.
  8. Who will send WEAs to issue AMBER Alerts?
    The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), in coordination with State and Local public safety officials, sends out AMBER Wireless Emergency Alerts through IPAWS.
  9. What should I do when I receive a WEA message?
    Follow any action advised by the message. Seek more details from local media or authorities.
  10. Will I receive a WEA message if I'm visiting an area where I don't live, or outside the area where my phone is registered?
    Yes, if you have a WEA-capable phone and your wireless carrier participates in the program. (More than 100 carriers, including all of the largest carriers, do.)
  11. What if I travel into a threat area after a WEA message is already sent?
    If you travel into a threat area after an alert is first sent, your WEA-capable device will receive the message when you enter the area.
  12. When will I start receiving WEA messages?
    It depends. WEA capabilities were available beginning in April 2012, but many mobile devices, especially older ones, are not WEA-capable. When you buy a new mobile device, it probably will be able to receive WEA messages.
  13. Is this the same service public safety agencies have asked the public to register for?
    No, but they are complementary. Local agencies may have asked you to sign up to receive telephone calls, text messages, or emails. Those messages often include specific details about a critical event. WEAs are very short messages designed to get your attention in a critical situation. They may not give all the details you receive from other notification services.
  14. Will I be charged for receiving WEA messages?
    No. This service is offered for free by wireless carriers. WEA messages will not count towards texting limits on your wireless plan.
  15. Does WEA know where I am? Is it tracking me?
    No. Just like emergency weather alerts you see on local TV, WEAs are broadcast from area cell towers to mobile devices in the area. Every WEA-capable phone within range receives the message, just like TV that shows the emergency weather alert if it is turned on. But, the TV stations, like WEA, don't know exactly who is tuned in.
  16. Will a WEA message interrupt my phone conversations?
    No, the alert will be delayed until you finish your call.
  17. How often will I receive WEA messages?
    You may get very few WEA messages, or you may receive frequent messages when conditions change during an emergency. The number of messages depends on the number of imminent threats to life or property in your area.
  18. If, during an emergency, I can't make or receive calls or text messages due to network congestion, will I still be able to receive a WEA message?
    Yes, WEA messages are not affected by network congestion.
  19. What if I don't want to receive WEA messages?
    You can opt-out of receiving WEA messages for imminent threats and AMBER alerts, but not for Presidential messages. To opt out, adjust settings on your mobile device.
  20. How will I receive alerts if I don't have a WEA-capable device?
    WEA is only one of the ways you receive emergency alerts. Other sources include NOAA Weather Radio, news broadcasts, the Emergency Alert System on radio and TV programs, outdoor sirens, and other alerting methods offered by local and state public safety agencies.
Source: Ready.gov