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  • Threats to our lifestyles happen everyday to people all around the world, people just like you experience flooding, cyclones, fires & drought, earthquakes, financial hardships etc and they seem to be getting worse.....
  • If we could look into a crystal ball and see what was coming we might be able to prepare ourselves to avoid the devastation, but it's not that clear... Imagine if we could put into place some sort of broad-range preparations to 'soften the blow' we might be able to handle the situation better or avoid it altogether... sure that will work.
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30November

Meet the Prepper's with ABC Radio's Future Tense Show

The ‘Prepper’ movement has become synonymous with apocalyptic fear-mongering and gun-toting paranoia, but as Antony Funnell discovers, there’s much more to the movement than camouflage clothing and underground bunkers.

Every scout knows the value of being prepared. But for a growing subculture of so-called ‘Preppers’, preparedness has moved well beyond DYB, DYB, DOB, DOB.

At the extreme, some are busy stockpiling armaments, food and clothing while awaiting an inevitable Armageddon: be it religious, economic, social, or ‘all of the above’.

They’re the visible part of the Prepper story, but they’re not the whole story.

Other more moderate souls see being  better prepared for a possible misfortune as not only prudent, but a return to values of personal self-reliance and responsibility.

 

I think with modern technology and social media, just being able to see how often disasters happen makes people realise that it really can happen to them too.

Tom Martin, The American Prepper Network
 
Preparedness covers a lot of bases. It puts you in a better situation so that you have got the tooling behind you or the skills or the knowledge so that you can prepare for any change in direction out there that comes your way.’
 
Joycelyn, Big River Trading Co
 
‘My preference is to have more of a wider community resilience and a family resilience ... and that ruggedness that Australians historically have been renowned for, just being able to make do and being able to look after your mates in a tough situation. That to me is more in line of where we need to be in this country as opposed to each individual family building its own bunker and stocking it with rifles.’
 
Rich Hungerford, Bushlore Australia
 

Posted in Introduction to Prepping in Australia, In the Media, Preppers News & Stories, Emergency Preparedness - Information, Emergency Preparedness - Threats - Information

01December

Europe's space-based, laser-powered data highway offers faster monitoring of earthquakes, floods


A European satellite has beamed images to Earth using new laser-based communications technology, opening the way for uninterrupted and near-instantaneous viewing of natural disasters being sent to governments and relief agencies.

Posted in Emergency Preparedness - Information, Emergency Preparedness - Threats - Information

12September

Handbook to Practical Disaster Preparedness for the Family, 3rd Edition by Arthur T. Bradley, Ph.D.

Handbook to Practical Disaster Preparedness for the Family, 3rd Edition  by Arthur T. Bradley, Ph.D.

The Handbook to Practical Disaster Preparedness has been repeatedly praised for providing effective guidance to individuals and families interested in getting better prepared. It emphasizes practical preparations and avoids the scare tactics of many other books.

Posted in Emergency Preparedness - Information, Home Preparedness - The Home, Emergency Preparedness - Threats - Information, Product Guide & Reviews - Latest Product Review, Product Review - Book Review

07July

10 Diseases That Will Become Far More Common After a Major Disaster

 

Here are ten diseases that will make their presence felt after a major, long term disaster, be it war, societal collapse or in some cases even an economic downturn. Click the link to find much more detail about each disease.

Posted in Information & Idea's, Emergency Preparedness - Threats - Information, Emergency Supplies - Personal Hygiene & Sanitation

03July

YouTube - Climate Chaos As Worlds Collide

YouTube - Climate Chaos As Worlds Collide

From the HawkkeyDavisChannel - We're witnessing great changes in our weather and our skies and you can see the most remarkable events played out here.. This channel's main focus is earth changes, meteors, strange sound phenomenon and UFO activity.
These events are composed in the most epic and dramatic videos you'll ever see based on actual events not seen on your news or any TV show..

Posted in Wild Weather, Tornadoes & Freak Storms - News & Stories, Preppers News & Stories, Prophesy, Conspiracy & Out of this World Stuff!, Emergency Preparedness - Threats - Information

16May

Mental Toughness: What It Takes To Survive

Mental Toughness: What It Takes To Survive

Usually SHTF with a BANG!

The biggest obstacle to your survival — both in the seconds immediately following a disaster and in the long term — is your mind.

Unfortunately, it’s often those first few seconds and minutes that are the MOST crucial to aiding in your survival.

Written by Joe Touchstone, Posted in Preppers News & Stories, Emergency Preparedness - Coping, Community - Resilience, Emergency Preparedness - Threats - Information

22December

Handbook to Practical Disaster Preparedness for the Family, 3rd Edition by Arthur T. Bradley, Ph.D. . (Copy)

Handbook to Practical Disaster Preparedness for the Family, 3rd Edition  by Arthur T. Bradley, Ph.D. . (Copy)

The Handbook to Practical Disaster Preparedness has been repeatedly praised for providing effective guidance to individuals and families interested in getting better prepared. It emphasizes practical preparations and avoids the scare tactics of many other books.

Posted in Emergency Preparedness - Information, Home Preparedness - The Home, Emergency Preparedness - Threats - Information

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