I’ve been dealing with my own minor family health emergency here at the NWEdible homestead, so let’s recap. If you have followed along and completed our emergency challenges this month, here’s where you stand: You understand your most likely emergency threats. You know what kind of sane preparedness will let you sleep at night, feeling secure that…
Archives for September 2017
Your mission: think through and make a plan for your evacuation, meetup, and home emergency procedures – where you would go and who you would contact in an emergency.
Information Preparedness: Put all your important emergency and home information in one spot – you’ll make your life easier day-to-day and massively boost your resilience in an emergency.
Today’s challenge: assemble your 72-Hour Emergency Bag. In this post I walk through the components of a good 72-Hour Bag in detail, show you exactly what I keep in my own bag, and encourage you to start packing your own emergency backpack today.
Today is September 11th. If you are an American of around my age or older, this is a day that carries some memories. I remember how early in the morning it was here on the west coast when I got that phone call from a friend. I remember his insistent tone, I remember stumbling a few…
New Orleans had her Katrina. New York had her 9/11. Houston has her Harvey. No matter where you live, there is some disaster that can put all others to shame, some event so upending that you will always remember what you were doing when this thing happened. Lets call this your Zombie Apocalypse Scenario. The Centers for…
Prep 101, Challenge # 1: Figure out what readiness means to you, what motivates you, what scares you, what your preparedness goals are, and what’s going to let you sleep soundly at night.
Everything the Pacific Northwest edible gardener needs to know and do in September. Includes free, downloadable Garden To Do checklist.
This week’s Five Things Friday randomness: emergency preparedness, helping after Harvey, apples and (finally) planting the fall starts, acidulating your tomatoes, the town where Golden Delicious apples grow wild, American power dynamics, Henry Rollins gets poetic, and more.