Category: Emergency Preparedness

Waldo Canyon Fire — from a distance

Waldo Canyon Fire — from a distance

| June 27, 2012 | Reply

We live about 40-45 miles north-northeast of the Waldo Canyon fire, which is burning in the foothills that sit between Colorado Springs and Pikes Peak. The photo above, taken late this (Wednesday) afternoon from the deck of our house, shows the smoke above Colorado Springs. The local news is just announcing an expected containment date […]

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Euroarmaggedon Tour — Saturday backstory

Euroarmaggedon Tour — Saturday backstory

| December 10, 2011 | 1 Reply

OK, as mentioned below, I got a grand total of two man-on-the-street interviews today. I was probably lucky to get that, all things considered. Sometime early this morning, while thinking about my goals for this trip, I came to the conclusion that my probability of success was pretty low in doing cold approaches on strangers […]

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Updated one-page emergency prep checklist

Updated one-page emergency prep checklist

| July 13, 2010 | Reply

As I’ve posted here before, I have a background in emergency preparedness, as well having been through my own experiences with both natural disasters and economic hard times (and, by the way, I’ve used food storage far more during the latter than the former). Some years back, I prepared a one-page checklist for getting started […]

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As a new month starts…

As a new month starts…

| June 1, 2010 | Reply

…ponder the state we’re in, and what’s likely to hit the fan over the remaining seven months of 2010. Then start working on your emergency preparedness.  ..bruce w..

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Waiting For Rescue Post Nuke – You Are On Your Own

Waiting For Rescue Post Nuke – You Are On Your Own

| April 14, 2010 | Reply

In an article published in US Today, the President has stated that in the unlikely event of a nuclear terrorist strike, the population of the target city would be on their own for 24-72 hours. In addition, it would be necessary to convince the population inside the blast zone to stay put until the government […]

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The Loma Prieta quake — 20 years (and a few days) later [updated]

The Loma Prieta quake — 20 years (and a few days) later [updated]

| October 18, 2009 | Reply

Yeah, I should have written and posted this yesterday, but I didn’t realize it was the 20th anniversary until today (thanks to this post). Sandra and I, with seven of our nine kids, had moved to Soquel, California in early 1988. Actually, we were five miles outside of Soquel; we bought a home in the […]

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Wednesday morning, 3 AM

Wednesday morning, 3 AM

| March 18, 2009 | Reply

Does the phrase “going to Hell in a handbasket” mean anything to you? I’m starting this post on Tuesday evening, with “American Idol” on the background. I can hardly keep up with the gaffes, mendacity, and sheer idiocy coming from the Obama Administration and the Democratic Congress on a daily basis. And trust me when […]

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Yellowstone Really Needs To Go Back To Sleep

Yellowstone Really Needs To Go Back To Sleep

| December 31, 2008 | Reply

Something to keep an eye on… Seems that there has been a stream of small quakes underneath the lake at Yellowstone. Quakes under Yellowstone are nothing new. Yellowstone is the shell of a super-volcano, a caldera as it is called. It has erupted massively in the past and will do so again at some future […]

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New Madrid awakening?

New Madrid awakening?

| April 18, 2008 | Reply

One of the most powerful earthquakes known of in continental North America since European settlement was the New Madrid earthquake in 1811. Damage occurred over an area of nearly 240,000 mi2, and the quake itself was felt over an area of nearly 2 million mi2. Here’s a partial description of the impact: At the onset […]

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San Diego Fires post-mortem: Calit2

San Diego Fires post-mortem: Calit2

| November 7, 2007 | Reply

Just today I’ve had some communications with Jerry Sheehan at the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2). During the San Diego fires, they were also providing information to the public via the web, working with NASA to generate and publish satellite imagery of the fires (click on the photo and scroll down to […]

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