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Toxic Mold: Flooding’s Evil Twin

Mold and flooding go hand in hand. In the aftermath of any flood, the presence of significant visible mold inside a home makes it clear that drastic measures are mandated. This article is not about mold remediation. However, since floods and toxic mold problems tend to go together, I will provide you with some basic information to help you understand when your problem is serious enough that you should seek professional medical help, or the help of a qualified mold-remediation service.

400 Chernobyls: Solar Flares, EMP, and Nuclear Armageddon

There are nearly 450 nuclear reactors in the world, with hundreds more either under construction or in the planning stages. There are 104 of these reactors in the USA and 195 in Europe. Imagine what havoc it would wreak on our civilization and the planet’s ecosystems if we were to suddenly witness not just one […]

72-Hour “Grab-and-Run” Survival Kits

By Matthew Stein, P.E., Author of When Technology Fails: A Manual for Self-Reliance and Planetary Survival, ISBN #978-1933392837, published by Chelsea Green Publishing, White River Junction, VT (800) 639-4099  http://www.chelseagreen.com These short-term emergency kits, also known as “grab-and-run kits,” should be readily accessible and cover the basic daily needs of your family for a period of at […]

Earthquake Precautions

By Matthew Stein, P.E., Author of When Technology Fails: A Manual for Self-Reliance and Planetary Survival, ISBN #978-1933392837, published by Chelsea Green Publishing, White River Junction, VT (800) 639-4099  http://www.chelseagreen.com Shelly and Phil Rodgers were in their home in California’s Santa Cruz Mountains when the Loma Prieta quake struck. The epicenter was about seven miles from their […]

First Aid Kits

By Matthew Stein, P.E., Author of When Technology Fails: A Manual for Self-Reliance and Planetary Survival, ISBN #978-1933392837, published by Chelsea Green Publishing, White River Junction, VT (800) 639-4099http://www.chelseagreen.com Get yourself a decent first aid kit. Each car should have a kit and your house should have one. Most preparedness/survival suppliers stock an assortment of first aid […]

Geomagnetic Storms, EMP and Nuclear Armageddon (Nexus Magazine Article)

There are nearly 450 nuclear reactors in the world, with hundreds more either under construction or in the planning stages. There are 104 of these reactors in the USA and 195 in Europe. Imagine what havoc it would wreak on our civilization and the planet’s ecosystems if we were to suddenly witness not just one […]
Hurricane Andrew with cold beer

Hurricane Survival Tips

This article covers hurricane and flood survival tips, how to improve the resistance of your home to hurricanes, checklists of items to have on hand and action items to take care of beforehand, and tips for dealing with the aftermath.

If a Disaster Struck Your Town, How Could You Cope?

By Matthew Stein, P.E., Author of When Technology Fails: A Manual for Self-Reliance, Sustainability and Surviving the Long Emergency, ISBN #978-1933392455, Chelsea Green Publishing, White River Junction, VT (800) 639-4099   www.chelseagreen.com     www.whentechfails.com   Watching the poor people suffering in Haiti points out our all-too-human vulnerability when disaster strikes, things fall apart, nothing is working, and the few facilities and […]

Preparedness Checklist

By Matthew Stein, P.E., Author of When Technology Fails: A Manual for Self-Reliance and Planetary Survival, ISBN #978-1933392837, published by Chelsea Green Publishing, White River Junction, VT (800) 639-4099  http://www.chelseagreen.com   Place 72-hour emergency survival “Grab-And-Run” kits in your cars and/or home, to help you and your family cope with the critical first 3 days (could be […]

Preparedness for Peace of Mind

By Matthew Stein, P.E., Author of When Technology Fails: A Manual for Self-Reliance and Planetary Survival, ISBN #978-1933392837, published by Chelsea Green Publishing, White River Junction, VT (800) 639-4099  http://www.chelseagreen.com Confidence, like art, never comes from having all the answers; it comes from being open to all the questions. -Earl Gray Stevens The destruction of the World […]