March 15, 2019

Here on the Oregon Coast, they tell us there is 30% chance we'll have a major earthquake in the next 50 years. How do they know? Watch this video I found on youtube. 

The guy in the video says we get long rolling earthquake waves, and wood structures do well in these, s...

November 5, 2016

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·         Have you noticed that eating something spicy can make you sweaty and make your  nose drip? Mustard's heat can be put to a good use if you are sick. Try rubbing some mustard on your chest. Place a warm damp cl...

October 21, 2016

Long ago in Japan, there was a tiny fishing village on the edge of the sea. Next to the village was a tall wooded mountain. A short walk up the mountain there was a terrace, a flat area where people from the village could grow their rice. Near the rice lived an old, ol...

October 13, 2016

Four Steps to Safety

STEP ONE: Decide what you need to prepare for.

  1. What disaster might happen to you? Everyone should be prepared for a blackout. However, it's not likely you need to prepare for both a tsunami and a tornado. What might happen where you live?

  2. Do...

August 17, 2016

 This handy water filter is light (2 oz), comes in various colors and filters up to 100,000 gallons. That's a LOT of water. It can fit in a backpack or purse.

  • Ideal for outdoor recreation, hiking, camping, scouting, domestic and international travel and emergen...

June 3, 2016

Why might we need a "To Go" Bag?

1. Hurricane Katrina's sister storm is headed our way.
2. Riots. Look at what's happening in Europe and the Middle East. It's not likely, but it could happen here.
3. Ebola or other deadly virus gets a foothold in our town.
4. Earthquake...

May 31, 2016

By "prepping" I mean sensible preparing for whatever disaster might happen. Learn how to take care of yourself in any situation. Store some extra food and water and supplies and learn how to get more if needed.

  1. Unemployment can happen to anyone. Or an injury could p...