Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Wednesday: 7 December 2016, Part Four

Welcome Preppers and Survivalists,

Capture Japanese Navy photograph

It Will Happen, Again
Ladies and gentlemen, our adversaries are planning another surprise attack on our country. It is a matter of time before another attack will happen, like Ohio State, San Bernardino, Fort Hood, and many others, so your family needs to prepare by practicing ...

WeaponsMan - Run, Hide, Fight… and You

They Disagree
Of course, the 'easy' answer is sometimes not the 'right' answer.

Active Response - “Run, Hide, Fight?”- Not Always the Best Active Killer Response

Wednesday: 7 December 2016, Part Three

Welcome Preppers and Survivalists,

U.S. Navy

Abandon Ship
Some times, like the attack on these United States military at Pearl Harbor, staying and fighting is an unnecessary death, so the better part of valor is to ...

Emergency Evacuation Kit
No matter their name (Bug Out Bag, INCH Bag, GOOD Bag, 72-hour Kit, or ...), having a prepacked kit is one of the most important things you and your family can do to survive an event.

But, ...

What to pack?

American Red Cross - Emergency Preparedness Checklist

Centers for Disease Control - Family Emergency Kit Checklist

Cal Fire - Emergency Supply Kit

Federal Emergency Management Agency - Emergency Supply List - Build a Kit

Wednesday: 7 December 2016, Part Two

Welcome Preppers and Survivalists,

U.S.S. California (BB-44)

U.S. Navy

After the attack, rumours were everywhere. According to some, the Japanese had invaded the mainland, by striking San Francisco.

Like this event, you and your family are going to need information.

Emergency Alert System
Here in these United States, the F.C.C. with the assistance of F.E.M.A. provide citizens and our guests of these United States with an emergency alert system. This system allows the President to immediately notify the country of an event.

Federal Communications Commission - Emergency Alert System

National Weather Service - Emergency Alert System (EAS)

For wide scale national events, you don't need a specific radio because the Emergency Alert System will override almost all communications.

However, ... To receive weather related or state and local emergency notifications, your family will need a weather radio.

These radio are available in a variety of styles and prices.

National Weather Service - National Weather Radio: Receiver Consumer Information

Which One?
 I can't tell which one to purchase that's not how I operate.

But, ... You will want one that has S.A.M.E. and a battery backup capability.

National Weather Service - NWR Specific Area Message Encoding (SAME)

Needless to say, you will also want to purchase a battery-powered AM/FM radio. This radio will be used to stay informed for events.

That didn't sound right. How about ...

An AM/FM radio will allow you and your family to receive updates about national, regional, state, and some local events.

One More
For families with a larger budget, purchasing a Shortwave radio is another option to stay informed, during an event.

Of course, like any other radio, they are available in several different price ranges with various options, like having a power pack (transformer) as main power with batteries as a secondary power source.

Wednesday: 7 December 2016

Welcome Preppers and Survivalists,

photograph by
United States Navy

A Day That Will Live ...
People hate you and your family, for various reasons. Some people hate you because of the policies of our government while others hate your family because of their religious or political beliefs.

Some of these folks will attack us, head on, like the Japanese did on December 7th while others will attack us using asymmetric warfare techniques such as ...

Defense Human Resource Activity - Package and Letter Bombs

Public Intelligence - FBI Bomb Data Center: Letter and Package Bomb Indicators

Wikimedia - Improvised Explosive Devices

Needless to say, the current (under reported) violence against the President-Elect supporters might escalate, when Mr. Trump takes office, to include package bombs, I.E.D.s, knife attacks, or other acts of violence.

I Apologize
Folks, I completed yesterdays "What I'm Reading"  blurb for Dare to Prepare

So, ... I you were here yesterday, but didn't see anything.

GSIEP - What I'm Reading