Thursday, November 24, 2011


Give thanks today for those who protect our country.  Give thanks you are a Prepper and have the love and ability to take care of your family.  Give thanks that we live in an affluent country and can gather our resources now while they are still available...Give thanks the Lord has mercy on our souls, and Grace in His heart for us.From our family to yours we wish you a Happy Turkey Day!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Four or more close the door

Often we banter that two is one, one is none...
and recently we added.. for those newer "practically prepared" folks
 Four or more close the door. (meaning no need to advertise to the world you have extras...)

What does that mean? If you only have one of something once you use it or it breaks then you don't have it anymore.  But if I have 2 of something, and one breaks (or gets used) then I still have another as a backup right?  you can explain having 2 of something pretty easy if your neighbor or family gets involved... but what about four or more?  You have four or more of darn near anything and suddenly people raise their eyebrows.... 

I don't want my neighbor to remember I have four or more of ANYTHING.  Why?  I don't my family to become a target from someone thinking we may have a stockpile that can be raided if the whole world goes sideways... know what I mean jellybean?

With a stockpile equation of 10 folks, you bet everytime I buy it usually is four or more...easier to just shut the door! Hope this gets you thinking about keeping your supplies safe, secure and not making your loved ones a target in the event of an emergency.

Just a short PSA today  All Y'all have a good one!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

National TEST of Emergency Alert System Wednesday November 9th at 2pm Eastern

On November 9th Next Wednesday at 2pm Eastern there will be a NATIONAL TEST on all networks  this is a test of the National Emergency Alert System please keep in mind  it is a test, only a test.  If it were an actual emergency.... well, now that's the point right?  Basically if you can get to a TV to check it out ~ you'll want to because if the whole world goes sideways this is how folks will first be told...

How long will the Test last?  The test will last for approximately 30 seconds.

Why is the Test being conducted at this particular date and time? The November 9 date is near the end of hurricane season and before the severe winter weather season. The 2 p.m. Eastern broadcast time will minimize disruption during rush hours, while ensuring that the test can occur during normal business hours across several time zones.

What will people hear and see during the Test? During the test, listeners will hear a message indicating that “This is a test.” Although the EAS Test may resemble the periodic, monthly EAS tests that most Americans are already familiar with, there will be some differences in what viewers will see and hear. The audio message will be the same for all EAS Participants; however, due to limitations in the EAS, the video test message scroll may not be the same or indicate that “This is a test.” This is due to the use of the live EAN code – the same code that would be used in an actual emergency. The text at the top of the television screen may indicate that an “Emergency Action Notification has been issued.” This notification is used to disseminate a national alert and in this case, the test. In addition, the background image that appears on video screens during an alert may indicate that “This is a test,” but in some instances there might not be an image at all. There are several limitations to the current EAS for individuals with access and functional needs. FEMA and the FCC are committed to providing organizations and the EAS community with information well in advance of the Test. FEMA and the FCC will further engage the EAS community to better understand the wide range of information and access needs in preparation for the national EAS. IPAWS has been performing outreach to access and functional needs organizations in several different forums, including working groups and roundtables led by the FEMA Office of Disability Integration and Coordination, with representation from multiple FEMA program offices, other Department of Homeland Security components, and other Federal Departments and Agencies.

For more detailed information please visit FEMA's website at:
FEMA Public & Press info for National EAS Test Nov 9 2011