Author Archives: Marko

Are You Ready to Take Sustainability to the Next Level?

You recycle. You buy organic foods whenever possible and you try to combine your errands so you don’t use too much fuel. Maybe you carpool to work and occasionally buy and sell from consignment stores. Sustainability is on your radar. You want to be a responsible citizen that takes care of the planet and does what you can to live an environmentally-friendly lifestyle. When it comes to sustainability there is a balance. Most people want to do more to live an eco-friendly life, but they also want […]

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Living Without Public Electricity

Though it might sound kind of scary and like it’s a huge undertaking, living without public electricity can be done – and not only can it be done, but you’ll gain a sense of freedom from being disconnected.   You’ll also gain relief from the stress of having to constantly pay those high electric bills every summer and winter. Living without public electricity should be first on your to-do list when you’re devising a way to get off the grid. Creating your own power will be the […]

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What Do You Need To Live Off The Grid?

What Do You Need To Live Off The Grid? Deciding to live off the grid is indeed a wise decision. Yet, upon deciding to go for this method, you should be prepared of yourself as well as the things you will need in order to start the process. If you are planning to live off the grid, you will then need to consider your health freedom and food. It is important that you wisely select your locale. With the huge increase in farm raids, EPA regulations and […]

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When an Emergency Strikes Disaster Survival Gear Saves Lives

When it comes to emergency preparedness, it’s easy to get lulled into a sense of complacency. It’s difficult to face the reality that disaster could strike close to home, even though we’ve witnessed the devastation that comes from disasters like Hurricane Katrina, the Asian tsunami, the tornado that flattened a Kansas town, and terrorist attacks like those on 9/11. The unfortunate truth is that earthquake, fire, flood, and storms can cause injuries, death, and destruction. More importantly – and more hopefully – much of the unbearable heartache […]

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Survival Tips – What to Do When Kidnapped

A little forethought and organization will payoff in a great memorable adventure for that next outdoors excursion you may have planned. The older liquid gas lanterns give off just as much light but you will have to refill the tank with liquid gas and this can be messy as well as dangerous if you are not careful. Both types of lanterns use mantels so be sure to carry extras. Bring along some good sunscreen. Even in the winter time a person can get a sun burn. You […]

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Stay Alive – Earthquake Emergency Preparation Tips

Earthquakes are among the most devastating natural disasters. What makes it more annihilating is the fact that there is no precise way of predicting when an earthquake may occur. The most effective tactic to minimize the effects of earthquakes in human lives is to make adequate earthquake emergency preparations. During an earthquake, you will feel the ground shaking or rolling. If the movement of the Earth’s crust is really violent, you might even hear the ground rumbling or roaring. These earthquake characteristics may cause you to panic […]

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Safe Drinking Water in an Emergency or Disaster

Nothing makes clearer the importance of water than a large disaster; clean, fresh water becomes more valuable than gold. It’s easy to forget that without water, we just can’t survive. 60 percent of our bodies are water, in fact for infants, water makes up about 80 percent of their body, so it is even more vital they have access to clean drinking water. Unfortunately, following large-scale disasters, it’s not unusual that water supplies may be cut off temporarily or be rendered unfit for consumption. Everyone should know […]

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Putting Together a Home Earthquake Kit

If you live in an area prone to seismic activity, it’s vitally important that you have an earthquake kit in your house or in your car so that you’ll have emergency supplies if you need them. Even if you don’t live in an area that is prone to earthquakes, you might want to create a basic disaster survival kit to be used in case of tornados or other types of natural disasters. Ideally, your earthquake kit should contain enough supplies for you and your family to survive […]

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How to Prepare a Bug Out Laptop Kit

Can you imagine being away from your computer for an extended period of time? No internet, no email, no funny jokes, no games to play? Many people have found themselves in this position when the unexpected happens. In the event of a natural disaster, terrorist event or a bird flu pandemic, having access to your computer could be a lifesaver. Are you one of the many people who have all their personal and financial records stored on their computer with no back up and no way to […]

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Firearms and the Protection of Family

During the turbulent birth of our country, our forefathers gave us the right to bear arms via the 2nd Amendment of the Constitution. There are many ongoing debates, pro & con on this topic. I for one, am grateful for the 2nd Amendment. Having worked in the law enforcement field for several years, I fully understand that most often, police respond to a call well after the crime has been committed. Crime prevention is relinquished to the individual. In those States that offers the privilege of offering […]

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