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APN at the Home Safety Prep Tour in Houston

May 11, 2012 Riverwalker 0
The American Preppers Network is going to be at the Home Safety Prep Tour 2012 in Houston at Reliant Parkon June 2nd. The sponsors of the Home Safety Prep Tour have graciously donated booth space to the American Preppers Network. The booth will also be staffed by some local Texas preppers who will be looking for preppers who want to take the opportunity to get more organized by developing meetup groups in the area or who may be interested in becoming meetup organizers.
They are going to have some great give-aways and a lot of classes by some very knowledgeable and interesting people. This is a great chance for you to learn how to handle a disaster and meet some local and celebrity experts on preparedness.
You can get more details here.
Don’t miss out a great opportunity to learn how to be better prepared to handle an emergency or a crisis!
Be aware. Be informed. Be prepared.
Riverwalker

APN at the Home Safety Prep Tour in Houston

May 11, 2012 Riverwalker 0
The American Preppers Network is going to be at the Home Safety Prep Tour 2012 in Houston at Reliant Parkon June 2nd. The sponsors of the Home Safety Prep Tour have graciously donated booth space to the American Preppers Network. The booth will also be staffed by some local Texas preppers who will be looking for preppers who want to take the opportunity to get more organized by developing meetup groups in the area or who may be interested in becoming meetup organizers.
They are going to have some great give-aways and a lot of classes by some very knowledgeable and interesting people. This is a great chance for you to learn how to handle a disaster and meet some local and celebrity experts on preparedness.
You can get more details here.
Don’t miss out a great opportunity to learn how to be better prepared to handle an emergency or a crisis!
Be aware. Be informed. Be prepared.
Riverwalker
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Special Thank You to JC and Our Supporters

April 27, 2012 Riverwalker 0

The Texas Preppers Network would like to say thank you to our supporters. With the continuing support of our members, it is my hope that we can continue our efforts to help everyone become better prepared for all those bumps in the road that seem to po…

Special Thank You to JC and Our Supporters

April 27, 2012 Riverwalker 0

The Texas Preppers Network would like to say thank you to our supporters. With the continuing support of our members, it is my hope that we can continue our efforts to help everyone become better prepared for all those bumps in the road that seem to po…

Tyler Preppers Meetup at Golden Road Park

April 14, 2012 Riverwalker 0

The Texas Preppers Network would like to announce the initial meetup of the Tyler Preppers. This meetup will be on Thursday, April 26th, 2012. After the meetup at Martin Creek Lake State Park, head over to Tyler and get to know a few more preppers in t…

Tyler Preppers Meetup at Golden Road Park

April 14, 2012 Riverwalker 0

The Texas Preppers Network would like to announce the initial meetup of the Tyler Preppers. This meetup will be on Thursday, April 26th, 2012. After the meetup at Martin Creek Lake State Park, head over to Tyler and get to know a few more preppers in t…

Prepper Meetup at Martin Creek State Park

April 13, 2012 Riverwalker 0

This is a reminder for those preppers in the Northeast Region of Texas that there will be a Prepper Meetup on April 20th through April 22nd at Martin Creek Sate Park .You can also contact Bryan McLaughlin, the organizer of Longview …

Prepper Meetup at Martin Creek State Park

April 13, 2012 Riverwalker 0

This is a reminder for those preppers in the Northeast Region of Texas that there will be a Prepper Meetup on April 20th through April 22nd at Martin Creek Sate Park .You can also contact Bryan McLaughlin, the organizer of Longview …

Contagion

September 8, 2011 Dan Wolfe 0

 Contagion follows the rapid progress of a lethal airborne virus that kills within days. As the fast–moving epidemic grows, the worldwide medical community races to find a cure and control the panic that spreads faster than the virus itself.

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Contagion

September 8, 2011 admin 0

 Contagion follows the rapid progress of a lethal airborne virus that kills within days. As the fast–moving epidemic grows, the worldwide medical community races to find a cure and control the panic that spreads faster than the virus itself. At the same time, ordinary people struggle to survive in a society coming apart. Overview Cast Crew Trailer Summary Contagion […]

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Contagion

September 8, 2011 admin 0

 Contagion follows the rapid progress of a lethal airborne virus that kills within days. As the fast–moving epidemic grows, the worldwide medical community races to find a cure and control the panic that spreads faster than the virus itself. At the same time, ordinary people struggle to survive in a society coming apart. Overview Cast Crew Trailer Summary Contagion […]

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After the Olympics

March 11, 2010 admin 0

“I have six locks on my door all in a row. When I go out, I lock every other one. I figure no matter how long somebody stands there picking the locks, they are always locking three.”–Elayne Boosler Well, some how we managed to survive the Vancouver Winter Olympics of 2010, which I was hoping to completely avoid by moving […]

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Budget and Bills

February 5, 2010 admin 0

I sit here today in a frump, (Is that even a word?), thinking about what next I have to do to get going on the things that need to get done. I’m swamped yet again, this time with bills. The biggest disadvantage of living in the city is it’s limitations on what you can do within your own property. And […]

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Multi-Use Radio Service (MURS)

January 10, 2010 admin 0

In the Memorandum Opinion and Order and Second Report and Order (pdf) released May 23, 2002, the Commission updated the service rules regarding five Industrial/Business Pool VHF frequencies known in the PLMR community as the VHF “color dot” frequencies. These frequencies were moved from Part 90 to Part 95 and became a new Citizens Band Radio Service (CB) named the […]

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Last Light by Alex Scarrow

January 10, 2010 admin 0

Last Light has to one of the more recent books I’ve read to make it to my mental list of must reads. The reason I would include this has more to do with setting of this novel then anything else, the plot wasn’t that good. The story opens up with the main character being a civilian engineer working in Iraq […]

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Kids and the ER

November 12, 2009 James Smith 0

Children are the whirl pools of energy. In their early ages, they are filled with the enthusiasm to explore and have fun. Children being children have no knowledge of risks and dangers thus often end up getting hurt. Some of these injuries are small but some can be scary and end up dragging the parents and children to the nearest […]

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A Must Watch for Parents

November 9, 2009 admin 0

If you are the parent of a small infant you MUST WATCH THIS VIDEO, please watch it till the end, even if you find it disturbing, you will be amazed. I strongly recommend that you visit the source URL of this video, and learn all you can if you have small children.

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Another Swine Flu Comic

September 27, 2009 admin 0

Yeah, so I was bored while I was going to the next job site, and posted to twitter “The most viral thing about #swineflu is it’s marketing” and got several retweets as a result, nice. So because I’ve been working my butt off trying to raise enough money to move to Ontario by the end of next month I haven’t […]

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BOB/GOOD/GO Bag for the Ultra-Urban Environment – Part 10 – A real world test of urban preparedness

August 14, 2009 David Period 0

NOTE: The following has been “fictionalized” to protect the guilty. The essence is true, but details have been purposefully changed to prevent identifying the city. While continuing to work on the mental exercise that prompted this series of articles, I had an unplanned opportunity to test some of my presumptions and preparations. As a world traveler, I sometimes end up […]

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BOB/GOOD/GO Bag for the Ultra-Urban Environment – Part 9 – Fire Extinguishers

August 13, 2009 David Period 0

This might be a bit of a tangent as I am not advocating carrying a fire extinguisher in the BOB/GOOD/GO bag. Much better to get oneself safely out of harm’s way. But I’m such a big proponent of extinguishers being available in all habitable spaces that I’d like to underscore this tangible, insurance policy. And since it is appropriate to […]

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BOB-GOOD-GO Bag for the Ultra-Urban Environment Part 2 – Modular Design

August 2, 2009 David Period 0

The potential emergencies for the skyscraper dweller includes what most other preppers have listed – hail storms, fire, radioactive release, blackouts, civil unrest, etcetera – just with some twists. Specifically, the impact of the density of human beings, the height of the structures people work, sleep, and play in, and the lack of space to store all the “stuff”. This […]

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Primary Services

July 15, 2009 admin 0

As I said before, there is more then one way to improve the world. But it occurs to me, that it might have to be done a little at a time. The problem with that is, some of my ideas depend on the others. And I am sure this is the same for anyone else that has come up with […]

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BOB/GOOD/GO Bag for the Ultra-Urban Environment – Part 7 – Cash on Hand; How Much is Enough

July 8, 2009 David Period 0

When the lights go out, so do the ATM/ABM, credit card point-of-sale, and debit systems. Cash becomes not just king, but the only ticket. How much cash do you keep on you day to day? Enough to get you out of trouble, but also to survive for the days (weeks, months?) that it will take for the infrastructure to return […]

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BOB/GOOD/GO Bag for the Ultra-Urban Environment – Part 6 – EDC Lanyard

July 6, 2009 David Period 0

In the modern, urban world, humans are actually in an unnatural environment. At any moment a person could be plunged into total darkness in a windowless room, or locked into a similar room without convenient means of escape. A human voice can fade into the background of the city noise and quickly loose strength and volume if trying to cry […]

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BOB-GOOD-GO Bag for the Ultra-Urban Environment – Part 5 – PPE Footwear, Gloves, Goggles, and Headgear

July 5, 2009 David Period 0

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) gear is never a single item. The Flame Retardant (FR) coveralls and Smoke/Fire Escape Hood are a great foundation. But additional PPE is required for success. I am thinking that the minimum, additional PPE would include: Footwear – Unless you are ready to pull a John McClane and walk barefoot over broken glass without stopping (yipee-ki-yea), […]

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BOB-GOOD-GO Bag for the Ultra-Urban Environment – Part 4 – Smoke/Fire Escape Hood

July 4, 2009 David Period 0

If you accept the assertion that the primary or secondary danger most likely to affect the ultra-urbanite is fire, then smoke/fire escape hoods can be worth the investment. With all the modern plastics and other man-made materials and finishes, the primary killer in a structure fire is not the flame itself, but the toxic smoke. Many autopsies show the victims […]

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BOB-GOOD-GO Bag for the Ultra-Urban Environment – Part 3 – Flame Retardant Coveralls

July 3, 2009 David Period 0

As far as I can tell, the number one threat facing the modern megalopolis, skyscraper dweller (either primarily or as a secondary concern) is fire. Train derailment sparking a conflagration. Civil unrest (or professional football/baseball/hockey game fan rejoicing) is often highlighted with fires. An underground power station transformer blows setting the cooling oil on fire. A jack-knifed, suicide jockey pulling […]

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BOB-GOOD-GO Bag for the Ultra-Urban Environment – Part 1 – Introduction

July 1, 2009 David Period 0

Many can’t/won’t live in a small village or isolated retreat. The overwhelming majority of modern, first world nations, live in cities with buildings taller than any fire truck ladder. How about a BOB/GOOD/GO bag for the modern office worker and downtown megalopolis, skyscrape dweller? Just as there are different considerations when living out on the edge of the wild, there […]

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BOB/GOOD/GO Bag for the Ultra-Urban Environment – Part 8 – Cash on Hand; Coins or Banknotes

July 9, 2008 David Period 0

What ever the amount of cash on hand, it is probably a good thing to have smaller denominations instead of large ones. I’d rather have a wallet with 100 five dollar bills than five 100 dollar bills. During a time of crises when banks may be temporarily shuttered, those stores that are still open may not be able to make […]

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Better Encryption Intro

August 7, 2007 admin 0

The best encryption code is a ‘one time pad’. It simply cannot be cracked. The practical problem of it is passing of the pad. It has to be done in complete secrecy or it is useless. That is the primary reason that public key based systems like PGP and GPG are so common, there are two keys, one public and […]

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Christmas ’04

December 25, 2004 admin 0

‘Twas the night after Christmas, and all through the house. Not a creature was stirring, except for Wolfe’s Mouse; The stockings were empty and tossed the without care, In hopes that Nicoli would lay in his lair; The children were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of Xbox danced in their heads, And InnerRainbow in her ‘nighie, and […]

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What is SEED?

April 23, 2003 admin 0

The first question people ask about SEED is common ownership of the land, and sharing of incomes etc. When we answer , they ask us why we call ourselves a commune. Here is the answer . Most communes are income-sharing communities, SEED is not. The best way to express the financial end of SEED is to say we are a […]

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