Starting an Emergency Fund

How to Recession Proof Your Home

There’s a storm coming and it’s about to get tough! How prepared are you for when the economy takes a downward swing? If this worries you, you can put those fears aside because there are actually many everyday habits that you can start doing to ease the sting of a recession but it ultimately comes down to two things: Reducing your debt Increasing your savings 1. Job Security It all starts with having a stable…

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Why You Should Keep Your Landline Phone For Emergencies

With almost everybody now having mobile phones, the traditional landline is being ditched at an alarming rate. Even those homeowners that choose to have a home phone are opting for the wireless versions which allow them to use the phone within a certain range of the base station without worrying about any cords. This makes sense, but is it smart? What happens when disaster strikes? That phone becomes useless… We all experience power cuts at…

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What to do if Someone is Following You in a Car

Driving is typically an uneventful experience but every now and then, something unexpected happens. What do you do if everytime you look in the mirrors, the same car is following you? It can be a pretty scary experience to have the feeling of being followed. So what should you do in this situation? Have a Dashcam Many good dashcams today have the ability to film both the front of the car and the back. These…

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Exercises to Improve Your Situational Awareness

Situational awareness is your mental picture of what is going on around you. If you ever ‘failed to notice‘ something or were ‘unaware‘ of something around you, it was a lapse in your situational awareness. By raising your level of situational awareness, you will be able to pick up information and cues from the environment. With this information you can start to develop a good idea of what is going on, and then use it…

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90 Surprising Uses for WD-40

is one of those prep items that has an endless supply of uses. It is not only great for dealing with squeaky hinges and preventing rust, there is so much more to this amazing product. In 1953, the Rocket Chemical Company set out to create a line of rust-prevention solvents and degreasers for use in the aerospace industry. They worked from a small lab in San Diego, California where it took them 40 attempts to get…

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