Author Archives: Andrew

Bartering and Ministry in times of Crisis

As someone who has lived through multiple large scale disasters as well as worked and lived in a long term training replicating third world living conditions after a major disaster, I have a few points that I would like to throw … Continue reading

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Bug out Bag Part 2: A Practical list of Food & Water items to Include in your Bug out Bag

I am covering the below points from the following perspectives: You are going to be unable to get help from anywhere else but from the bag. You are going to need to live out of it for three days (72 … Continue reading

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How to Prepare an Emergency Bug Out Bag (Part 1)

Why you need a 72-Hour Bug Out Bag If you have to evacuate your home during a voluntary or mandatory evacuation, you probably won’t have time to think through what to pack, let alone locate all the essential items quickly … Continue reading

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Barter Anyone?

  This is a list of some possible items that you might have extra of in your house to trade with if something were to happen that would require operating in a bater economy.  We encourage people to buy only … Continue reading

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How to Use FEMA in Your Church Ministry

Once your church has decided to set up some sort of disaster ministry, one of the first things that I encourage your team to do is take several Federal Emergency Management ACT (FEMA) courses.  Like it or not, FEMA is the one in … Continue reading

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To Flare or not to Flare

In a crisis situation, flares are great items to have if you need to get some attention.  Yes, we've talked about needing a whistle to get attention, but I believe that a flare can be a great thing to have with you … Continue reading

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Headache or Headlamp?

Why we should have bought a good quality headlamp that uses common batteries: A few months ago, my family and I did an off-grid, nine week, crisis response training replicating living in a disaster zone while ministering to others.  While doing … Continue reading

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Can you shut it off?

The great advantages  of a modern home (water, electricity, & natural gas) can become great disadvantages if they're not properly managed after a disastrous event occurs.  The word of the day is prevention, prevention, prevention! If you suspect damage after an … Continue reading

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Who’s Home? Scrapbooking for Safety

What happens when you come home from work in the evening, go in the door, and things just don't look right?  Worse, what if you come home, and your front door is standing wide open, but you know for certain … Continue reading

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Life without a Whistle?

A whistle is not such an important item in everyday life, or is it? Today, I was thinking about a story I heard years ago about a lady in the Tampa, Florida area who was sideswiped and drove her car off … Continue reading

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