• Put Your Preps to the Test: National Preparedness Month

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    In case you didn't catch it, September is National Preparedness Month! This is a month designated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) through the Department of Homeland Security that encourages Americans to prepare for natural disasters.

    National Preparedness month is a great time to check your dates. This goes for food, batteries and services. Once a year I like to do the painstaking task of logging all my food. I write down in a notebook that it is and how many calories. I then add up the total calories. This gives me a rough idea of how long my food will last. While going through all my stores I check dates. If any are out of date I either donate them or eat them right away. I’m not very worried about the dates to be honest. If you find any dented or damaged cans toss them.

    It’s National Preparedness Month, and the Professional Prepared Bloggers Association is celebrating by providing you with tons of information from some of the best writers in the niche in our 30 Days of Preparedness round-up!

    It’s Day 28!!!! It’s time to take your game up a notch with 24 hours unplugged! No fair doing this on a day when you will be away from your normal activities anyway – you want to put your preps to the test!

    A grid-down scenario doesn’t have to be a massive EMP that detonates over the middle of the country, throwing us back to the 1800s.  It can be as simple (and likely) as a winter storm, a hurricane, or a computer issue at your local power station. While this is a fairly common occurrence, many people still seem taken completely by surprise when it happens. Without …

    National Preparedness month is a great time to review all those questions. I’ll be making up an all new document binder soon and will share that with you all. Plans are not as flashy as some preps but are just as important.

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