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USA Emergency Broadcasting Network Staff had the opportunity to test the Blauer’s Clash Boot. The lacing system, named BOA lacing system, carries a lifetime guarantee and is the best lacing system I have even seen. It is so easy to operate and secures the boot comfortably and quickly, I wished I had this lacing system on my boots during combat operations.


These boots were tested in the heat of the Arizona desert where boots are sometimes considered more of a determent than a necessity. As your body temps rises any extra weight, especially on your feet feel like concrete. The Blauer boots, were lightweight and as I became more and more tired, I forgot about these boots being on my feet. Even in camp, where I am a custom to putting my sneakers on, these boots stayed on my feet and improved my safety from snakes and other critters.

Posted: September 16, 2013, 6:28 am



Here is a report coming from NOAA about tornadoes. A lot of good information.



Posted: March 18, 2013, 8:57 pm

(Disclaimer: Information in this article is meant to educate and not meant as medical advice. Consult your physician before attempting any treatments or links mentioned in this article.)

Each year billions of people catch the common cold, making the Common Cold virus, the most common infectious disease. However this virus is extremely treatable and avoidable if we just take the time to understand it and how to avoid its transmission. It’s estimated that the average U.S. adult typically has two to four colds each year, while children may have up to 12!

There are multiple viruses out there: Common Cold, Influenza, Pneumonia, etc. You must know what you have in order to treat it. This chart should be able to help you determine what you have.

It’s a widespread misconception that the common cold is caused by bacteria. The common cold is actually triggered by a virus, which means antibiotics are absolutely useless.


Posted: January 12, 2013, 2:04 pm

Preventing the Flu: Good Health Habits Can Help Stop Germs


Source CDC

Fact Sheet

The single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year, but good health habits like covering your cough and washing your hands often can help stop the spread of germs and prevent respiratory illnesses like the flu. There also are flu antiviral drugs that can be used to treat and prevent the flu.

Avoid close contact.

Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.

Stay home when you are sick.

If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. You will help prevent others from catching your illness.

Cover your mouth and nose.

Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick.

Clean your hands.

Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.

Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.

Practice other good health habits.

Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.

Printable Materials for Promoting Good Health Habits 


Posted: January 12, 2013, 2:04 pm



Common Sense Preparedness offers this information as an alternative to ordinary medicine. We are not medical advisors, however with the state of today’s medicine and all the “side effects” they try to make us live with, we believe that all possible medical solutions should be researched before you make a medical decision.


The biggest point here is that you are the one that has to make the decision, not your doctor. All doctors make mistakes, they are human. They are better trained advisors than most, however you are the one that makes the final decision and you must be well informed to make that decision.



Posted: December 28, 2012, 3:59 am

This video is coming from Disclosetruthtv.


A good video to help you understand the EMP effects.


Posted: December 6, 2012, 9:41 pm


It is November now and the temperature is dropping all around the country. So let’s turn our thoughts on how we must prepare for the coldness.  Staying warm and safe can become a challenge.  Old man winter has been known to kill many, because he drives down our body core temperature to below 95 degrees. 


Old man winter uses things like wind chill, hypothermia, and frost bite to effectively kill you. The attack is on everybody, but the very young and those with compromise immune systems .


The good news is….with some pre-planning and preparedness we can overcome and defeat old man winter. We have done it every year so far and we can do it again. But in order to defeat our enemy, we must know our enemy. This report will help give you the critical information you need to win this winter battle.  




Posted: November 6, 2012, 4:14 pm

Here is some good information about Food Safety after a flood.


Remember if in doubt, throw it out



Posted: November 5, 2012, 2:08 am

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