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Author Archives: Jerry Wilson

Special Problem – Displaced Families and Individuals

Emergency shelters

Displaced Families Are a Real Problem to Plan For We live in the tourism capital of the world.  Central Florida is the vacation capital of the world, On any given day there are in excess of 500,000 people living in hotel rooms, resorts…

Short Range Defense Options

Short range defense

How Far is Short Range Defense Short range is anything under 25 yards.  This does include hand-to-hand.  Short range defense is the worst possible scenario as it is close and personal.  You will see your foe, be able to talk to the enemy…

Special Problem – Sanitation

Sanitation, garbage and human waste

Sanitation Will Quickly Become a Major Issue Sanitation is something that is taken for granted. You put the garbage to the curb twice a week when you leave for work. Magically, during the day it disappears. During a disaster this will not happen.…

Special Problem – Hunting and Fishing for Food

Hunting for food

Hunting and Fishing May Not be an Option When I traveled to assist with the cleanup after Hurricane Katrina I expected to have issues with insects. I expected mosquitoes, flies and roaches to be crawling from under piles of debris. What I found…

Dehydrated Sautéed Mushrooms

We really like sautéed mushrooms added to our meals.  We like them spiced up a bit and cooked in butter and olive oil. Mushrooms really absorb the flavors and spices well and truly add flavor to our meals. Storing them long-term was a…

Make Your Own Instant Rice

A staple of many diets is rice.  Having a good supply is essential to any meal plan.  It is easy to store and does not take up much space. Making your own instant rice may be easier than you thought.  We keep a…

Mid Range Defense Options

How Far is Mid Range Defense For our purposes here we define mid range as 25 – 100 yards.  Some will argue that this is really close range but you have to remember that we are talking about non-military individuals on this site.…

Long Range Defense Options

Long range defense

How Far is Long Range Defense? This is line of sight (as far as you can see) down to 100 yards out. Depending on your terrain this could be a very long distance.  Providing defense at these distances will require skill and practice. Be…

Special Problem – Gangs

Gangs and violence

What Are Gangs Gangs are organized groups that are well armed and dangerous now. They will only become more dangerous and aggressive in a disaster situation. They will no doubt use their force and numbers to overwhelm unarmed and unprepared citizens. Even well…

Special Problem – Money, Barter and Finances

Money Barter Finances

We are so accustomed to whipping out our plastic cards to pay for everything most people do not carry much money. Think about how much you have on you now. How long would you last without going to back for more cash? Could…