Posts Tagged ‘Weather’

Nature can be a savage beast when it unleashes its fury in a variety of storm based ways.  When talking about tornado’s it’s important to remember that a tornado on the top end of the wind scale can easily tear houses from foundations, carry away automobiles, damage steel reinforced concrete structures, and throw debris around over vast distances.

When a weather report issues a tornado warning for your area do not ignore it.  If you hear a rumbling that sounds like a freight train the tornado is heading your way.  Seek safe shelter immediately such as in your basement or in a specially designed tornado shelter if your home has one.  Get your entire family to safety and don’t forget about your pets.

Make sure everything you need is handy for you to grab at a moments notice such as a fully charged cell phone, charger, car keys, flashlight, etc.  Also take the time beforehand to make sure your homeowners insurance policy actually covers whatever storm damage you may incur.  You will also want to keep all of your important papers together in a secure place as you will need them after the tornado subsides.

Depending on where you live help may or may not arrive in a timely manner and looting may or may not be a problem.  With that said you may need to be self sufficient for a period of time and also provide your own security measures against potential looters.  So if your home or dwelling resides in an area that is prone to severe storms and other natural disasters, take precautions now.  

You can see all 5 of my post apocalyptic fiction books, 2 of my zombie fiction books and 1 of my horror fiction books on the left side of my blog page.  Go ahead and preview one or more over at by clicking on the book cover images on the left side of my blog page; and if you like the preview, feel free to purchase.  They make very interesting and entertaining reading.


When it comes to survival and preparedness; the following is a list of natural disasters you should factor into your survival plans.  If there are other natural disasters you would like to see added to this list; please let me know.

  • Tsunamis
  • Hurricanes
  • Tornados
  • Tidal Waves
  • Earthquakes
  • Avalanches
  • Landslides
  • Floods
  • Snowstorms
  • Lightning Strikes
  • Heatwaves
  • Wildfires
  • Droughts
  • Epidemics
  • Solar Storms
  • Meteorites
  • Crop Failures
  • Pestilence
  • Comets
  • Asteroids
  • Famines

You can see all 5 of my post apocalyptic fiction books, 2 of my zombie fiction books and 1 of my horror fiction books on the left side of my blog page.  Go ahead; take a chance and purchase one or more over at They are really quite interesting to read if I do say so myself and they also make excellent gifts 🙂


The art and science of prepping basically comes down to having the right gear, the right skills and the right mindset to survive when disaster strikes.  There are literally hundreds of items that are essential and worthwhile to stock up on; but to get you started, here is my top ten list of essential items to have on hand if disaster strikes.

  • Drinking water – at least a 3 months supply per person.
  • Food – at least a three months supply per person.
  • Firearms for self defense – shotguns, rifles and handguns along with proper training are essential.
  • Ammo and Mags – As much as possible in the proper calibers with mags as needed; to handle any self defense situation.
  • First Aid Kit – With enough vital medical supplies to handle most medical emergencies.
  • Generator with proper wiring to run your entire house.
  • Gasoline – Minimum of 100 gallons safely stored.
  • Communications gear including cell phones, CB’s, 2 way radios, shortwave and backup computers.
  • Bright Flashlights – As many as possible along with plenty of replacement batteries.
  • Assorted variety of proper clothing to handle all types of good as well as bad weather.

You can get a free preview of my first four post apocalyptic fiction survival books by clicking on the book cover images to the left of this blog post, on my blog page, which will take you to the website. Then you can click on the look inside option which will give you a free preview.  If my survival fiction books interest you; then consider purchasing them.  Book titles include American Rebellion Book 1 of the Revolution, American Rebellion Book 2 of the Revolution, American Rebellion Book 3 of the Revolution and American Rebellion Book 4 of the Revolution.


With the winter weather arriving; here are two very important prepper tips to follow.

  1. Start your snow blower now to make sure it functions.  Don’t wait until the snow is several feet deep before finding out your snow blower won’t start.  If you’re buying a snow blower make sure it has both a manual start and an electric start option.
  2. Start your generator now to make sure it functions.  Don’t wait until you’ve already lost power to see if it works.  Test it and make sure everything runs properly so if it is needed; it will be ready to go.  If you’re buying a generator make sure it is sufficiently powerful to run your home and is wired correctly; so it can function as a whole house generator.  Again both a manual and an electric start option should be on the generator you select.