Posts Tagged ‘Disasters’

Nashville: at the center of Self-Sufficiency

Just a couple of thoughts for Sunday! 

First is this article, which puts into words the self-sufficiency many in the prepping community strive for…describing all of Nashville, in response to the flooding this week.

2nd, after our yard sale yesterday, Scout and I went to Goodwill to drop off the remainder of the items that didn’t sell.  One of the volunteers helping to unload the minivan pulled me aside (presumably after seeing one of my wife’s bumper stickers) and said ‘This sure is different than Katrina, isn’t it?  We’re dealing with it on our own, the way it should be.’

I just have to say, ‘Well, yeah.’


05 2010

Life-saving Lessons from The Nashville Flood

Additional Flood Thoughts

Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit (Typically a libertarian-leaning political blog, but he also discusses many other topics including technology, camera reviews, science, nanotech, longevity, and the law, among other random and varied subjects), mentions disaster preparedness on a fairly regular basis. 

This post today references some pertinent info that should be kept in mind.  From the Popular Mechancs article he wrote and links is solid thinking regarding why people need to prep.

When it comes to large-scale emergencies, the country has a hidden weapon–and we can do more with this resource. I’m talking about a populace filled with self-reliant, community-minded individuals. During a major crisis, on the order of Katrina or a serious California earthquake, relief services can be overwhelmed. When individuals are prepared to look after themselves for a while, with food, water and medicine on hand, and alternative sources of heat or power, it makes a big difference. [Emphasis mine] The government can’t take care of everybody at once. If disaster-relief staffs don’t have to worry about you, they can take care of others–which means that being self-reliant can actually help your community.

As Glenn would say: ‘Read the whole thing,’ including the articles at the links.


05 2010

Nashville’s 100-Year Flood in Pictures

Check out this link for some more startling pictures of Nashville’s flooding.

More here and here.


And here.  And a bunch more aerial photos here.


05 2010