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Risk Management during a disaster

Risk Management during a disaster

  Risk management is something we do every day without thinking about it.  While driving the car we are on the lookout for hazards and use our skills and experience to react accordingly.  But we don’t have skills in all areas, it is hard to risk assess something...

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24 food shortage options

24 food shortage options

  What food shortage options do we have with limited fresh foods in the supermarkets due to covid.  The shortage of workers is affecting food production and distribution, we need to find alternative locations to source foods.  There are numerous options but it...

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13 ways to cool down on hot days

13 ways to cool down on hot days

  How to cool down on hot days?  Summer in the Southern Hemisphere brings heatwaves, hot nights, blackouts and more.   In the tropics the humidity traps the heat making life unbearable, so how do we cool down on hot days.  Here are some options for cooling down...

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10 ways to safely use your Christmas leftovers

10 ways to safely use your Christmas leftovers

  What to do with all the Christmas leftovers.  It’s that time of year when you have the same problem as last year.   Well you don’t have to throw them all out. Freeze Repurpose Donate Party again Chickens Dog Cat Worm farm Compost Dig into the garden bed If...

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How to clean up after a flood?

How to clean up after a flood?

How to clean up after a flood?  As if the flood was not stressful enough you now have to clean up the mess.  Cleaning up afterwards is hard work and the situation comes with many risks.  Some of the things you need to keep in mind when planning to clean up after a...

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10 tips to safely holiday during Covid

10 tips to safely holiday during Covid

  Taking a holiday during Covid, is this possible?  As we get excited by the reduction in Covid restrictions we are thinking of Christmas, holidays, going to visit friends and family.  Whether travelling by yourself or with your family you want to be able to have...

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3 EMERGENCY FOOD STRATEGIES

3 EMERGENCY FOOD STRATEGIES

  The 3 strategies for emergency food are based on how long you will need to be self-sufficient.  Local emergency - For 3-7 days Regional emergency – up to 3 months Catastrophe – more than 3 months  There are different strategies based on time and the likely hood...

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10 things to do before the storm season

10 things to do before the storm season

  10 things to do before the storm season.  The Severe Weather forecast for the coming wet season (2021-2022) has been released by the Bureau of Meteorology with the prediction of an early wet season.  The forecast also expects a La Nina (wetter than usual on...

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10 things to do before the fire season

10 things to do before the fire season

10 Things to do before fire season.  Fire season is approaching most of Australia now, so what are the 10 things to do before the fire season hits?  The fire season falls at different times depending on where you live.  Seasonal change increases and decreases the...

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Why should I grow my food?

Why should I grow my food?

  Why should I grow my food?  Thinking about the current situation and you’re worried about what the future will bring.  There are many reasons why you should grow your own food. Freshness Readily available Food shortages Grow what you like Bored at home Cost of...

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How to risk manage COVID?

How to risk manage COVID?

  How can you risk manage COVID?  COVID is a global problem with it being higher risk in some regions than others.  Whether you are an individual, family, employer or anyone else in a position of responsibility you should carry out a risk assessment when a hazard...

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24 Essential disaster skills

24 Essential disaster skills

e  If you are caught up in a disaster the first person on the scene to deal with the problem, is you.  Do you have the essential disaster survival skills needed to stay alive? How you handle the situation will determine how well you and others survive what is being...

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How to survive a CME?

How to survive a CME?

  As our Sun starts to come out of Solar Minimum and heads into cycle 25 towards Solar Maximum our risk of increased solar activity increases also [6].  The sun cycles about every 11 years between Solar Minimum and Maximum, so Solar Flares and Coronal Mass...

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12 things you can do during Lockdown

12 things you can do during Lockdown

  Lockdown is a very common word these days.  A couple of COVID-19 cases and the whole area goes into lockdown to reduce the spread of the disease.   Here are 12 things you can do during lockdown.  Spring Clean Clean out your wardrobe Clean out the filing cabinet...

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Winter gardening jobs for the tropics

Winter gardening jobs for the tropics

  It’s Winter in the tropics.  This is the productive time of year, the heat, humidity and the heavy wet season rain has gone making it bearable working outdoors.  As the dry season kicks in the ground starts to dry out, get harder to dig and the plants require...

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Do I need a family disaster plan?

Do I need a family disaster plan?

  Disasters can strike without notice and we all have busy lives so having a disaster plan is vital when it comes to improving your chances of saving yourself and your family if something should go wrong.   Governments and businesses have disaster plans so why...

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What to do with your excess eggs?

What to do with your excess eggs?

   After growing your own vegetables having chickens is the next thing people do in order to be self-sufficient.  You buy 6 chickens and get about 4 eggs a day, some days more.  Suddenly you have 1 to 2 dozen eggs a week.  Then your friend is moving and gives you...

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How to survive cold weather

How to survive cold weather

  Winter has started in some areas of the southern hemisphere and it’s starting to get cooler in others.  Be able to survive cold weather is important for your health whether it is in a home in the city, a cabin in the bush, your stuck in your vehicle or out...

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Why do I need a emergency kit in my car?

Why do I need a emergency kit in my car?

You need an emergency kit in your car because emergencies can occur at any stage, day or night, sunny or bad weather you need to be prepared to increase the chance of saving yourself or others.  Whether you have decided to duck down to the shops or go on a holiday to...

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How to safely use a portable generator

How to safely use a portable generator

  Portable power generators are a convenient source of electricity when there is no grid power such as camping, working in bush, living off grid, after a storm or cyclone.  But if not handled safely they can be deadly.  The two biggest killers when using a...

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Autumn gardening jobs in the tropics

Autumn gardening jobs in the tropics

  March, April, and May see you in the final stages of the wet season in the tropics and the preparing and planting of your vegetables for the year.  There can still be rain events and cyclones during this time but the peak has gone.  The tropics is left out of a...

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How to live without electricity?

How to live without electricity?

(If there was a catastrophic electrical grid collapse from a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME), micronova (reoccurring nova 12 000 yr cycle), terrorism attack or you choose to live remotely off grid, our lives will dramatically change.  Some would find it easier than others...

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What causes a leaky roof?

What causes a leaky roof?

For most of the year everything is fine and then there is a lot of rain you’re sitting in the lounge room when water drips on your head.  The roof is leaking!  What can you do about your leaking roof?  The cause of a leaking roof can have numerous reasons- Roof damage...

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How much damage can a cyclone do?

How much damage can a cyclone do?

The amount of damage to buildings and landscape caused by a cyclone depends on - Cyclone classification (wind speed) Building classification Building condition Surrounding terrain, buildings and vegetation Speed of the cyclone The cyclone season runs from November to...

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What are the basic needs of survival?

What are the basic needs of survival?

Whether you are surviving in the wilderness or day to day in the city you have the same basic survival needs as laid out in Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs.  In order to thrive in any situation, the basic needs have to be met first which includes Physiological needs and...

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How to build an essential emergency kit

How to build an essential emergency kit

Why do I need an Emergency kit?  Having a good set of Emergency kits will make facing a disaster a lot easier.  By having a set of checklist for each emergency kit you will be better prepared, not relying on your memory and be more self-sufficient after the disaster,...

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Tips to survive Christmas

Tips to survive Christmas

We all need some tips to survive Christmas.  Christmas can be a stressful time of year with trying to manage the budget, family, food and everything else that is associated with Christmas.  The one time of the year your whole family decides to get together, eat, drink...

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