Why Be Prepared?

  Why is it a good idea to be prepared for the unexpected? It’s my belief that, for the sake of your family, you should be prepared for the unexpected. Not out of fear, but out of an awareness that the systems that we all take for granted could fail. We live in an extremely fine-tuned, specialized and interconnected world. This is our strength and our weakness. Here’s what I mean… FINE-TUNED: Businesses have become extremely efficient. It doesn’t make sense for them to keep a lot of inventory. You’ve heard of “just-in-time” inventory? Grocery stores, for example, don’t keep much inventory on hand. For the most part, what you see on the shelves is what they have. The computers simply have the products delivered at the exact time it’s needed. This is great for the grocery store’s profitability, but if there is a problem that prevents the trucks from delivering the food, the shelves will go bare in a day or two. So what could prevent trucks from delivering the food? A cyber-attack on computer systems, a black out, earthquake, hurricane or other natural disaster, interruption to gasoline supplies, civil disruption, war, terrorism, and countless other events. SPECIALIZED: Do
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The Hierarchy of Water Needs

  A very important point to understand about purifying water in an emergency is that you don’t have to purify all of your water to the same degree. I call this the “Hierarchy of Water Needs”. Think about the different uses for water… At the top of the list is drinking water for infants, newborns, young children, the elderly and immune compromised people. Do you remember the cryptosporidium outbreak in Milwaukee in 1993? Over 100 people died from that incident, and most of the deaths were the very young, the elderly or people with compromised immune systems. Use only the highest purity water with absolute certainty of biological protection, or in other words, use distilled water or a large name bottled water, such as SmartWater or AquaFina. Avoid other types of water if at all possible. Also at the top of the list is water for medical purposes. See the previous recommendations regarding water quality. Next, and still extremely important, is drinking water for adults. It’s very important that you protect yourself from the different types of contaminants that can be in your water. This is especially true in an emergency situation, because the infrastructure that keeps us safe can
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A Clarification of My Position on Bottled Water

One of my core recommendations for being prepared for a water emergency is to have an adequate supply of bottled water on hand. Bottled water is very important, for reasons I will share. But every time I recommend bottled water I inevitably get some people who respond and proclaim that bottled water is the devil and I must be getting money from the bottled water industry for promoting them. I also hear from people who don’t like their water coming in contact with plastic, and there are other people who complain about the brands that I recommend. I want to set the record straight and cut through any issues you may have with bottled water. And also, before we go any further I want to say that no, I don’t receive any money from the bottled water industry. So with that out of the way, here’s what you need to know. WHAT DO I RECOMMEND? In brief, I recommend that you store one gallon per day per person for at least fifteen days. I recommend the small, half-liter plastic bottles and my preference is AquaFina brand. To see my specific recommendations, go here. WHY DO I RECOMMEND BOTTLED WATER? Bottled
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10 Powerful Reasons You Should Become a Survival Still Dealer

Why should you become a Survival Still Dealer right now? I will give you ten powerful reasons… By becoming a dealer before January 31st, you will be considered one of our “Founding Dealers”, and will receive permanent benefits within our sales organization, such as the use of a special “Founding Dealer” badge on your website and a certificate that you can hang in your store. If you order yet in December, you will be able to take advantage of an additional fantastic special offer. Email us and we will send you a “Special Notice” document that outlines the special offer. With the Survival Still, you can truly believe in what you are selling! We are looking for dealers who don’t just want to make a buck, but who believe in the extreme importance of doing the right thing. There are a lot of people who are VERY concerned with what is happening in the world right now, which is why we sold out of our entire first run of Survival Stills within about a week of announcing it to the public. (Even though they weren’t able to see the final product, only a picture of the prototype.) Many people are
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Update on the Survival Still

Hello everyone. I hope you are having a fantastic day! In this article I want to give you an update on the Survival Still and answer some frequently asked questions, but first I want to thank you. As you probably know, I have been designing the Survival Still for many years now. It’s been my life, almost an obsession. I designed over 60 different versions before waking up one night and having an epiphany, which turned into the current design. I announced the Survival Still to the world in late September. I can tell you that it’s a wonderful feeling to put your heart and soul into a product design and then release it to the world and then get a fantastic response. Thank you very much! The first thing that you notice when you take the Survival Still out of the box is that this is a heavy-duty product. Yes, it’s 18 gauge stainless steel, but it’s more than this. The shape of it builds in a tremendous amount of inherent strength. Basically, if you take care of this system it should last you a VERY long time. I dare say that it could easily outlast you and your
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