If You Find Yourself in a Boil Alert…

For more training on this issue, I recommend that you go to EmergencyWater101.com. You do not have to worry about boil notices if you are using a water distiller. For everyday use, I use and recommend this distiller. For emergencies, I recommend the Survival Still. Please share this video! If you have questions, please leave a comment.
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Holiday Specials

I’m super excited to tell you about our holiday specials! We have over 25 products that we are recommending, and I think you’re going to love them! These products are inexpensive, very useful and EVERYONE will want one! We also have a fantastic deal on the Survival Still (scroll down to the bottom of the page to see it). So, first let me introduce the line of products that I am recommending. I’ve recorded a short video to explain them, so please watch it now. The Silent-Pocket products are awesome! The Silent-Pocket products range in price from $19.99 to about $99. But use our coupon code of “happiness” (no quotes) and you will receive an additional 15% off. So follow this link and use the coupon code: happiness and you will get 15% off. They have a lot of different products that you can look, but here are the links to the specific ones that I talked about. Simple Card Wallet (my favorite). Bi-Fold Wallet. Passport Wallet (a must have for travelers). Carry-All Clutch. 10 liter Faraday Dry Bag (also super cool). So now that you know about the Silent-Pocket Products, I want to tell you about our special offer for
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A Note About Online Privacy and Security

(See our Holiday Special, which is about online security) Today I wanted to write a different kind of post. It has nothing to do with my usual subjects of drinking water, health and preparedness, but rather I want to talk about one of my recent obsessions; internet privacy and security. I don’t claim to be an expert in this regard, but I have studied this subject like a fanatic lately and I have learned a lot of things. I want to tell you what I have learned, some tools that I have found, and give you resources for learning more about this issue. FIRST, let’s talk about why you need to care about internet privacy and security. Basically, the internet is broken. It’s full of holes, and your information is out there. I just learned that my information was compromised by the recent Equifax hack, and your information was probably stolen too (you can check here). I never gave my information to Equifax. I’ve never worked with them, but they had all of my information, including my social security number. Now someone else has my information. Also, just today Yahoo.com revealed that they were hacked and the thieves got away
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The Real Shocker in August

  I trust that you are doing well after the horrible August we had. In one month, we had two hurricanes wreak havoc through the Caribbean, Texas and Florida, forest fires ravaged the West and Canada, an 8.1 earthquake struck Mexico, the sun launched some of the largest solar flares towards us in years, and North Korea launched a missile over Japan in its most provocative action yet. Quite an eventful month! But there is one event that happened in August that hardly got any attention, and it’s by far the most shocking, “Security firm Symantec is warning that a series of recent hacker attacks not only compromised energy companies in the US and Europe but also resulted in the intruders gaining hands-on access to power grid operations—enough control that they could have induced blackouts on American soil at will.” I have talked many times about Ted Koppel’s book “Light’s Out” because it outlines the single largest vulnerability of the USA; our electric grid. Never before in history has a nation been so completely dependent upon electricity as we are. We live in a fantastic world of automation. Food and safe water are so plentiful that we never have to
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A Personal Note – A Funny Thing Happened to Me on the 4th…

  On July 4th, I decided to go over to a friend’s house to watch their CRAZY fireworks display. It was enjoyable until, during one of the barrages of artillery shells, one of the shells decided to change direction – straight into my forehead. I didn’t see it coming, and it nearly knocked me out (see my picture below). A lot of people have teased me for having a smile on my face, as if I was enjoying it. I was, but quite honestly, I think that is my concussion face. I put some ice on it, and enjoyed the rest of the night. Now, I just have a small mark on my forehead. But here’s the thing, most people were not wearing safety glasses. My 17 year old son was wearing simple sunglasses at the beginning of the night (before my accident), but I told him that they weren’t good enough so I went and bought him the real things. If that would have hit me in the eye, and if I wasn’t wearing safety glasses, my eye would be gone – no ifs, ands or buts. Sun glasses are not good enough! So let’s hear your funny comments
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How To Help Others During an Emergency Without Putting Yourself at Risk

  TODAY I WANT TO address an important concern that many people have; “In an emergency, how do we help other people without putting ourselves at risk? I want to help my neighbors and my friends, but if I give them my stored water or other supplies, which I worked hard to save up, I could blow through my 30-day supply in a matter of a day or two. These are people I know and I care about, so I can’t just turn them away. Even the ones that I don’t know are good people in need. What to do?” I think this is one of the most overlooked aspects of being prepared. Yes, you can prepare yourself and your family, but the vast majority of people have not prepared, nor have they ever even thought about the need for being prepared.  Let’s be honest. You don’t want to turn away your neighbors, your friends, your family, your business associates, and their young children and elderly relatives. We are hard-wired to help each other. It’s the right thing to do, and it’s what makes our society strong. And if helping others is not compelling enough, consider that your family will
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NOVA Documentary: Poisoned Water

There is a great new NOVA documentary called Poisoned Water. I strongly recommend it. It outlines the Flint, MI water crisis, and the real state of water contamination in the USA. You can see it here. I want to point out a few things regarding the documentary… FIRST, years ago when I worked for my father’s company, we spent a lot of time trying to convince school systems of the need to have water distillers to protect their children from lead and other contaminants in the water. A number of schools knew they had high levels of lead in the water, but they really didn’t seem to care. Their solution: have the custodians go to school early and flush out the lines. In other words, just run the water down the drain for a few minutes before letting the kids drink it. Yes, it’s ridiculous. Another disturbing thing was that often the teacher’s lounge had bottled water or a treatment system so they could drink good water, but the kids just had to drink the water from the drinking fountains. SECOND, over the years I’ve noticed the knee-jerk reaction that government officials go to when faced with a problem. Deny.
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Follow Up To My Presentation on The Grow Network

  This is a follow up page for my presentation on Marjory’s “The Grow Network”. Recently, I did a presentation on Marjory Wildcraft’s “The Grow Network”. The presentation was called “Drinking Water Purity, Protecting Your Family from Contamination”. If you haven’t seen this presentation, please go here. In the presentation, I promised some follow up items… An Overview of the Water Contamination Crisis. My Recommendations for Protecting Your Family. An Overview of the Water Contamination Crisis: The only water that my family and I consume on a regular basis is distilled water. This is what we have done for 30 years, and it’s what we will do for the rest of our lives because I believe that the quality (purity) of water that you consume can have a significant impact on your health. It comes down to this simple question, “Do you think you have a better chance of living a long, healthy life if you avoid consuming chemicals and toxins?” If your answer is yes, then you too should drink only distilled water. First of all, what is “distilled” water? Actually, there is no such thing as “distilled water”. Water is water. The only difference between different types of
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How Prepared Are We As a Nation?

  This past week I had an opportunity to attend a government conference on emergency preparedness in Atlanta, Georgia. In attendance were many local emergency response planners from across the US, as well as officials from the CDC, FEMA and other government organizations. I talked to many people and got some great insights into how prepared we are as a nation, both good and bad. Here’s what I took away from this event… GREAT PEOPLE. I was very impressed with the people I met. We have to be grateful to the highly qualified, committed people who are working in this field. They take their jobs seriously, are well trained, and are more than willing to support other areas around the country as needed. HUGE AND COMPLICATED. As a small business owner, I sometimes forget how huge our country is. Keeping the country prepared and ready for an emergency is a massively complex job; the number of government departments involved, software programs, product stockpiles, distribution challenges and tens of thousands of people. OUR GREATEST STRENGTH. We have a number of things that contribute to the preparedness of our country, from the great people, to the excellent training programs and even our
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