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Throwback Thursday: What’s in Your Bug-Out Bag?

What makes a good emergency kit, survival kit or bug-out bag? Well, that depends on who you ask. Some believe all you need is a knife, a firearm and some matches, while others pack almost everything but the kitchen sink. These seven Shooter’s Log readers reveal what they keep in case of emergencies. Do their lists match yours?

Picture shows a family playing a board game by lantern light in a room with no electricty.

Camping & Survival

Preppers: The Emergency Action Plan

During an emergency panic can easily take over and cloud your thinking, as well the thinking and actions of those around you. Having a plan is only half the battle. After all, having a tourniquet in the right scenario can be a life saver, but you have to know how to apply it; it will not apply itself. The same is true of a plan. If you have not rehearsed it, trying to figure it out in the middle of a natural disaster is a disaster of a whole other kind.

New Orelans underwater after Hurricane Katrina

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Throwback Thursday: Hurricane Katrina — Learning the Lessons of the Past

Ten years ago today, America’s costliest and one of the most deadly hurricanes hit the Southern Coast. It took nearly 2,000 lives, hundreds of thousands of homes and did over a hundred billion dollars in damages. We learned a lot from Hurricane Katrina. We saw the worst in people and the best in people. Most importantly, we learned the importance of preparedness. This article lists the top articles on preparing and surviving hurricanes and floods that we have written over the years.

EMP over power lines

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Prepping: EMP Strike While You’re at Work — Are You Ready?

If you were at work when an EMP hit, would you be ready? How would you get home? Do you have an office, work in the field, or travel for work? This article examines the difficulties you could face if an EMP hit while you were at work, and covers some of the basic SHTF supplies you should have with you or stashed at work.

New Orelans underwater after Hurricane Katrina

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What to Do with Firearms and Ammunition Affected by Flood Waters

You do not have to be a victim of a hurricane to experience the destructive effects of flooding. A broken pipe, ruptured water heater, or a sump pump that goes out during a storm is enough to do it in some areas. In any case, flooding and firearms are not only a bad mix, it can be a financial disaster. This leaves firearms owners who have seen their guns and stored ammunition submerged by flood waters wondering whether their firearms and ammunition can be salvaged and used safely. Fortunately, the National Shooting Sports Foundation and Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute (SAAMI) have the answer.

Satellite picture of a hurricane

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Hurricane Preparedness Checklist: Katrina—Years Later

Nine years ago today, the third worst hurricane in Untied States history displaced hundreds of thousands, killed 2,000 and did billions in dollars worth of damage. That hurricane was Hurricane Katrina and it changed the city of New Orleans and its people forever. We are smack dab in the middle of hurricane season and on the even of National Preparedness Month. On this ninth anniversary of the devastating Hurricane Katrina, as we take a moment to reflect, I hope that you vow to yourself to prepare your family and your neighbors for any disaster. This hurricane preparedness guide provides a preparedness checklist of everything you need to add to your disaster kit.

Tornado in Oklahoma

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Severe Weather Preparedness Week, March 5-11 2017

March 1-7 is NOAA’s National Severe Weather Preparedness Week. We are used to National Severe Weather Awareness Week, but the change in language reflects what NOAA, FEMA and Ready.gov plan for this year. They are encouraging all Americans to not only be knowledgeable about what weather events to expect in their area, but fully prepare for weather disasters such as hurricanes, wildfires and tornados. The Shooter’s Log has written plenty of articles to help prepare you for any natural disaster than could hit. This week, read these top eight severe weather preparedness posts and learn how to help your family weather the storms.

Terrorist attacks

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Terrorism on American Soil—Are You Prepared?

The Islamic State posted a video on Nov. 16 promising an attack on Washington D.C. In the video, a man identified as Al Ghareeb said, “I say to the European countries that we are coming, coming with booby traps and explosives, coming with explosive belts and (gun) silencers and you will be unable to stop us because today we are much stronger than before.” Terrorists will strike anywhere, at anytime. We know that ISIS will strike again. Are you prepared? Read the full story and weigh in with your tips or predictions.