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What you can do about it: Review the guide on preparing for civil unrest Review the Protest Kit on protective gear, if you plan to or have to travel near, in, or around a protest Take a first aid class, so you have better training to help yourself or others, regardless of what happens Check your radio and batteries, if you rely on them for emergency alerts See if you need any emergency alert apps Read the tornado guide Can you budget for a solar charger? Consider a cheap, backup pay-as-you-go cell phone with an alternate carrier. This may let you send or receive emergency texts if service is down. Keep building your pantry Plant a garden Do you need to store some water? Consider a rain water capture system Spend a day without using power, or go camping in your back yard. This will help you to get used to operating without power, or to spot holes in your plan. It might even just be fun. Think what you might need to cope with extreme heat. Can you create shade? Keep up with your routine vehicle maintenance. Do you know what needs to be fixed or changed, and when? Perhaps draw a plan. Write up an emergency plan for one scenario. Discuss it with your roommate or family. What will you do? What might you need? Can you practice? Read a book Meditate. Meditation has been shown to grow grey matter, and improve your brain’s ability to focus. Turn off social media for a day. It may be good for your mental health. Get some exercise Good luck this week.

What you can do about it: Get some exercise. Regular, low-impact movement to stay healthy is a great way to improve your longevity. Be careful when doing maintenance, operating heavy machinery, or working from heights. Right now is still a great time to *not* go to the hospital. Wear safety equipment. Perhaps get some help with that project. Survival experts advise “operating at half speed”, so you have more time to think, process, and react without wasting energy or making mistakes. Keep building that pantry. If you have the means to stock up on some shelf-stable food, and build a bit extra of items you already eat, it seems prudent. At best you’re reducing the potential drain on food stores by being ready yourself. At worst you’re just buying groceries a bit early. Plant a garden. Growing your own local food is a good extra layer of food security. Consider a portable solar panel. If your power was out for a long period of time, how much of your life could you run off these? Practice using your gear. If you haven’t gone for a hike recently while wearing your Go Bag – try it. If you’ve never charged your battery pack using your solar panel – do it. Try cooking a meal with a rocket stove, or using only shelf-stable ingredients. Go camping in your back yard to try out your tent. The more practice you have, the better. You may identify issues and gain valuable experience. Store some water Be easy on yourself. Hey you’ve made it to today. Great job. Take a break. Meditate, read a book, or do some other activity to recharge. Good luck this week


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What you can do about it: Review the guide on preparing for civil unrest Review the Protest Kit on protective gear, if you plan to or have to travel near, in, or around a protest Take a first aid class, so you have better training to help yourself or others, regardless of what happens Check your radio and batteries, if you rely on them for emergency alerts See if you need any emergency alert apps Read the tornado guide Can you budget for a solar charger? Consider a cheap, backup pay-as-you-go cell phone with an alternate carrier. This may let you send or receive emergency texts if service is down. Keep building your pantry Plant a garden Do you need to store some water? Consider a rain water capture system Spend a day without using power, or go camping in your back yard. This will help you to get used to operating without power, or to spot holes in your plan. It might even just be fun. Think what you might need to cope with extreme heat. Can you create shade? Keep up with your routine vehicle maintenance. Do you know what needs to be fixed or changed, and when? Perhaps draw a plan. Write up an emergency plan for one scenario. Discuss it with your roommate or family. What will you do? What might you need? Can you practice? Read a book Meditate. Meditation has been shown to grow grey matter, and improve your brain’s ability to focus. Turn off social media for a day. It may be good for your mental health. Get some exercise Good luck this week.

What you can do about it: Get some exercise. Regular, low-impact movement to stay healthy is a great way to improve your longevity. Be careful when doing maintenance, operating heavy machinery, or working from heights. Right now is still a great time to *not* go to the hospital. Wear safety equipment. Perhaps get some help with that project. Survival experts advise “operating at half speed”, so you have more time to think, process, and react without wasting energy or making mistakes. Keep building that pantry. If you have the means to stock up on some shelf-stable food, and build a bit extra of items you already eat, it seems prudent. At best you’re reducing the potential drain on food stores by being ready yourself. At worst you’re just buying groceries a bit early. Plant a garden. Growing your own local food is a good extra layer of food security. Consider a portable solar panel. If your power was out for a long period of time, how much of your life could you run off these? Practice using your gear. If you haven’t gone for a hike recently while wearing your Go Bag – try it. If you’ve never charged your battery pack using your solar panel – do it. Try cooking a meal with a rocket stove, or using only shelf-stable ingredients. Go camping in your back yard to try out your tent. The more practice you have, the better. You may identify issues and gain valuable experience. Store some water Be easy on yourself. Hey you’ve made it to today. Great job. Take a break. Meditate, read a book, or do some other activity to recharge. Good luck this week


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