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Mutual Assistance Group Application

Mutual Assistance Groups: Bringing in New Members

One of the most important processes a mutual assistance group will ever undertake is granting membership. So how do you build your survival dream team? First read up on how to meet mutual assistance group members. Then check out the following process. Mutual Assistance Group Memberships: The Individual Perspective Begin with looking inward as...

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Disaster Prepping with Physical Disabilities

Hello and welcome to what I hope will be a long running and helpful column for the disabled community. There will be some inconvenient truths revealed and discussed, along with ideas and helpful web resources cited. A bit about me. I live in Earthquake Faults, Nevada, am a non-service connected veteran (NSC), and an...

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Make a TSA-Approved Carry-On Emergency Kit

Airline travel is complicated, even more so if you plan on being prepared in flight and at your destination. Sometimes traveling light is a necessity and checking bags isn’t in the cards. Sometimes the airlines can misplace your bags for a day or more. Regardless, it’s a good idea to have some items in...

How to Barter for Survival Resources

Managing Survival Resources in a Mutual Assistance Group

One of the biggest hurdles for a mutual assistance group to get past will be allocation of survival resources. The two most common problems regarding survival resources will be: Do we combine all the incoming basic load supplies into a common storage system? Do we have all members remain responsible for their own basic...

Make Your Own Survival Kit

3 Reasons to Make Your Own Survival Kit

There are many types of commercial survival kits available on the market today. Some of these kits are well made. Some are sufficient. And some are lacking in serious survival components. Although many of these survival kits provide the basics, the quality of the components must fit the selling price of the kit. In...

Activation Planning

MAGs: What is Activation Planning?

Mutual Assistance Groups: What is Activation Planning? When a mutual assistance group (MAG) or other group of people “activate,” it’s usually when a disaster or specific event has been identified. Activation takes people out of their routine and into a predetermined disaster plan. There are two common ways to approach activation planning. Activation Planning...

Preparedness Tips

Preparedness Tips for Families of Divorce

Preparedness Tips and Survival Plans for Split Families With around 50 percent of all marriages in the United States ending in divorce, and with a high percentage of those split families involving children, more and more preppers are faced with the possibility of those kids being in another home when disaster hits. It is...

Contingency Survival Plan

MAGs: Make a Contingency Survival Plan

Why a Contingency Survival Plan is Necessary A mutual assistance group (MAG) is an exercise in readiness, flexibility and sustainability. Though we may have certain scenarios in mind where the proverbial fan fails, we cannot guarantee what might actually happen. In order for your group to truly be prepared, it should adopt an all-hazards...