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Published: Sunday, April 22 2012 5:18 p.m. MDT

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101Ways
Taylorsville, UT

Preparing and planning for disasters is impossible as there is no hard facts or rules to go by. Real readiness requires many stashes and hoard piles in many various places because you never know what kind of disaster to prepare for and each has its own unique problems.

For one thing forget credit cards or debit cards to buy your way out of discomforts and home amenities. Forget FEMA, Red Cross, or the State of Utah to care about individuals, they are all more concerned about getting to work and salvaging government corruption.

My primary goal of disaster preparedness is to survive and help others survive. Any other preparations will be after the event scrounging with a search and locate among the ruble methodology. People in poverty cannot plan or provide any of their own resources, not when Utah poverty is half the national level of poverty. If people had the resources and income to prepare for disasters they can't be living in poverty which 100% of Utah citizens are.

And home insurance for flood and earthquake is a joke, its riddled with exemptions and limits they cover and to add at least $100/mo to their mortgage.

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