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Are Books the Next “Supply” Shortage?

An interesting news trend on my LinkedIn feed this week is a potential book shortage for holiday shoppers. Apparently there’s a perfect storm of paper supply issues, labor concerns, and transport problems that could affect how many copies of print books your bookseller receives. This particular article has a very good breakdown of the situation. This article in The Atlantic goes a different direction though, really only mentioning books in a bare bones way (which…

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National Preparedness Month: Week 4

Since September is a five-week month, I decided to hold over the week four tips from FEMA to split the difference on weeks four and five. This week’s topic is teaching youth about preparedness. Oh, be still my heart! Right up my alley. I had the distinct pleasure of teaching an emergency preparedness course for our homeschool co-op during the spring 2021 term, and I think it went over well. We started with general emergency…

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Building Your Own First Aid Kit

As mentioned earlier this week, I recently taught an Emergency First Aid Fundamentals (EFAF) mini course about building your own first aid kit. What a great class! We reviewed the first aid kit module from USCCA’s EFAF class, then discussed scaling of kits, which takes one from a personal comfort (or “booboo”) kit that will fit in a purse, briefcase, or the like, all the way up through a household kit, a car kit, and…

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National Preparedness Month 2021: Week Three

This week’s focus for National Preparedness Month is “Low-Cost, No-Cost Preparedness”. Natural disasters don’t wait for a convenient time. Preparing for them shouldn’t wait either. Start today by signing up for alerts, safe-guarding important documents, and taking other low cost and no cost preparedness actions to lessen the impact of disasters and emergencies for you and your family. You might be surprised how many things you can do to prepare that are free or extremely…

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