This week, we have a fun 10 question quiz to test your preparedness IQ! Click on your answers below.
Test Your Preparedness IQ
It’s the perfect solution for grid down when refrigeration may be unavailable. Just remember to remove one-two cups of starter each day and use for baking or throw it away. Replace with an equal amount of flour and water (premix) and fold in to existing sourdough starter. Let it sit out to reactivate for use in baking.
not unless you've got a water leak
if you've got a rock garden, don't have a car, and take 2 minute showers...but that's not average.
During a crisis, 28 gallons of water is the BARE minimum per person per month, but this does not include bathing and gardening water.
Colorado, Washington, and Utah
There are no states that have outlawed rainwater collection.
Unfortunately, more than one state has outlawed rainwater collection
New Hampshire and Utah
Close, but not quite.
You can receive a "cease & desist" order or fines for harvesting rain water in some areas of these states.
A ground level nuclear blast
An air-burst nuclear blast
It doesn't make any difference
A ground burst will cause it to spread quicker and at higher concentrations and an air burst will cause irradiated materials to spread even quicker and at even higher concentrations.
There are no foods with a shelf life of 30 years.
You'll be pleasantly surprised to know that there are.
Whole, dry corn
All of the above
It was longer ago than that...
Not quite that far back...
It was caused by a powerful CME (coronal mass ejection) event that took a mere 17 hours to hit earth—something that would normally take 3 – 4 days.
The aurora was seen in many parts of the world and in the Rockies was so bright; it woke miners who began to make breakfast, thinking it was morning.
The pulse of energy was still powerful enough after making it through the Earth's atmosphere that it caused fires along telegraph lines from coast to coast.
Our modern electrical grid is more vulnerable to CME's than it was in 1859 and has almost no defenses in place for when (not if) this happens again.
There are simply too many ways for the radioactive materials to pass through traditional filters. Even filters/purifiers that trap all particles can let radioactive gas that's suspended in the water through.
It's bad, but not the worst
It's bad, but not the worst
Temperature and temperature change
Temperature fluctuations, like those found in car trunks, attics, and semi trailers can remove up to 95% of the nutritional value from long term food storage in as little as 5 years.
Believe it or not, it was lower than that!
Nope...it worked better than that.
Over the last few years, I’ve figured out the supplements that my body responds best to so that it can fight sickness without prescription antibiotics. I dedicate most of a lesson to this topic in the http://SurviveInPlace.com Survival Course, but some of the core items are vitamin C, vitamin D3, zinc (Zicam), calcium, essential oils, grapefruit seed extract, sambucol (elderberry), and colloidal silver. I also try to eat a lot more spicy foods and oregano during flu season and when I’m starting to feel my body fighting something.
It’s important to regularly do quick self-checks, like this one, to honestly evaluate what you do and do not know.
How’d you do? Did this little exercise cause you to take action on a facet of preparedness that you had forgotten about? Would you like to see more preparedness quizzes in the future, and if so, on what topics and at what level?
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God bless and stay safe!
Survival Diva and David Morris