D-Day.....Thank you Uncle.

By: collinsfarm, 6:15 PM GMT on June 06, 2008

In the pre-dawn hours of June 6, 1944, a young paratrooper with the 101st Airborne lept out of a darkened plane doorway to begin his trek across Europe.That young man was and is my Uncle. For a variety of reasons, his company missed their drop zone by more than five miles. Scattered across acres of French farmland, it took most of the morning for them to regroup and advance on their objective, a Nazi radio/command post. My Uncle landed on the roof of a barn and roll...

Updated: 3:41 PM GMT on June 06, 2011

Be Prepared and Stay Prepared

By: collinsfarm, 7:59 PM GMT on February 06, 2007

It may be a hurricane, tornado, volcano, earthquake, building fire or blizzard. And heaven forbid, a terror related event. Any of these events may require you to flee your home or business at a moment's notice. What would you bring if you only had minutes to get out? Much is written on the subject of having a Bug-out-bag or 72-hour kit already prepared and ready to grab as you head out the door. The essential items to be included are:1. Water2. Food3. Shelter4. ...

Updated: 6:16 PM GMT on December 19, 2007

Preparedness Links and Tips

By: collinsfarm, 12:59 PM GMT on September 19, 2006

Hello Everyone. We have been very fortunate thus far in the 2006 Hurricane season. Thankfully, we have not had to deal with a major disaster caused by a landfalling hurricane. However, I encourage everyone to remain vigilant and prepared. If you have not made a Hurricane Plan for your family, please review the links listed in the "My Links" section of this blog. There are many "How to Lists" that will help you develop a plan. Previous blogs contain many ideas submit...

Updated: 8:18 PM GMT on December 27, 2006

Hurricane Preparedness Links and Ideas

By: collinsfarm, 12:27 PM GMT on June 05, 2006

The 2006 Hurricane Season is officially underway. There are some interesting predictions for this year. Some say the Northeast and Eastern Seaboard are due. Others have predicted strikes in Florida and the Northern Gulf Coast. No one can really be sure.I am not an alarmist about these things. I choose to prepare in advance to be ready for whatever may come our way. Having gone through more storms than I care to remember, I started many years ago with a few basic ite...

Hurricane Preparedness Links

By: collinsfarm, 1:24 PM GMT on May 17, 2006

The official start of the 2006 Hurricane Season is only days away. Experts predict another busy season. To borrow the motto of the Boy Scouts, I urge everyone to "Be Prepared". Following is a brief checklist for those that do not have preparedness plans already in place.Evacuation Plan1. Know ahead of time where you can go if you are told to evacuate. Pick several places; a friend's home, a motel or an offical shelter.2. Make a list of these places with phone nu...

Updated: 4:24 PM GMT on May 23, 2006

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