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Episode 1 S1-1

Earthquake Survival


Special Guest:

Day After Disaster Ch 1

Lisa Bedford

Welcome to episode one of The Changing Earth Podcast. Day After Disaster begins today and we are introduced to the heroin in the story, Erika. She awakens after an earthquake distressed and unsure of how to proceed given the new circumstances that have befallen her. After hearing Chapter one of the story we will welcome Lisa Bedford a.k.a. The Survival Mom. Lisa shares with us some essential tips on how we can stay safe before, during, and after an earthquake.

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Before an Earthquake

  1. Realize that earthquakes can happen anywhere and at any time. You may be with your family but you may be away from your family.

  2. Think about getting earthquake insurance. Damage from Earthquakes can pile up quickly.

  3. Take a look at your house. How is it vulnerable: power and gas lines running to it, roof is old and sagging, etc.?

  4. Have a small group of items nearby to protect eyes, head, and feet in an earthquake. Construction material will be blown through the air and there may be glass on the ground


3 Steps to Take During an Earthquake

  1. Make sure the children know what to do. It will be scary and they may panic.

  2. Get under something sturdy and stay put. Make sure it is not attached to a wall. If you’re outside crouch down and if you’re in your car stop and pull over if possible.

  3. Let your muscle memory from all of the practice that you did take over.


4 Steps to Take After An Earthquake

  1. Be ready for aftershocks. Let your children know they will be coming.

  2. Check to see if anyone needs medical attention.

  3. Get away from immediate danger: gas smells, crumbling walls.

  4. Shut off gas, water, and power to house. Make sure you have the right tool for the job nearby. 

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Day After Disaster Ch 1

Lisa Bedford

"I was always the mom with a case of water bottles and blankets in the trunk of her car and famous for saying, "Just in case..." Four years ago when I began to see signs of a deteriorating economy, I wondered, "Is there a way I can be proactive and get my family ready for an uncertain future?"

The answer was, "Yes!" and that's when The Survival Mom was born.

I've put my own research, mistakes, and successes together in my book because deep down, every mom is a Survival Mom. We all want the same thing: a safe, thriving family. You'll find hundreds of tips and strategies in Survival Mom for steering your own family through uncertain and uncharted waters as our 21st century continues to unfold.

A great companion to the book is my blog, Here is where I post up-to-the-minute articles, weekly Action Steps, and the always-popular Instant Survival Tips. You'll find hundreds of articles on topics ranging from finances to food storage to videos and humor.

If you can't get enough of Survival Mom, follow me on Twitter and Facebook. There are thousands of other moms out there just like you!" -Lisa Bedford

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