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Good advice for the end of the world or any occasion

Posted: December 22, 2012 - 4:23pm

For most of us, fortunately, our world did not come to an end on Friday. Indeed, many of us draw hope from the winter solstice, looking forward to enjoying a few more moments of daylight in the coming days.

With all the hubbub over the end of the Mayan calendar, the Clarion surveyed some Kenai Peninsula residents on what they thought the end of the world might look like, and what advice they might have for coping. While our questions may have been asked a little bit tongue-in-cheek, we got some advice we think would be great to follow every day, whether the end of the world is imminent or not.

Living in a place where volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, wildfires and extreme weather events are somewhat regular occurrences, Alaskans tend to be better prepared than most for a large-scale disaster.

Ted Spraker, a longtime Fish and Game area manager and current Board of Game member, suggested that people talk with their families about “‘What if?’ and ‘What would we do?’” That’s good advice when preparing for any emergency situation.

If you haven’t already, make sure you have an emergency kit and a plan for your household. If it’s been a while since you’ve used it, make sure your fist aid kit is stocked and the batteries in the flashlights are fresh. Check your vehicle to make sure safety items for winter travel are stashed there, too.

You can find plenty of useful information and links to checklists on the Kenai Peninsula Borough’s Office of Emergency Management website,

Borough Mayor Mike Navarre said “there will, of course, be heroes and villains ... be a hero.” We agree, the world can always use another hero.

Kenai Mayor Pat Porter suggested mending bridges with others in your life — and having dessert first once in a while — just in case. Soldotna Mayor Peter Micciche said he’d spend a quality day with his family — sledding followed by a bonfire. Sounds perfect to us.

We’ll leave you with one final thought for Kenai City Manager Rick Koch: “Be good to each other and act like we should act all the time, like we act to each other on Christmas day.”

So, here’s wishing you a merry Christmas and happy New Year — no matter what the world may throw our way.

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Watchman on the Wall
Watchman on the Wall 12/24/12 - 04:32 pm
I'll go with Happy New Year

Very Good Clarion as i stated in another post about some of these ideas shared by a couple of those questioned.
Troubles can come at any time and in many differant was, manmade or demonic or Gods Natural events, and we need to be prepared for any and all of them by practicing and having the proper tools and equipments needed to help & protect family, friends and neighbors alike. None of us knows for sure what tomorrow or even the next hour might bring in the form of troubles or death, now do we?
Fail to prepare and prepare to fail is a Good mindset for all of us in this daily fight for this earthly life, it is also the same fight for the eternal life, but, with greater consiquences for not preparing properly.
Happy New Year to all as well.

radiokenai 12/26/12 - 08:41 am
All of us need to Hang Together...

....Or we shall certainly Hang Separately!"

In a time of crisis, we will need to stand together as an ALASKAN community to protect our Property, Possessions and Rights from Federal Marital Law Enforcement Operatives who wish to do us harm.

A VERY VALUABLE lesson needs to be observed from Katrina and Sandy. Did you know that Law Abiding Citizens of Katrina had their homes unlawfully invaded and their firearms unlawfully ceased in then name of Emergency Action? If they protested, they were thrown to the ground and immediately arrested! Don't believe me? Look it up here:

Did you know that obama has signed an executive order that the National Guard is now under Government control instead of State? Can you say "Martial Law"? Don't believe me? Click here:

These 2 disasters tell me we will need to IMMEDIATELY come together and stand our ground against obama's reactive Martial Law! Don't think for a minute he would not take the opportunity to cease the Citizens of Alaska's firearms and destroy our way of life! Of all the States in the Union, Alaska and Arizona defies everything he stands for!

May our Local Police, Fire Departments and State Troopers remember that in a time of crises they still work for Citizens of the State of Alaska ...and NOT barack obama! We too will need to rely on them to support law and order with care and concern for their citizens. We will need to Stand our Ground together.

The National Guardsman of Katrina who Crashed into peoples homes only to cease their firearms and arrest anyone who protested; without a search warrant or due process, should be disgraced and ashamed from wearing the uniform of a National Guardsman!


"We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately"? Benjamin Franklin

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