Emergency Preparedness


        

Disasters Really Do Happen To Ordinary People

December 9, 2013 - There is no question that Disaster Denial is a common ailment.  Even those that prepare – and prepare well – ponder whether a disaster could really happen to them and to their families and if, at the end of the day, all of their preps are worth it. In todays blast from the n ...

Preparing for Everyday Emergencies

October 31, 2013 - When writing about family preparedness, it is easy to be drawn in to preparing for the more extreme events that might (or might not) happen. You know what I mean: hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, storm and the entire gamut of natural disasters.  It is equally easy to be drawn into preparing f ...

Survival Friday: Disaster Preparation Basics

October 11, 2013 - There is something about fall and winter that sets our disaster preparedness minds in action.  Perhaps it is due to our reflection on years past when wind, snow and ice kept us indoors.  Or perhaps it is due to a single, violent winter storm, power outage or hurricane that left a path of d ...

Survival Basics: 10 Steps for Preparing a Family Emergency Plan

October 3, 2013 - Sometimes it is the simplest things that are overlooked.  Case in point?  The Family Emergency Plan. Here we are, so diligently putting away food, storing water and purchasing gear when perhaps one of the most important aspects of emergency and crisis planning has to do with having a plan ...

Road Side Medical Care Kit

August 30, 2013 - by Tess Pennington Emergencies can arise in the most unlikely places – even while on the road. Leaving home means venturing away from the security and the supplies within it. While no one plans to get sick or hurt on the road, accidents can and do happen. Preparedness websites and organiza ...

5 Free Things You Can Do Now to Be More Prepared

August 17, 2013 - by Bernie Carr The most obvious aspect of being prepared is the acquisition of supplies and gear. But that is not all there is to it. These activities are actually very important and should not be skipped in favor of the more exciting activities of buying beans, bullets or band-aids. Better yet, ...

72 Hour Disaster Survival

June 24, 2013 - 72 Hour Disaster Survival According to most experts, three days (or 72 hours) is the minimum amount of time that you should be able to be self-sufficient should a catastrophe cut off your access to running water, electricity, and telephones. So how do you get prepared for three days off the grid, a ...

Basic Disaster Supplies Kit

June 24, 2013 - Basic Disaster Supplies Kit When you start reading up on being prepared for disasters, the sheer amount of stuff that sites, experts, and people recommend can be simply overwhelming. How exactly does one go about putting together a 6-month supply of food? Where will I store 10 tanks of propane? W ...

Why Purchase Emergency Supplies?

May 20, 2013 - In today’s modern world, it can be incredibly difficult for the average person to even imagine a life without things like plumbing, grocery stores, or electricity. But as much as we rely on these things, one seemingly minor situation can shut them down. And even if its just for a few days, g ...

Top Emergency Supplies | Prepping and Preparedness

May 19, 2013 - If you aren’t prepared for an emergency, stress can hit you like a ton of bricks, making it even more difficult to make it through the situation in one piece. So what should you keep on hand? Short term prepping to be prepared for both short term and long term survival is simple to do, and wil ...

The Sunday Survival Buzz Volume 64

May 12, 2013 - Welcome to this week’s Sunday Survival Buzz – a roundup of preparedness news, tips, articles and recommendations from around the web. But first, an update on my own preps. I continued to organize my food storage this week and to tidy up in general.  I am finding myself buried in cl ...

Survival Friday: Reasons You Need Salt in the Prepper Pantry

May 10, 2013 -   One of the very first things I did when I first started prepping was to bolster my pantry with basic staples that could be used for variety of purposes.  When it was suggested that I store salt, and lots of it, I was a disbeliever.  After all conventional mainstream wisdom had taug ...

26 Five-Minute Prepping Projects

May 9, 2013 - One of the excuses used for not prepping is that it takes a lot of time.  True enough.  Anything that you pursue with passion and intensity is going to take some time. On the other hand, there are plenty of prepping activities that can be undertaken in just five minutes. Come on.  I ...
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