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Winter Preparedness Tips For Your Home

A winter storm can isolate you in your home for several days, especially if you are in a rural or country setting. Be prepared to be without conventional forms of heating and cooking for at least a one week period, preferably be prepared for one month without these luxuries. Keep a battery powered radio and […]

Winter Survival: If A Storm Traps You In Your Car

Keep calm if you get in trouble. If your car becomes stuck or you become lost, DO NOT PANIC! Think the problem through, decide the best thing to do, and then do it slowly and carefully. If you are on a well-traveled road, indicate you are in trouble and need help. Remember the signaling devices […]

How To Deal With a Downed Power Line

Winter is coming and that means ice storms for most of us. And one thing that is an almost certain during ice storms is down branches, trees and even power lines. Knowing what to do when you are driving home or leaving the home during an ice storm (if you absolutely must), is how to […]

How To Escape From a Sinking Car

As soon as you hit the water, open your window. This is your best chance of escape, because opening the door will be very difficult given the outside water pressure. (To be safe, you should drive with the windows and doors slightly open whenever you are near water or are driving on ice.) Opening the […]

Basic Automobile Winter Survival Kit

The first week of September has finally arrived this year and with that marks the end of Summer and the beginning of Fall and then Winter. For must of us in the northern parts of the United States and the world we experience some pretty harsh winters on occasion. Winter travel, especially by passenger cars […]

When The Power Goes Out: Living Without Electricity

It’s going to happen. Sooner or later, the power will go off, and you won’t know when (or if) it will come back on. This doesn’t have to be the work of evil-doers, either. It could be a sudden ice storm that brings down the power lines. Recently in the news we see that over […]

Preparing for Severe Thunderstorms and Derecho Windstorm

With the start of a Northeastern Derecho storm front I thought it would be a good time to discuss how to prepare for a severe thunderstorm and derecho windstorms. Knowing what to do and where to going in a severe thunderstorm can greatly reduce your chances of injury or death. Why Prepare For Severe Thunderstorms? […]

How to Survive a Drought

While over half of the United States is experiencing a drought that threatens our nations breadbasket, many wonder what they can do to survive the current drought and prepare for the next one. One of the effects of droughts are dryness and lack of water. They are most commonly known to be in Africa. However, […]

Water Storage: The Basics To Storing Water

Why Store Water Natural disasters such as floods or earthquakes may pollute or disrupt water supplies.  Water is more essential than food in sustaining life.  It is wise to have an emergency storage of at least 14 gallons of water per person.  To protect the quality of the water it must be pure to start […]

Emergency First Aid: Guide To Masks & Respirators

Introduction One of the most overlooked item in many business and personal preparedness gear is face masks and respirators. Dusts, gases, fumes, mists and vapors are common hazards in workplace air. These can seriously affect the health of workers. Breathing in asbestos fibers can lead to asbestosis and lung cancer while crippling lung diseases can […]

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