Month: April 2013

5 Basic Survival Skills You Need to Know

Like so many other boys, I grew up in the Scouting program. I learned many valuable things: how to tie knots (just use duct tape), which types of wild mushrooms were okay to eat (none of them), and how to stay warm when camping in a blizzard (solution: don’t go camping during a blizzard).

Tornado Preparation Tips

The Wizard of Oz gave us technicolor, Dorothy and Toto, and “there’s no place like home.” It also gave a few of us nightmares about flying monkeys and green witches, as well as a good look at why tornado preparation is so important.

5 Budgeting Tips for Emergency Preparedness

This past week on Glenn Beck’s website, there was an insightful post about the basics of home defense readiness. In introducing the topic, the author made a stirring point: “When designing any emergency response plan, it is important to first identify the most realistic threat you are likely to face… Mounting a defense against the … Continued

10 Tips for Starting Your Garden

Do you remember when you planted your very first bean seed in a paper cup way back in elementary school? You watched it sprout and grow into a gangly plant and you were so proud to show Mom. Imagine the pride you’ll feel growing your own garden. Not only will you feel a tremendous sense … Continued

3 Things to Consider during Economic Challenges

Raise your hand if you’ve never been affected by economic challenges. Notice the absence of digits in the air. Not one, in fact. That’s because monetary hardships touch everyone, either directly or at least indirectly. Amid such circumstances, it’s easy to get rattled. Then worried or frustrated. And that’s when knee-jerk reactions often take place. … Continued

Ready, Set, Prep Summit Recap

On March 20th and 21st, Food Insurance™ hosted the Ready, Set, Prep Summit in Dallas, TX. The Summit consisted of key bloggers, pod-casters, and other experts in the emergency preparedness industry. You can see a list of attendees in post 16 Great Emergency Preparedness Bloggers, Authors, and Authorities At the conclusion of the Summit, all … Continued

Why Preparedness is Important in Today’s World

Famous Americans such as Benjamin Franklin, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln are revered for their quotes about the value of preparation. It’s abundantly clear they understood the importance of prudent planning. But it’s 2013, not 1776 or 1865. The dust from those powdered wigs and Civil War cannons has settled. So, why is preparedness still … Continued

Earthquake Preparation Tips

The biggest earthquake ever recorded in the U.S. was in 1964 in Prince William Sound, Alaska, registering at a devastating 9.2 on the Richter Scale. Unfortunately, Alaska, Hawaii, and the West Coast of the United States are highly susceptible to these ground-splitting tremors. These states can blame volcanic eruptions and the shifting of tectonic plates … Continued

5 Tips to Conduct Your Emergency Preparedness Inventory

Earthquakes. Hurricanes. Volcanic eruptions. Swarms of crop-killing pests. Yes, these disasters do occasionally pop up as our friends on the East Coast know all too well. In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the second costliest hurricane in U.S. history, we have all been reminded that it’s important to be ready for disaster. However, advocates (like … Continued