Month: June 2013

Starting Small – Essential Items For Any Emergency

More often than not, getting started with a task is more difficult than actually following through with and finishing the task. Emergency preparedness is no different. The task can seem overwhelming simply because it seems like there is so much that needs to be done to be fully prepared for an emergency situation.  However, if … Continued

Evacuation Planning

There are many different types of emergency situations that your family can face. Depending on where you live, there is the possibility that certain disasters could force you to evacuate from your home. In anticipation of certain emergencies or natural disasters, such as hurricanes, floods, or wildfires, local officials often order mandatory evacuations. Having an … Continued

Entertainment During an Emergency?

When we plan for emergency situations, we often focus so much on the aspect of meeting physical necessities for survival that we don’t even take other things into account. If a natural disaster such as a severe winter storm makes it so you are unable to leave your house for a week, what are you … Continued

Pets and Your Family Emergency Plan

When I was 10 years old, I came home one day to find my parents playing with a German shepherd puppy. German shepherds, as you probably are already picturing in your mind, have that ever alert, Rin Tin Tin-ny readiness. Their ears perk up like satellite dishes, and their stance always seems to be saying, … Continued

What Should my Emergency First Aid Kit Include?

You’re no dummy. You know what a first aid kit is — and that it might just save your life during a natural disaster or emergency. But it’s not always easy to know what should go in a first aid kit. Determining what fits your emergency preparedness needs is a task best addressed sooner, not … Continued

How Often Should I Update My Emergency Storage?

I learned the hard way that if you don’t check something often enough, you can end up with trouble. I am guilty of not changing the filter for my air conditioning and furnace unit. Even if I had known how often I should replace it, I’m not sure I would have actually done it. When … Continued

Hurricane Preparation Tips

I still remember my first pop quiz. My teacher walked into class with a smirk on her face, suggesting that she was in an unusually foul mood. She instructed my fellow students and myself to clear our desks, and she proceeded to hand out the test.