Month: June 2016

Water Purification Methods

  When it comes to purifying possibly contaminated water, there is no such thing as being too careful. Untreated water could contain sewage, bacteria, diseases, viruses, parasites, pesticides, heavy metals, radioactivity, chemicals, or even poison. Without drinking water, death will occur within three to ten days. If a person drinks water that has not yet … Continued

Do It Yourself Lights Out Kit

  What is a Lights Out Kit? Simply put, a Lights Out Kit is a small container consisting of items that will help aid you in the event of a power outage. This would include candles, oil / solar lamps, matches, lighters, flashlights, and anything else that would provide relief in a no power situation. … Continued

72-Hour Kits For Babies

    Most instructions you will find on creating 72-hour kits, bug-out bags, or other evacuation supplies leave out an important family member: your baby or infant. If your child is under two years old, they require many special supplies on top of regular 72-hour kit supplies. Planning for their needs should take a little … Continued

Cooking Without Electricity

  Food is without a doubt one of the most important resources during any type of emergency.  So naturally, we put a large focus on building up an ample supply of emergency food storage.  But how often do we think about how we are going to cook and prepare that food?  After all, electricity is … Continued

Managing Your Emergency Materials

  All too often there is not enough attention that goes into planning. Whether it is planning vacations, planning parties, planning graduation, or planning for emergencies, it seems like somehow someone forgets something. They buy the plane ticket, but forgets to bring it to the airport, or buys the birthday cake, but forgets to bring utensils. Paralleling this … Continued

Camping: The Best Prep

Camping is a great opportunity to connect with nature and prepare for an emergency. In the event of certain emergencies, you may be unable to live indoors for a period of time. Fortunately, there is a fun and convenient way to practice living outdoors through camping! In many places, there are designated campgrounds and locations … Continued

Tornadoes: Preparing Before The Threat

    One of the deadliest types of natural disasters you can face is a tornado.  As events in Oklahoma illustrate all too well, powerful tornadoes have the ability to destroy everything in their path.  Entire neighborhoods can be wiped out in a matter of seconds by winds that reach speeds of up to 300 … Continued

Don’t Forget The Soap!

  Often times when people are preparing for an emergency, the focus tends to be on the food and drink aspect and not so much on hygiene supplies.  While food and water should be a top priority as it is a human essential, cleanliness should be given a little more attention. After all, filthy water can … Continued

5 Potential Earthquake Threats Americans Should Know About

  Almost everyone knows about the great San Andres fault line that stretches along California’s coastline for 800 miles, but not everyone knows about the various other earthquake hazards across the US from Hawaii to Missouri. Because the San Andres is so long and minor earthquakes occur so frequently, California tends to hog most of … Continued