Month: September 2016

Individual Preparedness

As disasters continue to impact our world, the role of individuals and the importance of engaging all sectors in reducing the impact of disasters have become increasingly evident. Recognizing the need to involve the Nation more fully, Presidential Policy Directive-8 (PPD-8), issued on March 20, 2011, states that “our national preparedness is the shared responsibility … Continued

The Lowdown On Water Storage

Water is the most important resource we can have in an emergency situation. It makes up 50% of our bodies, but we need to make sure we are 100% clear how to properly store water.  It is also important to know when and how to treat water for any kind of disastrous situation.   Share … Continued

Preparing Through Service

  September is known as National Preparedness Month and this week’s theme is “Preparing Through Service.” After a disaster, communities have rallied together to aid, support, and help each other out. One thing you can do to prepare before the disaster through service is to attend a blood drive and/or donate plasma. You can also … Continued

Essentials for a DIY Bug-Out Bag (Infographic)

September is National Preparedness Month. With this being said, it is always important to be prepared for any emergency that may occur. One of the easiest things a person can do start preparing is to have a bug-out bag. A bug-out bag is full of food, water, and emergency essentials. Every prepper has their own … Continued

Family Emergency Plan

  All the preparation in the world won’t make a difference if you haven’t explained to the people you love and care about what to do when trouble strikes. For this reason, it is important to have a plan, a backup plan and practice these often, in case there is an emergency. The first step in … Continued

September is National Preparedness Month

  If you’re like most of us, you are experiencing a bit of awe that August escaped so quickly, and we find autumn just around the corner. September; that time of year when the summer fun winds down, schools start up again, and life seems to get “back to normal.” For some parts of the … Continued