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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

No Electricity, No Problem

  One of the most common occurrences during an emergency situation is the loss of electrical power.  Electricity is something we are accustomed to using every day, and it is easy to forget just how much we rely on it in our day-to-day routine.  Depending on the severity of the event that caused the loss … Continued

First Aid Kits: What’s The Point?

  You can never be too prepared when it comes to medical emergencies. First Aid Kits are always a must. You never know when there may be the need for first aid. A simple scratch could turn fatal if not properly taken care of. Any emergency situation, whether you are dealing with floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, … Continued

Hurricane Preparedness

  Hurricanes are probably one of the most known types of natural disasters; especially for those who live on the east coast of the United States. One of the main reasons they are so notorious is that there is an ongoing threat of hurricanes or tropical storms that affect the east coast and some big … Continued

Zika: The Hurdles Ahead For Vaccinating a Pandemic

Summer is on its way and with the warming weather, brings the return of mosquitoes. Mosquitoes have contributed to several cases of diseases such as Malaria, West Nile, Yellow Fever, etc. Recently, the World Health Organization has declared a public health emergency for the Zika virus. According to the CDC, the Zika virus, “… is spread … Continued