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12 Survival Things You Can Make With Duct Tape Infographic

Along with your year supply of food and water do you have your year supply of Duct Tape? All you need to do is google “Duct tape” and you will soon realize how important this sticky substance can be to your long term survival. We put together this list of 12 survival essentials that you can make with duct tape to help people get excited about this wonderful tool. Feel free to let us know what you would add to the list. A special thanks to Gaye over at http://www.backdoorsurvival.com/. She put together a list a couple of years ago about what you can make with Duct Tape and we used some of her ideas, so thanks Gaye and keep up the good work!

Survival Tools You Can Make Using Duct Tape

 

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Severe Winter Storm Preparation

Severe winter storms are one of the most common types of natural disasters that occur in the United States.  While we often think about hurricanes or fires when planning for potential emergencies, winter storms can be just as destructive and deadly.  Severe winter storms can create a variety of hazards, such as extremely cold temperatures, strong winds, heavy snow, freezing rain, and sleet.  Even after the storm has passed, there can still be risks associated with what the storm left behind.  Doing what you can to be adequately prepared for winter storms will help your family remain safe during this relatively common type of natural event.

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Receiving Weather Alerts – A Prepardness Must.

Before you can decide on a plan of action during a natural disaster, you will first need information on the overall affected regions and information on what is and isn’t safe.  If you live in an area that is prone to severe weather, you may already have a few alert systems in place. But everyone, no matter where they live, should have some way of finding out whether or not they are potentially in danger. Part of your emergency preparedness plan should include setting up a number of alert systems so that you can be informed in the event of an emergency situation.

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The Lowdown On Water Storage Infographic

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.

 

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Top 10 Most Common Emergency Food Fails Infographic

OK everyone listen up, let see if this describes you! You have your 1,000 pounds of wheat. Your 500 gallons of water and enough ammo to make Chuck Norris jealous but the question remains, are you truly prepared? Just because you’ve been prepping for twenty years doesn’t mean you haven’t made some mistakes along the way. It’s not enough to just have your emergency food storage, you have to be able to store it, eat it and even move it if things really get crazy.

Here at Food Insurance we want to do our part to make sure you not only have great tasting freeze dried food to help you survive the next disaster but also to make sure you can survive in the days and months following the disaster. So like, share and comment on these fails, we want to know what you think and if we’ve missed anything!  After you read through these fails, check out our free 2013 Preparedness Guide for even more tips and ideas to help you and your family survive emergency situations.

 

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Common Household Hazards

When thinking about emergency preparedness, we often focus on major weather events, seismic activity, or even terrorist attacks.  All too often, we completely overlook events that are much more commonplace, and can be equally as dangerous.  One area that I believe every family needs to think about is the dangers of chemicals that are readily accessible in our homes.

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Buy Now or Save?

When getting ready to buy supplies to prepare for an emergency, people often ask whether it is better to buy a little at a time or all at once.

The answer is… it really depends on you.

The two major factors are your financial situation and your personality. Each method has its advantages and its disadvantages. Those two factors will help you to navigate which path is better for you. With that said, here is a list of pros and cons for each approach.

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Tornadoes 101 – Basic Information for Recognizing and Understanding Tornadoes

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What are tornadoes really? The simple explanation is that they are a very powerful rotating column of air. But where does that power come from, and how does the spiral form? A select few factors need to be present in the right place at the right time for a tornado to form. It takes just a current of low, warm moist tropical air foiled with cold polar air to create the perfect storm. It is the combination of these factors that incentivize tornado-forming supercells to come out and play. Supercells are giant thunderstorms that often precede tornadoes. These thunder clouds rival your typical angry rain cloud as they can get grow up to 50,000 feet in height.

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