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How Long Should my Food Storage Last?

All of us have been there before. The hour is late, the PJs are on, the lights are out, and the unmistakable pangs of hunger lead you to the kitchen for one last pre-bedtime snack. Upon surveying the scarce remnants of the fridge, you momentarily consider making a ketchup and mustard sandwich before finally deciding to finish off that last slice of week-old pizza, still sitting in the cardboard delivery box.
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5 Tips for Determining the Best Meeting Place During a Disaster


There’s a giant storm coming your way. Your kids are at school and your spouse is at work. What do you do? Have a plan in advance! In the event that something happens, an emergency preparedness plan is essential. Part of being prepared for an emergency is planning a place to meet your loved ones. Having a plan can make you less stressed and safer in an emergency. Here are some tips to help you plan a safe place to meet your family. Read more…

Freeze-Dried Foods – What A Plus!

Food. We like to enjoy it, in all its varieties. We like it tasty, fresh, and filling – and even better when it’s easy to make. Yet, sometimes the easy part can compromise the tasty, fresh and filling part. So, what’s the answer? What’s our best option? What are the best foods to have in case of an emergency? Read more…

10 Things to Consider When Facing a Job Loss

Preparing for emergencies like earthquakes, hurricanes and tornadoes seems pretty straightforward: Make sure you have food, water, safety shelter, and somewhere to go— just in case. But so often, it’s the emergencies of indoor life that creep up and scare us. Medical problems, family strife, and simple home maintenance issues can throw the monthly budget off its axis. Read more…

Considering Food Allergies When Building Your Emergency Supply

When I was little, I had many close calls when it came to eating. I had severe allergies to shellfish and almost every kind of nut. This was a real hurdle for a young child that just wanted to eat the same brownies as the rest of the class, or that didn’t understand the concept of what a “shellfish” actually was. As I got older, things got much better. I grew up to understand what I could eat, which foods to avoid, and which questions to ask about food. I also encountered quite a few other kids that had food allergies too! Read more…

Sheltering in Place

Rainy days. Snowy days. Sunny days—as a child, every day was a good day to build a fort. Whether it was a blanket, box, or bush, forts were pretty much the best things ever. You would drag every toy, coloring book, and snack you had into your special citadel. Dangerous stuffed animal dragons, poisonous pillow rocks, and ferocious (teddy) bears were just a few of the deadly obstacles to overcome. Yet, under the cover of a paper-thin sheet, you felt safe, secure, and protected—for you had built an impenetrable, magical fortress. Read more…

Preparing for Another Hurricane Sandy

Mother Nature is a fickle, overbearing dame. Preventing her natural disasters is improbable, but managing her damage is possible — especially when leaders, organizations and individuals all pitch in.

That’s not to say it isn’t a daunting task. In 2012, Hurricane Sandy devastated Cuba, Jamaica and the northeastern United States. After viciously hitting the New Jersey and New York coastlines, Sandy’s effects caused more than 200 deaths and $71 billion of damage. Read more…

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3 Things to Know When Storing Water

There are things people routinely store: clothes, food, exercise equipment, furniture, antique photographs, etc.

But water? Hmmm, an interesting concept. Believe it or not, the average person needs to drink at least one gallon of water per day. And that doesn’t include water for important tasks such as bathing or cooking. Read more…