Emergency Preparedness Supplies

Surviving a Lightning Strike Outdoors

Getting stuck outside during a lightning storm can be very dangerous. Head for shelter at the first sign of thunder or lightning, do not wait for the storm to get closer to take cover. Lightning can travel far and wide. If you can hear thunder, you are within the lightning's striking distance. When you hear thunder pause... Read More

Preparing for a Mudslide

Mudslides are a serious natural disaster. Southern California has been hit hard this past weekend. Homes have been destroyed and at least 15 people are dead. The death toll is expected to rise. At least 300 people are trapped in Romero Canyon of Montecito. Rescue crews are working tirelessly to get to those stranded in... Read More

How to Prepare for an Ice Storm

Winters can be cold and long. Snow and ice can turn a magical winter wonderland into a fridged nightmare very quickly. Freezing rains coat everything in a layer of thick ice. If the ice doesn't melt and it continues to grow it may become very dangerous indeed.

1/4 inch of ice is a nuisance. Windshields will... Read More

Tropical Storms--What You Need to Know

Topical cyclones are incredibly destructive and dangerous. They form over tropical and subtropical waters. Often bringing violent storms and severe weather conditions towards land, hurricanes in Atlantic Ocean and typhoons in the Pacific Ocean. Cyclones comprise of a warm-core which forms in the low-pressure system. They are characterized by organized circulation. The word Cyclone comes from the... Read More

How to Prepare for a Cyclone

Cyclones cause millions of dollars in damages. Hurricanes are rated from 1 to 5 based on their intensity or wind speeds and indicated time, A category 1 hurricane will have winds of 75 miles per hour. A category 5 hurricane could have winds as high as 190 miles per hour. The faster the wind speed the... Read More

DIY Solar Oven

Cooking typically requires some type of fuel whether it be propane for a camp stove, wood for a fire, or electricity for a crockpot. Fuel is a limited resource. It will be difficult to store all the fuel you might need for a long-term crisis. A solar oven could be the solution.
Deforestation is a real issue... Read More

Orienteering--Family Fun

Orienteering has evolved into a competitive group sport that required navigational skills using only a map and a compass, originating from the Swedish military to teach soldiers how to cross unfamiliar terrain. It's an important skill to learn in case of an emergency that would require evacuation.  An orienteering course would originally be set up... Read More

Be Prepared This New Year

Who would have thought that 2017 would bring a slew of disasters? As the country was still dealing with flooding in Texas, another hurricane hit Florida. Then there were earthquakes, then wildfires in California, and then a hurricane that decimated Puerto Rico.  All of this, with the constant threat of nuclear war, put a lot... Read More

How to Burglar Proof Your Home

Home burglaries are a crime of opportunity. Limit your risk by taking some simple precautions.

A "Beware of Dog" sign can deter someone walking by whether or not you actually have a dog. No many people will be brave enough to risk a dog bite.
An alarm company sign in the window can also help. No alarm system... Read More

Disease Prevention in an Emergency

When building a shelter for the long-term consider the population size and density within your shelter. Close proximity often leads to illness. You'll want to have a way of dealing with sick people, preferably some kind of isolation if space allows. The CDC offers some isolation guidelines. It's also a good idea to make sure everyone is... Read More

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