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How to Build a Secret Safe Room

Welcome to the Bat Cave! Do you remember watching Adam West and Burt Ward defeat the Joker and Riddler using their top secret lair? Who doesn't want a bat cave in their own house?

Having a secret panic room can really come in handy in the event of an emergency. This hidden room can be as... Read More

How to Make Pet Food at Home

There have been several recalls of major pet food brands in the last year. Finding out your best buddies food might have been contaminated is never a good thing. Factory food contamination can be avoided by making your pet's food at home. However, it's important to remember that pets have different nutritional requirements than humans. Homemade... Read More

How to Set up a School Safety Plan

Emergencies happen when you least expect them. Its always better to be prepared and not need anything, than to be caught unaware when disaster strikes. Children spend most of their time at school so it's safe to assume they have a high chance of encountering some kind of emergency while at school. The more prepared... Read More

Preparing Worry Prone Children For an Emergency

Happy wife, happy life, right? The same goes for happy children, happy home. Panic is usually the first response when a crisis happens, especially where children are concerned. Remaining calm will help the children stay calm as well. Prepare children for emergencies. Make a plan and practice, this will become second nature to them. Children should... Read More

Using Freeze-Dried Food Storage- Easy Fajitas

Your pantry is full of freeze-dried foods. While they have a fantastic shelf life (up to 30 years, depending on conditions), they can also be used for easy, nutritious, delicious anytime meals. An opened #10 can will stay good for 6-12 months if covered and kept in a cool, dry spot. Go ahead and see... Read More

Bartering in an Emergency

Long before cold hard cash became the name of the game, bartering was the norm. Trading goods and services was commonplace in every town. Many cities had a trading post where farmers would bring their goods to barter for things they might need, but couldn't produce themselves. Many travelers would use these locations to stock... Read More

The Best Way to Help Disaster Victims

Wild fires are raging, flood waters are rising, earthquakes are quaking. We feel for those who have lost so much, and we want to do whatever we can to lessen their burdens. However, sometimes the desire to help can do more harm than good. Sending unnecessary items can bog down an already overtaxed relief effort.
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Safe Storage and Disposal of Batteries

Most electronics come with the batteries built right in. It has become normal to plug everything in to charge overnight. However, many children's' toys still require the standard AA batteries to light up and move around. Children's toys typically say "batteries not included" on the box. Keeping batteries on hand for the grand-kids or for... Read More

Communicating During an Emergency-What You Need to Know

Constant communication is something most people take for granted. In the event of a disaster, there are a few things you need to know.
Staying in Touch 
-Keep your phone charged. If possible keep an extra battery pack nearby. Know the power saving options on your phone, such as screen brightness or battery saver mode and use... Read More

Making an Evacuation Plan- What Are You Forgetting?

My dad was always a very busy man growing up. He told us not to bother him when he was getting ready for work. The rule was that unless it there was fire, flood, mud, or blood, we would have to sort out our own issues or wait until he had more time to help... Read More

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