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10 Ready Tips...

1. Write down every possible evacuation route out of every room in your home. Now you have an escape plan.
This is the easiest thing to do, but it's so important.  You need to have multiple exits in your mind in the case of a fire, or burglary.
2. Get a dynamo powered radio for communication during... Read More

Which Oatmeal Should I Buy?

Oats are an incredibly versatile and valuable whole grain like wheat, barley, rye, and corn. Like all whole grains, oats have three major parts:
• BRAN: a protective outer covering which is a mostly inedible but rich in fiber which the seed used to nourish itself until it germinates and sprouts. Most oatmeal purchased in stores... Read More

Why the MSR Water Filter Maintenance Kit is Important

When using a water filter like our MSR MiniWorks EX Microfilter® you will notice that there are a lot of pieces that have to operate properly to give you the filtered water.
If you’re using the MSR MiniWorks EX Microfilter® on a weekend hike or dealing with an emergency, you do not want to have... Read More

Top 5 Things Seniors Need to Prepare for an Emergency

The other day I received an email from a Mrs. Jacqueline who, like many of us, is concerned about where the economy is taking us and how to be prepared. “Where do I start?” was her main question. Remember, you can survive only 3 hours without shelter, 3 days without water, and 3 weeks... Read More

Top 10 Mistakes of Emergency Preparedness

1. Not Having an Emergency Plan
Many people wait until it's too late to make a plan for emergency preparedness.  There are so many things that can occupy our time and attention that it's hard to look forward to what might be coming ahead.  However, if you will prepare now, you can have peace of mind... Read More

Defeat The Heat

Its summer time & with all the barbecues and summer outings there is one thing that we tend to over look, and that is the Heat.  Though its always best to stay in doors, if possible, stay in an air-conditioned place. If your home does not have air conditioning, go to your local public library... Read More

Preparing an Emergency Evacuation Plan

There could be times when you will need to evacuate the area you live in. This includes disasters such as:

Fires
Flooding
Gas Leaks
Earthquakes
Tornadoes
Hurricanes

It is vitally important that you prepare for the possibility of evacuation. The terrible stories of Hurricane Katrina make it very clear that you should not rely solely on government or other entities for help. ... Read More

My Best Emergency Preparedness Ideas

We want your preparedness ideas!  Please take a quick moment to post your ideas and feedback for the readystore!

Elderly Emergency Preparedness

Often times the elderly and people with certain disabilities face special issues when preparing for a disaster. There is a number of public and quasi-public entities devoted to emergency preparedness for those with special needs.
These panels are charged with advising on public policies involving special needs populations, fostering understanding between the special needs community and... Read More

Ideal Lights to Have in Case of an Emergency

There are several options when choosing lighting for emergencies. First, there are candles and light sticks. The standard votive candle burns for about 15-23 hours. I recommend the ReadyCandle. It burns odorless and smokeless liquid paraffin and lights large areas well. If you have children and don't want them to wander around with... Read More

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