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
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
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
There could be times when you will need to evacuate the area you live in. This includes disasters such as:
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
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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
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
So you have stocked up on Food, Water, Shelter, and Clothing to be ready in the event of a disaster. But have you considered Fuel? What will you use to power that generator? What will you use if there is power?
If you have stocked up on Freeze-Dried-Foods you are at least one step ahead the... Read More
The season runs from June 1st – November 30th. That does not mean there can’t be a tropical storm in May or October. It’s just one of those things where you have to start somewhere. Since the frequency of tropical development in June normally does show a small increase, June 1st is as good an... Read More
One of my favorite movies is "What about Bob". It's the story of how a successful psychiatrist loses his mind after one of his most dependent patients named "Bob", a highly manipulative obsessive-compulsive, tracks him down during his family vacation. The technique the psychiatrist tries to teach Bob is that he should use small simple... Read More