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IOSAT: Radiation Protection for Your Family

In the event of a nuclear accident, radioactive iodine could be released into the air and absorbed by the thyroid, damaging it and potentially killing you. This deadly chemical from nuclear warfare can remain in the air for several days, so it's best to be prepared. IOSAT is a small tablet that contains potassium iodide(a... Read More

How to Clean, Prepare and Fill a Water Container

Storing water doesn't sound super complicated, right? But you want to make sure you do it right. Nothing would be worse than opening your water storage to find that it's not drinkable. We've prepared these quick steps to help ensure that your water storage container is filled correctly and will last.
STEP 1: Before filling a... Read More

Priority 3 – Gather Shelter in Place Supplies

After you have completed priority #2 which is to gather Grab and Go supplies, your next priority is to gather Shelter in Place supplies. Over the years, I have found it very helpful to divide my emergency supplies into two broad categories: Grab and Go supplies and Shelter in Place supplies. My definition of these... Read More

How to Start a Fire Without Matches

If you find yourself in need a fire, but you don’t have a lighter or matches there are a number of options you can turn to in order to get a fire started.
The most common match-free method used involves magnesium, flint and steel. Lens-based options are common, too. Fires can also be started using... Read More

Chemically Treating Water for Drinking

It is never safe to drink water from a source that has not yet been treated or you are unsure of. (For Example: water from a stream, lake, river, pond etc.) These sources of water especially could be contaminated with a variety of biological or chemical contaminates, including bacteria and parasites (such as Giardia) that... Read More

How Much Water Should I Store?

One of my most commonly addressed subjects that the general public doesn’t seem to know much about is water storage. Storing water is one of the most overlooked items in emergency preparedness, but it is easily one of the most important. Water is commonly one of the first things to become contaminated after a disaster... Read More

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