Monthly Archives - November 2012

Health Hazards After Disasters

Clean up crews who began putting New Orleans back together after Katrina reported a hazard nobody anticipated: an abundance of snakes – everywhere.
As we have seen recently from the cleanup after Hurricane Sandy slammed New Jersey and New York, the initial dangers of a natural disaster may pass in a day or two, but other dangers can linger long afterward. Here are some post-storm dangers to watch out for:

Animals, insects or reptiles where they aren’t supposed to be. Fire, […]

Stacey, TX

“I never thought I’d be dipping into our emergency food supply so soon, but I can’t say enough how relieved I am to have it. A few years ago my husband and I thought it would be smart to purchase an emergency food supply. After researching, comparing, and finally talking with representatives, there seemed to be only one clear choice. We bought a couple of buckets from our personal Wise food representative.
What a smile I had on my […]

Doomsday Preppers on National Geographic Channel – New Season!

Preppers everywhere are addicted to Doomsday Preppers, a series on the National Geographic channel. This popular show, now in its second season showcases real preppers as they prepare for worst-case scenarios, which gives viewers all kinds of creative ideas and information about preparing for disasters and emergencies. One of the best parts of the show is the discussion at the end of every episode in which experts evaluate the subject’s plans and reveal how long they are likely to […]

National Geographic Channel’s Doomsday Preppers on Emergency Food

Patrick J. Kiger from NatGeo guest-blogs today:
Americans like to eat. The average adult male consumes 2,500 calories a day, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and we’re accustomed to an abundant supply of food no matter what the season. But Scott Hunt, an emergency survival consultant who is one of the advisors on the National Geographic Channel reality show Doomsday Preppers, warns that in the event of a disaster that disrupts our food system, we […]

Preparing Your House for Evacuation

There are several emergency scenarios where you may need to leave your house until danger passes. If you live in a hurricane or fire zone, this can happen frequently. Other scenarios are blackouts, biological attacks or floods (among others). In these situations we all like to imagine having a house to come back to – and it would be nice if our belongings were still there, too.
Requirements are interesting in hurricane or flood zones because the guidelines are meant […]