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How to Prepare for a Blackout with Confidence

Usually caused by severe weather or natural disasters, an extended power outage puts you, your family, and your possessions at risk. Understanding how to prepare for a blackout allows you to ride out a power outage safely and comfortably.
Proactive Prevention
You do not want to be the guy who causes a neighborhood blackout, so make prevention part of your regular yard chores. Keep trees pruned and branches well away from power lines. Not only does this lower your risk of […]

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First Aid Tips for Common Accidents

First aid kits are essential for any family’s emergency supplies, whether you’re preparing for a natural disaster or just heading out to the beach for the day. Accidents and mishaps can happen anywhere, and being prepared for the eventuality allows you to respond faster and provide the injured party with much-needed relief.
While some people build their own first aid kits, with so many premade kits available on the market there’s really no need. Commercial first aid kits provide all […]

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Breakfast in Bulk: Making the Most Important Meal of the Day Accessible

Throughout childhood we’re told breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Your parents may have even quoted an old proverb to you: Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper.
Despite all this, breakfast is the meal most people are likely to skip. And we get it—life can be hectic. But while skipping breakfast might add a few minutes to your schedule, not starting the day with a healthy meal plays havoc […]

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7 Ways to Protect Your Family

Your family are the most important people in your life, and you want to protect them from life’s many dangers. Some threats are obvious, like home invasions and natural disasters. Others are more insidious, like online harassment or contaminated water. Either way, you do what you must to keep your loved ones safe.
Here’s seven ways to protect your family, from threats you can resolve with a little foresight to situations that put you between your family and violence.
Make Your […]

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Must Have Survival Gear for 2017

It’s 2017, and much as we might wish otherwise, the world isn’t any safer than it was a few months ago. Violent weather remains a threat in many parts of the country. A number of nations are saber-rattling, and the possibility of social unrest ebbs and flows with current events.
Even if you don’t feel threatened by these troubling events, it’s still a good idea to have your survival gear in order. We’ve got a few suggestions to help prepare […]

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Billionaire Bunkers: How the Super-Rich Prepare for Disaster

Disaster preparedness has increased in popularity over the last few decades. No longer are you considered odd for maintaining a healthy amount of emergency supplies, especially if you live in a region where natural disasters are an ever-present risk. Add in social unrest and fears of global conflict, disease, and famine, and being prepared just makes good sense.
The everyday Joes and Janes aren’t the only ones making sure they have the food, water, and resources to survive a disaster. […]

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6 Steps to Pack an Epic Go-Bag for Every Survival Situation

From a major power outage to a natural disaster, you may find yourself in an unexpected circumstance without electricity, food, water or shelter. While you can’t predict these situations, you can make sure you’re prepared.
Military and police agencies require their officers to carry a three-or five-day go-bag with survival essentials and you can do the same. While you may not face similar potential emergencies, you should follow their lead and pack a go-bag, also called a bug-out bag, with […]

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New Humanitarian Aid Delivering Drone Will be Edible

Outlandish movies, in particular in the sci-fi genre are often far more fantasy than fact, even when you fast forward 30 years, however, there are exceptions. The time-traveling cinematic sequel Back to The Future Part II (1989) was prescient in its depiction of several types of technology, including drones. In the film, a bulky camera drone operated by USA Today hovers as the town’s bad guys are arrested. Of course, the cumbersome drone bears little resemblance to streamlined models […]

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7 Essentials in Your Survival Kit

Whether it’s an earthquake, a storm, or a flood; having a survival kit ready can get you a long way towards surviving a disaster. You’ll need solutions for food, shelter, and sanitation because you’ll never know to what extent the disaster can affect the facilities around you. So make sure you’re ready to face such calamities with a survival kit that contains the following:

Food – Pack up some extra food so you have something to eat in case disaster strikes […]

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Backpacking & Camping Food for the Long Haul

If you are planning on going on a long backpacking or camping trip, you need to find the right balance between the weight of food and your caloric and nutritional needs. Being in the backcountry for days or weeks takes a good deal of advanced planning when it comes to food. This is especially the case if you are going on a backpacking trip in which you plan to hike every day—and even more crucial if you are thru-hiking. […]

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