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5 Ways to Be Prepared for Any Situation

No one in the United States resides in an area that is entirely free of some type of emergency or natural disaster. Some emergencies, such as home fires, windstorms, and lightning strikes, can happen anywhere. Other natural disasters occur more often in certain regions of the country. 

For instance, earthquakes occur more in the central and western parts of the country. Hurricanes affect people in states along the coasts, while winter storms occur in the northern regions of the United […]

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Prepping 101: Emergency Preparedness on the Trail

Every hiker, no matter their experience, will tell you that the most important thing while out on the trail is safety. It is vital to prepare beforehand in case the unfortunate event of an accident occurs.

Incidents on the trail vary greatly depending on the terrain, so it is very important you first do your research on the area you will be hiking. 

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Emergency Kit Basics

When it comes to the basics one of the most important elements is ease of […]

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The Simple Survival Kit List … Because Anything Can Happen

“The end of the world is on people’s minds. We have the power to destroy or save ourselves, but the question is what do you do with that responsibility.” ~ Nicolas Cage
“What are you going to do if it’s the end of the world? You better go out having fun instead of stressing about it.” ~ Kirsten Dunst
Two different takes from well-known actors, both of whom have starred in films with apocalyptic themes. The quote from Cage implies that […]

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How to Store Water for an Emergency

Water is essential for survival and an absolute necessity when preparing an emergency supply kit. In the aftermath of a disaster, clean drinking water may not be available. Water in your home may be cut off or contaminated with raw sewage. If grocery stores are open, the huge demand for bottled water may deplete shelves within minutes, without a viable way for stores to promptly restock.

How Much Water Should You Store?
Most experts suggest storing at least one gallon of […]

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DIY: First Aid Kit

Whether you live with others, have a family or you’re on your own, it’s important to have a first aid kit on hand in your home. In the event of an emergency—ranging from a serious natural disaster to a common household accident—a basic first aid kid can be a tremendous boon. While camping supply stores and emergency preparedness companies offer pre-assembled first aid kits, you can also make your own.
According to the Red Cross, it’s a good idea […]

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10 Emergency Items You Didn’t Know You Needed

In a recent blog post we wrote about hurricane predictions for 2014. Hurricane season begins June 1st so now is a good time to check your supplies or get supplies together. The Red Cross has a good list of basic supplies you need in your kit, but here are a few things you may not have thought of:

Cash:
We’re all use to the convenience of debit and credit cards. However, if the power is out, ATMs and swipe machines are […]

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Making Your Own Natural Insect Repellant

Last week we wrote about natural ways to repel insects in order to keep your food stores safe – and to keep disease-carrying critters off of you and your pets, but you can also make your own insect repellent products from natural ingredients, which saves you money, is less toxic, and in certain situations can be an important survival skill.
Essential Oils
Essential oils are oils extracted from plants by distillation or cold press. Oregano, rosemary, citrus, lavender and eucalyptus are […]

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Natural Insect Control

Wise Company dehydrated entrees and snacks are sealed in Mylar pouches and shipped in durable (reusable) black plastic buckets so you never need to worry about critters finding their way into your stored food.
But if your food doesn’t enjoy such protection, you need to find ways to keep those food-loving pests away, and it’s also important to protect yourself and your family from common, problem-causing insects like fleas and mosquitos. A growing number of people want to do so […]

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Rethinking the Car Emergency Kit

In the last blog post we made brief mention of how winter storms had unexpected and significant impacts in Georgia and North Carolina this year. Many of us watched as stranded commuters waited in their cars for hours, ran out of gas and either walked for miles, abandoned their vehicles or slept in drug stores, churches and home improvement centers while they waited for the roads to clear. When those affected folks woke up, it’s likely not one of […]

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How much food should I store for an emergency?

This is a question customers ask all the time and in light of the disasters of 2013, we’ve changed how we answer. As we mentioned last week, you’ll want to carefully determine your calorie needs as you make your emergency plan. The first step is to consider what kind of emergencies are most likely to happen in your area and what other kind of emergencies you want to prepare for. Current Red Cross guidelines advise people to store at […]

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