Don’t Get Caught Unprepared!

The Better Business Bureau recently published an article regarding their partnership with FEMA and the Department of Homeland Security in an effort to help families prepare for possible terrorist attack strikes, or natural disasters.
“Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How.”, this year’s theme for National Preparedness Month. National Preparedness Month provides an opportunity to remind everyone to prepare themselves and their families now, and throughout the year.
Encouraging awareness is an important goal, but unfortunately, many families will put off properly […]

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The Cold Can Kill

Being properly prepared for cold weather can be an overlooked but critical part of grid-down preparedness.  Sometimes it takes a wake-up call to help us realize just how fragile life can be in extreme weather.  The Northeastern States have really been buffeted with unusually cold weather this year.  With one of the coldest Thanksgivings on record, many suffered from not being properly prepared for the extra cold conditions.
I was saddened to read about a Wisconsin family who recently experienced […]

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What Does “Survival” Mean to You?

When it comes to the topic of survival, one quickly discovers there are many differing interpretations as to the meaning of the word itself, let along how to actually deal with surviving.  You see, there are those who are just trying to survive from paycheck to paycheck, or others who are trying to survive a bad marriage or relationship.  Then there are those who may be struggling with surviving a difficult college class or working for a harsh employer. […]

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Don’t Let It Take Your Life

My son is a corporate pilot so I’m always sensitive to any news I hear regarding problems with aircraft or tragic crashes.  A couple of days ago, I happened to read about a private plane crash in central Iowa that killed all four passengers.
What especially caught my attention was the cause of the crash.  All the passengers were suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning and weren’t aware of it which lead to their demise.  That’s the insidiousness of carbon monoxide […]

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How Bad Can Things Get?

It’s hard to imagine how devastating the wildfires in California must be for those living in the path of these terrible wildfires.  Based on the most recent count, there have been 66 fatalities and 631 still unaccounted for.  The blaze has destroyed nearly 9,000 homes and forced at least 52,000 to evacuate.
There is no question, for those involved, things couldn’t be worse – but could they?
I came across an interesting video clip on YouTube recently that I found quite […]

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Storage Room Essentials: 4 Top Tips

When it comes to being prepared, having a functioning food storage room is essential. With America sitting alongside China and India in suffering the most natural disasters globally between 1995 and 2015, a well designed and well maintained food storage room could well turn out to be your saving grace. So today, we’ll be offering our 4 top tips on how to design a large-scale food storage room for your home that ensures you’re ready for any and every […]

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New Report: Here’s How Much Natural Disasters Cost Across the U.S Since 2008

Natural disasters in the United States have become part of our everyday lives. It seems like any time we turn on the news, we see that a hurricane has hit the South or a wildfire has spread across the West.
In order to understand natural disasters a bit better,  Move.org decided to study how much natural disasters really impact our everyday lives. We analyzed how much money each state has spent on property damage from natural disasters in the past ten […]

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Car Strategies To Help Keep You Safe This Winter

The whole festive season of winter is finally here! While it’s great news for people who love the holidays so much and who are in the safety of their own warm homes, it’s not so much for other people. Winter is a ruthless season, and motorists know this very well. For many people on the road, winter is a nightmare.
And who could blame them? Motorists have almost always poor visibility, even zero during heavy snow, the road conditions are […]

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Your Checklist For Stocking Up on Essentials for Holiday Visitors

It’s that time of year again, when family and friends from afar descend upon your home for holiday festivities. Some stay for days; others just come for a party. In either case, a 2017 holiday survey found that 65 percent of respondents host between 1 and 15 guests over the holiday season and most of these hosts will prepare at least one meal daily for their guests—that’s a lot of work.
Regardless of the number of guests you have, you […]

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10 Foods You’ve Been Storing All Wrong

Are you guilty of throwing away a lot of your groceries when you clean out your refrigerator? If you find yourself throwing away a lot of groceries when you empty out your refrigerator then you are guilty of wasting food, but fear not as you aren’t alone in this as the average American throws away more than 20 pounds of food annually. This is equal to $165 billion dollars going into a landfill annually.
Here are some storage tricks you […]

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